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Agreement over buffer zone to spare civilians in Syria

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:00 am | UN News

The agreement between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized buffer zone protecting civilians living in Idlib, Syria, has been welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the world body’s humanitarian chief, who called on all warring ... More >>

Keeping order: The saga of Thor's gavel

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:38 am | UN News

If you’re a keen observer of the United Nations General Assembly , you may have noticed the body’s President wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a gift from Iceland, and there’s a very interesting story behind it. More >>

In a complex world, ‘we need to take the right road’

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:35 am | UN News

The outgoing UN General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák, called on the global community on Monday to remain steadfast in support of multilateralism, reiterating that it is the only way to address the complex and growing challenges facing the ... More >>

Signs that North Korea is ‘maintaining nuclear program'

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:31 am | UN News

There are signs that North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK), is “still maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes”, Rosemary di Carlo, United Nations political affairs ... More >>

Security Council extends mandates of UN peace operations

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:55 pm | UN News

By unanimous agreement on Thursday, the Security Council extended the mandates of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Organization’s Verification Mission in Colombia. More >>

‘Vague and over-broad’ laws stifling Myanmar journalism

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11:29 am | UN News

Describing the conviction in Myanmar of two Reuters journalists last week as a “particularly outrageous” example of judicial harassment against the media there, “vague and over-broad” laws have made it impossible for the press to do its job in the country, ... More >>

Get off the path of ‘suicidal emissions’, urges UN chief

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:34 am | UN News

The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling ... More >>

UN chief calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 11:43 am | UN News

Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are still not suitable for the safe, voluntary, and sustainable return of Rohingya ... More >>

UN Secretary-General speaks to Security Council on Myanmar

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:54 am | UN News


UNICEF ramps up support in Ebola-effected areas

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:46 am | UN News

As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year – with some 250 schools in Ebola -affected health zones – the United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) is scaling up education; health and water; sanitation; ... More >>

UN urged to act against ‘worst-case scenario’ in Syria

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:43 am | UN News

John Ging, Director of Operations with the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA , said recent intense aerial bombardment and shelling in Idlib and three other governorates in north-west Syria have resulted in death, damage and destruction, placing an even ... More >>

All sides in Yemen conflict could be guilty of war crimes

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:41 am | UN News

Created last year by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council , the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen analyzed violations and abuses of international human rights law, humanitarian law and criminal law, making more than a dozen visits to the war-torn ... More >>

International tourism arrivals hit record high in 2017

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:05 am | UN News

The latest edition of its Tourism Highlights , published on Monday, shows international arrivals reached 1.323 million last year. More >>

Lack of hygiene risks children’s education - UN

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:02 am | UN News

A new joint UN agency study, Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: 2018 Global Baseline Report, says that good hygiene facilities in schools provide the basis of a healthy learning environment, and that girls are more likely to attend ... More >>

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges - UN

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 9:59 am | UN News

Top military commanders in Myanmar should be investigated and prosecuted for the “gravest” crimes against civilians under international law, including genocide, United Nations-appointed investigators said on Monday. More >>

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 >>



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