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Syria: Security Council unites in support of Russia-Turkey efforts to end violence, jumpstart political process

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming and supporting the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence in Syria and jumpstart a political process for the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

UNESCO sends mission to assess extent of damage at Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq

The United Nations cultural agency is conducting an inspection of the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq to assess the overall state of conservation of the site, in particular the extent of damage resulting from the deliberate destruction by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da'esh) terrorists over the past 2 years.

EU-UNICEF #EmergencyLessons campaign supports crisis-affected youth with schooling

Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly two million children in 20 countries around the world have been able to continue their schooling over the past four years as a result of a partnership between the European Commission's department for humanitarian aid and civil protection and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

With 500,000 children living under siege in Syria, UNICEF calls for humanitarian access

As the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year to nearly 500,000 amid escalating violence across Syria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for lifting sieges and allowing immediate humanitarian access.

Libya: UN voices extreme concern at worsening humanitarian situation in Benghazi

The United Nations is extremely concerned by the continued worsening humanitarian situation in Ganfouda area in the Libyan city of Benghazi due to increased hostilities over the past week, a senior UN aid official in the North African country said today.

On International Day, UN cites 'duty of care towards the environment' in peacetime and during conflict

To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recognize the shared duty of care towards the environment in peacetime and during war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Syria: UN education envoy urges International Criminal Court probe into Idlib school attack

The United Nations envoy for education today called for an immediate investigation by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) into what he called a war crime in Syria – the latest attacks on a school compound in the western province of Idlib that left at least 20 pupils and teachers dead.

South Sudan: Alarmed by violence in Yei, UN mission calls for immediate end to hostilities

Extremely concerned by the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the South Sudanese town of Yei, where an estimated 100,000 people are trapped, the United Nations mission in the African country today called on warring factions to immediately end all hostilities.

Civilian casualties up 66 per cent in eastern Ukraine during summer – UN report

A new United Nations report released today shows a 66 per cent increase in the number of conflict-related civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine and describes the deterioration of the human rights situation there, as a result of escalating hostilities between the Government and non-Government forces from June to August.

UN and Africa: focus on oil prices, Burundi and South Sudan refugees in Uganda

Very significant shock” of lower oil prices in Africa

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