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DRC: UN mission extracts hundreds from national park on humanitarian grounds

11 September 2016 – Acting on humanitarian grounds and at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has extracted hundreds of individuals, including the former Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, members of his family and aides, as well as a number civilians from a national park in the DRC.


Security Council strongly condemns DPRK nuclear test

10 September 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear test on 9 September and said it is a clear violation of repeated calls on the country to halt such activity.


Latest DPRK nuclear test ‘yet another brazen breach’ of Security Council resolutions – UN chief

09 September 2016 – Strongly condemning another underground nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call on the leadership of the country to reverse its course and commit to a path of denuclearization.


At regional UN meeting, south-east Asian countries agree to establish dedicated health emergency preparedness fund

09 September 2016 – Countries in the south-east Asian sub-region have agreed to establish a dedicated funding stream to build preparedness for health emergencies in the region, which is also one of the most disaster-prone in the world, the United Nations health agency has said.


UN experts urge Mexican authorities and businesses to adequately engage with communities affected by development projects

09 September 2016 – Concluding a ten-day official mission to Mexico, a United Nations expert group has called on the country's authorities and business sector to ensure adequate consultation with individuals and communities affected by development projects and business operations.


As migration continues to accelerate in south-east Asia, UN health agency calls for a focus on migrants’ health

08 September 2016 – Noting greater vulnerability of the health of migrant populations, including heightened risks of infectious diseases, malnutrition, substance abuse and maternal and neonatal mortality, the United Nations health agency has urged a regional meeting of health officials in south-east Asia for an increased focus on their health needs.


At East Asia Summit, Ban expresses concern over tensions on Korean Peninsula and in South China Sea

08 September 2016 – Wrapping up an 11-day trip to Asia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the region’s economic growth and progress on development, but expressed concerns about some challenges facing the countries there, including the tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea.


UNESCO study informs policymakers on benefits of adult learning and education

08 September 2016 – Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to a new report from the United Nations culture and education agency.


UNESCO marks Literacy Day with anniversary event on literacy's power to realise global goals

08 September 2016 – The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today kicked off a two-day event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day with a reminder of literacy's power to realise the goals of the new global agenda.


South Sudan: UN mission concerned at reports of intimidation of civil society members

08 September 2016 – Expressing concern at reports of harassment and intimidation against some civil society members who met with a United Nations Security Council delegation during the latter's most recent visit to the country, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has stressed that any attempt to supress fundamental human rights must be condemned in no uncertain terms.