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New York, Apr 17 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of on Wednesday’s conflicts reveal that protection of populations from atrocities remains “lagging and elusive.” more
UN seeks emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing CAR

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners on Wednesday launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number o ...

Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed, reiterating to the world community ...

DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): A senior United Nations official on Wednesday condemned the attack against the chief warden of Virunga National Park, and urged the international community to support ...

Unrest in eastern Ukraine risks entire country: UN

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): The ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine, if not addressed as a matter of priority, risks seriously destabilizing the rest of the country, a senior United Nations human ...

Chile: UN offers support after devastating fires in Valparaíso

New York, Apr 16 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday voiced deep concern over the destruction caused by fires that hav ...

Ukraine: UN urges halt to propaganda, incitement to hatred

New York, Apr 16 (JEN): While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitem ...

UN urges Israel to prevent takeover of West Bank building

New York, Apr 16 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, a building in the West Bank city of He ...

UN condemns ongoing violence in South Sudan

New York, Apr 16 (JEN): The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days ...

UN lauds Bulgaria’s effort to improve conditions of asylum-seekers

New York, Apr 16 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency applauded on Tuesday the “significant efforts” made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve ...