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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday encouraged the Colombia peace talks, as stakeholders prepare to resume talks in Havana, Cuba, next week in an effort to end the country's decades-long internal conflict. In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, Ban said the year...

The United Nations in Ukraine is alarmed over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the eastern part of the country, where heavy fighting has intensified in recent days, and has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow aid reach civilians. The situation is especially bad in...

Addressing leaders at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assured United Nations support in helping countries affected by Ebola to "build back stronger than ever." Ban lauded the African Union for being on the forefront of the Ebola response. He told the...

Sigrid Kaag, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, met with Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salam, reiterating the Secretary-General's deep concern over the country's deteriorating security situation. She said that the UN would continue to provide its good offices and called on all parties to continue...

The World Health Organization on Thursday said the battle against the deadly Ebola virus has shifted from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic, after the number of new cases dropped dramatically. The agency said the number of new Ebola cases recorded in West Africa during the week dropped below...

The United Nations marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by calling strongly for the world to work together to stamp out all forms of bigotry, hatred and extremism. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his opening remarks said, "As we remember...

The United Nations on Wednesday said a peacekeeper with its Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was killed near the border with Israel. The cause of death has not yet been undetermined and is under investigation. The incident occurred in the morning after six rockets were observed to have been fired...

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned the deadly terrorist attack against the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, while underlining the need to bring the perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of such "reprehensible" acts to justice. In a statement, members of the Security Council...

The United Nations has welcomed the release of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's chief of staff, and urged the opposition group Ansarallah "to undertake steps that would be in the best interest of all political sides and the people of Yemen." President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's chief of staff Ahmed...

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed that agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peace-building and conflict resolution, during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held at Geneva earlier today. FAO Director-General José...

A report, Asia-Pacific Regional Report Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific, launched by the UN Development Program (UNDP)highlights numerous successes in 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region in the areas of poverty reduction, conservation of natural resources,...

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Monday called for revival of the Minsk Accords and an immediate end to hostilities. He was briefing the Security Council on recent developments in Ukraine, Feltman called for a cessation of violence came with emphasis...

United Nations' poorly-funded aid operations received a boost on Friday when Valerie Amos, the UN's humanitarian chief, announced the allocation of $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support relief work in twelve countries in need. The vast majority of the money - around...

At least 35 people are reported killed after Syrian government warplanes bombarded areas outside Damascus late Friday, according to news reports citing activists of the Local Coordination Committees. Other reports citing a Syrian monitoring group, said at least 42 people have been killed including...

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today urged the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to promptly conduct a thorough, independent investigation into any excessive force used by law enforcement authorities against demonstrators in Kinshasa and Goma. The...

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