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Côte d'Ivoire: human rights-based solutions key to resolving displacement – UN

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Côte d’Ivoire need durable solutions based on a human rights approach to be able to rebuild their lives, a United Nations independent expert said today.

UN envoy urges Iraq to avoid violence in relocating Iranian exiles from camp

At a meeting with the Iraqi Government, the United Nations top official in the Middle Eastern country today urged the authorities to avoid violence in resolving the situation of more than 1,000 Iranian exiles currently located in a camp in Iraq.

Ahead of visit to region, UN refugee chief calls for more support for displaced Malians

A United Nations top official today urged the international community to boost its support for the hundreds of thousands of Malian refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries due to recent violence.

Number of Syrians displaced by conflict continues to rise, UN refugee agency reports

With armed violence continuing unabated in parts of Syria, thousands of people are fleeing their homes on a daily basis and seeking refuge in schools, mosques and public buildings, as well as in neighbouring countries, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.

Security Council extends mandate of UN-African Union Darfur peacekeepers

The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, and demanded that all parties to the conflict in the Sudanese region immediately end violence and work towards a comprehensive peace settlement.

Record production of iron ore in 2011 points to recovery after recession – UN report

The global production of iron ore achieved an all-time high last year, confirming signs of a recovery of the steel industry after the 2009 recession, according to a new United Nations report.

Ban names high-level panel to map out 'bold' vision for future global development efforts

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the members of a High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UN and G20 can support each other to advance common goals, say top officials

As the General Assembly met today to hear about the outcome of the Group of 20 (G20) summit held in Mexico in June, top United Nations officials highlighted issues on which the two bodies can work together, including employment, nutrition and sustainable development.

Ban appoints Austrian diplomat as coordinator for multilingualism

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed the incoming Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, as Coordinator for Multilingualism.

UN and partners support operations to respond to Ebola outbreak in Uganda

A team of experts from the United Nations health agency and its partners are supporting the Ugandan Government’s response to an Ebola outbreak in the western part of the country.