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UN condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:24

The UN Security Council has condemned the two attacks in Afghanistan that killed many civilians, including children, a media report said Wednesday.

There can be no justification for any acts of terror: BRICS

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:14

In a strong endorsement of India, the five-nation BRICS summit has come out with a strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there can be no justification for any acts of terror.

Sanctions must be enforced on Iraq extremists: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 07:42

56. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all countries to enforce an arms embargo, financial sanctions and travel bans against the Islamic State extremist group that has captured a vast stretch of territory in Iraq.

Top UN official supporting peacekeepers resigns

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 07:39

56. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Ameerah Haq is stepping down as the UN undersecretary-general in charge of providing logistics and support for the more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers deployed around the world.

ITU, UN Women launch award for gender equality technology

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:40

ITU and UN Women have launched a new global technology award that recognises outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

UN chief makes ``pilgrimage`` to Haiti to address cholera crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 05:08

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Haiti on Monday for what he called a "necessary pilgrimage" to promote efforts to alleviate a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and has been linked to the UN`s own peacekeepers.

UN Security Council authorizes cross-border aid access in Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 02:31

The U.N. Security Council on Monday authorized humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries incursions into its territory.

Mary Robinson named UN special climate change envoy

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 02:02

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday named former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy for climate change, ahead of a summit set for September.

UN evacuates as deadly clashes sever Libya air links

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 01:49

The United Nations announced Monday that it was evacuating its remaining staff from Libya, after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport and severed air links with the outside world.

UN authorises cross-border aid to Syrians

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:14

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorising cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in rebel-held areas in desperate need of food and medicine, without government approval.

UN mission evacuates from Libya

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:11

The United Nations mission in Libya said today it is withdrawing its staff from Libya "temporarily" because of deteriorating security after deadly militia clashes over control of Tripoli International Airport.

UN chief voices alarm at increased Gaza violence

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 06:28

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Sunday that hostilities in and around the Gaza Strip appeared to be worsening, warning that an Israeli ground offensive would "undoubtedly increase the death toll and exacerbate civilian suffering in the Gaza Strip."