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New York, Nov 21 (JEN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed the announcement Wednesday of the final list of candidates for next year’s presidential and provincial council elections. more
Nepal: Ban welcomes peaceful conduct of polls

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday congratulated the people of Nepal for the peaceful and successful conduct of Tuesday’s elections for members of the Con ...

Veteran Red Cross official to head UN agency for refugees

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment Wednesday of a veteran Red Cross official to head the main United Nations agency responsible fo ...

UN appoints Colombian footballer as Goodwill Ambassador

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): The United Nations anti-drug and crime agency Wednesday named Colombian footballer Radamel Falcao García Zárate as its Goodwill Ambassador for drug prevention.

UN to assist political development in Kosovo

New York, Nov 20 (JEN): The United Nations pledged full cooperation Tuesday with the European Union (EU) in tackling the “critical and broadly more challenging phase” confronting ...

Somalia: UNSC reaffirms call to fight piracy, robbery at sea

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday reiterated its calls on the international community to fight piracy and armed robbery at sea, which continue to pose ...

UN urges Ghana to re-think criminal justice

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert Monday voiced deep concern about the situation of overcrowding in prisons in Ghana which is leading to other rights ...

South Sudan faces enormous challenges: UN envoy

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): Beset by enormous challenges in extending the Government's authority, deadly inter-communal conflict, and human rights abuses by the security forces, South Sudan is ...

UN condemns racist attacks against French minister

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): The recent racist attacks in France against Guyanese-born Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira are unacceptable, the United Nations human rights office said Friday ...

Cambodia: UN urges probe into use of force by security forces

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): Recent clashes in Cambodia, in which police were seen beating individuals with truncheons and shooting live ammunition and rubber bullets from close range, must be u ...