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Top UN relief official meets with key Saudi officials to discuss situation in Yemen

05 October 2016 – Visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Nations humanitarian chief today met with key officials from defense and foreign ministries there to discuss the situation in the neighbouring war-torn country of Yemen.

Yemen: Security Council strongly condemns attack on vessel by Houthi forces

05 October 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned an attack by Houthi forces on a United Arab Emirates vessel operating near Bab al-Mandeb Strait on 1 October.

‘The best humanitarian relief is to end the conflict,’ UN aid chief says in war-torn Yemen

04 October 2016 – Concluding a three-day mission to Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today called on all warring parties to grant humanitarian access and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians in a conflict that has injured and killed thousands of innocent civilians, and displaced some three million people.

Yemen: UN says shelling in Taiz leaves dozens of civilian casualties

04 October 2016 – The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) is reporting that casualties continue to mount in war-torn Yemen, including after an incident yesterday evening in the central city of Taiz, where artillery fire on a busy street next to a market in Bir Basha, Al Mudhaffar district, left six children dead, six wounded and more than a dozen other casualties.

In Geneva, Ban reiterates call to end Syrian conflict; reflects on tenure as UN chief

03 October 2016 – Speaking at a press conference in the United Nations Office in Geneva today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon once again called for the political will to end the Syrian conflict, while also sharing his reflections on the nearly 10 years he spent as the top UN official.

UNICEF completes mobile health campaign aimed at children and women in Yemen

30 September 2016 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that, along with its partners, the agency has completed a drive reaching more than 600,000 children under five years old and some 180,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women in conflict-torn Yemen with critical health and nutrition services.

Ban calls on UN Security Council for decisive steps to end attacks on hospitals, medical staff

28 September 2016 – Denouncing a surge in “horrific attacks” on hospitals, clinics and medical staff, most recently in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the Security Council today to take decisive steps to end such obvious war crimes and hold the perpetrators accountable.

At UN, Gulf State Ministers stress importance of ‘good neighbourliness’ in Middle East

26 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Ministers of Bahrain and Oman today expressed concerns about instability in the Middle East region, citing the links between peace and development, and emphasizing the importance of being good neighbours to each other.

Global integration key to attaining development and climate goals, African leaders tell UN Assembly

24 September 2016 – Stressing the primacy of the United Nations in forging the collective momentum needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and tackle climate change, Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini of Swaziland told the General Assembly today that global integration is crucial to transforming the world.

Leaders must decide whether to ‘go it alone,’ or work together for better world, Germany tells UN

23 September 2016 – The world has become an unsafe place for far too many people, and with so many challenges to address, at times, it seems all but hopeless, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, told the United Nations today, “but all of us politicians here have a choice – between resignation or engagement in the face of these crises” and working towards a better future for all.