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9 stories found over the past 45 days
Greece facing ‘serious challenges,’ needs EU help to manage refugee crisis – UN agency chief

26 August 2016 – Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the country.


PODCAST: Preventing the young terrorists of tomorrow – former Taliban supporter says UN has key voice in global debate

23 August 2016 – When he was 19, Mubin Shaikh, believed that “you could change the world overnight, and you could do it through violence.”


UN rights chief appeals to India and Pakistan for ‘full and unhindered’ access to Kashmir

17 August 2016 – Expressing deep regret at the failure of Indian and Pakistani authorities to grant the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) access to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir respectively, the UN rights chief today voiced concern about recent allegations of serious violations and reiterated a request for access to the region.


Two-thirds of young people in more than 18 countries say they have been bullied – UNICEF poll

12 August 2016 – About 97 per cent of young people believe that bullying is a pervasive problem in their communities, and two-thirds say they have been bullied, a new survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and their partners finds.


Nigeria reports first polio cases since 2014, highlighting urgency of immunization – UN health agency

11 August 2016 – After two children were paralyzed by polio in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, the first cases of wild poliovirus in more than two years, the United Nations health agency today stressed the need to prioritize immunization of children in hard-to-reach areas such as the Lake Chad region, spanning several countries and often affected by conflict.


UNESCO chief 'denounces' terrorist attack that killed dozens in Pakistan

10 August 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has denounced the recent terrorist attack that killed at least 70 people, including two journalists, in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province.


Pakistan: Ban condemns ‘appalling’ terrorist attack at hospital in Quetta

08 August 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s terrorist bombing at the Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, underscoring that the targeting of mourners at a civilian hospital made the attack “particularly appalling.”


UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures

28 July 2016 – Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today called for measures to reduce mortality from this natural hazard.


‘World has ignored hepatitis at its peril,’ warns UN health agency ahead of World Day

20 July 2016 – With some 400 million people around the world infected with hepatitis B and C, the United Nations health agency today encouraged countries to boost testing and access to services and medicines for people in need.