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UN diplomacy: political conflicts to watch in 2019

Tuesday, 1 January 2019, 1:58 pm | UN News

As the world – and the United Nations – continues to grapple with political crises, we look at the political landscape with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. We begin by asking her what it’s like to be the top UN political ... More >>

One small flight for a drone, one ‘big leap’ for health

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:05 pm | UN News

On a small island in the remote South Pacific, a one-month-old baby has become the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered by a drone, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced. More >>

‘Chance for peace’ in South Sudan finally within reach

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:04 pm | UN News

The security situation in South Sudan has significantly improved since the recently signed peace deal between the opposing parties in the country’s civil war, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of UN Peacekeeping ( DPKO ), told the Security Council on Tuesday. More >>

Worth going 'extra mile' for a new Syrian constitution

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:03 pm | UN News

Efforts to establish a constitutional committee for Syria are worth going the “extra mile” for, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday, after meeting the foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey - guarantors of a fragile ceasefire ... More >>

Prospect of peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real'

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:53 am | UN News

A negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan “has never been more real…than it is now”, the head of the United Nations peace mission in the country has said, highlighting a series of important milestones achieved over recent months. More >>

General Assembly affirms Global Compact on Refugees

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:52 am | UN News

The United Nations General Assembly affirmed a non-legally binding Global Compact on Refugees on Monday, marking the latest move by Member States to support the rights of 258 million people on the move worldwide. More >>

‘Going green’ is good business says private sector at UN

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:27 am | UN News

Businesses across the world should no longer be viewed solely as greenhouse gas emissions culprits, but more as indispensable partners for climate action, who stand to increase profits from “going green”. That was the key message as the United Nations COP24 ... More >>

Governments adopt global migration pact

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:25 am | UN News

Governments adopt global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’ More >>

CO2 emissions on the rise for first time in four years - UN

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:34 am | UN News

A new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP ) shows that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again during 2017 after a three year hiatus, highlighting the imperative for countries to deliver on the historic ... More >>

Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:05 pm | UN News

Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances More >>

UN advocates for a strengthening of peacekeeping in Africa

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:49 am | UN News

Citing the “encouraging progress” achieved by United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa – which hosts half of all ongoing missions – UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday called the international community to strengthen cooperation and commitment ... More >>

Millie Bobby Brown to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Ambassador

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:48 am | UN News

On this World Children’s Day , when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador. More >>

Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:40 am | UN News

Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years. More >>

UN health agency launches action plan as malaria rises

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:38 am | UN News

Targets to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria are not being met, says the World Health Organization’s ( WHO ) 2018 World malaria report , released on Monday. More >>

Ending inequality means ending violence against women

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:00 am | UN News

Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence ... More >>

Building climate resilience and peace go hand in hand

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:55 am | UN News

To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic ... More >>

UN must bring more women police officers into the fold

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:03 pm | UN News

More women officers are needed at UN Police, to make the work of the Organization more efficient and reach the whole population they are meant to serve, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Tuesday, adding that, ... More >>

Children at risk as clashes in Hudaydah near hospital

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:20 am | UN News

Intense fighting near a major hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has put scores of children at “imminent risk of death”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, calling on the warring parties to stop hostilities ... More >>

ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: Over 200 Mass Graves

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:50 am | UN News

Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to a United Nations human rights report out on Tuesday. More >>

Devastating tsunamis underscore need for better preparation

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:08 am | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater preparedness to offset the disastrous impact of tsunamis, which are causing increasing human, economic and development losses, illustrated most recently by the destruction across ... More >>



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