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Downing of a Russian plane by Turkey

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:36 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General is seriously concerned about the downing of a Russian military jet by the Turkish Air Force earlier today. More >>

“Crime against humanity, crime against culture"

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:23 am | United Nations

GENEVA (17 November 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, today denounced in the strongest possible terms the 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris. “These attacks may constitute a crime ... More >>

Three UN agencies support GLOW initiative

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 12:30 pm | United Nations

Apia, 3rd of November 2015 – Three United Nations agencies - UNWomen, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – donated a total of USD 3,000 to the Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) for its upcoming ... More >>

Pacific to Address the Future of Humanitarian Relief

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10:30 am | United Nations

(Auckland, 30 June 2015): More than 140 delegates from across the Pacific have gathered in Auckland to discuss the future of humanitarian action in the region. More >>

Credible allegations of Israel and Palestinian war crimes

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 12:40 pm | United Nations

UN Gaza Inquiry finds credible allegations of war crimes committed in 2014 by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups More >>

Inclusive growth: Vital for Asia-Pacific Sustainable Develop

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 11:46 am | United Nations

The level of global debate about sustainable development is reaching new heights as the United Nations gears up for Member States to negotiate the post-2015 development agenda at a landmark summit to be convened by the General Assembly in September. More >>

Transparency and accountability essential in use of drones

Friday, 1 May 2015, 3:13 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (29 April 2015) – A group of UN independent human rights experts* today welcomed the US Government’s announcement of a review into two counter-terrorism operations involving the use of drones, but they stressed the need to ensure transparency ... More >>

Myanmar: UN expert to assess human rights

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 9:46 am | United Nations

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake her second official visit to the country from 7-16 January 2015. Ms. Lee will gather first-hand information on the current human rights situation in the Rakhine and Northern ... More >>

Angola, Malaysia, NZ, Spain, Venezuela for Security Council

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:53 am | United Nations

In three rounds of voting the United Nations General Assembly today elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015. More >>

Secretary-General's lecture at the University of Auckland

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:46 pm | United Nations

I again thank this University of Auckland for bestowing on me an honourary degree in recognition of the enduring value of the United Nations. More >>

‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:02 am | United Nations

30 July 2014 – ‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria, Top UN relief official warns With the United Nations and its partners in Syria begin to ramp up aid deliveries across battle lines, the Organization’s Emergency Relief ... More >>

Agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:59 am | United Nations

30 July 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms. More >>

Deadly shelling of another Gaza UN school draws condemnation

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:37 am | United Nations

30 July 2014 – As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells this morning, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians. More >>

Peru's Independence Day

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:03 pm | United Nations

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Peru as you celebrate your independence July 28. The United States has called Peru a friend since soon after José de San Martín crossed the Andes ... More >>

Secretary-General's statement on Beit Hanoun

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:30 am | United Nations

I am appalled by the news of an attack on an UNRWA school in Northern Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge. More >>

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:27 am | United Nations

an Ki-moon said today he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school in Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge from the ongoing hostilities, adding that the incident underscores the need to stop all fighting immediately. More >>

UN Rights Council agrees to Gaza ‘war crimes’ probe

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:22 am | United Nations

The United Nations Human Rights Council today decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. More >>

UNSG On Gaza Ground Offensive, MH17 Crash

Friday, 18 July 2014, 9:29 am | United Nations

Secretary-General's remarks at photo opportunity with Special Envoy and Deputy Special Envoy for Syria More >>

Urgent action needed to avert further crises: Somalia, Yemen

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:29 am | United Nations

Urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in both Somalia and Yemen, senior United Nations relief officials warned today, as they urged donors to help them step up their response as well as to consolidate the recent gains ... More >>

IPCC Findings Point to Risk, Opportunities for Action

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 10:53 am | United Nations

The UN's climate chief Christiana Figueres today said the latest government-approved science more clearly than ever points to the extreme risks posed by climate change, as well as the many opportunities to put the world on a safer and more resilient ... More >>



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