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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 Welcomes Taliban Temporary Truce Announcement - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the Talibans announcement of a three-day partial ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, urging all parties concerned "to seize this opportunity and embrace an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process."
SOP newswire3Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says - While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels today.
SOP newswire3Attack in Somalia Kills U.S. Service Member - A U.S. special operations service member was killed and four other U.S. service members and a partner force service member were wounded as the result of an enemy attack during an operation today in Jubaland, Somalia, U.S. Africa Command officials said.
SOP newswire3U.S., Egyptian Navy Vessels Perform Maneuvering Drills - The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill and the Egyptian navys frigate El Suez participated in a passing exercise here, June 3.
SOP newswire3Dunford to Discuss Deconfliction With Russian Counterpart in Helsinki - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki tomorrow to discuss operations in Syria and other matters.
SOP newswire3UN and Myanmar Ink Agreement, Setting Stage for Rohingya Return - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the understanding reached between UN agencies and Myanmar on creating conditions that would allow hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to voluntarily and safely return to their homes in the countrys Rakhine province.
SOP newswire3UN: Bangladesh Drug-offender Killings Must Stop - The alleged extra-judicial killing of suspected drug offenders must be "immediately halted" and their perpetrators brought to justice, UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Security Council Condemns Ceasefire Violations in Ukraine - Expressing grave concern over the recent deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its "severe impact" on civilians, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday underlined the need to scale up efforts to support the civilian population affected by the conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Violence Against Women - The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls "a thing of the past," said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3UN: Children as Young as One Involved in US Separation of Migrant Families - The current policy in the United States of separating "extremely young children" from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the countrys southern border "always constitutes a child rights violation," the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3Operation Roundup in Syria Continues to Target ISIS Terrorists - In Syria, Operation Roundup is in its 36th day of targeting and destroying remnants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Army Col. Thomas Veale, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told Pentagon reporters today via teleconference from Baghdad.
SOP newswire3Mattis Meets With Indo-Pacific Leaders at Singapore Summit - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with several Indo-Pacific leaders on the sidelines of the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore June 1.
Robert Paul ReyesStings Like a Bee! Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka Trump a 'Feckless C-Word' - Ivanka claims to be an advocate for women and children, but she lacks the moral fortitude to confront her father, and demand that he take decisive action to stop the separation of undocumented families.
SOP newswire3Security Council Fails to Adopt Competing Texts on Protection of Palestinian Civilians in Gaza - The United Nations Security Council on Friday failed to adopt two competing draft resolutions; one produced by Kuwait, in response to the killing of dozens of Palestinian protestors in Gaza, and the other tabled by the United States, which vetoed the initial resolution saying it was "grossly one-sided" against Israel.
SOP newswire3Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout May.
SOP newswire3Mattis Meets With Japanese, Indonesian Defense Ministers in Hawaii - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with his Japanese and Indonesian counterparts in Hawaii, May 29, as he was en route to attend the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
SOP newswire3Migration is a Net Gain for Africa - The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continents whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and "harmful narratives" targeting migration.
SOP newswire3Tongas Olympic Flag-bearer Brings Message of Self-belief to Youth at UN Headquarters - He is best known for his bare-chested appearances at the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympic Games, but Pita Taufatofua now wants to use his social media muscle to empower youth, and get them to share their stories.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Visits Mali - On the second day of his visit to Mali, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres travelled some 460 kilometers outside the capital, Bamako, to Mopti, where he highlighted how insecurity in the region is threatening the countrys fragile peace process.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Action in Mexico to End Outrageous Wave of Disappearances - Authorities in Mexico are being urged to act to end what the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has described as "a wave of enforced disappearances" in the city of Nuevo Laredo, amid "strong indications" that federal security forces may be involved.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Killing of Police Officers and Civilian in Belgium - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has condemned Tuesdays attacks by a gunman in the Belgian city of Li├Ęge, which left two police officers and a civilian dead.
SOP newswire3FAO: Promoting Biodiversity Across all Agricultural Sectors Fundamental - Changing how countries across the world produce food is "fundamental" to protecting the future of the Earths ecosystem, said the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization.
SOP newswire3UN: Spirit of Compromise Needed to Combat Workplace Brutalism - The head of the United Nations labour agency has called for a new spirit of cooperation and consensus between workers, employers and Governments, to end what he called the "new brutalism" of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace.
SOP newswire3UN Highlights 2 million Syrians in Greatest Need - Less than 20 per cent of the "desperate" civilians living in Syrias hard-to-reach areas have got the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday, calling for the Security Council to help ease their plight.
SOP newswire3UN Chief in Mali to Mark Sacrifice of Peacekeepers - On the eve of UN Peacekeepers Day this Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of United Nations police officers.
SOP newswire3Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic - The already serious humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR) has worsened amid a spike in violence which threatens to overtake almost every area of the country, a top UN aid official said on Monday.
SOP newswire3What 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 newswire3Russia Liable for Downing Airliner - Following the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he "has taken note with concern of the latest report."
SOP newswire3Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets throughout May, task force officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Mattis, Danish Defense Minister Reaffirm Defense Relationship - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Denmark, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
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