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Security Council strongly deplores ISIL's 'barbarism,' says resolve stiffened to defeat group

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “ongoing barbaric terrorist acts” committed by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and reaffirmed its determination in defeating the extremist group.

In Chile, UN chief says 'time to take stand' for gender equality

The international community must work for a stronger world and a better future for all with equal rights for both men and women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he emphasized the need for swift global action on gender parity.

Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician's 'brutal killing'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and condemnation at the brutal killing of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, the United Nations spokesperson's office confirmed today.

Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi – UN

With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly-populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located, according to a press statement released today.

‘Political will, steady action’ can end violence against children, UN envoy tells Indonesia

During her visit this week to Jakarta, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, stressed that violence against children is never justified and commended Indonesia for addressing the scourge.

Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Urging international action, UNESCO chief condemns ISIL’s ‘cultural cleansing’ in Iraq

The head of the United Nations agency mandated to protect heritage sites has reiterated her dismay at the “destructive fury” exhibited by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in their recent assault on the Mosul Museum.

Partnerships ‘central’ to post-2015 agenda, says UN Economic, Social Council President

Partnerships involving Government, the private sector, civil society, academia and philanthropic organizations will prove central to implementation of the new development agenda, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council said this morning as he opened a special event on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships at UN Headquarters in New York.

‘Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels’ UN tells high-level meeting in Chile

The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making at a today, citing that progress over the past two decades has been made slow and uneven.

Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million dollar appeal for urgent funding for aid operations in Mali amid the country’s ongoing crisis, a spokesperson said today.