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Ban Ki-moon Urges ‘Courageous Steps’ for Lasting Two-State Solution

Tel Aviv, Israel. Following a meeting this morning in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the leader to take the “courageous steps” necessary for a negotiated two-State solution in order to bring lasting peace, security and dignity for the people of both Israel and Palestine. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) […]

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U.N. Allocates $13 million to Help People in North-Eastern Nigeria

New York, N.Y. The top United Nations relief official today released $13 million from a fund that supports rapid humanitarian responses – known as the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-east Nigeria that have just become accessible.             […]

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Vote to Leave E.U., Ban Says U.N. to Work with ‘Important Partners’

New York, N.Y. Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” Photo: Carmen Cuesta Roca “The Secretary-General expects the European Union to continue to be a solid partner for the United Nations […]

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Caribbean Region To Boost Efforts To Prepare For Increased Drought

New York, N.Y. Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a […]

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Emergency Fund Allocates $15 Million To Help People Fleeing Fallujah

New York, N.Y.-The top United Nations relief official chief today released $15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide urgent life-saving assistance for people affected by the recent fighting and military operations in Fallujah.                                                                                                                                                      Photo: OCHA/Themba Linden “People escaping Fallujah are in desperate need of assistance now, this minute. We […]

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Combat Erosion, U.N. Calls For Action To Restore Land Resources

New York, NY– Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, drought and biodiversity loss, requiring long-term solutions to help communities increase resilience to climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today. “The livelihoods and well-being of hundreds of millions of people […]

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U.N. Women Announces Anne Hathaway As Goodwill Ambassador

New York, NY– The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today announced the appointment of Academy Award-winning American actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador.    Actress Anne Hathaway, newly-appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Los Angeles, California (March 2010). UN Photo/Mark Garten. A long-standing supporter of women’s and […]

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U.N. Food Relief Agency To Double Aid To Niger’s Diffa Region

Diffa, Niger– Faced with a new wave of displacement following recent Boko Haram attacks in Niger’s south-eastern Diffa region and with needs on the rise, the United Nations food relief agency plans to double its food and nutrition assistance, aiming to gradually increase its life-saving support to more than 250,000 people in Niger’s embattled southern […]

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