UN News stories

25 stories found over the past 45 days
Iraq: UN officials urge respect for constitution as Prime Minister-designate named

11 August 2014 – Amidst ongoing insecurity in northern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his representative in the country expressed support today for President Fouad Masoum’s office, as politicians are working towards creating a new Government, and warned that heightened political tensions could lead Iraq into even deeper crisis.

Iraq: UN expresses ‘extreme concern’ as Sinjar violence reportedly claims lives of 40 children

05 August 2014 – The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) expressed “extreme concern” today over reports that some 40 children from northern Iraq’s Yazidi minority group died as a result of the violence being carried out in the Sinjar region by militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other armed groups.

UN promotes ‘effective’ breastfeeding, aims to cut on breast-milk substitutes

04 August 2014 – The United Nations children’s agency today said it is working with governments, the private sector and local communities to make it easier for women to breastfeed their infants, and to end false marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Annual south Asian rains trigger deadly landslides in India, Nepal – UN reports

04 August 2014 – A massive landslide in Nepal in the early hours of Saturday, triggered by continuous monsoon rains, caused 10 deaths, displaced 5,000 families and destroyed dozens of houses, the United Nations said today.

Temporary ceasefire allows UN to restock water, food, following another school attack

04 August 2014 – Amid a seven-hour ceasefire announced by Israel in Gaza, the United Nations and aid partners are restocking supplies in schools and other buildings being used as temporary shelters for the nearly 270,000 displaced people throughout the Gaza Strip.