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South Sudan: ‘Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:24 pm | United Nations

‘Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’ senior UN peacekeeping official says visiting South Sudan More >>

Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:21 pm | United Nations

Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but worst ‘yet to come,’ warns UN agency More >>

Abduction and killing of media workers near Ecuador-Colombia

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:21 pm | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the kidnapping and killing of three media workers near the border between Ecuador and Colombia, confirmed on 13 April, as well as the subsequent kidnapping of two other Ecuadorian nationals. More >>

Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:18 pm | United Nations

Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon More >>

Action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:16 pm | United Nations

Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned . More >>

Ombudsperson solves problems in a 'cloak of confidentiality'

Friday, 20 April 2018, 11:12 am | United Nations

Sometimes sparks can fly in the crossroads between creativity and conflict. For this reason, the United Nations has an Ombudsperson, who helps guide friction into productive solutions. More >>

Colombia’s congressional elections ‘a clear step forward’

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:44 am | United Nations

UN Mission chief calls Colombia’s congressional elections ‘a clear step forward’ in peace process More >>

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:41 am | United Nations

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases – UN agency Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency said Thursday after a successful test releasing sterile ... More >>

Chemical watchdog confirms UK findings on Salisbury toxin

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:05 pm | United Nations

As Security Council Hotly Debates New Report on Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack, Some Members Call for Action to Identify, Apprehend Perpetrators More >>

UN group controls on spread of crop-attacking pests

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 10:42 am | United Nations

Photo/FAO Asian longhorned beetle – one of the main catalysts for the development of standards on pests and agricultural goods crossing borders, specific to forestry. With an estimated $220 billion of the global harvest lost to plant pests each year, ... More >>

Global plan to strengthen protection of displaced persons

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9:16 am | United Nations

With multiple crises forcing millions of people away from their homes, United Nations agencies, Governments and partners have launched a set of measures to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons as well as find solutions to address their ... More >>

Mediator seeks ‘relaunch’ of UN-led Syrian talks

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 8:26 am | United Nations

A renewed United Nations-led diplomatic push is under way for a “meaningful relaunch” of intra-Syrian talks by the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, his office has announced. More >>

End ‘daily tragedy’ for millions urges UN migration chief

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 12:50 pm | United Nations

More than 40 million people are displaced by conflict and another 25 million annually by disaster ¬¬– within the borders of their own countries – with children, on average, making up over half those numbers, the United Nations migration agency ... More >>

Plight of 400,000 Rohingya still inside Myanmar

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 12:18 pm | United Nations

Although the massive outflow of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh grabbed worldwide headlines, the international community must not forget that more than 400,000 of the minority group are living in dire situations at home, a senior United Nations ... More >>

Syria: Sustained fighting taking enormous toll on civilians

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 11:20 am | United Nations

Despite the Security Council’s demand for cessation of hostilities in Syria, civilians in the war-torn country continue to bear the “enormous” cost of intense military activity by parties to the conflict, the top United Nations relief official said ... More >>

Yemen: new UN envoy hopes to rekindle peace talks

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:33 am | United Nations

The new United Nations envoy for war-torn Yemen called Tuesday for all parties to the conflict to abandon preconditions and begin negotiations, and said he would offer a new framework for talks within the next two months. More >>

Upswing in global growth won’t last forever

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:15 am | United Nations

Upswing in global growth won’t last forever; IMF says world must prepare now for leaner times ahead More >>

UN agency launches appeal to assist in crisis-struck Ukraine

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:13 am | United Nations

UN agency launches appeal to reach over 340,000 with assistance in crisis-struck Ukraine Amid critical humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations migration agency on Tuesday launched a $38 million funding appeal to reach more than 340,000 ... More >>

Global anxiety deepens over online data and privacy protect

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 10:23 am | United Nations

Internet users worldwide are becoming more worried about their privacy online and many question the protections offered by Internet and social media companies, a new United Nations survey has found. More >>

Guterres briefing to the Security Council on Syria

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 11:21 am | United Nations

I have been following closely the reports of air strikes in Syria conducted by the United States, France and the United Kingdom. More >>

 

 

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