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Thousands of desperate civilians on the run as battle for Fallujah continues – UN

May 31, 2016

Nearly 3,700 people, or 624 families, have fled Fallujah over the past week amid a new offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the bes…

INTERVIEW: Why humanitarian aid is failing

May 24, 2016

The humanitarian sector is failing to protect civilians from violence, a top UN advisor stressed today at the World Humanitarian S…

At climate summit in Washington, UN officials call to take action ‘to the next level’

May 05, 2016

Recalling that just two weeks ago, 175 countries came to the United Nations to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change…

Syria: UN chief calls on warring parties to put cessation of hostilities ‘back on track’

May 02, 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the warring Syrian sides to immediately recommit to the cessation of hostil…

On World Malaria Day, UN says world closer to eliminating ‘ancient killer’

Apr 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 – A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new …

‘Today is an historic day,’ says Ban, as 175 countries sign Paris climate accord

Apr 25, 2016

April 22, 2016 – As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-…

Ecuador: UN food convoy heads to quake-ravaged areas

Apr 20, 2016

19 April 2016 – The United Nations food relief agency has sent a convoy to assist some 8,000 people severely affected by the 7.8…

In Washington, Ban urges multilateral action to aid refugees, close infrastructure gaps

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April 16, 2016 – Addressing the global challenge of forced displacement and fostering greater investment in infrastructure were …

United Nations begins informal briefings to select next Secretary-General

Apr 12, 2016

Kicking off what he has called a “new and transparent process,” General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft today opened infor…

In Washington at Nuclear Security Summit, Ban highlights roll of UN watchdog agency

Apr 01, 2016

At the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has attended a working lunch with other dignitar…