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Syrian Crisis Makes UN Reform Ever More Urgent - The deadly violence in Syria is clear testimony of the need to reform the UN to strengthen its preventive capabilities, European ministers told the General Assembly today.

UN Will Continue To Assist Myanmar - The United Nations will continue to assist the people of Myanmar to address the various challenges facing the country, a senior official said today.

UN Alarmed by Wave of Killings of Journalists in Somali Capital - The top UN political official for Somalia said he was shocked by the killing of seven journalists in the capital, Mogadishu, over the past month.

UN: Perpetrators of Mass Rapes in Guinea Must be Brought to Justice - A senior United Nations official has stressed the need to assist the victims of the mass rapes that occurred three years ago today during a pro-democracy protest in the Guinean capital.

UN Extends Mandate of Independent Probe into Syria Violence - The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to extend the mandate of the independent panel probing abuses in Syria.

UN Chief Ban Warns of Perfect Storm of Crises Confronting Africa - Ban Ki-moon today called for urgent international support for the people and governments of West Africa`s Sahel region.

UN: Stronger Actions Needed to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - The UN stressed that stronger actions and commitment are needed from world leaders to prevent conflict-related sexual violence.

At UN Brazilian President Calls for Joint Efforts to Contain Consequences of Global Economic Crisis - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called on countries to boost international efforts to tackle the global economic crisis.

Benin Warns UN of Grave Threat Posed by Islamic Militants in Northern Mali - Benin`s President today called on the international community to help eliminate the grave threat posed by Islamist militants who have seized control of northern Mali.

Obama Speaks To UN General Assembly - Obama said the deadly violence sparked by an anti-Islam video is an assault on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded.

Bollywood Superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Joins UN Fight Against HIV/AIDS - The UN announced the addition of Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to its roster of International Goodwill Ambassadors, focussed on helping the Organization`s efforts in combating the spread of HIV infections in children.

UN: Situation 'Very Grim' In Syria - More than 18,000 people, mostly civilians, have died since the uprising against President al-Assad began in March 2011.

UN Highlights Role Of Rule Of Law In Preventing War - World leaders called on all states to recommit to the rule of law as a fundamental factor in preventing war at a UN summit that stressed the universality of humanitarian law.

UN Chief Ban Praises Aung San Suu Kyi - Ban Ki-moon highlighted the role played by Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar`s reconciliation efforts.

UN Marks International Day Of Peace - The United Nations today marked the International Day of Peace with a call for a total cessation of hostilities around the globe.

UN: Afghan Transition Moving Forward - Afghanistan is moving forward in the transition to greater ownership and responsibility for its affairs.

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.


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