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Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

Top UN relief official in Central African Republic condemns attack against aid workers

24 August 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official today strongly condemned the attack against humanitarian workers that occurred on August 20 in Bambari, in Central African Republic (CAR), and injured one staff from the Red Cross Movement.

Governors of Nigeria's states can locally implement UN sustainable development goals, says Ban

23 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled over the weekend to Abuja, Nigeria, where today he met state Governors who, he said, can play a “fundamental role” in shaping the future of their country by implementing the sustainable development agenda Members States will adopt in a month in New York.

UN mission in Afghanistan condemns deadly suicide attack in Kabul

23 August 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned “in the strongest terms” yesterday's suicide attack in Kabul that killed 12 and injured at least 88 others, including 13 children and 21 women.

Teaching history of slave trade can reinforce rights of all peoples, UN declares on Day of Remembrance

23 August 2015 – By teaching, communicating and transmitting the history of the slave trade the world can reinforce the rights and the dignity of people of African descent and, together, fight against all forms of racism and discrimination, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said on the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

Ban encourages parties to 'pave way' for deescalating situation on Korean Peninsula

23 August 2015 – Welcoming a high-level meeting between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which was held yesterday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged both sides to pave the way for deescalating the situation and promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.