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UN chief appoints new Special Envoy in move to end Tuberculosis

20 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Eric Goosby of the United States as his new Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), the UN Spokesperson’s office announced today.


Nepal: UN agency continues distribution of emergency health kits to flood survivors

20 January 2015 – Five months after a series of landslides and subsequent flooding brought devastation to large swathes of Nepal, thousands of survivors continue to remain exposed to bitter temperatures and wintry conditions, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned.


Children suffering ‘dire consequences’ of conflict in northern Nigeria – UN agency

20 January 2015 – Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned today, spotlighting its ongoing efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection services to affected children in the region.


UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence

20 January 2015 – An extra 10 million people worldwide are likely to be unemployed by 2019, a new United Nations report has said today, pointing to slower growth, widening inequalities and economic turbulence as reasons behind the trend.


Security Council condemns escalating Boko Haram attacks, warns of 'crimes against humanity'

19 January 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today condemned in the 'strongest terms' the recent escalation in attacks conducted by Boko Haram, and expressed its deep concern that the activities of the Islamist extremist group, including a spate of shocking suicide bombings across northern Nigeria, are undermining peace and stability in the West and Central African region.


Top UN officials welcome negotiations as Member States discuss new sustainability agenda

19 January 2015 – Senior United Nations officials underlined the importance of the intergovernmental negotiations that got under way at UN Headquarters in New York today aimed at finalizing the post-2015 development agenda, as they addressed the General Assembly this afternoon.


UN must boost links among development, security, human rights, Ban tells Security Council

19 January 2015 – Stressing that the United Nations is built around the three pillars of peace and security, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today underlined the need to pay attention to their interdependence, during an address to the Security Council.


Afghanistan: UN Mission welcomes civil society efforts to promote sustainable peace

17 January 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has today welcomed a recent national conference during which local road maps for achieving sustainable, inclusive and just peace in the country were presented to participants.


UN Assembly President says post-2015 agenda will need partnership across full spectrum of stakeholders

16 January 2015 – Today, during an interactive dialogue with representatives from civil society, Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly, urged the participants to harness resources for an inclusive, transformative post-2015 sustainable development agenda.


Reconciliation, dialogue, human rights vital to spirit of peace in El Salvador – UN chief

16 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Salvadorans to keep the spirit of peace alive, as he attended at a ceremony commemorating the 23rd anniversary of El Salvador’s 1991 Peace Accords.