Jan Eliasson - updates

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UN chief voices growing concern over migrant crisis

May 18, 2015 - 10:46 AM

The UN urges leaders of Malaysia Thailand Bangladesh and Indonesia to uphold the obligation of rescue at sea and not turn away the refugees

WAITING. Migrants line up for their meal at a temporary shelter in Kuala Langsa, Aceh, Indonesia, May 17, 2015. Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Q&A: UN deputy chief on Haiyan, ISIS and blue helmets

Nov 23, 2014 - 10:22 AM

The UN s number two diplomat talks about the global implications of problems the Philippines faces like disaster risk reduction terrorism and peacekeeping

After kidnappings, UN to focus on peacekeepers’ safety

Nov 22, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The UN s deputy secretary general tells Rappler the Philippines concern about the safety of peacekeepers will be a priority in the review of peace operations

Ebola aid pledges far short of $1B needed – UN

Oct 11, 2014 - 10:03 AM

United Nation s Ebola coordinator David Nabarro says the number of cases is doubling every 3 to 4 weeks and that a much greater effort is needed to beat back the deadly epidemic

MORE DEATHS. A photograph made available on October 10, 2014 shows a Liberian burial squad carry the body of an Ebola victim in Marshall, Margini county, Liberia, 25 September 2014. Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:28 AM

From Australia to Zimbabwe and Macedonia to Spain people who showed signs of fever or had recent contact with Ebola victims are whisked into isolation units or ordered to stay in their homes

FIGHTING FOR LIFE. A paramedic wearing protective clothing visits ebola infected nurse Teresa Romero at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, Spain, October 10, 2014. The health condition of Romero is serious but stable, according to Carlos III Hospital' sources. Another 13 people are in hospital under observation. Photo by Victor Lerena/EPA

Deposed Ukraine leader asked Putin for troops – Russia

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Western powers promptly trash the claim at a turbulent session that saw the US ambassador lock horns with her Russian counterpart

RUSSIA'S SIDE. Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine, 03 March 2014, United Nations, New York. Evan Schneider/UN Photo

France to send troops as UN warns of chaos in C. Africa

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:57 PM

France has proposed a UN Security Council resolution that would authorize international troops to use force in its former colony