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United Nations and international agencies for the first time in more than a year delivered badly-needed aid to hundreds of people in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state following a cease-fire and a de-escalation of violence, while warning of poor living conditions in communal shelters.
Mobile phones are allowing Kenyan farmers and veterinarians to issue quick alerts of possible disease outbreaks and track vaccination campaigns, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, stressing the potential of this technology to encourage innovation in the livestock sector.
Delivering the annual lecture dedicated to Sergio Vieira de Mello, a United Nations official who died in a 2003 terrorist bombing in Baghdad, Ban Ki-moon today called for leaders everywhere to demonstrate the fallen envoy’s commitment to action to help people beset by war and want.
The international community must act with unity to achieve a political solution and end the suffering in Syria, Ban Ki-moon and the Joint Special Representative of the world organization and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi, stressed today during a meeting in Mt. Pelerin, Switzerland.
The United Nations refugee agency today stressed that efforts to achieve reconciliation and combat impunity are needed to avoid long-term displacement in Mali, where hundreds of thousands of people have been uprooted since fighting broke out over a year ago.
After years of negotiations, member countries of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today agreed on a set of voluntary guidelines that target illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
The top United Nations humanitarian official in South Sudan today expressed deep concern about the fighting in the eastern state of Jonglei and urged a stop to attacks on aid workers and supplies.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon responded harshly on Friday to a comment made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his presence, calling Zionism a crime against humanity.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been convinced by his inner circle that his country is the victim of a broad conspiracy led by terrorists, U.N./Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday.
Russia will assume on Friday rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of March , giving priority during its term to the development of the situation in Afghanistan the Russian Foreign Ministry said – Ria Novosti Informs