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Sudan: UN in final push to deliver ballots for independence referendum in south

Sudan: UN in final push to deliver ballots for independence referendum in south

A helicopter from the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) this week airlifted ballot papers, voting screens and other material into the road-less Tali region in Central Equatoria State, for distribution to a dozen voting centres for the 9-15 January referendum – the culmination of a six-year peace process that ended two decades of civil war between the north and south.

Darfur: UN-African mission protects thousands displaced by recent clashes

Darfur: UN-African mission protects thousands displaced by recent clashes

UNAMID was set up to protect civilians and quell the violence in Darfur, where nearly seven years of fighting between the Government, its militia supporters and rebel groups seeking greater benefits for the vast region, has killed at least 300,000 people and driven 2.7 million others from their homes.

Efforts to solve Ivorian political deadlock, UN agencies prepare aid

Efforts to solve Ivorian political deadlock, UN agencies prepare aid

Côte d’Ivoire plunged into a tense political crisis after the incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to concede electoral defeat to his challenger, Alassane Ouattara, following a presidential run-off poll held on 28 November. The international community has recognized Mr. Ouattara as the country’s president.

However, UN humanitarian agencies are gearing up to deal with the humanitarian repercussions of the country’s ongoing crisis.

Primary Health Care: Now More Than Ever

Primary Health Care: Now More Than Ever

The emergence of HIV/AIDS, the associated resurgence of tuberculosis, and a deterioration of the malaria situation moved the focus of international public health away from broad-based programmes and towards the urgent management of high-mortality emergencies.

“If we miss the poor…..we miss the point.” -Margaret Chan

Better economic prospects boosted worldwide air traffic in 2010

Better economic prospects boosted worldwide air traffic in 2010

Passenger and freight air traffic grew substantially in 2010 as positive economic prospects worldwide overshadowed the depressed levels of 2009 caused by the global financial crisis, according to preliminary United Nations figures.

Senegal : Yekini beats Bombardier and keeps his invincibility

Senegal : Yekini beats Bombardier and keeps his invincibility

The long awaited battle between Yekini and Bombardier which took place on Sunday, has kept all its promises and strengthened Yekini in his throne of King of the arena after his victory on Bombardier.

Tunisia : 17 players called for Sweden

Tunisia : 17 players called for Sweden

The coach Alain Portes has made public the list of the 17 players called to represent Tunisia at the world cup (13-30 January in Sweden).

The United Nations Academic Impact

The United Nations Academic Impact

We hope to help educate young people about the complex, transnational issues of our time, and cultivate a global mindset and a keener sense of global citizenship.

Ban reaffirms UN’s unwavering support for poll result in Côte d’Ivoire

Ban reaffirms UN’s unwavering support for poll result in Côte d’Ivoire

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the United Nations’ “principled and unwavering” stand that the outcome of the recent presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire reflected the will of the people and the result must therefore be upheld.