Archive for September, 2014

Head of new UN Ebola emergency response mission arrives in Ghana

30th September 2014 Press Releases

Ghana, 29 September 2014 – The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today joined an advance team deployed in Accra, Ghana, to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent the spread of the deadly virus. (more…)

Libya: UN envoy hails start of political dialogue aimed at resolving ongoing crisis

30th September 2014 Press Releases

Libya, 29 September 2014 – The top United Nations envoy to Libya called today a historic day as the political dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis in the country got under way in the town of Ghadames. (more…)

UN refugee chief warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa

30th September 2014 News and Media

Geneva, 29 September 2014 – The United Nations refugee chief today warned the international community about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement. (more…)

World needs ‘paradigm shift’ towards sustainable agriculture, UN agency urges

30th September 2014 Press Releases

Rome, 29 September 2014 – In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, as he pressed for a global reduction in the quantity of chemicals and water in contemporary agriculture. (more…)

Not a single child untouched by recent Gaza conflict, says UN rights expert

30th September 2014 News and Media

Gaza, 29 September 2014 – There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today. (more…)