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Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

New York, N.Y.   Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, “in the name of humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [...]

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Meets Palestinian President

Secretary-General Meets Palestinian President Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine in Doha, Qatar. 20 July 2014 Doha, Qatar Photo # 595417 Tweet

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No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

New York, N.Y.  A view of the Security Council as Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the U.N., vetoes a draft resolution which declared the planned referendum on independence for Ukraine’s Crimea region illegal and urged countries not to recognise the results. The resolution, drafted by the United States delegation, came [...]

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U.N. Denounces ‘Draconian’ Anti-Gay Law in Nigeria

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights chief today voiced her alarm at a “draconian” new law in Nigeria that further criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, organizations and activities, as well as people who support them. “Rarely have I seen a piece of legislation that in so few paragraphs directly violates [...]

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On International Day: Respect Migrants, Reject Xenophobia

New York, N.Y.  To mark International Migrants Day, the United Nations family is calling on people and Governments everywhere to reject xenophobia and embrace migration as a key enabler for equitable, inclusive and sustainable social and economic development. Migrant workers in India cook a meal. Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark. “Let us make migration work for the [...]

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Human Rights Day: U.N. Declaration’s 20th Anniversary

New York, N.Y.  Honoring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials today mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and resources to implement laws and standards designed to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the UN Human Rights [...]

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Remembering World Leader Nelson Mandela, Father of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa.  The world remembers thought leader and hero Nelson Mandela who was born on July 18, 1918 and who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.  He has passed this day. A South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, he was the first black South African to hold the office, and [...]

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Int’l. Volunteer Day: Ban Highlights Youth as Change Agents

New York, N.Y.  “There are more than 1.2 billion youth in the world today, with incredible potential to tackle challenges and act as agents of change,” he said in his message for the Day, observed annually on 5 December. “When young people volunteer, the opportunity provides them with valuable life and job skills; it strengthens their capacity [...]

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Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

Organizations Suggest Ways to Help Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

Around World, Millions of Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Meets Palestinian President

LGBT Bias Over Upcoming Pink Dot Event in Singapore