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UN says staffer shot dead in Sudan's South Kordofan
By: Ian Timberlake
AFP
A Sudanese driver for the World Food Programme has been shot dead in war-torn South Kordofan state, the UN agency said on Sunday as officials called for a ceasefire to allow wider aid access.
08/05/12

Study Advises Against Swift UN Exit From Haiti
By: Trenton Daniel
ABC News
A new report advises against the swift departure of a United Nations mission in Haiti despite debate over the peacekeeping force's eight-year presence. The International Crisis Group's study released Thursday noted that discussion about the UN peacekeepers' eventual withdrawal has intensified under President Michel Martelly. During his presidential campaign, Martelly had expressed interest in the force's early departure. But the Group said the troops shouldn't be forced to leave too soon. It also said the mission should change its focus from peacekeeping to a more political role by reducing the number of troops and creating new priorities, including a focus on development.
08/02/12

UN Assembly to ask Syria's Assad to step down
CBS News
Arab countries pushed a symbolic UNGA resolution for Assad to resign and give power to a transitional government
08/01/12

UN officials welcome ‘historic’ approval of new constitution for Somalia
UN News Centre
Overwhelming approval of a Provisional Constitution for Somalia by the representative body
08/01/12

U.N. monitors' presence in Syria good for aid delivery
Reuters
EU crisis chief said presence of U.N. observers in Syria has a positive impact on humanitarian aid delivery
08/01/12

UN chief tells Iranian exiles in Iraq to move
Associated Press
The U.N. chief is urging some 1,200 Iranian exiles to follow orders to leave a northern Iraq camp, the site of two deadly raids by Iraqi forces
08/01/12

UN Council steps up pressure for Sudan deal
AFP
UNSC powers called for Sudan, South Sudan to avert potential sanctions if they miss August 2 deadline
07/31/12

U.N. General Assembly to meet on Syria crisis
Reuters
U.N. General Assembly will hold a meeting on the crisis in Syria this week, likely vote on a Saudi-drafted resolution
07/31/12

Côte d'Ivoire: human rights-based solutions key to resolving displacement
UN News Centre
UN independent expert said, IDPs need durable solutions based on human rights approach in order to rebuild their lives
07/31/12

U.N., aid groups struggle to help Syrian refugees
USA Today
The U.N. refugee agency says it has been unable to reach all 200,000 people fleeing the fighting in Aleppo
07/31/12

Sudan’s Bashir Turns Down Summit With Kiir Before UN Deadline
Bloomberg
“Prior commitments” keep Sudanese President from meeting Kiir in Ethiopian Capital today
07/31/12

France Plans New Security Council Push on Syria
Voice of America
France says it will push a new effort to address the crisis in Syria through the United Nations Security Council, which it will head for the month of August
07/30/12

UN to Discuss DRC Mission as Officials Press for Mandate Change
Voice of America
The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss the U.N.'s mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as officials call for a change in the mission's mandate to go after armed groups
07/30/12

U.N.-backed Lebanon court says has right to try Hariri suspects
Reuters
A U.N.-backed international court in The Hague ruled on Monday that it has the right to try the alleged killers of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri
07/30/12

Syria: U.N. observers attacked by tanks
CBS News
A convoy of vehicles led by the head of the U.N. observers mission was attacked by tanks Sunday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said
07/30/12

UN: 200,000 Syrians Flee Aleppo as Rebels, Troops Clash
Voice of America
United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says violence has forced 200,000 people to flee the country's commercial hub
07/29/12

Rwanda Issues Rebuttal to UN Over M23 Report
Voice of America
Rwanda has issued a response to a U.N. Group of Experts report linking Kigali to a rebellion in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
07/28/12

Carrying the Torch for Peace - an Op-Ed by Peter Yeo
Huffington Post
As over 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convene in London for the 2012 Olympic Games, three truly stand out.
07/27/12

The Costs of the Third Russian Veto at the Security Council
Huffington Post
What options do Moscow and Tehran have, after the leaderships of Russia and Iran entered the eye of the storm in the wake of the grave loss they have both suffered in Syria?
07/27/12

Syria Conflict: Assad's Fall Just Matter Of Time, Robert Mood Says
Huffington Post
The Syrian Government's use of massive force is mobilizing insurgents
07/27/12

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