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Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against deadly disease

27 August 2014 – A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


As South Sudan crisis grows, Ethiopia becomes Africa’s largest refugee host

19 August 2014 – Ethiopia has surpassed Kenya in hosting the most refugees in Africa, sheltering 629,000 refugees as of the end of July, the United Nations refugee agency announced on Tuesday.


Rights to safe water, sanitation must not remain mirage for millions of Kenyans – UN expert

30 July 2014 – While Kenyans have rights to safe water and sanitation on paper, it is now time to turn the law into reality for the millions who do not enjoy these fundamental rights, an independent United Nations human rights expert said at the end of her mission to the country.


Troubled by escalating violence in Libya, ICC Prosecutor urges halt to fighting

25 July 2014 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said today she is “deeply troubled” by the escalating violence in Libya, and called on all parties to refrain from committing criminal acts that may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court.


UN agency hails Suriname for eliminating gender discrimination in nationality laws

25 July 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed a recent decision taken by the Suriname National Assembly that enables mothers to pass on nationality to their children.


UN allocates $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel, Horn of Africa

23 July 2014 – The United Nations humanitarian chief today allocated $75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster desperately needed relief operations in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.


General Assembly re-elects Joan Clos as head of UN Human Settlements Programme

18 July 2014 – The General Assembly has re-elected Joan Clos of Spain as the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to a second term, which will run from 18 October 2014 until 31 December 2017.