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Sudan: After years of conflict, millions require aid; But is the world paying attention? (Do, 22 Feb 2018)
If it were a new crisis, it would be one of the biggest in the world, but despite the fact that more than five million people need aid, Sudan is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a senior United Nations official has said.
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Protect the rights of ‘Dreamers,’ UN human rights experts urge US Government (Do, 22 Feb 2018)
With hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in the United States as children facing possible expulsion, a group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the country to take urgent steps to address their situation and ensure that their rights are protected.
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At leaders forum in Belarus, deputy UN chief urges concrete action on Global Goals (Mi, 21 Feb 2018)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious, universal, people-centred and planet-sensitive set of goals and targets ever conceived by the United Nations, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a regional leaders forum in Belarus on Wednesday.
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As relevant as ever, UN Charter is ‘our living template’ for tackling global challenges – Guterres (Mi, 21 Feb 2018)
The Principles outlined in the United Nations Charter remain the foundations of international relations and global harmony at a time when conflicts have come more complex, new threats and challenges have emerged and impacts of instability are felt far beyond their source, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.
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World has knowledge and tools to stop deforestation, senior UN agriculture official tells global conference (Mi, 21 Feb 2018)
A future with zero net global deforestation is possible with the right mix of policies, social action and political will, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said as a major international conference on sustainable forest management kicked off this week in Rome.
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‘Our values, beliefs and identity’ are embedded within language, UNESCO says on Mother Language Day (Mi, 21 Feb 2018)
Every two weeks, one of the world’s languages disappears, along with the human history and cultural heritage that accompanies it, the chief of the United Nations cultural agency warned on Wednesday, calling for greater efforts to preserve and promote mother languages and indigenous languages, to bolster inclusion, diversity and ultimately, sustainable development.
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UN chief ‘deeply alarmed’ by escalating hostilities in Syria’s east Ghouta (Mi, 21 Feb 2018)
Deeply alarmed by the escalating violence in Syria’s east Ghouta, the United Nations has reiterated a call for an end to hostilities so that the sick and wounded can be immediately evacuated and humanitarian aid deliveries can reach those in need.
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Targeted support, reconstruction needed as displaced Iraqis return and rebuild their lives, urges UN agency (Di, 20 Feb 2018)
Iraqi civilians, driven from their homes in fear by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, Da’esh), are now starting to make their way back home after the terrorist group has been uprooted from its bastions in the country, the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported.
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South-eastern DR Congo at risk of humanitarian disaster of ‘extraordinary proportions,’ warns UN refugee agency (Di, 20 Feb 2018)
Cautioning that the Tanganyika region in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo could be engulfed by a humanitarian disaster of “extraordinary proportions,” the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday urged the Government to ensure protection of civilians.
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‘There is no plan B,’ says Guterres, reiterating UN’s commitment to two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Di, 20 Feb 2018)
After over a century of hostilities including 50 years of continued military occupation, Israelis and Palestinians are still no closer to peace, a United Nations special envoy said on Tuesday, warning that even as many in the region have lost hope for positive change, the enemies of peace are growing more confident by the day.
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