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Boko Haram militants âmust be brought to justiceââ UN chief
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is deeply troubled by Boko Haramâs âcontinuing indiscriminate and horrific attacksâ against the civilian populations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, according to the United Nations.
Burundi: Ban applauds political dialogue as UN appeals for wider cholera relief efforts
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced encouragement at the ongoing political dialogue in Burundi following weeks of tensions and a reportedly failed coup dâÃ©tat in the countryâs capital of Bujumbura, according to a United Nations spokesperson.
UN envoy continues Syria consultations, seeking views on launching political process
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has said today that consultations on the future of the country continued today, as he shared perspectives with several interested parties, according to a UN spokesperson.
Yemen: UN rights office urges all parties to adhere to international law as civilian toll grows
As the number of civilian casualties in the Yemen conflict tops 1,000, the United Nations human rights office today urged all parties â coalition forces, the Yemeni armed forces, Houthis and other non-State armed groups â to adhere strictly to their obligations under international law and do all in their power to protect civilians.
Iraq: as Ramadi fighting intensifies, UN food agency rushes supplies to thousands displaced
As tens of thousands of people continue to flee fierce fighting in the Ramadi district of Iraq, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rushing food assistance there, a spokesperson confirmed in Geneva today, as she appealed for $108 million to continue operations in the country until October 2015.
Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack on Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attack earlier today on a Shia mosque in the town of al-Qudaih in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Funding shortage forces UN agency to halt housing allowance for Palestine refugees in Lebanon
A $100 monthly housing stipend per family for Palestine refugees who have fled war-torn Syria for Lebanon will be suspended because of lack of funds, prompting the UN agency assisting those refugees in the Middle East to urgently appeal to donors âto provide the bare minimum assistanceâ to protect Palestinians from âdisastrousâ risks such as detention, abuse and deportation.
As South Sudan fighting intensifies, UN rights chief warns of âpersistent impunityâ
The escalation of fighting in South Sudan has resulted in âalarming gross violationsâ of international human rights and humanitarian law as well as having exacted a terrible toll on the young nationâs civilian population, the United Nations human rights chief confirmed today.
As thousands flee Syriaâs besieged historic city of Palmyra, UN refugee agency readies response plan
The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are preparing aid for some 11,000 people fleeing the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and surrounding villages which have been overrun by militant forces this week.
Open Europe appoints new Directors and announces major EU reform push
Open Europe announces its new Co-Directors Stephen Booth and Raoul Ruparel, as our former Director, Mats Persson moves to Downing Street. This heralds the start of new major push for successful EU reform.
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