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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 >>

Aid convoy for northeast Syria postponed over security fears

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:22 am | UN News

A humanitarian convoy carrying relief aid for tens of thousands of “desperate” civilians in north-eastern Syria who have not received aid since January this year, has been postponed owing to security concerns along its route, the United Nations ... More >>

Feeding families remains complex task in war-torn Syria

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:05 am | UN News

Nearly a million Syrians have headed home amid improving security, only to find houses destroyed and livelihoods lost said the United Nations emergency food relief agency on Tuesday, leaving many civilians still reliant on aid. More >>

UN ‘stands ready’ to support Haiti after earthquake

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:00 am | UN News

In the wake of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck north-west Haiti overnight, Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday extended condolence to the island nations’ people and Government, and said the United Nations stands ready to help with the ... More >>

UN Assembly wraps up annual general debate

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:41 am | UN News

In the end, after all was said and done in the marathon of speeches from Heads of State and Government at the General Assembly ’s seventy-third annual general debate, it all came down to one thing – the centrality of a strengthened United Nations ... More >>

Timor-Leste praises continued UN help in settling dispute

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:34 am | UN News

TImor-Leste, a country which the United Nations shepherded to independence from Indonesia 16 years ago, is a prime example of what the world Organization can do in resolving international conflicts and disputes, Delegation Chair Maria Helena Pires told the ... More >>

Nicaraguan Foreign Minister calls for commitment to peace

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:21 am | UN News

While the world was in the midst of a crisis largely sparked by interventionism and “savage capitalism”, Nicaragua continued to bolster peace, strengthen security, “and…promote and defend human rights,” Minister for Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada ... More >>

Thailand endorses call to make UN more effective

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:16 am | UN News

The United Nations needs to adapt to meet the challenges facing the world, Thailand’s Deputy Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul told the General Assembly on Monday, endorsing Secretary General António Guterres ’s efforts to make the Organization more effective. More >>

Iran and US clash on nuclear deal

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 11:09 am | UN News

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday strongly denounced the United States’ decision to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal and said President Donald Trump’s actions to weaken or undercut global institutions showed total disregard ... More >>

‘Old forms of intolerance are being rekindled'

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:19 am | UN News

The first Head of State to address the seventy-third general debate of the United Nations General Assembly, Michel Temer, President of Brazil, denounced the rising tide of isolationism, intolerance and unilateralism that was challenging international ... More >>

US President Trump rejects globalism in speech to UN

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:14 am | UN News

Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, the world Organization that embodies greater global cooperation, United States President Donald Trump told scores of Heads of State and Government on Tuesday that his country rejects the ideology ... More >>

‘Our future rests in solidarity,’ UN chief tells world

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:12 am | UN News

Facing a world where trust – trust in national institutions, trust among States and trust in the rules-based global order – is at a breaking point, Secretary-General António Guterres set the stage for the 73rd general debate of the United Nations ... More >>

‘Multilateralism is the only answer' urges UN President

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:02 am | UN News

With a call to multilateralism and shared work towards sustainable development and equality for all, María Fernanda Espinosa formally inaugurated the seventy-third general debate of the of the United Nations General Assembly. More >>

UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people to lead

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 10:01 am | UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”. More >>

At UN, countries pledge to be guided by Mandela’s legacy

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:45 am | UN News

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday honoured Nelson Mandela with a pledge to build a just, peaceful and prosperous world and to revive the values for which the former South African President and anti-apartheid campaigner stood. More >>

Mandela Peace Summit, Global Goals, Youth and Yemen

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:24 am | UN News

As the United Nations enters its biggest weeks of the year with a plethora of events, speakers and leaders’ meetings, UN News will be preparing a daily guide to help you navigate what’s going on and keep abreast of the world-changing decisions that ... More >>

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 >>



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