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In Wake of Hurricane Matthew, U.N. to Deliver Food for 180,000 People

New York, N.Y. – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Cuban Government to provide food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern areas of the island as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. WFP and the Government of Cuba will deliver food for 180,000 people affected by Hurricane Matthew, starting […]

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U.N. Wants Ethiopia to Allow International Panel to Stop Violence

New York, NY – Urging Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015, two United Nations human rights experts today further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests and the violence used […]

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Day Against Death Penalty, Ban Says: ‘It Has No Place In The 21st Century’

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called the death penalty a cruel and inhumane practice – one that 65 countries globally retain for terrorism-related offenses – which is the focus of this year’s World Day against the Death Penalty.     “It has no place in the 21st century,” Mr. Ban stressed […]

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First International Day to Commemorate Victims of Genocide

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations today marked the first International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime to remember the victims of the “crime of crimes” and to call for action against the rise of hostility, xenophobia and intolerance across the […]

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Gandhi’s Dedication to Non-Violence Remains Example for All

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewal of the commitment to non-violence and lives of dignity for all, noting that the example set by Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is relevant now as it has ever been. “Non-Violence,” a sculpture by Karl Fredrik Reutersward, sits permanently outside U.N. Headquarters […]

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On ‘Day of Peace,’ U.N. Calls for Global Ceasefire

New York, N.Y. The United Nations today observed the International Day of Peace with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing to all warring parties to lay down their weapons and observe a global ceasefire and “stop the killings and the destruction, and create space for lasting peace.” President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, Mogens […]

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Obama Won’t Have to Wield Veto for Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C.  Democrats in the U.S. Senate have rallied 41 votes — enough to block a resolution opposing the Iran nuclear agreement. This means President Barack Obama will not have to veto such a measure, which is a significant political victory for him. Barack Obama in the Situation Room at the White House with Undersecretary […]

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340 Rabbis Urge Congress to Support Nuclear Deal with Iran

New York, N.Y.  Yesterday, 340 rabbis from all streams of Judaism sent a letter to all Members of Congress urging that they support the agreement between the international community and Iran on the Iranian nuclear program. “We commend the U.S. and the other negotiating teams for their dedication to reaching an agreement to prevent Iran […]

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