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U.N. Seeks Common Strategy on Health Care for Refugee, Migrant Influx

New York, N.Y. As the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants into Europe strains host countries’ medical resources, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) opened a high-level meeting in Rome today to draft a common strategy on health care for the newcomers, ranging from prompt vaccination against measles and polio to dealing with childbirth complications. […]

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On Children’s Day, World Remains ‘Deeply Unfair’ Place for Children

New York, N.Y. Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 26 years ago today. Children look out a train window at a reception centre […]

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U.N. Security Council Calls for Eradicating ISIS Safe Havens

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Security Council this evening called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe haven, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those that devastated Paris and Beirut last week. […]

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Marking World Toilet Day, U.N. urges ‘Open, Frank’ Discussion

New York, N.Y. On World Toilet Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging broad action to renew efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation for all and work to comprehensively address the “vicious cycle” connecting poor sanitation and malnutrition, the theme of this year’s observance of the Day. Children are using toilet facilities […]

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Refugees Must Not be Turned into ‘Scapegoats’ Following Paris Attacks

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency expressed its shock and horror at the attacks in Paris and the killing of so many innocent people and warned against the scapegoating of refugees, in the wake of the deadly attacks. Just over 300 Syrian refugees with passports lining up to board the night ferry from […]

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U.N., World Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terrorist Attacks in Paris

New York, N.Y. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable” terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre. View of Paris, France, from UNESCO headquarters. U.N. […]

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Ahead of Historic Elections in Myanmar, Push for Children

New York, N.Y.  As the historic elections in Myanmar draws closer, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children urged potential leaders of the country to prioritise children and commit to providing them with a fair start in life. The ceasefire agreement in Myanmar is an historic step for children, who  have suffered […]

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‘Looming’ Refugee Crisis as Women Flee Central America

New York, N.Y.  Women in Central America and Mexico are fleeing their countries in rising numbers to escape a surge in deadly, unchecked gang violence, fuelling a looming refugee crisis in the Americas that demands urgent and concerted action by the States of the region, the United Nations refugee agency is warning. At the Casa […]

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Obama, Hollande to Meet in Wake of Paris Attacks re: ISIS