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$350 Million Pledged for Refugees in Uganda

A Solidarity Summit for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Welcomes Start of Dialogue to Ease Venezuela Tensions - Ban Ki-moon welcomed the start of dialogue to ease political tensions in Venezuela and called on all actors to work towards overcoming the current challenges facing the country.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Full Inclusion of Roma People in Decision-Making in Europe - The UN independent expert on minority issues is calling on all European countries to fully include Roma people in their decision-making processes at all levels.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel: U.S. to Send 2 More Aegis Ships to Japan - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the United States will send Japan two more Aegis-equipped ballistic-missile defense ships by 2017.
SOP newswire3UN Congratulates Afghan Voters for Taking Part in Elections - As voters across Afghanistan braved security threats to cast their ballots in Saturday's presidential elections, the top UN official there congratulated them for participating in this historic moment.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Commends Afghans for Presidential Election - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement praising the millions of Afghans who voted today for their next president.
SOP newswire3UN: The Ballot is the Best Weapon Afghan Women Have - It is encouraging that 35 per cent of newly-registered voters are women.
SOP newswire3UN: Central African Republic Marked by Rising Hatred - One year after rebels seized power in the Central African Republic, the situation in the country is marked by rising hatred between communities, deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Warns Against Escalation of Conflict in Ukraine - Ban Ki-moon warned the concerned parties and the international community that even small sparks can ignite larger flames of unintended consequences.
SOP newswire3U.S., British Defense Leaders Discuss Ukraine, NATO - U.S. and United Kingdom defense leaders today reiterated that there must be consequences for Russia following President Vladimir Putin`s forced annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
SOP newswire3UN: Sierra Leone a Success Story - The UN said that the West African nation has gained solid footing on the path to recovery.
SOP newswire3UN Presses for Investigation into Abuses in Sri Lanka War - The UN called for the establishment of an independent and credible investigation into alleged violations committed in 2009 during the final phase of the conflict in Sri Lanka.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned at Plans for New Israeli Settlements - The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process voiced concern at the Israeli Government`s plans to advance over 2,300 settlement units.
SOP newswire3UN All About Empowering Girls and Women - The head of the UN office focusing on the world's women has welcomed the outcome of a two-week meeting in New York that represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Water Day' - To mark World Water Day, the UN is highlighting the key role that water and energy play in economic development and the eradication of poverty worldwide.
SOP newswire3Ban Urges Dialogue to Resolve Crimea Crisis - Ban Ki-moon today urged real dialogue between Kyiv and Moscow to peacefully resolve the current crisis.
SOP newswire3UN Marks International Day of Happiness - The UN marked the International Day of Happiness with calls to promote social inclusion and intercultural harmony,
Vincent GonzalezPutin Gets What Putin Wants - The inadequacies of the behavior of the international community that continue to plaque the world are nothing new.
Ron G AnselmCould There be Other Factors Involved in the Case of Missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370? - Normally if a plane comes up missing with the new age of technology that consist of radar, radio traffic and other technology most likely debris and other things are found quickly that solve the reasoning for the crash.
SOP newswire3 Ban Concerned Crimea Vote Will Worsen Situation - Ban Ki-moon said he is concerned this weekend`s Crimea secession referendum will only exacerbate an already complex and tense situation.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Syria's Political Process in Crisis - Ban Ki-moon appealed yet again for the international community to help bring the rival Syrian parties closer on concrete measures to end the conflict.
SOP newswire3USS Kidd Joins Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner - The U.S. Navy vessel USS Kidd has moved to replace USS Pinckney as the United States continues to aid in the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
SOP newswire3UN: Iraq Must Act to Ensure Safety of Media Workers - The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today stressed that decisive action must be taken to ensure the safety of media workers in Iraq.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: End Bloodshed In Syria - Ban Ki-moon today said that the international community cannot afford to lose focus or turn away from war-torn Syria.
SOP newswire3U.S. Will Beef Up Air Operations in Poland - More U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons will deploy to Poland in the coming days and weeks, a Pentagon official said here today.
SOP newswire3U.S. Continues to Aid Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner - The United States continues to assist the Malaysian government in the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Immediate Halt to Attacks in Darfur - The UN voiced concern about the escalation of violence and its impact on civilians in Sudan`s Darfur region, and urged an immediate halt to hostilities.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Iran to Halt Executions - The UN expressed alarm at the ongoing spike in executions in Iran, including the recent hanging of a former child bride amid questionable circumstances.
SOP newswire3UN Highlights Dangers Facing Migrants - The UN refugee agency today urged the donor community and civil society to develop comprehensive responses to reduce and ultimately prevent these hazardous journeys.
SOP newswire3Security Council Combats Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict - The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution setting out practical steps to combat violations against children in armed conflict.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel, Israeli Defense Minister Discuss Red Sea Operation - Chuck Hagel spoke with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and received a briefing on Israel`s interdiction operation in the Red Sea that seized an Iranian shipment of advanced weapons bound for Gaza.
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