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Colombian women’s network receives annual UN refugee award

21 September 2014 - A Colombian women’s rights group, whose members put their lives on the line to assist survivors of forced displacement and sexual abuse, is this year’s winner of a prestigious award presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Peace

Ban Ki-moon

Vienna, 21 September - Today is the International Day of Peace.

Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. 

We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace.

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UNICEF plays the key role for Gazan kids to begin new school year

UNICEF is helping displaced children in Gaza smile and resume hope by organizing recreational activities in shelters. (Photo - UNICEF, Loulou d'Aki)16 September 2014 - The devastating 50-day conflict has forced the new academic year in the Gaza Strip to begin three weeks late – on 14 September. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac emphasized that more than 500 children had died, over 3,350 suffered injuries and many others were secluded at home during the fighting.

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The United Nations is celebrating International Day of Charity

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5 September is significant day for United Nations. As world leading organisation it commemorates the International Day of Charity.

Poverty persists in all regions of the world, ‎regardless of their economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing countries. United Nations recognize the role of charity and the efforts that are made by various organizations. For this special occasion Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: „Charity plays a significant role in the work of the United Nations and its agencies. On this International Day, I call on people everywhere to act on the charitable impulse that resides in every human being – to start giving and to keep on giving.“

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Crisis in Ukraine – new UN focus

(Photo - AFP)United Nations Human Rights Office issued the report on current situation in Ukraine. In highly populated areas in Ukraine the loss of civilians has increased, average 36 people are being killed every day.

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