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Ahead of World Peace Day, UN chief says Global Goals are 'building blocks for peace'

16 September 2016 – Ahead of the International Day of Peace, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that each of the new global Sustainable Development Goals adopted a year ago by 193 countries are the “building blocks” for peace.

Syria: UN says aid convoys unable to reach besieged areas despite US-Russia deal on ceasefire

15 September 2016 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria today said the ceasefire following last Friday’s Russia-United States agreement is largely holding but that desperately-awaited humanitarian convoys are unable to move due to a delay in getting permits from the Syrian Government.

Avenues for peace in Afghanistan must be explored with ‘utmost urgency’ – UN envoy

14 September 2016 – Highlighting the challenges facing Afghanistan due to decades-long violence and instability, the United Nations envoy to the country stressed today that avenues for peace there must be explored with utmost urgency and seriousness.

UN humanitarian official “deeply disturbed” by unrelenting attacks on civilians in Yemen

13 September 2016 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Yemen has voiced apprehension over a series of deadly air strikes on a water well which killed and wounded dozens of people in the country’s centre.

UN concerned about conditions in former Boko Haram stronghold as hundreds of Nigerians return to ravaged villages

09 September 2016 – Today the UN refugee agency expressed concern over basic services and security in a territory formerly controlled by Boko Haram insurgents, as hundreds of internally displaced people are returning to their devastated villages and towns in the north-eastern state of Borno – only recently liberated by the Nigerian armed forces.