16 December 2013 – The United Nations and its partners will need nearly $13 billion in funding to reach millions of people with life-saving aid in 2014, with half of that sought for those affected by the deepening crisis in Syria.
13 December 2013 – Donors pledged $404.6 million for the United Nations fund that enables the quick delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those who need it most around the world, responding to an appeal by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the world body’s top relief official.
10 December 2013 – The top United Nations official in Somalia today, briefing the Security Council from Mogadishu, said that a comprehensive political, military and development approach is needed to tackle terrorism in the country, where despite challenges, the dawn of a new era is abundantly evident.
07 December 2013 – The top United Nations official is today meeting with African leaders in Paris, France, to discuss the escalating inter-communal violence and worsening humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).
05 December 2013 – The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned a violent and “cowardly” attack on Puntland government forces today that reportedly killed several people and injured dozens of others.
02 December 2013 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia today highlighted the urgency of appointing a new Prime Minister as soon as possible to maintain the progress made so far in the Horn of Africa nation, after incumbent Abdi Farah Shirdon lost a confidence vote in parliament.
30 November 2013 – “Deeply concerned” by the recent outbreak of violence in Somalia's northern Sool region, the top United Nations official in the country called today for calm and urged all parties to resolve political issues through dialogue and reconciliation.
26 November 2013 – The agreement signed earlier this month between the United Nations refugee agency and the Governments of Somalia and Kenya supports the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees, a UNHCR spokesperson has stressed, reiterating that the parties are not forcing anyone to return to Somalia.
25 November 2013 – On the spot in Queens, New York where the United Nations General Assembly met during the late 1940s, a Mexican artist is testing his hypothesis that ordinary people, through creative approaches, can find solutions to the challnges the world body is tackling today.
20 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the deadly attacks on Tuesday against a police station in Beledweyne, Somalia, which follow a number of similar attacks on the Somali people in recent weeks.