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The President of France, François Hollande, will receive the United Nations cultural agency’s peace prize this year for his “valuable contribution to peace and stability in Africa,”.
Ban Ki-moon this evening condemned the series of bombings that struck the Syrian capital Damascus today, one of which killed at least 50 people and left hundreds injured, according to media reports.
Ban Ki-moon and Greece’s Foreign Minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, discussed prospects for a settlement in Cyprus, as well as resolving the “name” dispute with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, during their meeting today in New York.
A new online game focusing on fashion will allow its players to support the United Nations emergency response in Syria, the world body’s food relief agency announced today.
The United Nations has said it will not pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation claimed by cholera victims in impoverished Haiti, where an epidemic has killed thousands of people and been blamed on UN peacekeepers.
UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to extend his mission in the country, a UN diplomat says.
A year after the international community launched a massive humanitarian response to the food crisis affecting Africa’s Sahel region, millions of people there are still affected by drought and require assistance, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
A United Nations independent expert today welcomed the reforms that have been taking place in Myanmar while stressing that key human rights issues remain unaddressed, particularly in the states of Kachin and Rakhine where violence has displaced thousands of people.
The United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has made it easier for anyone, anywhere to search for information on trademarks and brand-related information, thanks to a major expansion of its public database.
A session of the UN Security Council on the situation on Kosovo that was supposed to be held on Friday will be postponed for March. A new date has not been set yet and the decision will be made by the Russian delegation, that will take over the presidency, in consultations with other members of the Security Council.