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New York, Jan 25 (JEN): The recently concluded action plan aimed at allaying international concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme is an important development, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog said on Friday, while adding that there is still a long way to go in this effort. more
CAR: UN provides food for hundreds of thousands

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): The United Nations on Friday called for security to be re-established along the main roads in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) to allow access for vital ai ...

Syrian government, opposition to meet: UN

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): Representatives of the Syrian Government and opposition groups have agreed to meet on Saturday for the first time ever in the same room, the Joint Special Representa ...

Ban calls on Egypt to mark anniversary of revolution

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on Egyptians to mark the third anniversary of their revolution by renewing their commitment to peacefu ...

UNCC pays out for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, on Thurs ...

Greenpeace forest activists scale Essar HQ

Mumbai, Jan 22 (JEN) Greenpeace activists draped Essar’s 180ft tall building in Mahalakshmi here with a giant 36 ft X 72 ft banner which read, ‘We kill forests’: Essar."

UN urges protection, access to aid for Syrian children

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): Against the backdrop of peace talks on Syria which opened on Wednesdayin Switzerland, senior United Nations humanitarian officials have joined international aid organ ...

Ban urges Yemen to work towards building new country

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesdaycongratulated Yemen on successfully concluding nearly year-long talks on which the country's new constitution ...

Syria: UN urges aid delivery to Palestinian refugee camp

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): As world leaders meet in Montreux, Switzerland, seeking a political solution to the crisis in Syria, the United Nations is calling on all parties in the strife-torn n ...

UN congratulates Yemen on concluding national dialogue

New York, Jan 22 (JEN): After being on the brink of civil war, Yemenis negotiated an agreement for peaceful change, the only such in the region, a senior United Nations official Tuesday said ...