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Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.
24 июня 2014
Karzai calls on UN to help solve Afghan election crisis Afghan President Hamid Karzai intervened for the first time in the country's growing election crisis, backing a call for the United Nations to help solve a standoff over alleged fraud.
21 июня 2014
Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.
21 июня 2014
More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said.
20 июня 2014
©Reuters Australia says UNESCO reef deferral 'a win for logic' Australia called a decision by UNESCO to defer listing the Great Barrier Reef as in danger "a win for logic", but environmentalists said it was a final warning.
20 июня 2014
No charges for Japanese in Anne Frank diary vandalism case A 36-year-old Japanese man arrested for vandalising library copies of Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" will not be charged after he was found to be mentally incompetent, a report said.
19 июня 2014
Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway. ©Reuters/Chip East Ex-Norwegian PM Brundtland awarded Asian 'Nobel Prize' Former Norwegian premier Gro Harlem Brundtland was named Wednesday as the first recipient of the Tang Prize, touted as Asia's version of the Nobels, for her work as the "godmother" of sustainable development.
18 июня 2014
Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ©Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed Former New Zealand PM hints at run for UN top job Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has hinted that she wants to become United Nations secretary general when Ban Ki-moon steps down, saying it is time for a woman to fill the role.
18 июня 2014
Jordan's Prince Zeid al-Hussein. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org Jordanian prince becomes UN's next rights chief The UN General Assembly Monday approved the nomination of Jordan's Prince Zeid al-Hussein as the next human rights chief, making him the first Muslim and Arab to hold the post.
17 июня 2014
©Reuters Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt Japan has slaughtered 30 minke whales off its northeast coast, in the first hunt since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said.
17 июня 2014
G77 plus China eye end to poverty by 2030, new UN role A summit of G77 leaders plus China wrapped up Sunday with a call for an end to poverty by 2030, after a demand by Bolivia's President Evo Morales to eliminate the UN Security Council.
16 июня 2014
New Iran nuclear talks as time runs short Iran and world powers' high-stakes nuclear talks enter a critical fifth round in Vienna on Monday, with both sides still far apart on crucial issues five weeks before a deadline for a deal.
16 июня 2014
Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud' Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power.
16 июня 2014
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels.
12 июня 2014
©Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic $210 million needed now for Bosnia floods: UN The United Nations estimates it will cost $210 million to cover immediate priority needs for the next six months in Bosnia, alone, after devastating floods hit the region, an official said.
10 июня 2014
Subway workers suspend strike ahead of World Cup Subway workers in Sao Paulo suspended Monday a strike that has caused traffic chaos in the World Cup host city but warned the work-stoppage could resume when the tournament kicks off.
10 июня 2014
Jolie and Hague to open largest ever summit on rape in war Co-hosts Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will on Tuesday open a four-day summit on ending sexual violence in conflict, the biggest meeting ever held on the subject.
10 июня 2014
©Reuters/Goran Tomasevic 38 killed in DR Congo ethnic violence: government A total of 38 people died in ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, many massacred when a church was set ablaze, the government said.
10 июня 2014
©Reuters/Hani Amara 62 African migrants, crew drown in boat tragedy off Yemen: UN Sixty migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members drowned on May 31 in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the UN said.
08 июня 2014
Heavy clashes, suicide bombings kill 36 in north Iraq Heavy fighting between security forces and militants and twin suicide bombings killed 36 people in north Iraq Friday, as deadly violence shook other parts of the country.
07 июня 2014

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