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U.N. Urges Greece, Europe to Boost Humanitarian Response

New York, N.Y.  The escalating refugee crisis in Greece is continuing, with migrant arrivals accelerating “dramatically,” the United Nations warned today, urging the Greek Government to strengthen reception facilities and services and for wider Europe to bolster humanitarian coordination. Dozens of refugees arrived in Greece by sea in July 2015, mainly from countries experiencing war […]

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U.N. Urges Making Youth ‘Drivers of Change’

New York, N.Y.  Marking International Day of Youth, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that no one knows better than young people the issues at stake in today’s rapidly changing world or the best way to respond, and declared: “That is why I am calling on young people to speak out – and I am […]

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U.N.: Settlement Expansion ‘Root Cause’ of Palestinian Violence

New York, N.Y.  A United Nations human rights committee has completed its annual evaluation of the situation affecting millions of people living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and has cited Israel’s policy of settlement expansion as a primary driver of the escalating violence in the area. Suffering displacement, injury and even death, children continue to […]

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U.S. Leadership Vital to Host of Global Issues, U.N. Chief Stresses

Washington, D.C.  The United Nations counts on the leadership and support of the United States on a range of critical issues, from climate change and sustainable development to resolving crises such as those in Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, following a meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama. U.S. President […]

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U.N. Chief Welcomes Obama Climate Change Plan

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled today by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address global warming while also saving money and growing the economy. Sustainable energy. Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie. The Plan reportedly assigns each state a […]

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Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the announcement today that Israel has approved construction of some 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, as well as the planning and construction of nearly 500 housing units in a number of settlements in East Jerusalem. An Israeli settlement viewed from […]

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On ‘World Day,’ U.N. Secretary-General Urges Action to Combat Human Trafficking

New York, N.Y.  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while pursuing and prosecuting criminals and their networks. At the Bandeu checkpoint in Nepal, inspectors and a police […]

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Ethnic Cleansing: U.N. Warns Against Haitian Deportations, Racial Profiling in D.R.

New York, N.Y.  United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of the Dominican Republic to take steps to prevent arbitrary deportations and to adopt measures to address allegations of racial profiling during deportations of people of Haitian descent. This woman was born in Haiti, but her eight children were born in the […]

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Pope Francis to Allow Holy Year Pardon for Abortion

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Another Chemical Plant Explosion in China

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