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NHK WORLD TV Service Launched for United Nations

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NHK WORLD TV Service Launched for United Nations

Japan International Broadcasting, the distribution company of NHK’s international channels, announced a five-year partnership with the United Nations (U.N.) Headquarters in New York City. It brings NHK WORLD TV, the stand-alone, 24-hour, English-language television news and lifestyle network, to the U.N.‘s In-House Network channel. NHK WORLD TV is the first outside news channel broadcasting in [...]

Open Letter to Save the Children in Syria

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Open Letter to Save the Children in Syria

Save the Children and other leading humanitarian agencies published Monday an open letter calling on the parties to the Syrian conflict meeting in Geneva to urgently focus on the plight of children. The 14 signatories also include Antonio Gutteres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee; [...]

UN Help in South Sudan as Fighting Continues

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UN Help in South Sudan as Fighting Continues

The security situation in South Sudan remains “fluid,” the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said today. It confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas affected by the current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops, particularly Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and Juba. “This is critical to enable the Mission to deliver on its mandate [...]

Ban Ki-moon Urges to End Conflict in South Sudan

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Ban Ki-moon Urges to End Conflict in South Sudan

In an appeal broadcast in South Sudan on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his call on its leaders to settle their differences peacefully and pledged to help end the violence that has wracked the world’s youngest nation over the past 10 days. “I want to assure you that the United Nations stands with the [...]

Attempts to Save the Children in Syria

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Attempts to Save the Children in Syria

Gaining access to the millions of children trapped in Syria and at acute risk must become the international community’s priority, Save the Children said today, June 7, as the UN launched an emergency funding call. “What the UN announced today was the price tag of our collective political failure to end this conflict,” said Carolyn [...]

South Africa Must Tackle Sexual Violence: UN

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South Africa Must Tackle Sexual Violence: UN

The United Nations human rights chief expressed her shock and deep sadness at the rape, mutilation and murder of a 17-year-old woman in South Africa, and urged a more comprehensive approach to tackling the “pandemic of sexual violence” in the country. “There is a need for very strong signals to be sent to all rapists [...]

Ban Ki-Moon Pledges Support to Qatar

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Ban Ki-Moon Pledges Support to Qatar

Panel of global leaders gathered in Qatar National Pavilion at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development to discuss food security in dry land nations, according to a statement issued Saturday by Qatar National Food Security Programme. “We want to say that we live in a sustainable world, but we cannot claim this when we have [...]

Syrian Violence Continues Despite Peace Promise

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Syrian Violence Continues Despite Peace Promise

Despite Syrian Government’s commitment to UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to withdraw troops by April 10, state violence continues in Syria. The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) and the League of Arab States, Kofi Annan (pictured above) stressed the escalation of violence in Syria is “unacceptable”, and called on the Government to [...]

Syria Accepts Kofi Annan’s Peace Plan

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Syria Accepts Kofi Annan’s Peace Plan

After a long dilly-dallying during the past few days, it’s said that the Syrian rulers have accepted the peace formula offered by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (pictured above). The Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad has finally agreed to withdraw its troops and weapons from the embattled cities by April 10. [ Also [...]

Mali Crisis: Leaders Condemn the Coup

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Mali Crisis: Leaders Condemn the Coup

The members of the UN Security Council strongly condemn the forcible seizure of power from the democratically elected Government of Mali by some elements of the Malian armed forces. They call on these elements to ensure the safety and security of President Amadou Toumani Touré and return to their barracks. And they demand the release [...]

Human Rights Violations during Congo Elections: UN

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Human Rights Violations during Congo Elections: UN

A UN report released today details serious human rights violations, including killings, disappearances and arbitrary detention, committed in Kinshasa by Congolese and security forces in the context of the 2011 presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Earlier human rights organization Amnesty International said it is appalled by the latest report [...]

UN World Anthem to Welcome 7 Billion People

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UN World Anthem to Welcome 7 Billion People

Performed by more than 50 musicians from 13 countries, “United” commemorates United Nations Day and marks the beginning of a week-long countdown to 31 October, when the world population is projected to reach 7 billion. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will release a world anthem today (Oct. 24) entitled United. Beginning today, visit http://facebook.com/7billionactions [...]

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