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African Union ‘most important partner,’ UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council

24 May 2016 – The Security Council today stressed the importance of strengthening the existing cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union (AU), a regional organization described by a senior UN official as “the most important peacekeeping partner.”


FEATURE: Between protracted and emergency crises – a case study of the humanitarian funding conundrum in Sudan

20 May 2016 – One of the expected outcomes of the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), which will take place next week in Istanbul, Turkey, is a commitment from the international community to dedicate more resources to prevent and reduce human suffering.


Four schools or hospitals in crisis zones attacked or occupied every day – UNICEF

19 May 2016 – An average of four schools or hospitals are attacked or occupied by armed forces and groups every day, according to analysis released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.


Unique education fund to be launched next week at UN World Humanitarian Summit

16 May 2016 – At next week’s World Humanitarian Summit, more than 100 of the world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a “major breakthrough” in the effort to assist millions of children who’s education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters, the United Nations envoy for education announced today.


UN envoy urges South Sudan to implement pledges to address sexual violence crimes

11 May 2016 – Concluding a four-day visit to Juba, South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has urged high-level authorities of the Transitional Government of National Unity to implement commitments made to address sexual violence crimes.


UN conference to review progress of least developed countries during past five years

10 May 2016 – A United Nations conference is set to undertake a review of progress made during the past five years by the world's 48 least developed countries (LDCs), which comprise about 12 per cent of the global population.


Protection of schools essential to boost access to education in Africa – UN envoy

10 May 2016 – Protecting schools from attacks and military use is essential to ensuring access to education for all children in Africa, a United Nations child rights envoy said today, urging world leaders to use the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit as an opportunity to generate new commitments to ensure that conflict does not mean the end of learning for millions of children.


UN refugee agency notes 'profound concern' over Kenya's plan to close refugee camps

09 May 2016 – The United Nations refugee agency today expressed “profound concern” over the Government of Kenya's announcement this past week that it intends to end the hosting of refugees because of economic, security and environmental burdens, and called on the Government to reconsider its decision.


UN Advocate Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan calls for more coordination in aid community

06 May 2016 – People who are starving are not thinking about other anti-poverty goals, Princess Haya Al Hussein said at the United Nations, calling for cooperation and coordination among the humanitarian community to meet the world’s basic needs, starting with zero hunger.


South Sudan: Security Council calls on transitional government to implement peace accord

04 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today called on the newly formed transitional unity Government of South Sudan to end the cycles of violence and suffering and fully implement the peace agreement signed by warring parties in August 2015.