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DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding spotlight’ – UN humanitarian official

29 June 2016 Following a visit to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today called on the international community to pay more attention to the dire needs of its residents.

UN launching yellow fever vaccination campaigns on Angola-DRC border

29 June 2016 Amid an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations health agency is launching pre-emptive vaccination campaigns to halt the epidemic and prevent the risk of further international spread.

Syria: UN envoy urges ‘well prepared’ peace talks for concrete political transition

29 June 2016 The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria today said that the next round of the intra-Syrian talks must be well prepared to ensure the possibility of moving forward with the decisive outcome of a political transition in August.

UN chief appoints 12 experts to his task force to prevent and manage future health crises

29 June 2016 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the membership of his Global Health Crises Task Force, which aims to help countries and communities prepare and respond to emergencies, such as the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika.

Situation in Ukraine remains ‘volatile,’ warns senior UN human rights official

29 June 2016 Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, wide spread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official today warned.

Security Council extends mandates of UN peacekeeping operations in Darfur, Golan and Mali

29 June 2016 The Security Council took action today on three United Nations-led peacekeeping operations, extending the mandates of operations in Mali, Darfur, and the Golan Heights.

INTERVIEW: Conversation with top UN official on security and peace efforts in Mali

29 June 2016 The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peace operation in Mali and increased its strength to more than 15,000 peacekeepers. The decision followed a request from the UN envoy in Mali to boost support for the peacekeeping mission.

UN-supported Yemeni peace talks entering new phase, says UN envoy

29 June 2016 With an agreement on the guiding principles for the Yemen peace talks, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, today announced that the UN-supported talks will enter a new phase for the next two weeks.

UN agencies: South Sudan at risk of ‘hunger catastrophe’

29 June 2016 The level of food insecurity in South Sudan is at the highest since the start of the conflict two and a half years ago, United Nations agencies today warned.

Security Council denounces killing of UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic

29 June 2016 Warning that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes, the Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of a ‘blue helmet’ serving with the United Nations operation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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