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27 stories found over the past 45 days
South Sudan: Demonstrators protest outside UN compound without incidents

20 July 2016 – A thousand people today demonstrated in front of a United Nations compound in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, the UN Mission in the country announced, and dispersed without incidents after handing over a petition.


Iraq: UN seeks $284M to start aid response ahead of Mosul military operation

20 July 2016 – One of the top United Nations officials in Iraq is warning that an expected military operation in Mosul will lead to the largest and most dramatic humanitarian crisis in the world, which could impact as many as 1.5 million civilians.


UN cultural agency inscribes 12 new sites on World Heritage List

17 July 2016 – From a national park to a fossil site and a naval dockyard, the United Nations cultural agency today inscribed 12 new sites of special cultural or physical significance on its World Heritage List.


In Rwanda, Ban meets with African leaders on situation in South Sudan

15 July 2016 – Ahead of the 27th African Union (AU) Summit taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with several African leaders to discuss the situation in South Sudan.


Iraq: security reform, State control of armed groups priorities at ‘critical junction,’ UN envoy says

15 July 2016 – Recent victories against ISIL show that Iraqis are capable of defeating the extremist group, but sustainable peace and security in Iraq can only be achieved through historic reconciliation, the United Nations envoy for the country today said, calling also on the international community for greater support for Iraq and its people.


France: UN condemns terrorist attack on crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

15 July 2016 – Senior officials from across the United Nations family today condemned the deadly attack in Nice, France, calling for stepped up efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism.


Syria: UN airlifts bring humanitarian lifeline to northeast governorate of Al Hassakeh

11 July 2016 – The first United Nations World Food Programme-chartered flight carrying relief aid reached Al Hassakeh Governorate in Syria’s northeast over the weekend, an area cut off from food and humanitarian supplies for more than six months.