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UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:10 pm | UN News

Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens ... More >>

Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:10 am | UN News

Myanmar’s military commanders must answer charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in a credible court, a United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) said on Tuesday, urging the international community ... More >>

UN chief praises PM’s ‘admirable’ response to Mosque attacks

Monday, 13 May 2019, 9:45 am | UN News

UN chief praises New Zealand premier’s ‘admirable’ response to Christchurch attacks. More >>

Ensuring the ‘lungs of the planet’ keep us alive

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:43 pm | UN News

Ensuring the ‘lungs of the planet’ keep us alive: 5 things you need to know about forests and the UN More >>

Colombia: ‘Terrible trend’ of rights defenders killed

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:41 pm | UN News

Colombia: ‘Terrible trend’ of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for ‘significant effort’ to tackle impunity More >>

Nearly 900 children released by north-east Nigeria militia

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:39 pm | UN News

The decision by a large armed group based in north-east Nigeria to release nearly 900 youngsters has been welcomed by UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF , which has warned that those freed will need long-term help if they are to lead a normal life in the ... More >>

African elephants under continued threat of poaching

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:35 pm | UN News

African elephants under continued threat of poaching, warns UN-backed report More >>

Sahel crisis reaching unprecedented levels

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:03 am | UN News

Sahel crisis reaching unprecedented levels, warn top UN humanitarian officials More >>

Around 52 million in Africa suffering starvation

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:01 am | UN News

Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals More >>

UN honours fallen colleagues and friends who risk all

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 10:44 am | UN News

The lives of 115 colleagues who lost their lives between the beginning of last year and the end of March, serving the United Nations, were honoured on Monday at the annual Memorial Service for Fallen Staff, in New York. More >>

Deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border escalates dangerously

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:47 am | UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with “deep concern” the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint. Over the weekend, hundreds of rockets were launched ... More >>

International Day of the Midwife: 5 things you should know

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:39 am | UN News

Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities. More >>

UN-backed intercultural dialogue forum urged to keep working

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:25 pm | UN News

As a United Nations-baked intercultural forum drew to a close in Baku, Azerbaijan, the participants agreed that the journey to a better world, fuelled by the discussions over the past two days, including the important input by youth, will continue moving ... More >>

Cyclone Fani hits India, UN moves to protect refugees

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:23 pm | UN News

One of the strongest storms to batter India in decades made landfall near the northeastern coastal city of Puri on Friday morning. UN agencies are monitoring Cyclone Fani’s movements closely and taking measures to protect families living in refugee camps ... More >>

Engaging world’s youth vital to preventing violent extremism

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:21 pm | UN News

Engaging world’s youth vital to preventing violent extremism, building sustainable peace, UN official tells Baku Forum More >>

North Korea facing deep ‘hunger crisis’ after bad harvest

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:20 pm | UN News

North Korean families facing deep ‘hunger crisis’ after worst harvest in 10 years, UN food assessment shows More >>

Migrants detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food'

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:18 pm | UN News

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and ... More >>

UN sound alarm on drug-resistant infections

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:38 am | UN News

UN, global health agencies sound alarm on drug-resistant infections; new recommendations to reduce ‘staggering number’ of future deaths More >>

UN calls for ‘spirit and letter’ of Ukraine agreements

Friday, 26 April 2019, 10:38 am | UN News

UN calls for ‘spirit and letter’ of Ukraine agreements to be upheld, as Russia issues simplified citizenship decree More >>

Aid preparations gear up as Mozambique braces for storm

Friday, 26 April 2019, 9:12 am | UN News

Emergency measures are being stepped up by the UN and partners in northern Mozambique, amid fears that another devastating tropical storm could batter coastal areas on Thursday evening, weeks after Cyclone Idai claimed hundreds of lives and flooded ... More >>

   

 

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