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UN Marks 100 Years Since Mandela's Birth

Taking stock of his "vast" legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday.

SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas - Following the announcement yesterday of a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to commence talks in Cairo for a durable peace.
SOP newswire3Temporary Ceasefire Allows UN to Restock Water, Food - Amid a 7-hour ceasefire announced by Israel in Gaza, the UN is restocking supplies temporary shelters for the 270,000 displaced people throughout the Gaza Strip.
SOP newswire3Ban Offers Help to Quake Victims in China - Saddened by the loss of life as a result of the earthquake that struck Yunnan province, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged that the UN stands ready to help respond to any humanitarian needs created by the disaster.
SOP newswire3Annulment of Uganda`s Anti-homosexuality Law Hailed by UN - United Nations officials have welcomed the decision of the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country`s Anti-Homosexuality Act, hailing it as a victory for the rule of law and social justice.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Schocked at Collapse of Gaza Ceasefire - Strongly condemning the violation by Hamas of the mutually agreed humanitarian ceasefire which commenced this morning in the Gaza Strip, Ban Ki-moon also expressed deep concern about renewed Israeli attacks on the tiny enclave.
SOP newswire3UN Sets Up Task Force to Reduce Risks of Flying Over Conflict Zones - The UN set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan: UN Welcomes Arrival of Observers for Audit of Run-off Election Results - The UN welcomed today`s deployment of international observers ahead of the resumption Saturday of the comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.
SOP newswire3UN: Downing of Plane May be War Crime - The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today said today.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza - United Nations Chief Ban calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza.
SOP newswire3Intel Community Assists Flight MH17 Investigation - Agencies throughout the U.S. intelligence community are collaborating to develop as complete a picture as possible of the events surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
SOP newswire3U.S. Moves Tripoli Embassy Personnel to Tunisia - The U.S. military today assisted in the movement of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli in Libya to Tunisia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attack on Afghan Civilians - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime.
SOP newswire3UN: Impact of Iraq Conflict on Minorities Devastating - The UN warned that ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq are bearing the devastating and irreversible brunt of the conflict that has once again engulfed the country.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Hunger Catastrophe for South Sudanese Children - Two United Nations humanitarian agencies called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan.
SOP newswire3Dempsey: Russian Attacks Change Europe`s Security Landscape - Russia`s decision to fire artillery from within Russia onto Ukrainian military positions transforms the security environment throughout Eastern Europe, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
SOP newswire3DoD Spokesman: Russia Continues to Arm, Train Separatists - Despite questions about its possible role in last week`s downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine, Russia continues to arm and train pro-Russian separatists.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Expresses Condolences to Dutch Defense Minister - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today expressed his personal condolences in a telephone call with Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaer of the Netherlands for the 192 Dutch citizens who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
SOP newswire3DoD: No Hint Russia Has Ceased Rebel Support - Although it's unclear who is helping separatists fighting in Ukraine and how much help is being provided, there are no indications that Russia has stopped its support, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Offers Condolences to Malaysian Defense Minister - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by telephone today with Malaysian Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein to offer his condolences for those who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
SOP newswire3Cape Ray Continues Neutralizing Syrian Chemical Materials - Teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria's declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attacks on Civilians in Central African Republic - The United Nations expressed deep concern over reports of alarming levels of violence in the Central African Republic.
SOP newswire3UN: Serious Human Rights Violations in Iraq - The group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is imposing untold hardship and suffering on Iraqi civilians, the United Nations said.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Heads to Israel in Search of Peace - Amid an escalation of violence in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians, and to help bolster regional and international efforts for a solution.
SOP newswire3UN: Downing of Malaysian Jet Highlights Urgency of Resolving Ukraine Crisis - The apparent deliberate downing of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine highlights the need for an urgent resumption of a ceasefire and a serious effort to end the ongoing crisis.
SOP newswire3Russian Military Buildup Near Ukraine Concerns DoD Officials - U.S. defense officials are concerned about a buildup of Russian troops along that country`s border with Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.
SOP newswire3UN Reports Rocket Fire from South Lebanon Towards Israel - The UN Interim Force in Lebanon reported that earlier today, its radar revealed that three rockets originating from south Lebanon were fired towards Israel.
SOP newswire3UN Assisting Thousands Fleeing Nigeria - With thousands of families being driven from their homes by the violence spreading through Nigeria, United Nations agencies are providing humanitarian aid to those who have escaped and crossed the border into Cameroon.
SOP newswire3Israeli Defense Minister Updates Chuck Hagel on Unfolding Events - Chuck Hagel and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon spoke by phone this morning about the events unfolding in Israel and Gaza.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Population Day' - With 1.8 billion young people around the world " the largest generation of youth in history " senior United Nations officials are marking World Population Day with calls for a renewed commitment to helping young people improve their lives and the common future.
SOP newswire3UN Alarmed by Rising Death Toll in Gaza - Voicing alarm at the Israeli military operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, as well as the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel, the UN human rights chief appealed to all sides to abide by their obligations to protect civilians.
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