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On eve of Security Council summit, Ban calls for decisive action against terrorism

23 September 2014 – Ahead of tomorrow’s United Nations Security Council summit on foreign terrorist fighters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for decisive action in support of efforts to confront extremists.

UN agency steps up aid operations as 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

22 September 2014 – The UN refugee agency today announced that it is boosting efforts to help the Turkish Government assist some 130,000 Syrians who have crossed into Turkey since Friday.

In talks with arriving world leaders, UN chief spotlights climate change, Ebola, regional cooperation

21 September 2014 – Ahead of this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level session Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a host of top Government officials throughout the day, continuing the tradition of meeting arriving world leaders for one-on-one talks spotlighting key international issues.

Syria: Ban urges immediate end to violence as thousands flee militant offensive in northern town

20 September 2014 – Alarmed by reports that thousands of civilians in northern Syria have been forced from their homes by the latest Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) offensive in the area, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has demanded an immediate end to the violence.

UN agencies 'shocked and saddened' by vaccination deaths in Syria

19 September 2014 – Some 15 children died and 50 others were reportedly affected by a contaminated measles vaccination in Idlib, Syria, according to the United Nations.

Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’ – UN rights chief

19 September 2014 – The UN’s top human rights official today urged Egypt and other North African and European States to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in last week’s “truly horrendous incident” in the Mediterranean.

Life-saving food aid in jeopardy for millions of Syrians, warns UN agency

18 September 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that it is running out of funds to provide food for almost 6 million Syrians receiving its life-saving assistance.

Post-2015 development agenda takes centre stage as General Assembly's 69th session opens

16 September 2014 – The United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session today with the body's new President declaring that it would be a historic opportunity to formulate a post-2015 development agenda that is transformative, brings tangible results in fighting poverty, and leads to improving lives of all people.