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266 stories found over the past 45 days
South Sudan: Deployment of UN-mandated regional protection force begins

08 August 2017 – The phased deployment in South Sudan of the United Nations-authorized regional protection force has begun, freeing existing peacekeepers to extend their presence to conflict-affected areas beyond the capital, Juba.


UN chief urges Venezuelans to ease tensions and engage in negotiations

07 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following recent developments in Venezuela, his Spokesperson told reporters today.


Ahead of elections, UN calls on Kenyan authorities to ensure peaceful polls

07 August 2017 – On the eve of Tuesday's general elections in Kenya to elect the President and other officials, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on all national stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, as well as their confidence in the institutions constitutionally mandated to conduct the elections.


Yemen: Senior UN relief official voices concern at reports of airstrikes on civilians

07 August 2017 – Expressing a deep concern about reports of airstrikes on civilians in Yemen's Sa'ada Governorate, a senior United Nations relief official has urged all parties to the conflict and those who influence and support them to uphold their responsibility under international humanitarian law to protect civilians.


UN health agency working to boost malaria prevention and control in north-eastern Nigeria

07 August 2017 – The United Nations health agency estimates that if more funds are secured, up to 10,000 lives in Nigeria could be saved by November through targeted steps in malaria prevention and control.


'Don't turn a blind eye' to dire situation of children in DR Congo's Kasai region – UNICEF

07 August 2017 – The world must not turn a blind eye to the dire situation of children and families in the Grand Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today, stressing that nothing can justify terrible acts of abuse against women and children.