UN News stories


16 stories found over the past 45 days
Top UN official in Somalia condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu

26 July 2015 – The most senior United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned today's terrorist attack on Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu that resulted in several deaths and injuries.


As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care – UN

24 July 2015 – Somalia – a country where every two hours a mother dies due to pregnancy complications – is facing cuts in life-saving health services because of the lowest funding levels in seven years, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).


Full-fledged UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be ‘high-risk undertaking,’ Security Council told

16 July 2015 – A United Nations peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be a “high-risk undertaking,” considering the threats posed by Al-Shabaab militants and despite advances made by the African Union Mission in the country (AMISOM), a senior UN official told the Security Council today.


UNICEF, UN health agency report increase in immunization figures for world’s children

16 July 2015 – An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving vaccinations around the world, according to the latest data released by two United Nations agencies.


UN Somalia envoy condemns latest terrorist attacks in Mogadishu

11 July 2015 – The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned “in the strongest terms” a series of deadly terrorist attacks against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base and two hotels in the country capital of Mogadishu which resulted in numerous casualties.


With some 1,000 refugees arriving daily, Greek islands under 'severe strain,' warns UN agency

10 July 2015 – Close to 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day, creating an unprecedented emergency for Greece and other countries, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday.


Somalia: UN official commends election of speaker of regional assembly

28 June 2015 – The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended today the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country.


UN deputy chief asks stakeholders to consider assessed contribution for peacebuilding

24 June 2015 – The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is “something positive which works, in a troubled, turbulent and turmoil-driven world,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today, while asking its stakeholders to consider devoting a small amount of assessed contributions for peacebuilding purposes.


UN Somalia envoy condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu

24 June 2015 – The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned “in the strongest terms” today’s Al-Shabaab terrorist attack against a convoy from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the capital of Mogadishu, resulting in a number of casualties.


On World Refugee Day, UN chief appeals for hearts to be open to refugees everywhere

20 June 2015 – With one in every 122 human beings a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is marking World Refugee Day by calling urgently on “governments and societies around the world to recommit to providing refuge and safety to those who have lost everything to conflict or persecution.”