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The UNHCR wants US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The UN Secretary-General has urged developing countries to work collectively towards reaching MDG anti-poverty targets.
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas of current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops.
An unprecedented number of people are beginning 2014 either internally displaced or as refugees, the United Nations humanitarian chief has warned.
Some 30,000 ecumenical youth have gathered in Strasbourg for a festival of peace, justice and spirituality.
The UN has called on Iraqi to ensure maximum security for 3,200 Iranian exiles in a camp near Baghdad airport.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says Uganda's new anti-gay law is colonial and discriminatory.
The United Nation said yesterday (26 December) that it hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements on the ground South Sudan within the next 48 hours.
The UN Secretary-General has called a crisis meeting on the situation in South Sudan and proposed reinforcing the UN peacekeeping force in a bid to stem the conflict.
Open Doors has presented a petition on the situation of Christians in Syria, signed by 309,195 people from 99 different countries, to the United Nations.