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Japanese Film Festival 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:55 pm | Embassy of Japan

9-13 September 2014, Free Admission Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (previously New Zealand Film Archive) 84 Taranaki Street, Wellington More >>

Tourists’ Encounters with Uncontacted Indians in Peru

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:56 pm | Survival International

Dozens of encounters between uncontacted Mashco-Piro Indians, tourists and settlers have been recorded in recent years . More >>

Ban Alarmed by ‘Dangerous Escalation’ in Ukraine Crisis

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:52 pm | UN News

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, many being women with children. Photo: UNFPA Ukraine/Olena Kulyk More >>

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:49 pm | Oilprice.com

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. More >>

UN Reports Improved Humanitarian Access to Syria

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:46 pm | UN News

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang briefs the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. UN Photo/Loey Felipe More >>

Ebola Caseload Could Exceed 20,000 in Course of Emergency

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:42 pm | UN News

A health worker checks a blood sample for Ebola at Kenema government hospital, Sierra Leone. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard More >>

South Korea: Military Camps Or Torture Centres?

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:39 pm | AHRC

Out of several recent incidents concerning conscripted men, two have sparked public outrage and triggered a call for an overhaul of the conscription system in South Korea. More >>

Ban Deplores Detention of UN Peacekeepers in Golan

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:36 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of United Nations peacekeepers serving in the Golan amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, and demanded ... More >>

UN:In Bali, role of young people in building peaceful future

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:55 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – Addressing a youth forum in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the role of young people in building a peaceful, sustainable future and encouraged them to be solid global citizens and leaders of today. More >>

UN: Syria’s war threatens international peace and security

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:32 am | UN News

27 August 2014 – Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, ... More >>

Using Egyptian crossing, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:23 am | UN News

Using Egyptian crossing for first time in seven years, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza More >>

UN reports improved humanitarian access to Syria

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:19 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – For the first time in six months, there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria, but much more needs to be done by the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unhindered access to people in need, a senior ... More >>

Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:10 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council ... More >>

Ban, Security Council deplore detention of UN peacekeepers

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:02 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of United Nations peacekeepers serving in the Golan amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, ... More >>

Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

Friday, 29 August 2014, 9:59 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the ... More >>

Gaza: Crisis will repeat unless restrictions are lifted

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:56 pm | Oxfam NZ

Israeli and Palestinian leaders must seize the opportunity of the new ceasefire to end the violence once and for all. Lasting peace for all civilians will only be possible if Israel permanently lifts its restrictions on Gaza’s economy and people, Oxfam ... More >>

Civil society gathers to help shape new vision

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:19 pm | UN News

Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York today to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will point the way forward on a range of issues such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger ... More >>

Experts call for action: Climate-related health risks

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:34 pm | UN News

27 August 2014 – Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened today at the Geneva headquarters of the United ... More >>

Workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against disease

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:29 pm | UN News

27 August 2014 – A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, ... More >>

Darfur: Security Council extends African Union-UN mission

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:24 pm | UN News

27 August 2014 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur ( UNAMID ) until 30 June 2015, while requesting the peacekeeping mission to focus on strategic priorities such as the ... More >>

UN Pledges Support to Afghan Authorities to Complete Audit

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:16 pm | UN News

Deputy Special Representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom (centre) updates the media on the status of the UN-supervised audit of the 14 June 2014 Presidential run-off election. Photo: UNAMA/Fraidoon Poya More >>

UN Operation to Feed Displaced Iraqis Reaches Over 700,000

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:13 pm | UN News

People waiting in line at Baharka transit camp in Erbil to receive their food assistance from WFP. Photo: WFP/Mohammed Albahbahani More >>

PAKISTAN: Government Refuses Filing of a FIR Against PM

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:11 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Government Refuses to Allow the Filing of a FIR Against Prime Minister And the Chief Minister of Punjab More >>

Thailand: Judicial Harassment of Human Rights Defender

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:06 pm | AHRC

We, the undersigned civil society groups, are gravely concerned about the criminal legal action taken for defamation and libel against the Cross Cultural Foundation, headed by Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, by the Army’s Task Force 41. Ms. Pornpen, ... More >>

