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Head of UN agency defending press freedom denounces murder of Egyptian journalist

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The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today denounced the recent murder of Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf and called on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Stepped-up attacks in Central African Republic prompt UN call for more peacekeepers

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With the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui having relapsed into wider violence, the United Nations human rights office today urged States to support the world body's appeal for thousands more peacekeepers and police.

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UN health agency working to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

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The number of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola (EVD) in Guinea has jumped from 103 to 122 in just three days, with 80 confirmed deaths, said the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), which will now focus on preventing further transmissions of the often fatal disease.

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As delayed Guinea-Bissau vote nears, UN panel stresses need for free, fair polls

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The United Nations panel dealing with peacebuilding efforts in Guinea-Bissau today welcomed the successful preparations for the country's upcoming legislative and presidential elections and called on all stakeholders to cooperate in ensuring that the polls are free and fair.

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South Sudan: harassment of staff draws concern of UN mission

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Amid growing humanitarian aid needs and despite recent assurances from the Government, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to report increasingly difficult working conditions due to movement restrictions and other harassments against its personnel and partners.

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At Brussels conference, Ban spotlights crisis in Central African Republic

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Posted by admin 152 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Stating that the world failed to stop the Central African Republic's slide "into a grave political, economic and humanitarian crisis," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged African and European leaders meeting in Brussels to act quickly to end the killing, protect civilians and prevent further sectarian strife, including through the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force.

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Central African Republic: amid rising violence, Ban says perpetrators will be held accountable

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern at the latest upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), and reminded all those involved that they will be held accountable for their actions and brought to justice.

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Feature: Drawing down - the end of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone

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Our two white UN vehicles are carefully moving down the dusty and bumpy road between Kenema and Koindu in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. We pass dozens of burnt, abandoned ruins of what were once sturdy brick and stone homes, some with hundreds of bullet holes in their walls - eerie remnants of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war that started in this very spot. About 1,200 of the former warlor

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