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Security Council Endorses Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

Feb 27, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, February 26 2016 The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously adopted resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities and a grant for access to humanitarian workers to ease the suffering of the people in Syria. The resolution, which takes effect at midnight, Damascus time, comes after five years of conflict and includes all parties to the conflict excluding Daesh and Jahbat an-Nusra. Addressing delegates in the Council from Geneva, the UN special envoy for Syria Stephan de Mistura said that “Saturday will be critical” and added that “no doubt there will be no shortage of attempts to undermine [Read More]

Ban Ki-moon Asks For More Money and Cooperation

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Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire September, 28th 2015 UNITED NATIONS — The 70th session of the General Assembly kicked off the General Debates today which will continue through October 2nd. In his opening statement to the General Assembly, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, pleaded for financial assistance from the world’s developed countries, stating that $20 billion is necessary in order to meet this year’s need for humanitarian aid, “We are not receiving enough money to save enough lives.” He cited the massive budget gaps for several of the UN’s efforts including those in Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen which he [Read More]

Angelina Jolie Pitt Speaks About Syrian Refugee at Security Council Meeting

Apr 24, 2015 Celebrities , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 24 2015 – Angelina Jolie Pitt (right), Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), addresses the Security Council meeting on the continuing conflict in Syria and the attendant humanitarian and refugee crises. At her side is the High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres. On the Photo: Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Actor Angelina Jolie, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, said the United Nations is failing to end the conflict in Syria. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on the Humanitarian situation in [Read More]

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