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UN Chief Ban: UN Faces Many Global Challenges - World leaders will have a wide range of pressing global challenges to address as they convene at the United Nations next week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

UN Appeals for Nearly $40 million to Assist Civilians Uprooted by Conflict In Congo - The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for just under $40 million to help almost half a million civilians displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UN Condemns Violence Against Women - Violence against women and girls and the indiscriminate extraction of natural resources are among the most pressing issues that indigenous peoples face today.

UN: Haiti Facing Challenges On Justice Reform And Poverty - A United Nations human rights official today said that while Haiti shows encouraging signs of progress, it is still facing challenges such as justice reform and poverty.

UN Urges Palestinians And Israelis To Step Up Peace Efforts - The UN said that the lack of progress between Israelis and Palestinians on the political track and the continuing conflict and occupation put at risk the viability of the two-State solution.

UN Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced Syrians - On the last stop of a tour of countries neighbouring conflict-ridden Syria, United Nations special envoy Angelina Jolie on Sunday hailed the Iraqi Government's willingness to host those who have fled the violence and said she hoped that all Syrians seeking asylum would be welcomed.

UN Chief Ban Condemns Attack On US Consulate In Libya - UN Chief Ban condemned in the strongest terms yesterday`s attack against the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

UN: Child Mortality Rates Down Sharply - Greater gains must be made to meet international goals to save infants and young children, according to a United Nations report released today.

UN Celebrates International Literacy Day - United Nations officials have stressed the importance of literacy in accelerating peace and development.

UN: Floods Will Worsen Cholera Epidemic In Africa - The UN warned that the current cholera emergency in West Africa is set to worsen as rains and floods create the conditions for the disease to spread faster and further in the region.

UN: Millions Needed To Help Syrian Refugees - The United Nations and its partners today increased their humanitarian appeal for Syria from $180 million to $347 million.

UN Condemns Violence In Kosovo - The United Nations deputy envoy for Kosovo today deplored the latest outbreak of violence there following a shooting incident that left one Kosovo Police officer wounded.

UN: End Nuclear Testing - The end of nuclear tests is one of the key means of achieving a safer and more secure world.

UN Voices Concern as Lebanon Faces Growing Number of Syrian Refugees - The growing number of Syrian refugees is proving to be an increasingly heavy burden on Lebanon.

UN Urges Joint Action to Ensure all Children in Latin America Can Finish Schooling - Over 22 million boys, girls and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean are not in school.

UN Chief Urges Support for Work of New Syria Envoy - Ban Ki-moon appealed to Member States to provide unified support to the new Joint Special Representative of the UN on the Syrian crisis.

UN: Over 100,000 Syrians Sought Asylum In August - As heavy fighting continues throughout Syria, the United Nations refugee agency today reported that the number of those fleeing to neighbouring countries rose to over 100,000 in August.

Global Ban on Nuclear Tests Vital for Achieving More Secure World: UN Chief - Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of a global ban on nuclear tests to achieve a safer and more secure world.

UN Welcomes Election of Speaker of Parliament in Somalia - The United Nations envoy to Somalia today applauded the election of the country`s new Speaker of Parliament.

UN Chief Ban Arrives In Iran, Meets With Iranian Leaders - Ban Ki-moon arrived in Iran and has just finished a series of meetings with Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to a United Nations spokesperson.


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