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UN Sec-General condemns Boston attack

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the bombing at the Boston Marathon

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  • April 16, 2013
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UN confirms death of four crew members in helicopter accident in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today confirmed the death of four crew members on board one of its helicopters that crashed on Saturday in the eastern province of South Kivu.

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  • March 12, 2013
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UN rights office calls for investigation into video showing torture of two men in Fiji

The United Nations human rights office today expressed shock by the content of a video showing the apparent torture of two men in Fiji, and called on the Government to ensure the perpetrators are prosecuted and the victims protected.

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  • March 8, 2013
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UN chief saddened by death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez

The UN Secretary General responds to the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

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  • March 6, 2013
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Kenya takes steps for safe election

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon took steps meant to ensure a safe election in presidential election.

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  • March 5, 2013
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UN links hormone-disrupting chemicals and health problems

Many chemicals found in household and industrial products that have not been adequately tested could have disrupting effects on the hormone system and lead to significant health issues, according to a United Nations report released today.

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  • February 19, 2013
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Sudan adopts UN initiative to keep journalists safe

South Sudan will be the first State to adopt a new United Nations-backed initiative aimed at creating a free and safe environment for journalists and media workers, the UN envoy to the country has announced.

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  • February 11, 2013
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UN urges halt to Israeli settlements in Palestine

An independent inquiry mandated by the United Nations has called on Israel to halt all settlement activity and to ensure accountability for the violations of the human rights of the Palestinians resulting from the settlements

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  • January 31, 2013
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UN humanitarian official decries use of live ammunition again Palestinian civilians

The top United Nations humanitarian official in the occupied Palestinian territories is “seriously concerned” about increased civilian casualties resulting from the use of live ammunition by Israeli forces.

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  • January 30, 2013
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UN rights office concerned at ‘alarming’ levels of violence in Venezuelan prisons

The United Nations human rights office today voiced concern at an “alarming” pattern of violence in Venezuelan prisons, with the latest incident leaving 58 inmates dead and around 100 injured.

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  • January 29, 2013
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Global tourism on the rise, says UN

Despite lingering economic instability due to the global financial crisis, international tourism increased robustly over the last year with continuing growth expected throughout 2013, the United Nations today announced

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  • January 29, 2013
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UN Secretary General calls on African leaders for help

Speaking at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the continent’s leaders to boost efforts to lift millions out of poverty and end recurrent cycles of violence to accelerate development in the region.

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  • January 28, 2013
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UN holds talks on Syrian crisis with Turk officials

The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, has just concluded a visit to Turkey

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  • October 14, 2012
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Israeli settlers attacking Palestinian farmers – UN alarmed

A top United Nations envoy today said he was alarmed at recent reports that Israeli settlers have repeatedly attacked Palestinian farmers

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  • October 14, 2012
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UN denounces homosexual reference ban

A new draft law criminalizing any reference to homosexuality in the media or public domain violates Ukraine’s commitment to freedom of expression and information, the United Nations said today

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  • October 5, 2012
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Timely and decisive response vital, says U.N.

A timely and decisive response is vital in the face of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, top United Nations officials stressed today, highlighting the need to act when a State fails to protect its own people.

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  • September 5, 2012
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Serbian official to lead 67th UN session

The United Nations General Assembly today elected Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic as the President of the upcoming 67th session of the Assembly.

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  • June 8, 2012
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UN weighs in on hunger strike

An independent United Nations human rights expert today expressed deep concern over the fate of two Palestinian prisoners detained without charges by Israel, and called for their immediate release.

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  • June 8, 2012
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UN official warns against harassing Sri Lankan defenders

The UN’s human rights chief today warned that there must be no reprisals against Sri Lankan human rights defenders

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  • March 23, 2012
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UN Welcomes New Yemen Government

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the swearing in of the Government of National Unity in Yemen, calling it an important milestone in implementing the transitional agreement in the country

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  • December 10, 2011
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