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4 stories found over the past 45 days
Detained peacekeepers in the Golan safe and in good health: UN

29 August 2014 – The United Nations said on Friday that it has received assurances from credible sources that the 44 peacekeepers who were taken from their positions in the Golan yesterday are safe and in good health.


Ban, Security Council deplore detention of UN peacekeepers in Golan

28 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of United Nations peacekeepers serving in the Golan amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, and demanded their immediate release.


Singer Sami Yusuf joins roster of UN Global Ambassadors Against Hunger

26 August 2014 – The internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer Sami Yusuf has today joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger.


Annual UN Asia-Pacific policy forum spotlights 'regional connectivity for shared prosperity'

04 August 2014 – Asia-Pacific countries will gather in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), focusing on the role of regional connectivity in supporting economic growth and development.