UN News stories

23 stories found over the past 45 days
Amid ongoing outbreak, head of UN Ebola response mission begins work with visit to Liberia

02 October 2014 – Despite “good results” in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, much still remains to be done in order to extinguish the threat posed by the virulent disease, the head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) confirmed today.

Ebola: UN mission readies to start work as virus death toll surpasses 3,000

26 September 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experimental therapies and vaccines as it announced that Ebola has now sickened more than 6,500 and killed more than 3,000.

In summit-level meeting, Ban announces review of UN 'blue helmet' operations

26 September 2014 – From northern Mali to the Golan Heights, the risks facing United Nations peacekeepers are growing as they are deployed in increasingly dynamic and challenging situations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that the Organization’s “blue helmets” will have to quickly adapt to the demands of the 21st century’s crises and conflicts.

Terrorism, Ebola are impeding development, DR Congo chief tells UN

25 September 2014 – President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) warned the United Nations today that global development was threatened by terrorism and the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic, pledging his country’s contribution to international efforts to combat the scourges.

President Mugabe urges those harbouring ill will for Zimbabwe to cast aside hostility, ‘open new chapter’

25 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly today, Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, said social justice, political stability and sustainable development in African countries could best be achieved through genuine and committed support for the ownership of means of production that favour the poor.

South Africa’s President pledges to support Ebola-affected nations, conflict-ridden countries

24 September 2014 – The recent outbreak of Ebola in West African has exposed the lack of infrastructure and limited resources in Africa, said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma today as he pledged to continue, in every possible way, to assist the people and Governments of hardest-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

International Criminal Court opens second probe into Central African Republic violence

24 September 2014 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced that she is opening a second investigation into the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) with respect to crimes allegedly committed since 2012.

Governments, corporations pledge at UN summit to eliminate deforestation by 2030

23 September 2014 – Dozens of Governments, businesses, civil society and indigenous peoples participating in the United Nations Climate Summit in New York today pledged to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end within the following decade.

DR Congo: Ban says recommitment to peace framework critical to addressing root cause of conflict

22 September 2014 – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said that addressing the root causes of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region requires a recommitment to all national and regional commitments under the agreed-to peace Framework.

Marking International Day, UN affirms people's right to 'imagine' world at peace

19 September 2014 – With John Lennon's iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations today marked the International Day of Peace underscoring that all people have the right to peace.