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Millions need relief from ‘terrifying’ violence in Yemen – top UN humanitarian official

15 July 2015 – As millions face “terrifying” violence, extreme hunger and little medical aid in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today expressed deep concern over the “catastrophic” situation, and renewed his appeal for an “immediate and unconditional humanitarian pause.”

After nuclear deal, Iran must now focus on human rights – UN expert

15 July 2015 – The latest agreement between the Government of Iran and negotiations from six nations on limiting the scope of the Gulf country’s nuclear programme has opened the door to further discussion of the Iranian human rights situation, according to an independent United Nations expert.

ADDIS: Africa's economic transformation in focus at UN development financing conference

15 July 2015 – A lack of industrialization puts Africa's long-term growth at risk, a senior United Nations official said today, as participants at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development discussed the economic transformation of the continent.

Success of UN DR Congo mission hinges on ‘constructive partnership’ with Government, Security Council told

14 July 2015 – The capacity of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to fulfil its mandate rests on “persistent engagement” with the authorities, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the Mission, Martin Kobler, told the Security Council today.

Yemen: UN agencies deliver life-saving medicines and domestic supplies amid ongoing fighting

14 July 2015 – With an expected humanitarian pause failing to take hold in crisis-torn Yemen over the past weekend, the United Nations said today that four out of five people in the country rely on some type of assistance, and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that it has been able to deliver urgently needed supplies to the port city of Aden.