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Yemen: UN agency appeals to all sides to allow food in for hundreds of thousands under siege

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to all parties to the conflict in Yemen to allow food in for hundreds of thousands of hungry people under siege in the central city of Taiz, who have been deprived of supplies for many weeks.


UN tribunal on Rwandan genocide formally closes – major role in fight against impunity

The United Nations tribunal set up 21 years ago to judge those guilty for the genocide in Rwanda of more than 800,000 people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, and also moderate Hutu, Twa and others – formally closed today after delivering 45 judgments as part of the Organization’s efforts to stamp out impunity for crimes against humanity.

Headlines at a glance


31 December 2015

Burundi: UN chief calls on all sides to avert crisis by engaging in inclusive political dialogue

Japanese-Korean accord on ‘comfort women’ must be speedily implemented, says UN official

Haiti: two UN female police officers found dead in their house

First-round vote in strife-torn Central African Republic ‘undeniable success’ – UN envoy

UN mission in Liberia looking into alleged misconduct by peacekeepers

UN tribunal on Rwandan genocide formally closes – major role in fight against impunity

Improved dialogue needed between UN and troop- and police-contributors, Security Council stresses

Proper sanitation becomes separate UN human right in enhanced fight against deadly infections

Yemen: UN agency appeals to all sides to allow food in for hundreds of thousands under siege


30 December 2015

Sustainable Development Goals to kick in with start of new year

Iraq: UN chief congratulates Prime Minister al-Abadi on recapture of Ramadi from ISIL

Burkina Faso’s new government a significant achievement for whole Sahel region, says UN chief

Refugees and migrants braving seas to flee to Europe in 2015 top one million – UN

UN peacekeepers help provide security as Central African Republic holds elections


29 December 2015

South African special forces commander appointed to lead UN troops in DR Congo

People of African descent must be fully included in climate change decisions, UN experts urge

Recent unusual weather worldwide calls for urgent preventive action, UN official warns

UN chief takes to radio waves of Central African Republic to appeal for peaceful polls

UN declares end to Ebola virus transmission in Guinea; first time all three host countries free

FEATURE: From a first mission of 120 unarmed men – UN peacekeeping across the decades

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