UN News stories

14 stories found over the past 45 days
Afghan refugee teacher honoured with UN award for tireless efforts to educate girls

15 September 2015 – Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan, has been named as the winner of the United Nations annual Nansen Award.

Global nuclear-test ban urgently needed for safer, more secure world – UN officials

10 September 2015 – Top United Nations officials today highlighted the existential threat posed by nuclear testing, and called for all States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the international treaty that seeks to achieve a ban on such testing.

Ban appoints Pakistan national as Force Commander of UN Western Sahara mission

04 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

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After bodies found in truck near Austrian border, Ban urges expansion of safe, legal channels of migration

28 August 2015 – In the wake of the grim discovery of the bodies of more than 70 people inside a truck abandoned near Austria’s border with Hungary, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to come together to provide comprehensive responses to migration issues, including tackling smugglers and resolving ongoing conflicts, among other root causes.