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  • Bangladesh: one year on, UN welcomes initial payments to survivors of factory collapse
    Wed, 23 Apr 2014
    One year after the global garment industry's worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, as efforts to address the root causes of the disaster continue.
  • UN in DR Congo pledges support, good offices to upcoming polls
    Wed, 23 Apr 2014
    The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organized and well-funded.
  • UN envoy reaffirms world body's strong resolve to stay the course in Somalia
    Wed, 23 Apr 2014
    The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country's international partners to boost support to aid peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab militants.
  • Mali's peace train 'cannot be turned back,' senior UN official tells Security Council
    Wed, 23 Apr 2014
    Calling for continued cooperation with regional organizations to support Mali's steady efforts towards peace and stability through inclusive talks, a senior United Nations official today told the Security Council that despite progress, the security situation in the country's restive north remains "very fragile" with increased activity by terrorist groups.
  • Long-term food production must factor in potential impacts of climate change - UN official
    Wed, 23 Apr 2014
    Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Drug Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told a conference in Morocco today, warning that the phenomenon has the potential to reshape the planet's food production scenario.