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2 August 2016 – With children continuing to be tortured, maimed, imprisoned, starved, sexually abused and killed in armed conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all countries to back their words with concrete actions to end such violations.

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8 June 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the killings of a broadcast journalist in Somalia and a photojournalist and his interpreter in Afghanistan, who all lost their lives last Sunday.

“I condemn the murder of Sagal Salad Osman,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, said in a press release.

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21 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today held an unprecedented consultative meeting in Cairo with delegations of member States of the League of Arab States, discussing, among others, developments of the Palestinian issue, the Middle East peace process, updates on the situation in both Libya and Somalia.

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19 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council concluded a one-day visit to Somalia today by reaffirming its solidarity with the country’s people and Government and reiterating its calls to the federal parliament to legalize the 2016 electoral model as soon as possible.

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18 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke today by telephone with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya following the Kenyan Government’s recent decision to close the Dadaab refugee camps, expressing deep appreciation for the country’s decades of generosity to asylum seekers.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban expressed deep appreciation to President Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for decades of generous hospitality to significant populations of asylum-seekers and refugees.

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29 March 2016 – The United Nations and the League of Arab States today signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration on prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in the Arab region.

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31 January 2016 – The Government and people of Burundi should resolve the country's months-long political crisis through inclusive dialogue, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he wrapped up three days of wide-ranging meetings with African Union (AU) leaders today, warning that the deteriorating situation in Burundi is “a source of great concern, not only in the region, but in the continent and the world.”

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22 de enero, 2016 — El Niño amenaza la salud de 60 millones de personas en países en desarrollo, advirtió hoy la Organización Mundial de la Salud.

La OMS asegura que el fenómeno climatológico está asociado con la propagación del cólera, la malaria, el sarampión y otras enfermedades en África, Sudamérica y el Pacífico.

El Niño provoca el calentamiento de una parte del Océano Pacífico, lo que está afectando a los patrones de lluvia y las temperaturas, especialmente en las regiones tropicales.

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22 janvier 2016 – L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et ses partenaires ont prédit vendredi pour cette année une forte hausse des conséquences néfastes en matière de santé des situations d'urgence créées dans le monde par le phénomène climatique El Niño, estimant qu'elles affecteront au moins 60 millions de personnes.

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1 November 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today condemned “in the strongest terms” the attacks carried out today against the Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia by Al-Shabaab, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries.

“The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured,” said a statement issued from the office of the UN spokesperson.

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2 October 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.

Somalia deposited its instrument of ratification at UN Headquarters in New York yesterday during the annual treaty event held in conjunction with the General Assembly’s high-level debate, formalizing the process of ratification started earlier this year.

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28 September 2015 – Outlining the progress made so far by the Government and people of Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that a better future for the Horn of Africa nation must remain a collective priority for the international community.

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27 septembre 2015 – Après le Sommet des Nations Unies sur le développement durable qui s'est achevé dimanche, l'ONU devait ouvrir lundi son débat général annuel au siège de l'Organisation à New York avec la participation de dizaines de chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement.

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12 août 2015 – Un an a passé depuis le signalement du dernier cas de polio sauvage sur le continent africain, s'est félicité cette semaine l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

Cela signifie que les deux seuls pays restants dans lesquels la transmission de la polio n'a jamais été interrompue sont le Pakistan et l'Afghanistan, a ajouté l'OMS dans un communiqué de presse.

Dans la Corne de l'Afrique, aucun malade de la polio sauvage n'a été signalé depuis le dernier cas survenu en Somalie, le 11 août 2014.

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20 juin 2015 – A l'occasion de la Journée mondiale des réfugiés, deux hauts responsables de l'ONU ont constaté samedi l'incapacité de la communauté internationale à faire face à un nombre sans précédent de personnes déracinées dans le monde, appelant les pays riches à mettre fin à la stigmatisation des réfugiés et à leur venir davantage en aide.

« En cette journée mondiale des réfugiés, songeons à la détresse dans laquelle vivent des millions de personnes dans le monde, qui ont été contraintes à

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20 June 2015 – With one in every 122 human beings a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is marking World Refugee Day by calling urgently on “governments and societies around the world to recommit to providing refuge and safety to those who have lost everything to conflict or persecution.”

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8 June 2015 – The top United Nations official in Somalia today lauded the progress made in the Horn of Africa country amid military and political gains on the ground and a successful partnership between international and national stakeholders.

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25 May 2015 – The international community must intensify efforts to provide regular and safe avenues of migration and access to protection, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today as he wrapped up his trip to Ireland with a visit to a community of resettled refugees.

Addressing a gathering of people hailing from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Sudan and Syria, Mr. Ban recalled his time as a child during the Korean War when he fled, along with his family, into the hills surrounding his village.

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14 April 2015 – Sexual violence is being used as a “tactic of terror” to target religious and ethnic minorities and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, according to Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations official dealing with the issue.

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28 March 2015 – With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world – from the “shameful” conflict in Syria to the “tinderbox” that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders gathered in Egypt to work with each other and the United Nations to “strengthen our bonds for the people of this region and the security of our world.”