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NATO Secretary General Statement on Defence Capacity Building Package for Iraq

NATO Allies have just agreed on a defence capacity building package for Iraq. It will help…

UNESCO voices alarm at reported killing of Iraqi journalists by extremists

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 30 July 2015 – The Director-General of the United…

Marking International Day of Friendship, UN chief hails power of the human spirit

Children at Delmas 33 camp for displaced Haitians play inside a clean, safe area designated by…

Momentum building for UN-backed accord to combat billion dollar rogue fishing business

Momentum is building for a UN-backed accord, which, once operative, will bolster inspections and crack down…

OPEC daily basket price stood at $50.82 a barrel Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Vienna, Austria, 30 July 2015–The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at 50.82 dollars…

Bahrain: UN chief condemns bomb attack in southern village

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas (file) 29 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General has condemned…

Ban condemns Israel’s approval of new settlement construction in West Bank

An Israeli settlement viewed from the Um-al-Kher bedouin community in the West Bank. Photo: OCHA 29…

New UN-backed plan sets disaster resilience standards for hotels in Asia and Pacific

An aerial view of the vast destruction of the Indonesian coast, between the towns of Banda…

Security Council authorizes ongoing African Union deployment in Somalia, extends UN assistance mission

African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price 28 July 2015 – The Security…

Dominican Republic: UN experts warn against deportations, racial profiling of people of Haitian descent

This woman was born in Haiti, but her eight children were born in the Dominican Republic.…

‘Paralyzing’ funding gap forces shutdown of 80 per cent of frontline health services in war-torn Iraq – UN

Polio vaccination campaign in Iraq – August 2014. Photo: UNAMI 27 July 2015 – The top…

Exercise Rapid Trident continues in Western Ukraine

Source: NATO By L. J. De Rothschild Senior Editor NATO Section News24.7WorldPress

Statement by the North Atlantic Council following meeting under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty

The North Atlantic Council met today at Turkey’s request to hold consultations under Article 4 of…

Funding crisis may force UN agency to delay start of school year for half a million students in Middle East

According to a new report from the World Bank, UNRWA students in the occupied Palestinian territory…

Yemen: UN chief welcomes Saudi-led coalition’s announcement of humanitarian truce

he World Health Organization (WHO) has been delivering water to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Al-Dhalea…

Secretary General announces North Atlantic Council to meet following Turkey’s request for Article 4 consultations

The North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 28 NATO Allies, will meet on…

OPEC daily basket price

OPEC daily basket price stood at $53.04 a barrel Thursday, 23 July 2015 Vienna, Austria, 24…

‘We should be outraged’ more not being done to end violence against children in conflict – UNICEF chief

A Yazidi girl poses for the camera. The Yazidis are an ethnic minority in Iraq and…

In quake-stricken Nepal, ‘emergency is not over yet,’ warns senior UN relief official

As part of the recovery effort in Nepal, humanitarian agencies are providing cash to the affected…

First-ever UN Nelson Mandela Prize winners honoured by General Assembly

Laureates of the 2015 UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize Helena Ndume (left) and Jorge Fernando Branco…

‘Sanctity of life paramount,’ UN relief chief says in South Sudan, spotlighting need to protect civilians

Humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien (centre) visiting the International Medical Corps clinic, in Juba, South Sudan, where…

Libya: UN mission calls for immediate ceasefire as fresh violence erupts across country’s southern region

A girl looks out of her house window in Benghazi, Libya. Photo: UNSMIL (file) 23 July…

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO Concludes Port Visit, Begins Support to NATO Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR

MEDITERRANEAN SEA – Having concluded a successful port visit, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) got…

Burundi: after ‘broadly peaceful’ polls Ban urges parties to resume inclusive political dialogue

Burundians voted on 21 July 2015 in presidential elections. Photo: UN Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi…

UNESCO launches plan to safeguard Yemen’s cultural heritage sites

The Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, World Heritage site. Photo: ©UNESCO/Francesco Bandarin 22 July 2015 –…

UN Mission condemns deadly bombing in northern Afghan province

Members of a family sit outside their simple home in northern Afghanistan’s Faryab province. Photo: UNHCR/S.…

Top UN relief official in Central African Republic urgently appeals for halt in attacks on aid workers

Aid distribution point in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: OCHA 22 July 2015 – The…

German PATRIOT detachment update from Kahramanmaras

20 JUL 2015 Three allies provide NATO support to Turkey by enhancing the Integrated Air Defence…

NATO-Georgia Commission discusses state of partnership, welcomes Georgia’s reform progress

Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow welcomed His Excellency David Usupashvili, Chairman of the Georgian Parliament, to…

Monthly Oil Market Report

The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report covers major issues affecting the world oil market and provides…

UN Mission condemns surge in armed attacks on main supply route in Central African Republic

WFP is providing lifesaving assistance to more than 40,000 people in Bambari, Central African Republic (CAR).…

Senior UN official on refugee protection urges more support to Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk (left) speaks with an elderly woman in a Rohingya…

Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

Some residents outside their tent at Suruc camp, Turkey’s newest and largest refugee camp. Photo: UNHCR/I.…

Exercises & Training

The primary role of Alliance military forces is to protect peace and to guarantee the territorial…

Exercise Agile Spirit 2015 underway in Georgia

Source: NATO By L. J. De Rothschild Senior Editor NATO Section News24.7WorldPress

Czech Air Force deploys to Iceland on NATO mission for second time

From 20 July through 29 August 2015, the Keflavik airport in Iceland will be the station…

NATO Secretary General condemns terrorist attack in Turkish city of Suruç

I strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack in the Turkish city of Suruç, which has led to…

Guvernul a adoptat o Ordonanță care sprijină autoritățile în lupta împotriva terorismului

La inițiativa Ministerului Afacerilor Interne, Guvernul a adoptat în ședința din data de 8 iulie a.c.…

Security Council adopts resolution endorsing Iran nuclear deal

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution establishing a monitoring system for Iran’s nuclear programme. UN Photo/Devra…

UN agency calls for $20 million to halt spread of ‘highly virulent’ avian flu in West Africa

A poultry farm in Chad, one of the countries at risk following a recent bird flu…

UN-backed initiative announces deal to sharply lower price of HIV early infant diagnosis

Photo: UNAIDS/D. Kwande 20 July 2015 – A dramatic 35 percent reduction in the price for…

Why is NATO interested in Ebola?

Source: NATO By L. J. De Rothschild Senior Editor NATO Section News24.7WorldPress

Standing NATO Maritime Group One in Romania

20 JUL 2015 CONSTANTA, Romania – Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) arrived…

OPEC daily basket price stood at $53.99 a barrel Friday, 17 July 2015

Vienna, Austria, 20 July 2015–The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at 53.99 dollars…

IAEA Director General Amano’s Remarks to the Press on Agreements with Iran

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano addressing journalist following agreements with Iran at the Agency headquarters in…

Iraq: UN Secretary-General condemns ‘devastating’ bomb attack, which killed over 100 civilians

Street scene in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: UNAMI/Sanaa Kareem 18 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban…

It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build. – Nelson Mandela

Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN joins…

South Sudan: UN official cites will of the people to achieve peace despite ‘bleak’ situation

Children at a protection of civilians site in Juba, South Sudan, run by the UN Mission,…

Ban condemns deadly car bomb attack in Saudi Arabia

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) 17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban…

Spanish PATRIOT detachment looks back on first six months in Turkey

17 JUL 2015 In response to a request by Turkey, NATO Foreign Ministers decided on 4…

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO makes a port visit to Spain

17 JUL 2015 PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – The flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO…