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U.N. Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ by U.S. Decision to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal

New York, N.Y. Following a decision on Tuesday by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the United Nations chief said he was “deeply concerned” by the move, and called on all parties to preserve the deal. President Donald Trump made the announcement at the White House, and immediately afterwards […]

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U.N. Launches Strategy For Environmental Footprint

New York, N.Y.  Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) today launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations’ efficiency in the use of natural resources, and to minimize their risk to people, societies and ecosystems. The United Nations […]

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U.N. Provides Food Assistance to Iraqis As Conflict in Mosul Intensifies

New York, N.Y. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to some 100,000 people fleeing the intensifying conflict in Mosul, including a distribution on Sunday to 25,000 people in Gogjali, while also working tirelessly with its partners to reach families that remain trapped in Mosul city and newly recovered areas. WFP strives […]

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News in Brief 15 November 2016 (AM) – Geneva

New York, N.Y. The Central African Republic’s recovery is continuing slowly, but the country remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for children, UNICEF has announced. Latest data from the UN agency indicates that ongoing insecurity – including renewed violence in October – has left 850,000 people either displaced within the country or refugees beyond […]

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‘Global Open Day’ Emphasizes Afghan Women’s Role in Fighting Extremism

New York, N.Y. Following a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives today in Kabul, senior UN officials stressed that securing women’s rights is essential to strategies that combat violent extremism and encouraged the Government to develop and implement human-rights based and gender sensitive polices to address to address its drivers. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Pernille […]

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Protecting Earth from ‘Invisible Killer’ is Focus of U.N. Campaign

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for the health of individuals […]

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Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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Vital Efforts to Protect Children for Wider Peace in Colombia

New York, N.Y. The senior United Nations child rights envoy today said she is heartened by the commitment of the Colombian Government and a the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC) to separate and reintegrate children associated with the armed group, despite the negative results of the recent referendum on the Colombian peace accord. […]

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