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Situation in Gaza “bad” for civilians: UNRWA

As the conflict continues in Gaza with Israel launching air strikes into the territory and rockets being fired from Hamas into Israel, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call on the parties to stop their attacks.

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Political will key to reducing road deaths:WHO

According the World Health Organization, every 20 seconds somewhere in the world, someone is killed in a road traffic crash.

“Learning from the past” is the theme of this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 18 November.

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UN vows to strengthen response to crises following Sri Lanka report

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is determined that the United Nations learns from its failure to meet its responsibilities during the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war.

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Former refugees help refugees in South Sudan

Former South Sudanese refugees are now helping Sudanese refugees who have fled to their country.

The refugees have escaped fighting between the Sudanese army and armed rebel forces in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

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UN envoy confident ahead of Sierra Leone elections

The people of Sierra Leone head to the polls on Saturday in their third elections since the end of 11 years of civil war in 2002.

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UN Tour Guides celebrate 60 years of service

The United Nations on Thursday celebrated 60 years of guided tours at its headquarters in New York.

More than 40 million visitors have visited the UN during that time.

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Growing violence in Middle East addressed by UN member states

Members of the UN Security Council and other UN member States met late Wednesday evening behind closed doors to discuss what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called the “deteriorating situation in southern Israel and Gaza”.

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Bustling seaport a sign of hope in a transitioning Somalia

The United Nations Security Council this month authorized  the extension of the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to early March 2013.

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Violence escalates in Darfur in recent months

Fighting in the Darfur region of Sudan has escalated in recent months, according to the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (

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UN honours fallen peacekeepers

They were civilians, police and peacekeepers of the United Nations, all with one goal in mind – to work for the sake of peace.

But 29 individuals lost their lives in that pursuit this year and the United Nations on Wednesday honoured their ultimate sacrifice.

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