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UN cultural agency hails creation of worldâs largest marine protected area
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii.
Reverse ânegative trajectoryâ and restore hope for two-state solution, says UN Middle East envoy
The United Nations senior official coordinating efforts towards the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today reiterated a call for both sides to work towards a negotiated two-state solution which envisages the co-existence of Palestine and Israel as amicable neighbours.
Yemen: UN humanitarian coordinator âdeeply concernedâ by failures to protect civilians
A senior United Nations humanitarian official said today he âis deeply concernedâ by the devastating impact that the recent upsurge in fighting in Yemen is having on civilians and along the border the country shares with Saudi Arabia.
UN rapporteur calls for urgent action to protect hundreds of thousands of displaced people in north-eastern Nigeria
Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Nigeria, the United Nations expert on internally displaced persons (IPDs) has called on the countryâs authorities and the international community to act urgently to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in its northeast are protected.
UN agency stresses importance of investing in Colombiaâs rural communities in wake of peace accord
A senior official at the United Nations rural development agency has stressed the importance of investing in Colombiaâs small farmers and rural communities to ensure lasting peace in the country.
Sudan: Two UN agencies team up to help smallholder farmers, promote food security
Two United Nations agencies â the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) â today agreed to strengthen their efforts in Sudan to help smallholder farmers improve their production and thus promote food security.
UN chief congratulates Gabon for peaceful presidential poll, urges acceptance of results
While congratulating the people and Government of Gabon for the holding of a peaceful and orderly presidential election on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also urged all Gabonese to accept the poll results.
Gabon: UN chief congratulates peaceful presidential poll
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people and Government of Gabon on holding a peaceful and orderly presidential election on Saturday, calling on all Gabonese to accept the poll results as the successful conclusion of the process will mark “an important step forward in the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law” in the Central African country.
Ban ‘deeply concerned’ over tensions in south-western Western Sahara
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other.
CNN International Connect the World Interview - August 28, 2016