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UN agency for Palestine refugee launches global funding push after US aid cuts

22 January 2018 – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched on Monday a global fundraising campaign to sustain resources for its education, health and other assistance programmes.

UN rights chief calls for independent probe into Israeli forces ‘shocking’ shooting of amputee

19 December 2017 – Shocked at the “incomprehensible” killing of a wheelchair-bound amputee protester by Israeli security forces, the top United Nations human rights official has called on the country to open an independent and impartial investigation into the incident.

Middle East: Security Council fails to adopt resolution on Jerusalem

18 December 2017 – The United Nations Security Council on Monday failed to adopt the draft resolution that reflects regret among the body's members about “recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem,” with a negative vote by the United States.