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UN Marks 'World Refugee Day'

With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution - roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand- the head of the United Nations has called for unity and solidarity as a first step to support them.

SOP newswire3UN Calls on Ireland to Amend Abortion Ban Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination - A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a result of Ireland`s legal prohibition of abortion, United Nations experts have found.
SOP newswire3Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Eritrea - Officials in Eritrea have committed crimes against humanity, including enslavement, rape and torture, across the country over the past 25 years, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Selecting the Next UN Secretary-General: Informal Briefings Reopen - Two more candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General will be heard today, answering questions on how they would promote sustainable development, improve efforts to create peace, protect human rights, and deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes should they be selected to lead the 193-member Organization.
SOP newswire3UN: Thousands Continue to Flee Boko Haram Attacks on Niger Town - Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in south-east Niger following near back-to-back attacks since this past Friday by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso in the troubled Diffa region, the United Nations refugee agency said today.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UNICEF Ambassador Ricky Martin Calls for Greater Efforts for Children Fleeing Syria Conflict - Following a two-day visit to Lebanon, singer Ricky Martin, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF), has called for greater efforts to safeguard the futures of millions of children affected by the Syrian conflict, whose lives have been shaped by displacement, violence and a persistent lack of opportunities.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Condemns Attacks in Yemen's Taiz - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned attacks in the Yemeni city of Taiz, which were carried out with heavy weapons, including rockets, mortars and artillery.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Announcement of Refugee Team to Compete at Olympics - The United Nations refugee agency has warmly welcomed today`s announcement by the International Olympic Committee of the refugees who will compete as a team in the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today
SOP newswire3Ban Deeply Saddened by Passing of Muhammad Ali - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Muhammad Ali, and extended his condolences to the Ali family and the many millions of fans mourning his death in every corner of the world.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Comments on Fort Hood Training Accident - Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke today in Singapore about the June 2 training accident at Fort Hood, Texas, that`s claimed the lives of nine soldiers.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter, Singaporean Prime Minister Affirm Security Partnership - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong affirmed their countries` long-standing security partnership.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan: UN Concerned by Civilian Abductions and Hostage-taking - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said it is deeply concerned by the spate of abductions, hostage-taking and summary executions carried out in recent days against passengers travelling in civilian vehicles.
SOP newswire3UN Doing Everything They Can For People in Fallujah - Expressing his deep concern at the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah in Iraq, the most senior United Nations relief official today underlined that the Organization and its partners are doing everything they can to scale up humanitarian assistance.
SOP newswire3Obama Addresses Members of Air Force Academy`s 2016 Graduating Class - President Barack Obama shared with the graduating cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy some of the lessons he has learned in more than seven years as president and commander in chief during a commencement ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, today.
SOP newswire3Afghan Forces Make Slow, Steady Gains - The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are making slow and steady progress, giving them momentum for an expected tough fight ahead, Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland said today in Kabul.
SOP newswire3UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry Calls for Increased Focus on Children in Viet Nam - Following a visit to Viet Nam, singer-songwriter Katy Perry, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF), has called for an increased focus on children being left behind in one of Asia`s fastest-growing economies.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Failed Ballistic Missile Launches by Noth Korea - The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the most recent failed ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 31 May and 27 and 28 April, reiterating that the Government should refrain from further actions in violation of the relevant Council`s resolutions.
SOP newswire3Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3U.S. Airstrike Targets Al-Shabab Leader in Somalia - On May 27, U.S. forces carried out an airstrike in south-central Somalia targeting Abdullahi Haji Daud, a senior military commander for al-Shabab, according to a statement issued today by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
SOP newswire3UN: No Need to Cancel or Postpone Olympics Due to Zika - The World Health Organizatio has determined that based on the current assessment of the Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 countries in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the 2016 Olympic Games.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Greater Support to Least Developed Countries - A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world`s least developed countries has closed today in Antalya, Turkey, with a call for greater support to the world`s most vulnerable nations.
SOP newswire3Mali: UN Condemns Ambush that Leaves Five 'Blue Helmets' Dead - Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali earlier today.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3New Stamps for International Day of UN Peacekeepers Unveiled - Ahead of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers " celebrated annually on 29 May " the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) today announced the issuance of a set of six new stamps for the occasion.
SOP newswire3Inherent Resolve Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
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