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UN Chief: World loses 'human rights giant,' Asma Jahangir

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:51 am | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed his sorrow at the demise of prominent human rights defender and UN Special Rapporteur Asma Jahangir, who passed away at the age of 66. More >>

Focus on future, prioritize reconciliation for Wst. Balkans

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:43 am | UN News

Concluding a twelve-day visit to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide called for concerted and sustained efforts to prioritize reconciliation and prevention. More >>

International community must stay ‘one step ahead’ of ISIL

Friday, 9 February 2018, 12:29 pm | UN News

Despite military successes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), the terrorist group and its affiliates continue to pose a significant threat around the world, the top United Nations counter-terrorism official told the Security Council ... More >>

UN launches appeal to fund relief work in Nigeria's N. East

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:57 am | UN News

8 February 2018 – With the crisis in north-east Nigeria – a region devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency – into its ninth year, United Nations agencies together with humanitarian partners today launched a $1 billion appeal to fund life-saving ... More >>

Kosovo: potential for trust among political leaders remains

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 11:39 am | UN News

7 February 2018 – Even though significant differences persist between political leaders in Kosovo, the potential for trust and more forward-looking decision-making to address the challenges there should not be underestimated, a senior United Nations ... More >>

Migrant deaths along US-Mexico border remain high

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 12:15 pm | UN News

6 February 2018 – The number of migrants losing their lives attempting to cross the United States-Mexico border in 2017 remained high in spite of substantial decrease in the number of arrests along the frontier, the United Nations migration agency ... More >>

59 million young people forced into illiteracy by conflict

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 11:22 am | UN News

31 January 2018 – Nearly three in ten young people between the ages of 15 and 24 living in conflict- or disaster-affected countries are illiterate, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday, calling for greater investments ... More >>

Syrian war continues to exact terrible toll on civilians

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:41 pm | UN News

30 January 2018 – Hostilities in Syria continues to drive hundreds of thousands from their homes and the number of displaced in the seemingly unending conflict continues to rise along with the suffering of affected communities, the United Nations deputy ... More >>

UN seeks $800 million for Palestine refugees amid crunch

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:33 pm | UN News

30 January 2018 – Facing an acute funding shortage, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees is seeking more than $800 million for its emergency programmes for Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. More >>

UN agency launches appeal to fund aid efforts in Sudan

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:04 pm | UN News

30 January 2018 – Amid worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the number of persons in need of assistance continues to grow, the United Nations migration agency today launched a $103.7 million appeal to sustain critical and life-saving ... More >>

Thousands flee violence in eastern DR Congo

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:01 pm | UN News

30 January 2018 – Surging violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is driving thousands of Congolese into neighbouring Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. More >>

Millions of children in crisis zones face 'bleak future'

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:56 am | UN News

30 January 2018 – Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare and unless the international community takes urgent action to protect and provide life-saving assistance to them, ... More >>

UN finds high levels of antibiotic resistance globally

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:07 pm | UN News

29 January 2018 – Antimicrobials have been a driver of unprecedented medical and societal advances, but their overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting new surveillance data on Monday ... More >>

UN Social Development Commission’s 2018 session focus

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:03 pm | UN News

29 January 2018 – Countries must accelerate inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development that will not leave behind vulnerable populations, such as women and youth, the United Nations deputy chief told the Commission for Social ... More >>

Youth leaders ready to ‘roll up sleeves’ at annual UN forum

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 1:10 pm | UN News

29 January 2018 – Not content to follow old-school rules to tackle problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, today’s youth – media savvy ‘Millennials’ and the ‘Born in the 90s’ cohort that can’t remember life without the Internet ... More >>

‘Enough is enough;’ says top UNICEF official in Syria

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 1:06 pm | UN News

26 January 2018 – With families in Syria’s besieged northern town of Afrin on the run or hiding in basements to escape intense shelling, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) operations in the country has strongly denounced ... More >>

Yemen: UN welcomes Saudi-led coalition easing aid access

Friday, 26 January 2018, 12:15 pm | UN News

25 January 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed news that five tankers carrying 180,000 litres of fuel reached Yemen’s northern province of Marib on Wednesday as part of the Saudi-led coalition’s wider plan ... More >>

UN report on benefits of investing in better migration data

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 9:33 am | UN News

24 January 2018 – Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launched Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, by the United Nations migration ... More >>

Vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal internet

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 9:30 am | UN News

24 January 2018 – The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide,’ and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up this momentum can put their societies on the fast track ... More >>

The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors: Keeping the memory alive

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 9:27 am | UN News

24 January 2018 – After the Second World War, 90 per cent of the Holocaust survivors were between 16 and 45 years old. Today, the youngest survivors, who were born in the last phase of the war, are over age 70. More >>

 

 

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