21 May 2013 – Health programmes carried out by the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees has helped to improve their lives, but greater efforts and more resources are needed to effectively tackle health challenges, particularly during times of conflict, says a new report.
16 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in separate conversations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, stressed the need for the parties to create the conditions conducive to resuming meaningful negotiations, his spokesperson said today.
13 May 2013 – A United Nations independent expert today called on Israel to immediately halt construction of a settlement highway that he said would cut through the Palestinian community of Beit Safafa endangering the livelihoods of some 9,300 people.
07 May 2013 – Syrians forced by the ongoing violence to leave their homes are often displaced more than once and are concentrated around Aleppo and rural Damascus, the United Nations emergency relief arm today said, as aid agencies faced bureaucratic hurdles and insecurity trying to reach hard-to-access areas.
06 May 2013 – Another 8,000 families in the occupied Palestinian territory will get jobs and small business loans, the United Nations development agency today said, as part of a partnership implemented with the Palestinian Authority and funded through the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).