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New York, Nov 6 (JEN): A United Nations envoy Tuesday commended the parties to the Kachin peace talks, calling their meeting this week “a significant move forward” in Myanmar’s national reconciliation process. more
Myanmar: UN deplores loss of life in boat tragedy

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday deplored the loss of life in the recent boat tragedy off the western coast of Myanmar, and stressed the need for urgent acti ...

DR Congo: UN welcomes end of M23 rebellion

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): The United Nations special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region Tuesday joined other senior diplomatic officials in welcoming the announcement by the M23 rebel gro ...

UN works on to tackle worsening Syria crisis

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): International efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria continue apace, with two United Nations officials reporting Tuesday on their work towa ...

Piracy ransom amounts to more than $339 million: UN

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): Pirates off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa have made between USD 339 million and USD 413 million in ransom profits, fuelling a wide range of criminal act ...

UN urges immediate action to resolve Gaza power crisis

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): A senior United Nations humanitarian official has voiced his concern about the shutdown of Gaza’s main power plant earlier Friday due to a critical fuel shortage, a ...

UNICEF urges investment to help Lebanon care for refugees

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): The international community should match Lebanon’s generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria by further investing in the country’s pu ...

Final group of Angolans leaves Botswana for home: UN

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): The last group of Angolan refugees arrived in their home country from Botswana on Wednesday afternoon, marking the end of the voluntary repatriation programme, a Unit ...

Africa: UN, World Bank to help Sahel tackle crises

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Friday they are teaming up for a trip to the Sahel next week to address p ...

UN agency provides food to record number of Syrians

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said that it is reaching close to 3.3 million people in Syria – a record for its operations – but many are still wit ...