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New UN report finds ‘huge inequalities’ in global mental health services, calls for more investment

14 July 2015 – People suffering from mental health disorders are facing unequal access to specialized care, the United Nations health agency announced today as it urged international governments to boost financing for mental health services around the world.


UN rights office welcomes Israel's release of Palestinian prisoner, urges end to administrative detentions

14 July 2015 – The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the recent release of a Palestinian prisoner who had been on a hunger strike protesting his continuing administrative detention by the Israeli authorities since 8 July 2014.


Turkish authorities urged to tackle anti-LGBT violence and discrimination – UN rights office

14 July 2015 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed deep concern over attacks and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Turkey and has called on the authorities to take active measures to combat homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, a UN spokesperson said today.


ADDIS: important financing roles of private investment, business highlighted at UN conference

14 July 2015 – In Addis Ababa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the crucial financing role of the business sector in ensuring the necessary resources for people-centred sustainable development.


UN applauds 'historic' deal on Iranian nuclear programme

14 July 2015 – The United Nations has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as the two parties pave the way for a viable solution on the Gulf country's nuclear programme and towards possible peace in the region.


UN chief condemns twin suicide bombings in Cameroon

13 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the twin suicide bombings that targeted the city of Fotokol in the north of Cameroon on 12 July.


Ban urges South Sudan leaders to ‘give up war’ and forge a political agreement

13 July 2015 – Just days after marking the somber fourth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the leaders of the country to end hostilities and to move beyond their “partial interests” and show courage and leadership.


Widespread human rights violations being committed by all parties in Iraq – UN report

13 July 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Iraq continues to exact a “terrible” and deadly toll on the country’s civilians, particularly in the areas still under control by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a new report released today by the United Nations.


ADDIS: UN and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality

13 July 2015 – The United Nations and its partners today launched a new initiative to help end maternal and child mortality by 2030, as they gathered in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.


UN chief condemns deadly suicide bombing in Chad

12 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned yesterday's deadly terrorist attack in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, a spokesperson for the Organization said today.