Development
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New York, Feb 6 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged parties to the Peace and National Partnership Agreement in Yemen overcome the current impasse so the peaceful democratic transition that was launched in 2011 can be fulfilled. more
In Washington, UN rights chief says atrocities can be prevented through better global leadership

New York, Feb 6 (JEN) World leaders too often choose to violate international law and set aside moral principles, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Huss ...

Development must be built on inclusive policy aligned with people's needs, aspirations – Ban

New York, Feb 6 (JEN) Senior United Nations officials on Thursday addressed the Commission for Social Development as it marked the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen Declaration – th ...

Security Council encourages Somali political leaders to work together, establish inclusive Government

New York, Feb 6 (JEN) Concerned by the ongoing political crisis in Somalia and its negative effect on delivery of progress for the Somali people, the United Nations Security Council on Thurs ...

UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ as civilian death toll from Ukraine conflict continues to rise

New York, Feb 6 (JEN) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced grave concern over the continuing hostilities in eastern Ukraine amid an escalating rebel offensive which has lo ...

International community ‘will not tolerate’ obstacles to Burkina Faso transition, says UN political chief

New York, Feb 5 (JEN) The United Nations’ top political official said on Wednesday that Burkina Faso’s transitional institutions must continue to respect the aspirations of the ...

Security Council condemns death of Spanish peacekeeper in Lebanon

New York, Feb 5 (JEN) The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the death of Lance Corporal Francisco Javier Soria Toledo of Spain, killed last week while deployed at a UN p ...

UN Somalia envoy ‘excited and worried’ about political progress in year ahead

New York, Feb 5 (JEN) Underlining the importance of the partnership between the African Union and the United Nations in Somalia, which he called “unique, strong and essential for succe ...

'It's now or never' for Central African Republic, UN warns urging more support to end crisis

New York, Feb 5 (JEN) The Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, Abdoulaye Dieye, began on Wednesday a week-long visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), call ...

Role of health emerges as vital concern ahead of UN disaster risk reduction conference

New York, Feb 5 (JEN) As Member States accelerate efforts to finalize the successor to “the world’s most encompassing framework” on disaster risk reduction ahead of a crit ...