Peace-building in post-conflict countries should be led by countries concerned: Chinese envoy

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Peace-building in post-conflict countries should be led by countries concerned: Chinese envoy 

UNITED NATIONS, April 17 — The key to achieve lasting peace, stability and development in the post-conflict countries lies in the efforts of those countries themselves, said a Chinese envoy here Thursday.

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Press watchdog condemns murder of Ukrainian journalist

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Press watchdog condemns murder of Ukrainian journalist 

GENEVA, April 17 — The Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a prominent Ukrainian journalist, Oles Buzina, 45, known for his pro-Russian views.

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UN welcomes Myanmar's historic ceasefire agreement

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN welcomes Myanmar's historic ceasefire agreement 

YANGON, March 31 — The United Nations on Tuesday welcomes the historic and significant signing of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in Myanmar after negotiation for more than a year, said a statement of the UN Information Center.

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Kuwait holds donor conference for Syrian crisis

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kuwait holds donor conference for Syrian crisis 

KUWAIT CITY, March 31 — The third edition of international donors' conference for Syria opened Tuesday in Kuwait City, with the UN appealing for USD 8.4 billion to fund aid programs in 2015.

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Kenyan bourse joins UN sustainable capital market

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NAIROBI, March 17 — Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) to promote transparency and performance on corporate sustainability practices, it said Tuesday.

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WHO calls on countries to help people reduce sugar intake

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO calls on countries to help people reduce sugar intake 

UNITED NATIONS, March 5 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called on countries to reduce sugar intake among adults and children to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake.

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UN chief calls for 'necessary compromises' from South Sudanese parties

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief calls for 'necessary compromises' from South Sudanese parties 

UNITED NATIONS, March 4 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday strongly urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to "make the necessary compromises" for a comprehensive settlement of the conflict in the world's youngest country.

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1st LD Writethru: Roadside bombing kills 6 in Afghanistan

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: Roadside bombing kills 6 in Afghanistan 

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, March 2 — Six civilians were killed and two others wounded after a roadside planted bomb struck a vehicle in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Monday, a provincial government spokesman said.

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Rationality of peacekeepers deployment in Ukraine to be discussed in Normandy format

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rationality of peacekeepers deployment in Ukraine to be discussed in Normandy format 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 24 — Ukrainian government plans to raise the issue of a "possibility and rationality" of deployment of a UN or EU peacekeepers’ contingent in the zone of conflict in the southeastern Lugansk and Donetsk regions will be one of the issues on the agenda of a ministerial conference in the ‘Normandy format’ in Paris on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said on Monday.

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Some 5,700 killed, 14,000 wounded in Ukraine conflict — UN

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Some 5,700 killed, 14,000 wounded in Ukraine conflict — UN 

GENEVA, Feb. 20 — The conflict in south-east Ukraine has left some 5,700 people killed and more than 14,000 wounded since mid-April 2014, Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the UN human rights commissioner, said on Friday. (PNA/TASS)

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