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33 stories found over the past 45 days
Ban condemns 'horrific attack' in Orlando, Florida

12 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an attack that occurred early this morning in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured.


Women in displacement sites in Nigeria’s Borno state face high risk of abuse – UN

09 June 2016 – New assessments of the protection risks faced by the affected people living in Nigeria’s restive north-eastern Borno state have concluded that women face a high risk of abuse in displacement sites, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported.


UNESCO chief denounces killing of journalists in Somalia and Afghanistan

08 June 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the killings of a broadcast journalist in Somalia and a photojournalist and his interpreter in Afghanistan, who all lost their lives last Sunday.


Ban commends India and United States for supporting early entry into force of Paris Agreement

08 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended a joint statement on climate change made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama announcing their support for early entry into force of the Paris Agreement, and encouraged all countries to accelerate their domestic processes to join or ratify it.


UNICEF launches poll and #ReplyforAll campaign on Internet safety for adolescents

07 June 2016 – Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe that young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 think friends participate in risky behaviours while using the Internet, a new report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows.


UN announces first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste

07 June 2016 – A partnership of leading international organizations, including the United Nations, has announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste while at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Ban announces three senior personnel appointments at UNICEF

06 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced three senior personnel appointments at the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).


UN-backed report finds increase in international transfers of small arms

06 June 2016 – Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the most transparent top and major small arms exporters, a new report backed by the United Nations has found.


At governing body, UN atomic agency chief spotlights nuclear security, efforts to combat Zika

06 June 2016 – Support for countries that are fighting the Zika virus and the verification and monitoring of activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Iran were among the key issues highlighted by Director General Yukiya Amano to the agency’s Board of Governors in Vienna today.


UN agency announces world's first illegal fishing treaty now in force

05 June 2016 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that a groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect today and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it.