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What is Good for Africa is Good for the World

Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.

SOP newswire3Syria: Ban Warns Against Targeting Civilians - Following reports that armed groups cut water supplies in Aleppo, leaving at least 2.5 million people with no access to safe water for drinking and sanitation for days, Ban Ki-moon has warned that targeting civilians is a clear breach of international law.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Peaceful Vote in Guinea-Bissau - On the eve of run-off presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau,Ban Ki-moon has urged voters to show the same sense of civic duty exhibited during the first round of the polls by turning out in large numbers and in a peaceful manner.
SOP newswire3UN: 33.3 Million People Displaced by War Last Year - Conflict and violence uprooted a record 33.3 million people within their countries last year, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Global Action to Disrupt Illegal Wildlife Trade - The UN urged the international community to come together at the highest political level to halt the escalation of wildlife crime.
SOP newswire3U.S. Team in Nigeria to Help Locate Kidnapped Girls - The United States has sent a team of experts to Nigeria to help the government in the West African country locate and free more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped last month by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
SOP newswire3UN Marks Migratory Bird Day - On this year's World Migratory Bird Day, the United Nations is spotlighting the role sustainable tourism can play in conserving one of the world's true natural wonders: the spectacular movements of migratory birds along their flyways.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attacks on Civilians in Nigeria - The UN is alarmed at the recent wave of attacks on civilians in north-east Nigeria.
SOP newswire3Ban Demands End to Hostilities in South Sudan - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing of an agreement to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, and demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities.
SOP newswire3UN Counts on Catholic Church to Help Promote Dignity for All - Ban Ki-moon hailed the personal commitment of Pope Francis I to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development.
SOP newswire3UN Demands Immediate Release of Abducted Nigerian Girls - The Security Council today demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the schoolgirls abducted a few weeks ago by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
SOP newswire3UN Alarmed by Escalating Violence in Ukraine - Increasing violence in eastern and southern Ukraine is resulting in more and more death and destruction.
SOP newswire3On World Intellectual Property Day, UN Celebrates Movies - To mark the Day, WIPO is helping to facilitate events in dozens of countries. Via the IP Day Facebook page, movie lovers around the world can learn about the history of film, the latest trends and how intellectual property helps to promote creativity and innovation.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned About Crisis in South Sudan - United Nations officials reported a drastic deterioration in the human rights situation in South Sudan, marked by increasing ethnic violence and revenge killings.
SOP newswire3Ukraine: Ban Welcomes Release of Abducted Military Observers - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release earlier today of European military monitors and accompanying Ukrainian staff abducted a week ago in the country`s crisis-torn eastern region.
SOP newswire3UN Rushes Aid After Landslides Devastate Afghanistan - Landslides triggered by heavy rains crashed into an area of north-eastern Afghanistan today, killing at least 350 people.
SOP newswire3Dempsey Calls Election 'Turning Point` for Afghan Forces - The Afghan election last month marked a turning point for Afghanistan`s national security forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
SOP newswire3UN Goes 'Bollywood` in Latest Push to Promote LGBT Rights - The United Nations human rights office launched in Mumbai today the latest phase of its global fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called The Welcome.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Peaceful Parliamentary Elections in Iraq - The United Nations Security Council welcomed the timely holding of parliamentary elections in Iraq.
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Egypt`s Outrageous Mass Death Sentences - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today strongly condemned the imposition of the death penalty on hundreds of people in Egypt.
SOP newswire3Egypt: Ban Alarmed by Legal Decisions Which Could Violate Human Rights - Ban Ki-moon today voiced alarmed at the news that another preliminary mass death sentence has been handed down in Egypt.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls for Efforts to Remove Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction - Ban Ki-moon called for intensified efforts to remove the threat posed by these weapons and to prevent terrorists from acquiring them.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Action to Combat Sexual Violence - Despite unprecedented political momentum to fight rape in war zones, sexual violence remains a global crime affecting women, men and children in more than 20 countries.
SOP newswire3On World Malaria Day, UN Pushes for Near Zero Preventable Deaths - The tide has turned on malaria, with mortality rates for children in Africa down by half, but a stronger surveillance system is urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks and resurgences.
SOP newswire3President Obama Sends Condolences, Pledges Aid for Ferry Sinking - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday`s ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea.
SOP newswire3UN: Syria Has Destroyed 80 Percent of its Chemical Weapons - Syria has, as of 19 April, removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 per cent of its chemical weapons material.
SOP newswire3UN Warns No Food Left in Besieged Palestinian Refugee Camp - The United Nations has renewed its demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Israeli Disruption of Easter Procession - A top UN envoy said he was dismayed that a peaceful Easter procession led by Palestinian Christians through Jerusalem's Old City was disrupted by Israeli security forces.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls for End to Fighting in Central African Republic - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for End of Israeli Blockade of Gaza - A UN official underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the illegal collective punishment unleashed on the population there.
SOP newswire3U.S. Ship Responds to Scene of Korean Ship Sinking - The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard is responding to the scene after the passenger ship Sewol sank near the island of Jindo off South Korea`s southwestern coast.
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