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‘A global measles crisis’ is well underway, UN warns

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:42 am | UN News

Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis”. More >>

Ebola not a global emergency but risks crossing border

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 11:00 am | UN News

Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency More >>

From ‘dead on the inside’ to ‘truly alive’

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:56 am | UN News

From ‘dead on the inside’ to ‘truly alive’: Survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda recounts her story as UN marks 25th anniversary More >>

Women must be at centre of peacekeeping decision-making

Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:36 am | UN News

Women’s rights, voices and participation must be at “the centre of peacekeeping decision-making”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, describing them as “central to sustainable solutions” to ... More >>

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:20 am | UN News

Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass , the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to 7 million people are in dire need of aid, and ... More >>

More than 4 in 10 women live in fear of refusing partner

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:15 am | UN News

More than four in 10 women, live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, new UN global study finds More >>

Millions of Bangladeshi children at risk from climate crisis

Friday, 5 April 2019, 1:30 pm | UN News

More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday in a new report More >>

Removing deadly mines means ‘new horizons and hope’

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:59 am | UN News

The path towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be “clear of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs)”, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Thursday, International Mine Awareness ... More >>

Guterres deeply concerned by risk of military action

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:58 am | UN News

In Libya, Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ by risk of fresh military confrontation, urges restraint More >>

Lack of basic water facilities risks millions of lives

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 1:43 pm | UN News

More than two billion people face grave health risks because basic water facilities are not available in one in four medical centres globally, the UN has said, in an appeal to countries to do more to prevent the transmission of treatable infections ... More >>

Massive cholera vaccine campaign planned for Mozambique

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 10:04 am | UN News

Around 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine arrived in Mozambique on Tuesday to help stave off a possible epidemic, after the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, amid reports that the disease has already infected more than 1,000 people in affected ... More >>

Counter and reject leaders who seek to exploit differences

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 10:02 am | UN News

Counter and reject’ leaders who seek to ‘exploit differences’ between us, urges Guterres at historic mosque in Cairo More >>

Brunei’s new law would enshrine cruel and inhuman punishment

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:40 am | UN News

Brunei’s new penal code would enshrine ‘cruel and inhuman punishments’ UN rights chief warns More >>

UN highlight implication of population trends on development

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:38 am | UN News

UN highlights profound implication of population trends on sustainable development More >>

‘Address root causes’ of instability in Mali says UN chief

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:48 pm | UN News

Appearing before the Security Council on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the only way to prevent increased violence and instability in Mali is to tackle root causes such as grinding poverty; climate change and competition for resources; ... More >>

UN top humanitarian official calls for calm in Gaza

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:43 pm | UN News

On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN’s top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm More >>

Ebola cases rising in DR Congo, UN cites progress in trust

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:41 pm | UN News

Ebola cases rising in DR Congo, but UN health agency cites progress in community trust-building More >>

Landmark terror finance resolution adopted

Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:58 am | UN News

The UN is hailing a new Security Council resolution adopted on Thursday as a landmark step in suppressing the funding of terror groups worldwide. More >>

Attempt to defy law over Golan Heights 'doomed to failure'

Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:57 am | UN News

Attempt to defy international law over Golan Heights sovereignty ‘doomed to failure’ Security Council hears More >>

As Syria conflict enters ninth year, crisis ‘far from over'

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 3:33 pm | UN News

As Syria conflict enters ninth year, humanitarian crisis ‘far from over’, Security Council hears More >>

 

 

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