General News

UN flags fly half-mast to mourn death of world icon, Nelson Mandela

The flags at the UN are flying half-mast to mourn the passing of former South African President and Freedom Fighter, Nelson Mandela.

Mr. Mandela died in his Johannesburg home late on Thursday, at the age of 95.

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IOM assists Ethiopian government to manage influx of its citizens returning from Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian government has been working around the clock together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to facilitate an organized movement of its citizens fro

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Security Council votes on resolution to “restore security and public order” in CAR

Members of the UN Security Council have voted unanimously on a resolution that will bolster efforts “to protect civilians and restore security and public order” in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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A critical resource, under pressure

On World Soil Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says soil is under pressure around the world.

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Kaag: UN-OPCW preparing for the removal of chemical agents outside of Syria

Preparations for the removal of critical chemical agents outside of Syria are in full swing.

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UNICEF scales up efforts to assist children in Philippine’s hardest hit cities

UNICEF has been rapidly scaling up efforts in the Philippines to reach the most affected areas by establishing new field presences and mobilizing relief supplies to support destitute families.

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Katy Perry is newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Pop superstar Katy Perry is the newest Goodwill Ambassador of the  UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Philippines: Recovery efforts focus on helping people return to normalcy

Roads are being cleared, debris removed and waste disposal activities are currently taking place in cities and towns affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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UN mission in DR Congo launches surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Tuesday launched a surveillance drone in the strife-torn northeastern part of the country.

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WHO: Spinal injury is no longer a death sentence

More people with spinal cord injury can survive to lead healthy and productive lives, if they have access to timely, appropriate emergency and acute care.

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