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Alarmed at destruction in Syria’s Palmyra, UN Security Council reiterates need to stamp out hatred and violence espoused by ISIL
Amid the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria, including that of the famed tetrapylon and parts of the Roman theatre in Palmyra by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the United Nations Security Council has reiterated that the terrorist group must be defeated and that the intolerance, violence, and hatred it espouses must be stamped out.
Backlogs and brutal weather put refugee and migrant children at risk in Europe â UNICEF
As the extreme cold weather and storms continue to sweep Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses, according to the United Nations Childrenâs Fund.
Denouncing terrorist attacks in West Africa, Security Council stresses need to address root causes
Strongly condemning all terrorist attacks in West Africa, particularly those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin, the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need to combat terrorism in all its forms and to address the conditions conducive to its spread.
UN confirms destruction of sites in Palmyra, other ancient Syrian cities
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed the destruction of Palmyraâs famed tetrapylon and the facade of the ancient Syrian cityâs Roman theatre, following the agencyâs evaluation of the destruction of cultural heritage sites in iconic Aleppo.
Political uncertainty forces tens of thousands people to flee The Gambia for Senegal: UN
At least 45,000 people – mostly women and children – have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia after former President Yahya Jammeh's decided to not step down, United Nations agencies today said warning that more people may leave if the political situation is not resolved peacefully.
UN agency revises funding requirements to tackle Africa’s worst displacement crisis
With conflict in South Sudan now entering its fourth year and its people facing dire humanitarian challenges, the United Nations refugee agency has revised upwards its funding requirements for 2017 to address new needs of those who have been displaced due to renewed fighting, increased violence and resulting food insecurity since July last year.
UN-backed disaster risk reduction guidelines to help tackle hunger in Latin America
The United Nations and the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have together crafted a blueprint for making the agriculture, food and nutritional security sectors more disaster-proof so the region can tackle hunger in a sustainable manner.
UN rights expert welcomes US decision to lift most unilateral sanctions on Sudan
A United Nations human rights expert today welcomed the decision of President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States on Sudan.
Syria: Ceasefire a âdisappointmentâ for aid access; UN envoy invited to Astana talks
Despite a cessation of hostilities in war-ravaged Syria, aid workers are still unable to reach many people desperately needing assistance, the United Nations reported today, also announcing that Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will attend upcoming talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in Latin America and Caribbean â UN-backed report
Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report.