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Counter-Terrorism Law Taking into Account Rights Obligations

Monday, 2 October 2017, 2:58 pm | UN News

27 September 2017 – Warning of possible “discriminatory repercussions," especially for Muslims, two United Nations rights experts expressed concern over a new law that may perpetuate the emergency measures France introduced in 2015 – ... More >>

Venezuela Decries Effects of Capitalism as Enemy of Nature

Monday, 2 October 2017, 11:57 am | UN News

Jorge Arreaza, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. UN Photo/Cia Pak More >>

Saudi Arabia’s Decision to Lift Ban on Women Drivers

Monday, 2 October 2017, 10:00 am | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive cars in the country. Read more More >>

Extreme Weather Events Leave No Doubt Climate Change is Real

Monday, 2 October 2017, 9:57 am | UN News

Cluster of Extreme Weather Events Leave No Doubt Climate Change is Real, Caribbean Nations Tell UN More >>

Small Island Nations in Pacific Urge Global Action

Monday, 2 October 2017, 9:54 am | UN News

Leaders from Pacific island nations addressing the United Nations General Assembly today urged Governments to implement the Paris Agreement, and contribute to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable development efforts. Read more RELATED More >>

UN ‘Backbone’ of Global Order, Stresses Norway at Assembly

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 4:23 pm | UN News

Underscoring that the “unprecedented” progress achieved by human kind over the last decades cannot be taken for granted, Norway called for continued international cooperation to safeguard the achievements and to ensure that they remain sustainable ... More >>

Secretary-General on Security Council resolution on Syria

Sunday, 1 January 2017, 1:38 pm | UN News

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Security Council resolution 2336 on Syria The Secretary-General welcomes the Security Council's unanimous adoption today of resolution 2336 (2016) and efforts by Russia and Turkey to reduce ... More >>

On International Day, Ban calls on people everywhere to act

Sunday, 6 September 2015, 11:14 am | UN News

On International Day, Ban calls on people everywhere to act charitably in the face of human suffering More >>

Austria and Germany to take in thousands of refugees

Sunday, 6 September 2015, 11:10 am | UN News

UN hails decision by Austria and Germany to take in thousands of migrants and refugees at Hungary border More >>

Peace deal ‘first step’ in resolving South Sudan crisis

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 11:38 am | UN News

Children at a protection of civilians site in Juba, South Sudan, run by the UN Mission, perform at a special cultural event in March 2015. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine More >>

Yemen: Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 11:07 am | UN News

Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day, ‘brutal’ Yemen conflict must end – UNICEF More >>

Changing habits/behaviours key to overcome vaccine hesitancy

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:57 am | UN News

Vaccine hesitancy can be caused by factors such as negative beliefs based on myths, misinformation. Fear of needles can be a factor for refusal. Photo: PAHO/WHO More >>

Burundi: Ban condemns assassination of senior army officer

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:50 am | UN News

Refugees from Burundi in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: OCHA/Naomi Frerotte United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination Burundi’s former Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Bikomagu, who ... More >>

Deadly industrial explosions in northern China

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 11:45 am | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the injuries to scores of people as a result of deadly explosions in Tianjin, China. More >>

UN urges action to tackle deepening refugee crisis in Greece

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 11:02 am | UN News

A group of Syrian refugees arrive on the island of Lesbos after travelling in an inflatable raft from Turkey, near Skala Sykaminias, Greece. Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnell More >>

Probe into those responsible for chemical weapons in Syria

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 10:56 am | UN News

The US Vessel Cape Ray, on which all 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas were removed from Syria and safely destroyed as the ship sailed in international waters in 2014. Photo: US Dept. of Transportation More >>

Myanmar election: UNICEF urges prioritisation of children

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 12:02 pm | UN News

With 99 days to go before Myanmar elections, UNICEF urges candidates make children the clear winner More >>

Thousands of unregistered children born during Ebola crisis

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:56 am | UN News

Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exploitation – UNICEF More >>

UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie visits Myanmar

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:51 am | UN News

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt (left) in Myitkyina township, Kachin State, Myanmar, meeting with some of the 100,000 displaced people who currently live there. Photo: UNHCR/T.Stoddart More >>

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 1:04 pm | UN News

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care – UN More >>

 

 

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