UN pledges support to Afghan authorities regarding audit

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:53 pm | UN News

27 August 2014 – The United Nations today pledged to redouble its support to the Afghan electoral authorities to help expedite the completion of a thorough and credible audit of the presidential run-off in the wake of the decision of one of the candidates ... More >>

Ban Welcomes Blueprint to Implement South Sudan Ceasefire

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:50 pm | UN News

26 August 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing by the South Sudanese Government and the opposition of a plan to implement a seventh-month-old ceasefire deal between the two sides. More >>

More than 300 Die in Boat Tragedies on Mediterranean

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:48 pm | UN News

More than 300 Die in Boat Tragedies on Mediterranean, Marking Year’s Deadliest Week – UN More >>

Security Council reiterates concern over situation in Africa

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:45 pm | UN News

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its continued concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region of Africa and reaffirmed its commitment to address the complex security and political challenges. More >>

UNICEF Deploys Its Largest Emergency Supply Operation Ever

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:42 pm | UNICEF

This August UNICEF shipped 1,000 metric tonnes (MT) of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month. The amount delivered would fill ... More >>

Beating of Azerbaijani Journalist And Human Rights Activist

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:38 pm | UN News

We condemn the August 21 beating in Nakhchivan City, Azerbaijan of noted civil society activist Ilgar Nasibov, Director of the NGO Democracy Support Center, who is currently hospitalized in grave condition. Mr. Nasibov has been a well-respected civil society ... More >>

Egyptian Crossing Used to Bring Food Aid to Gaza

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:34 pm | UN News

Using Egyptian Crossing for First Time in Seven Years, UN Convoy Brings Food Aid to Gaza More >>

UN Chief Welcomes Egyptian-Brokered Ceasefire for Gaza

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:28 pm | UN News

A young girl walks through a severely damaged street in Gaza. Photo: UNICEF/Eyad El Baba More >>

Workshop Aims to Boost Africa’s Defences Against Ebola

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:23 pm | UN News

Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNFPA Liberia More >>

Botswana Bushmen to Sue Government Over Hunting Ban

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:18 pm | Survival International

Africa’s last hunting Bushmen have given formal notice of their intention to sue the Botswana government over its “unlawful and unconstitutional” attempts to starve them off their ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. More >>

Children Tear Gassed as School Year Begins

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:10 pm | International Solidarity Movement

Israeli forces fired 15 tear gas grenades and canisters, as well as five stun grenades, at children as they waited to go to school yesterday morning in Hebron. Children in the West Bank have begun their new school year, while children in Gaza have so ... More >>

UN Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon for Another Year

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:05 pm | UN News

26 August 2014 – The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon ( UNIFIL ) for another year, while strongly condemning attempts to threaten the country’s security and stability. More >>

Sudan: 3 Dead in UN-Contracted Helicopter Crash Near Bentiu

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:02 pm | UN News

MI-8 helicopter of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in Juba. UN Photo/Martine Perret More >>

UN Seeks Access to Israel for Assessment Mission

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:57 pm | UN News

On 12 August, 18-month-old Mohammed Ali Wahdan lies on a cot in the paediatric ward of Al-Shifa Hospital, in Gaza. He is recovering from burns and injuries he sustained during a blast that reportedly killed 12 members of his family, including his mother. ... More >>

Singer Sami Yusuf joins UN Global Ambassadors Against Hunger

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:41 pm | UN News

The internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer Sami Yusuf has today joined the United Nations World Food Programme ( WFP ) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger. More >>

Singer Sami Yusuf joins UN Global Ambassadors Against Hunger

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:41 pm | UN News

The internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer Sami Yusuf has today joined the United Nations World Food Programme ( WFP ) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger. More >>

PWDA joins call to reject harsh budget measures

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:17 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) joins the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and representatives from across the community sector in Canberra today to call on our elected representatives to protect those living on income support from ... More >>

