Three-hour daily ceasefire in Aleppo “not enough” to deliver aid

Three-hour daily pauses in the fighting around Aleppo are “not enough” to get life-saving aid in the Syrian city because the logistics are “enormous”.

That’s the reaction of two senior UN officials to the truce proposed by the Russian Federation on Thursday.

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South Sudan ceasefire welcomed by UN

A ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan has been welcomed by the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS.

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Ban urges planning now ahead of September’s International Day of Peace

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on governments, communities and individuals to start preparations to celebrate the International Day of Peace, which is observed annually on 21 September.