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Yemen civilians at mercy of sniping, shelling and airstrikes

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:21 am | United Nations

GENEVA (12 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday voiced alarm at continuing civilian casualties in Yemen as hostilities increase and spread. More >>

Rule of law under siege in the Maldives

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:19 am | United Nations

GENEVA (12 February 2018) – The detention of two Supreme Court judges in the Maldives is an attack on the independence of the judiciary and undermines the court’s ability to work freely and effectively, a group of United Nations human rights experts* has ... More >>

Global Goals must be a blueprint for fair globalization

Friday, 9 February 2018, 1:15 pm | United Nations

8 February 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday highlighted the importance of engagement and empowerment to transform the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ) into benefits for all people worldwide and called on all ... More >>

UN seeks $1.06 billion to create ‘firewall against famine'

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:48 am | United Nations

8 February 2018 – Ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks have left millions of people on the brink of starvation, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Thursday as it launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods, ... More >>

ICC to open examinations of Philippines ‘war on drugs;’

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:42 am | United Nations

8 February 2018 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Thursday that she will open preliminary examinations into the so-called “war on drugs” campaign launched by the Government of the Philippines and, separately ... More >>

Let Olympic Flame ‘shine as a beacon to human solidarity,’

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 10:07 am | United Nations

7 February 2018 – This week the world will gather in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, unified in what United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called “the Olympic Spirit: in solidarity; ... More >>

300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 10:05 am | United Nations

7 February 2018 – Some 300 child solders, including 87 girls, were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan, the United Nations mission in the country reported on Wednesday, calling on all stakeholders to support the young people on the journey ... More >>

Well-planned cities can drive sustainable development

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:09 am | United Nations

7 February 2018 – The head of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) said on Wednesday that a week-long conference on sustainable urban development that kicked off Wednesday in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, will open a “global ... More >>

Disability rights: UN committee to meet in Geneva

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 8:49 am | United Nations

GENEVA (7 February 2018) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will meet in Geneva from 14 February to 9 March 2018 to review the following countries: Haiti, Nepal, Oman, Russian Federation, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sudan. More >>

Maldives state of emergency ‘all-out assault on democracy’

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 8:45 am | United Nations

GENEVA (7 February 2018) – The declaration of the State of Emergency in the Maldives by President Abdulla Yameen and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees have swept away the checks and balances and separation of powers necessary in any ... More >>

UN releases $9.1 million to fill 'critical healthcare gaps'

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 8:43 am | United Nations

7 February 2018 – With only 50 per cent of medical facilities fully functional in Yemen, the United Nations health agency is striving to fill a “critical” healthcare shortage and will use a $9.1 million emergency response grant to assist 630,000 vulnerable ... More >>

UNICEF helping to restore health services in war-torn Mosul

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 8:42 am | United Nations

7 February 2018 – Warning about the “alarming” state of Iraq’s healthcare system, especially in war-ravaged areas in and around Mosul, the United Nations children’s agency has stepped up its support to help the Government provide critical medical ... More >>

Over 14,000 farmers in rural Nepal to benefit

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 1:37 pm | United Nations

6 February 2018 – Thousands of family farmers are expected to benefit from a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative in Nepal that uses an innovative approach to build both the farmers’ capacities as well as add value to their products. More >>

Liberia: UN mission farewell ceremony

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 1:34 pm | United Nations

6 February 2018 – After 14 years of serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia ( UNMIL ), an official farewell ceremony was held on Tuesday in the capital, Monrovia, to honour the last departing Police and Military personnel serving there. More >>

Syria: UN urges an end to hostilities

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:10 am | United Nations

6 February 2018 – Senior United Nations officials in Syria warned on Tuesday of the dire humanitarian crisis in several parts of the country, calling on warring parties to immediately stop fighting so aid and basic services can reach those in ... More >>

Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis'

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:03 am | United Nations

6 February 2018 – Warning that Burundi could become a “forgotten crisis,” with the number of people struggling for survival increasing by the day, United Nations agencies together with aid partners on Wednesday launched a funding appeal to keep ... More >>

'Race against time' to end female genital mutilation

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 8:51 am | United Nations

6 February 2018 – Female genital mutilation is a violent act that, among other things, causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and death, said the Executive Directors of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) ... More >>

UN expert urges El Salvador step up measures to halt murders

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 8:46 am | United Nations

UN expert urges El Salvador step up measures to halt murders, vicious cycle of impunity More >>

UN chief urges Maldives to uphold rule of law

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 8:39 am | United Nations

6 February 2018 – Following the declaration of a ‘state of emergency’ in the Maldives, after which soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday urged the Government to uphold the ... More >>

‘Protect children and their digital footprint,’ urges UNICEF

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 8:35 am | United Nations

6 February 2018 – Every half a second, every day, a child goes online for the first time – tapping into all the great opportunities the Internet has to offer, but facing grave risks, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday, ... More >>



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