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South Sudan: UN official calls ongoing violence ‘an outrage’ to country’s people

15 April 2014 – The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba today.


Ukraine: UN rights office urges halt to propaganda, incitement to hatred

15 April 2014 – While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that have followed must be urgently countered to avoid further escalation of tensions in the country, states a United Nations human rights report issued today.


At high-level forum, UN officials urge steps to ensure financing of sustainable development

14 April 2014 – Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions today, urging measures to channel financial investment into vital areas that can help secure sustainable development for all.


Ban encourages Israeli, Palestinian sides to remain engaged in peace talks

14 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly encouraged Israel and Palestine to remain “constructively engaged” in ongoing efforts towards achieving a two-State solution during separate phone calls over the weekend with the leaders of both sides.


World must help people of Central African Republic ‘not tomorrow – today,’ declares UN chief

14 April 2014 – More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport – the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open.


'High speed mitigation train needs to leave the station,' concludes long-awaited UN climate report

13 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier today in Berlin and urged all countries “to act swiftly and boldly” to reach a “global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015.”


Ukraine 'teetering on brink' senior UN political official warns Security Council

13 April 2014 – In the wake of the violent clashes that have swept eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours as pro- and anti-Government demonstrators have faced off in the region, a senior United Nations political official warned the Security Council this evening that the crisis will only deepen unless intensive efforts are made by all sides to de-escalate the situation.


As Guinea-Bissau votes in bid for stability, UN urges respect for results

11 April 2014 – With preparations supported by the United Nations, voters in Guinea-Bissau head to the polls this Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation.


In Washington, Ban urges world leaders to work towards climate action

11 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended today the Climate Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal by the end of the year.


Central African refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon – UN agency

11 April 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency said today it is extremely concerned by reports that anti-Balaka militiamen are blocking and attacking civilians trying to flee violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).