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In Somalia, Ban lauds country’s progress towards stability, urges ‘continuity’

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Posted by admin 26 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Somalia has made “remarkable progress” as it continues down the road towards economic and political stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he arrived in the capital city of Mogadishu – the third stop in a tour of the Horn of Africa aimed at promoting development and consolidating peace and security across the wider region.

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Farming sector hit by insecurity as Central African Republic crisis grinds on – UN report

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The continuing crisis in the embattled Central African Republic has taken a large toll on agricultural production and is eroding the capacity of the country’s population to secure sufficient food, a new report by the United Nations food and agriculture agencies has found.

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UN officials welcome launch in South Sudan of campaign to end use of child soldiers

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Posted by admin 26 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations stands ready to support the Government of South Sudan in its renewed commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in the army, top UN officials declared today as the Organization launched a new initiative in the country.

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Signs of Ebola decline in Liberia offer ‘glimmer of hope’ – UN

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Posted by admin 25 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country hardest hit by the virus, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, while cautioning against drawing premature conclusions.

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Ban ‘deeply troubled’ by findings of review of allegations of misreporting by joint Darfur Mission

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Posted by admin 25 days ago (http://www.un.org)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is “deeply troubled” by the findings of a review conducted into recent allegations that the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur region intentionally sought to cover up crimes against civilians and peacekeepers.

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Ban pays tribute to late Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata

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Posted by admin 25 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to Zambia’s late President Michael Chilufya Sata, praising his vision for the country and commitment to addressing the needs of Zambia’s poor.

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South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says UN relief chief

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Posted by admin 25 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and South Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said today in Pretoria, South Africa, at the opening of the regional consultation for Eastern and Southern Africa of the World Humanitarian Summit.

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Primary focus of response must be to halt spread of Ebola in West Africa – UN

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Posted by admin 31 days ago (http://www.un.org)
As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) experts said today.

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