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UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:12 pm | United Nations

UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade, says millions a ‘step away from famine’ More >>

UN Pledges to Advance Human Dignity, Equality, & Rights

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 12:02 pm | United Nations

Human Rights Day: UN Officials Pledge to Focus on Advancement of Human Dignity, Equality And Rights More >>

UN Honours 14 Peacekeepers Killed in Eastern DR Congo

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:03 am | United Nations

11 December 2017 – The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history. More >>

UN Calls for Restoration of Democracy in Cambodia

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:48 am | United Nations

GENEVA (11 December 2017) – As the world marked the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, Cambodia should return to a path of multi-party democracy and ensure full freedom for civil society and journalists to operate, said ... More >>

Not Enough Done to Shield Civilians From Violence in Somalia

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:47 am | United Nations

10 December 2017 – The armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, according to ... More >>

Increase Access & Make Digital World Safer for Children

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:31 am | United Nations

11 December 2017 – Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, ... More >>

UN Urges Greater Investment for Sustainable Agriculture

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:28 am | United Nations

11 December 2017 – On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges. More >>

Opportunities to Tackle Deep-Rooted Development Issues

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:27 am | United Nations

11 December 2017 – A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, ... More >>

UN Publishes Findings on Racial Discrimination

Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:18 am | United Nations

UN Committee On the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Publishes Findings on Serbia, Algeria, Jordan, Australia, Slovakia And Belarus More >>

DPRK Officials Agree Korean Peninsula Faces Tense Situation

Monday, 11 December 2017, 8:23 am | United Nations

9 December 2017 – In their meetings this week, the United Nations political chief and senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shared the view that the Korean Peninsula faces the most tense and dangerous peace and security ... More >>

Podcast: Peacekeeping And Protection in South Sudan

Monday, 11 December 2017, 8:10 am | United Nations

7 December 2017 – Defending the vulnerable from attack is one of the important duties of a UN peacekeeper, but what do you do when you come across a secret safe that may contain weapons, hidden away in a camp designed to protect civilians? More >>

Peaceful conduct of elections 'historic moment' for Nepal

Sunday, 10 December 2017, 10:01 am | United Nations

9 December 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the holding of the two-phased State and Federal elections and congratulates the people of Nepal for the peaceful conduct of the polls. More >>

Genocide should not be part of our present or our future

Sunday, 10 December 2017, 9:59 am | United Nations

'Genocide should not be part of our present or our future,' UN adviser says on day to honour victims More >>

Thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 12:06 pm | United Nations

8 December 2017 – The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants. More >>

At least 14 peacekeepers dead in volatile eastern DR Congo

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:46 am | United Nations

UN chief condemns attack that leaves at least 14 peacekeepers dead in volatile eastern DR Congo 8 December 2017 – At least 14 United Nations ‘blue helmets’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in ... More >>

UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘risk of violent escalation’

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:42 am | United Nations

UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘risk of violent escalation’ after US decision on Jerusalem More >>

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

Friday, 8 December 2017, 4:26 pm | United Nations

6 December 2017 – The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management ... More >>

Afghan Women Reporters Empower Voices Against Violence

Friday, 8 December 2017, 12:03 pm | United Nations

7 December 2017 – In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, a team of female television reporters in northern Afghanistan is ... More >>

UN Secretary-General’s Message for Human Rights Day

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:16 am | United Nations

10 December 2017 - This year’s commemoration of Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of seven decades since the adoption of one of the world’s most profound and far-reaching international agreements. The Universal Declaration ... More >>

UN Urged to Do More to Protect Civilians in South Sudan

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:10 am | United Nations

7 December 2017 – With the conflict in South Sudan entering its fifth year, senior United Nations officials on Thursday expressed concern about the precarious security situation and bleak humanitarian conditions in the world’s youngest country. More >>



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