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Nigeria: UN expert seeks urgent answers on ‘brutal’ eviction of 30,000 people in Lagos

17 November 2016 – A United Nations human rights expert has appealed to the Government of Nigeria for an urgent explanation of the forced eviction of 30,000 people in Lagos state in the last week.


One month into Mosul battle, UN and partners ‘profoundly concerned’ for civilian safety

17 November 2016 – At the one-month mark of Iraqi military operations to oust terrorists from Mosul, the United Nations and its partners today said tens of thousands of families in newly retaken areas urgently requiring life-saving assistance and warned that the humanitarian community in Iraq faces a “massive scope” of need.


'Philosophy is an art of living together,' says UNESCO on World Philosophy Day

17 November 2016 – Marking World Philosophy Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is encouraging people of the world to share their philosophical heritages and “dare to open spaces for free, open and tolerant thinking.”


Kosovo situation yielding ‘fewer results than hoped’ in 2016, UN envoy tells Security Council

16 November 2016 – Many of the political expectations with which Kosovo began the year yielded fewer results than hoped, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there said today, expressing hope that next year will see clear progress on political dialogue accompanied by necessary progress at community level.


Ban welcomes Canada’s announcement of donation to UN Palestine refugee agency

16 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed Canada’s announcement that it was resuming support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) by donating CDN $25 million for the agency’s essential health, education, relief and social services and humanitarian programmes that benefit 5.3 million Palestine refugees.


Global humanitarian response affected by lack of funding – senior UN relief official

16 November 2016 – Returning from recent visits to Haiti, Sudan and South Sudan, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said that while low funding for aid operations around the world challenge prompt and needed relief, the deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict-riven South Sudan is the most “alarming.”


MARRAKECH: UN chief urges rapid scale-up in funding to address climate change

16 November 2016 – As the United Nations Climate Conference, known as COP 22, continued its work today in Marrakech, Morocco, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged greater efforts to mobilize funding to address climate change, especially to support developing countries.


Central African Republic: Justice and reconciliation key to lasting peace, UN expert says

16 November 2016 – The justice system in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently strengthened if the country is to achieve lasting peace, a United Nations human rights expert has said, ahead of a major donors’ conference in Brussels, Belgium, tomorrow, which aims to raise funds in support of the country’s national peace-building plan.


MARRAKECH: Middle East and North Africa region taking action to combat climate change

16 November 2016 – Aware of their vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have begun taking action to confront the phenomenon and today, several highlighted their initiatives at the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, known as COP 22.


Brussels conference to play ‘significant role’ in supporting Central African Republic’s recovery – Security Council

16 November 2016 – Ahead of tomorrow's Brussels conference for the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Security Council emphasized the “significant role” the gathering will play in expressing the firm political support of international community and to secure essential resources to assist the country to implement key recovery and stabilization priorities over the next three to five years.