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World must ‘scale-up’ soil health

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:00 pm | United Nations

Healthy soils are essential to achieve ‘ Zero Hunger ’ – and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – peace and prosperity, the United Nations agriculture agency chief underscored in Brazil at the World Congress of Soil Science . More >>

UNICEF appeals for end to war on children in Syria and Yemen

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:58 pm | United Nations

Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF , appealed on Monday. In a tightly worded statement , UNICEF pointed out that since Sunday, 28 children were reported killed in Idlib ... More >>

UN Sec Gen on Day of the World's Indigenous peoples

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 6:27 pm | United Nations

Indigenous peoples have a profound spiritual connection to their lands and resources. Yet, increasingly, indigenous persons are migrating within their countries and across international borders. The reasons are complex and varied. Some are subject to displacement ... More >>

Michelle Bachelet Nominated as Human Rights Commissioner

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 1:29 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General, following consultations with the Chairs of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Michelle Bachelet of Chile as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human ... More >>

UN chief's support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:26 am | United Nations

At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the ongoing talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as well ... More >>

Hiroshima observes 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:54 am | United Nations

As Hiroshima observes 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing, UN notes ‘stalled’ progress on nuclear disarmament More >>

UN to convene Yemen talks early next month in Geneva

Friday, 3 August 2018, 11:26 am | United Nations

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen announced on Thursday that after two years of stalled talks on resolving the crisis in the country, he plans to invite the warring parties to Geneva on 6 September for a round of peace consultations. More >>

UM Sec-Gen on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:56 am | United Nations

Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict. Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes and despair. They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their fundamental rights. More >>

Spain: UN experts welcome proposal for Truth Commission

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:45 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (25 July 2018) - A group of UN human rights experts* have commended the Spanish Government for its proposal to create a Truth Commission and for its commitment to drawing up plans to search for those who disappeared during the civil war and Franco's ... More >>

Deep alarm at reports of serious rights breaches in Cameroon

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:43 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (25 July 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed deep alarm at persistent reports of human rights violations and abuses in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, as ... More >>

In Gaza, UN envoy urges factions to step back from war

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:11 pm | United Nations

In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that ‘everybody will lose’ With a ceasefire largely holding after a day-long flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, the United Nation envoy on ... More >>

Pakistan: UN strongly condemns terrorist attack

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:18 pm | United Nations

Pakistan: UN strongly condemns terrorist attack that leaves scores dead and wounded at election rally More >>

UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 12:31 pm | United Nations

‘Historic moment’ for people on the move, as UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration, address ... More >>

UN chief pushes for greater benefits from new technology

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:38 am | United Nations

A high-profile group of tech experts has been assembled at the request of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, tasked with putting the benefits of digital technology to more effective use, while also protecting against unwanted ... More >>

UN forum spotlights cities struggle for sustainability

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:19 pm | United Nations

UN forum spotlights cities, where struggle for sustainability ‘will be won or lost’ Although cities are often characterized by stark socioeconomic inequalities and poor environmental conditions, they also offer growth and development potential ... More >>

Migrant Smuggling Networks Outmanoeuvring Law Enforcement

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 3:57 pm | United Nations

UN: Migrant Smuggling Networks Outmanoeuvring Law Enforcement in the Asia-Pacific Region Bangkok (Thailand), 12 July 2018 – Every country in the Asia-Pacific region is affected by migrant smuggling, and the ability of smuggling networks to adapt ... More >>

Myanmar: Grave concern at charges against journalist

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:03 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (11 July 2018) – UN human rights experts* expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, ... More >>

Forests ‘essential’ for the future

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 1:20 pm | United Nations

Forests ‘essential’ for the future, UN agriculture chief spells out in new report Time is running out for the world’s forests, warns a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency, urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit ... More >>

Continuing persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar - Zeid

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 10:03 am | United Nations

Newly arrived refugees interviewed by the UN Human Rights Office describe continuing violence, persecution and human rights violations, including killings and the burning of Rohingya homes, as well as the erosion of their legal personality and rights. ... More >>

India: hundreds of “fake encounter” killings

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:49 am | United Nations

India: UN experts call for urgent progress in investigation of hundreds of “fake encounter” killings More >>



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