Yemeni-led political process only peaceful exit to crisis

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:52 am | UN News

The United Nations envoy to Yemen today expressed concern over the high level of unrest in the country which he says is probably the most serious since the beginning of the political transition in 2011. More >>

UN chief welcomes Egyptian-brokered ceasefire for Gaza

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:37 am | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace. More >>

Ban welcomes signing of blueprint to implement ceasefire

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:30 am | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing by the South Sudanese Government and the opposition of a plan to implement a seventh-month-old ceasefire deal between the two sides. More >>

UN hosts meeting: Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot negotiators

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:14 am | UN News

The United Nations confirmed today that Greek and Turkish Cypriot negotiators met today in Nicosia to discuss arrangements for the upcoming meeting of the leaders from the two sides. More >>

UNICEF deploys largest aid operation ever in a single month

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:01 am | UN News

Amid multiple crises UN children’s agency deploys largest aid operation ever in a single month More >>

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:58 am | UN News

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon ( UNIFIL ) for another year, while strongly condemning attempts to threaten the country’s security and stability. More >>

South Sudan: three dead in UN-contracted helicopter crash

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:52 am | UN News

The United Nations mission in South Sudan has confirmed that three crew members died and another was injured when one of its helicopters crashed today near Bentiu, Unity state. More >>

UN: Seeks access to Israel, occupied Palestinian

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:49 am | UN News

An independent United Nations expert has requested access to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to gather first-hand information on the impact of current hostilities on the human rights situation. More >>

UN: Seeks access to Israel, occupied Palestinian

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:49 am | UN News

An independent United Nations expert has requested access to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to gather first-hand information on the impact of current hostilities on the human rights situation. More >>

UN: Final Member on Panel to Investigate Gaza Violations

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:51 pm | UN News

Civilians caught in the crossfire in Gaza have suffered debilitating injuries. Photo: UNRWA Archives/Rami al Sayyed More >>

UNICEF Honours Life, Tireless Work of Richard Attenborough

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:49 pm | UN News

Film producer and director Sir Richard Attenborough was introduced as the new Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on 28 October 1987. UN Photo/Milton Grant More >>

Flight Restrictions Hamper Ability to Battle Ebola

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:45 pm | UN News

UNICEF and partners visit a crowded market in Conakry, Guinea, to explain to vendors how they can protect themselves and their families from Ebola. Photo: UNICEF Guinea More >>

UN Urgent Session on Iraq, Demands "Concrete Outcomes"

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:38 pm | UN Watch

Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer last week in Geneva. More >>

Iraqi Civilians Suffering “Horrific” Widespread Persecution

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:34 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday condemned the appalling, widespread and systematic deprivation of human rights in Iraq by ISIL (the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”) and associated forces. The violations include targeted killings, ... More >>

Killing of Dozens of Sunni Worshippers in Eastern Iraq

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:29 pm | UN News

22 August 2014 – Condemning in the strongest terms the reported attack on a mosque in eastern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Iraqi authorities to ensure that the attack is properly investigated and its perpetrators held to account. More >>

Iraq:Immediate Action to Avert Possible 'Massacre'

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:25 pm | UN News

The United Nations envoy for Iraq called for immediate action today to prevent a possible massacre in the northern town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State (IS) militants for two the past months, leaving its citizens are stranded without food ... More >>

1st Test of Focused Ultrasound to Destroy Breast Tumors

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:19 pm | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 – Expanding its pioneering work in the field of focused ultrasound , the University of Virginia Health System has launched the nation’s first clinical trial testing the technology’s potential to treat benign ... More >>

B.A.S.E. Jump Athlete Jarno Cordia Takes Sport to New Level

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:05 pm | Experience Series

Experience Series And B.A.S.E. Jumping Athlete Jarno Cordia Successfully Take the World of Wingsuiting to a New Extreme. More >>

Ban & Netanyahu Discuss Need for Lasting Ceasefire in Gaza

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:49 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks on the telephone [file photo]. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras More >>

 

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