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35 stories found over the past 45 days
South Sudan accepts deployment of 4,000-strong UN protection force

04 September 2016 – South Sudan's government has accepted the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force recently mandated by the United Nations Security Council, in addition to the roughly 12,000 UN peacekeepers already serving in the African nation.


Ahead of G20 opening, Ban stresses 'far-reaching' impacts of early climate action, urges unity on Global Goals

04 September 2016 – At a G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the conference's focus on sustainable development and climate change, urging all countries to take early action on these.


At South Sudan sites for displaced, UN Security Council hears 'desperate appeals' for regional protection force

03 September 2016 – On the second day of its visit to South Sudan, a delegation from the United Nations Security Council today met with displaced people living in camps, known as “protection of civilians” sites, seeing first-hand “the human consequences of the failure of political leaders to bring peace back to their country.”


UN Security Council arrives in South Sudan, aims to 'move the ball' on country's stability

02 September 2016 – A delegation from the United Nations Security Council today arrived in South Sudan, where it will reinforce recent messages made to the authorities as well as discuss how the UN peacekeeping mission there can help them improve the security and humanitarian situation in the wake of recent violence.


INTERVIEW: Upcoming visit a chance for Security Council to see, firsthand, challenges facing people of South Sudan

01 September 2016 – A delegation from the United Nations Security Council is expected to visit South Sudan this week.


FEATURE: WFP in emergency operation to assist 80,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

01 September 2016 – Halima, aged 22, is from the village of Yei in South Sudan. Now, though, Yei is only a name, and a distant dream for her and her four children. Bidi Bidi: she will have to get used to that, as the new name for her new home. Bidi Bidi. Besides this name and its new beats, she will learn new names, of new neighbours, too. Her husband is not here with her; he was shot dead two weeks ago, when her village was attacked.


In 10 countries with highest out-of-school rates, 40 per cent of children not accessing basic education – UN

01 September 2016 – As millions of children around the world prepare to return to school this month, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today highlighted that in the top ten countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly two in every five children – 18 million – are out of school.


UN experts urge Sudan to drop charges carrying death penalty against six human rights activists

31 August 2016 – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Sudanese authorities to drop charges – which carry the death penalty – brought against six human rights activists in the country.


Sudan: Two UN agencies team up to help smallholder farmers, promote food security

29 August 2016 – Two United Nations agencies – the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – today agreed to strengthen their efforts in Sudan to help smallholder farmers improve their production and thus promote food security.


Increasingly complex armed conflicts have dire impact on children – UN envoy

24 August 2016 – The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior United Nations envoy on the subject said today, stressing that this situation stems directly from an erosion of respect for international humanitarian and human rights law by conflict parties.