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UN chief calls for dialogue, calm over Ukraine

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on all sides in the Ukraine crisis to “exercise maximum restraint” and engage in dialogue to de-escalate the situation there.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia vetos, China abstains on UN resolution on Crimea

UN Security Council members vote on a resolution on Ukraine at the United Nations headquarters in New York on March 15, 2014. Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN Security Council emergency vote but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis. The draft resolution, which says Sunday's referendum would have no validity, got 13 votes in the 15-member Council. But it was rejected when permanent member Russia exercised its veto. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand

Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN Security Council emergency vote Saturday but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tacloban continues getting help from UN, other groups

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Over three months since this city was pummeled by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” it continues to get assistance from the United Nations and other international aid groups.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

UN envoy cuts short Crimea mission after gunmen threat—aide

UN Special Envoy to Ukraine Robert Serry answers questions as he leaves the naval headquarters in Simferopol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The special UN envoy who is visiting Crimea was threatened by 10 to 15 armed men on Wednesday and ordered to leave the region, where Ukraine and Russia are locked in a tense standoff, UN officials said. Later, an Associated Press reporter found Robert Serry in the business class lounge of the Simferopol airport on Wednesday evening. "I'm safe. My visit was interrupted for reasons that I cannot understand," the Dutch diplomat said in a statement to AP.  AP PHOTO

UN special envoy to Crimea Robert Serry cut short his mission to the region Wednesday after unidentified gunmen threatened him and ordered him to leave, an assistant traveling with him told AFP.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Security Council holds 3rd emergency meeting on Ukraine

UN Ukraine Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev listens during a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014 at UN headquarters. Sergeyev claimed Russian troops were still pouring into Crimea, in violation of international accords.  AP

An emergency UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine, called by Russia to set out in greater detail its policy after being threatened by US and EU sanctions, was told Monday by Russia’s UN ambassador that Ukraine’s fugitive president had requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region “to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order.”

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN probe demands justice for North Korea atrocities

Retired Australian judge Michael Kirby, chairperson of the commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, shows a UN letter to North Korean leader warning on-accountability for crimes during a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A U.N. panel has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation.  AP PHOTO/ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS

North Korea’s leaders should be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity, including mass murder, enslavement and starvation, a UN team said Monday. A hard-hitting report detailed “extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence” in the nuclear-armed totalitarian state.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Vatican accuses UN of ‘distorting’ facts in child abuse report

A picture taken on Jan.16, 2014, in Geneva shows Vatican's UN Ambassador Monsignor Silvano Tomasi (left) speaking with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna at the start of questioning over clerical sexual abuse of children at the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Tomasi accused the UN on Wednesday, Feb. 5, of distorting facts in its damning report that denounced the Church for failing to stamp out child abuse.  AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI

The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations accused the UN on Wednesday of distorting facts in its damning report that denounced the Church for failing to stamp out child abuse.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN food agency launches urgent appeal for South Sudan

In this Jan 12, 2014, file photo, a man carrying his belongings stands among the remains of buildings destroyed by the recent fighting, after government forces retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. The UN's food agency launched an urgent appeal Wednesday, Feb. 5, to raise $77 million (57 million euros) for South Sudan, threatened by a major food crisis as basic commodities run out.  AP PHOTO/MACKENZIE KNOWLES-COURSIN

The UN’s food agency launched an urgent appeal Wednesday to raise $77 million (57 million euros) for South Sudan, threatened by a major food crisis as basic commodities run out.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar frees scores of child soldiers from armed forces–UN

A former Myanmar child soldier (R) carries his belongings as he walks out from a military compound in Yangon after a ceremony discharging a group of children and young people back to their parents and guardians on January 18, 2014.  Myanmar's army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said on January 18, hailing a "historic step" towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation. AFP

Myanmar’s army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said Saturday, hailing a “historic step” towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN says 4 UN personnel killed in Kabul attack

Afghan security forces work at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Afghan police say a suicide bomber has attacked a restaurant in central Kabul that is popular with officials, foreigners and business people. There were reports of casualties. AP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says four United Nations personnel have been killed in the “horrific attack” on a Kabul restaurant.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN: Only 20% of funding given to ‘Yolanda’ victims to rebuild homes

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The United Nations (UN) Friday has called for increased support for the victims of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) citing that only 20 percent of funding has been provided so far to help people rebuild their homes.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Thousands’ killed as South Sudan slides towards civil war

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the U.S. Air Force, soldiers of the East Africa Response Force (EARF), a Djibouti-based joint team assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, depart from a U.S.  AP

Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed in over a week of violence with reports of bodies piled in mass graves, the UN said Tuesday, amid ongoing battles threatening to slide into civil war.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN warns of ‘war crimes’ in South Sudan

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the U.S. Air Force, soldiers of the East Africa Response Force (EARF), a Djibouti-based joint team assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, depart from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules in Juba, South Sudan to support with an ordered departure of personnel from the city. AP

Senior UN officials warned Tuesday that the ethnic killings being carried out in South Sudan could amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity punishable under international law.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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