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Afghanistan: UN expresses outrage at bomb attack that leaves scores dead in Kabul

23 July 2016 The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan has strongly condemned an attack on a peaceful demonstration in the Afghan capital today that claimed the lives of at least 59 civilians and injured some 245 others.

Mali: UN condemns renewed clashes between armed groups in country's north

22 July 2016 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), condemned the recent clashes in Kidal between forces of The Platform Movement and those of the Coordination of movements of Azawad (CMA), both of which are signatories to the country's peace agreement.

Top UN counter-terrorism official urges cohesive response to 'persistent' threat of terrorism

22 July 2016 With more than 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters from some 100 countries around the world, terrorism is a global threat requiring a comprehensive and unified response, a top United Nations counter-terrorism official said today.

Aid reaches thousands affected by Boko Haram violence in northern Nigeria – UN

22 July 2016 In a cross-border humanitarian operation, a total of 31 metric tonnes of food and some non-food items have been distributed to about 15,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Banki, located in Nigeria's restive Borno state, near the border with Cameroon, the United Nations relief wing announced today.

Security Council authorizes countries to help Libya destroy chemical weapons

22 July 2016 Following a request from the main international organization working to achieve a world free of chemical weapons, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of such weapons out of Libya for their safe, timely destruction.

Over 26,000 people flee South Sudan into Uganda; influx sets single-day record

22 July 2016 Some 26,500 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have crossed into Uganda since fighting between rival forces erupted in and around the capital, Juba, on 7 July, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UN deputy aid chief urges support for millions in southern Africa hit by El Niño-induced droughts

22 July 2016 Wrapping up a visit to southern Africa, the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief today called for urgent action to assist millions of people across the region where local coping capacities have been impacted by the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years.

UN-backed AIDS conference closes with calls to end discrimination, bolster HIV care, support

22 July 2016 As the 21st International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Durban, South Africa, the Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Luiz Loures, called for ending discrimination against patients, especially those from the most vulnerable populations.

Somalia: UN envoy calls for better protection of children affected by armed conflict

22 July 2016 Concluding a six-day visit to Somalia, a United Nations child rights envoy has called for better protection of children caught up in armed conflict, urging the country's authorities to treat former child soldiers as victims in need of protection rather than as criminals.

Ban appoints Chilean national as Deputy Special Representative for Central African Republic

22 July 2016 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile as his new Deputy Special Representative for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

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