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UNESCO Experts Ready to Assist Reconstruction of Iconic Notre Dame

Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have "gone" after the devastating fire in Paris on Monday evening, but UN cultural experts are standing by to offer help where it is needed in rebuilding the iconic structure.

SOP newswire3UN Marks International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members - Marking International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, UN Secretary-General Guterres paid tribute to UN personnel abducted, detained or missing while serving.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Restraint as Israel-Hamas Tensions Rise Over Rocket Attack - The UN Secretary-General said he was "gravely concerned" by the firing of a rocket from Gaza deep into Israel on Monday which reportedly injured seven people, including three children, north of the capital Tel Aviv.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Establishment of Inclusive Government in Central African Republic - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with an early February peace deal struck with more than a dozen armed groups active in the country.
SOP newswire3Venezuela: A Worrying Destabilizing Factor in the Region - Expressing concern at the "magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact" of Venezuelas current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the country had become "a worrying destabilizing factor in the region."
SOP newswire3Cyclone Idai Devastates Africa - The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said on Tuesday, warning that the emergency "is getting bigger by the hour."
SOP newswire3UN: Safe Drinking Water is a Basic Human Right - Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva.
SOP newswire3Gaza Protest Anniversary Looms - Human Rights Council-appointed investigators urged Israel on Monday to revise its military rules of engagement, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the start of mass demonstrations at the countrys border fence with Gaza, that have left hundreds of Palestinians dead and thousands more injured.
SOP newswire3UN: Support Syria on Path to Peace - Governments across the world have a "moral obligation" to help Syrians "unite around a vision for their common future," finally bringing an end to eight years of brutal conflict, said the UN Secretary-General on Friday.
SOP newswire3UN Urges World Community to Stand Against Anti-Muslim Hatred After New Zealand Massacre - The UN Secretary-General Guterres has urged the international community to stand united against anti-Muslim hatred following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some critically.
SOP newswire3Hundreds of Thousands of Childen in Congo Suffering From Acute Malnutrition - More than a quarter of a million children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and thousands of others who have fled with their families to nearby provinces - are suffering severe and acute malnutrition
SOP newswire3China a Rising Threat to National Security - China is building up its military in ways that threaten U.S. and allied interests in the Western Pacific and in the South China Sea in particular, the deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said today.
SOP newswire3In South Sudan Mothers Teaching Daughters How to Survive Rape - Sexual attacks in South Sudan are so common that mothers now teach their daughters how to survive the ordeal of being raped, in such a way as to minimize the violence.
SOP newswire3UN Mourns UN Workers Who Died in Ethiopia Crash - United Nations flags flew at half-mast around the world on Monday to honour the more than 150 people killed in Sundays Ethiopian Airlines crash, including at least 21 UN workers.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attack on Ebola Clinic in Congo - Amidst a deadly Ebola outbreak, on Saturday morning armed groups brutally attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
SOP newswire3UN: Women Still Struggle to Find a Job - Womens job opportunities have barely improved since the early 1990s, UN labour experts said on Thursday, warning that female workers are still penalized for having children and looking after them.
SOP newswire3UN Human Rights Group Headed to Venezuela - A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the way for an official mission to Caracas by the UN top rights official, Michelle Bachelet.
SOP newswire3Peace Deal Holds in South Sudan - UN-backed South Sudan peace agreement is holding and has led to positive change.
SOP newswire3Rebuilding Yemen - The ongoing conflict in Yemen has had a devastating impact on the Gulf country and while UN agencies continue to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of the Yemeni people, at least one UN agency has already begun planning for a future without war.
SOP newswire3UN Marks International Women's Day - Under the theme "Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change," the United Nations hosted its flagship event celebrating International Womens Day on Friday to recognize unsung women from across the world, and encourage innovation to transform lives.
SOP newswire3Security Council Discusses Chemical Weapons Use in Syria - The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were "reasonable grounds" that a chemical attack took place during the crucial battle for control of Eastern Ghouta, last April.
SOP newswire3Millions of North Koreans in Desperate Need of Food - The UN is calling for some $120 million to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, desperately needed by 3.8 million North Koreans, as it releases its 2019 Needs and Priorities Plan for the country.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Israeli Response to Gaza Protests - Since the beginning of the year, Israeli security forces have responded to protests along Gazas border fence with tear gas, rubber coated bullets and live ammunition that have caused death, injury and fear
SOP newswire3UN Keeping Tabs on Key North Korean Reactor - IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said that the agency was continuing to monitor activities around North Korea Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre.
SOP newswire3UN: 93 Million Children with Disabilities Among the Most Likely to be Left Behind - States should do more for an estimated 93 million children with disabilities who are "among the most likely to be left behind and the least likely to be heard," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Monday.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terror Attacks in Somalia - The Secretary-General Guterres said on Friday that he "strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attacks" that took place in the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Thursday local time, which reportedly killed more than 20 people, with scores injured.
SOP newswire3Despite Ceasefire Children Still Dying in Yemen War - Responding to the violent deaths of five children in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on Thursday, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, said that Yemens civil war continues to take a "horrific toll" on children.
SOP newswire3UN: Migration and Sustainable Development Interconnected - Migration and sustainable development are "deeply interconnected" and the 2030 Agenda, the UNs blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not be achieved if we do not "comprehensively include migrants," the President of the General Assembly said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN: Silence the Guns in Africa - Arms control, the illegal exploitation of natural resources, and the United Nations role in "silencing the guns in Africa" were the focus of a Security Councils debate on Wednesday, aimed at conflict prevention across the continent.
SOP newswire3UN: Stateless Rohingya Refugee Children Living in Untenable Situation - With around half a million in effect, stateless Rohingya refugee children living in Bangladeshs Coxs Bazar camp, the United Nations Childrens Fund chief stressed on Friday that the international community must address their "untenable situation" and "invest in this generation."
SOP newswire3UN: Migrants and Refugees Boost Hope for Human Rights - Peoples rights are under fire "in many parts of the globe," UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before insisting that he was not "losing hope," thanks to the progress made by powerful grassroots movements for social justice.
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