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‘Staunch support’ for Iran nuclear deal tempered by concern

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:30 pm | United Nations

While there is “staunch support” among Member States for the 2016 Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA , that is tempered by concerns over some of its other activities, which Iran “should carefully ... More >>

Secretary-General's remarks at Intergovernmental Conference

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:21 am | United Nations

I thank the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Morocco, for hosting this important global gathering and welcoming us so warmly to this wonderful conference centre. More >>

COP24 addresses climate change displacement

Sunday, 9 December 2018, 12:15 pm | United Nations

As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘ COP24 ’ is looking at concrete ways to help countries tackle large-scale displacement caused ... More >>

COP24: Huge untapped potential in greener construction

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:21 pm | United Nations

Noting some progress in greening the global construction industry, the United Nations environment agency (UNEP) co-released a report on Friday at the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, sounding the alarm on the need for “dramatic action” to ... More >>

COP24: A million lives could be saved by 2050

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:30 am | United Nations

Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching a special report as part of the ongoing COP24 climate conference in Katowice, ... More >>

Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:24 am | United Nations

Conflict has pushed tens of millions of people into a situation where they are in urgent need of help, the UN’s relief chief said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funds that could top $25 billion to support life-saving aid projects in over 40 countries ... More >>

UN experts urge more action on inequalities

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:07 am | United Nations

GENEVA (4 December 2018) – UN human rights experts* have issued an urgent call to intensify efforts to combat economic inequality and discrimination. In a statement marking the 32nd anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development on 4 ... More >>

G20 told COP24 climate change conference 'must succeed'

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:50 am | United Nations

During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of industrialized nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international ... More >>

Right to Marry and to Found a Family

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:44 am | United Nations

Most of the 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) begin with gender-free language: “Everyone,” “All” or “No One. But Article 16 states that “men and women” have the right to marry, with the women drafters ... More >>

#TakeYourSeat at the UN Climate Change Conference

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:21 pm | United Nations

#TakeYourSeat at the UN Climate Change Conference: a way for all people to join the global conversation More >>

Guatemala Dos Erres massacre conviction welcomed

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:19 pm | United Nations

The conviction of a former Guatemalan soldier involved in the mass killing of villagers in an infamous massacre during the country’s civil war has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR . Spokesperson Liz Throssell told journalists in Geneva ... More >>

Yemen fighting nears vital hospital in port city of Hudaydah

Friday, 23 November 2018, 2:32 pm | United Nations

Top UN officials sound alarm as Yemen fighting nears vital hospital in port city of Hudaydah More >>

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere break another record

Friday, 23 November 2018, 9:59 am | United Nations

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to a report issued on Thursday by the United Nations weather agency, which reveals that there is no sign of reversal of this trend, responsible ... More >>

Future of our planet hinges on action by today’s youth

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:55 pm | United Nations

Protecting the planet rests on this generation’s youth and their inclination “to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable,” especially in the combat against climate change, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told university ... More >>

UN General Assembly President defends migration compact

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:23 pm | United Nations

Addressing recent reports that some countries are backing out of the United Nations global migration compact set to be adopted in December, UN General Assembly President Maria Espinosa on Wednesday defended the accord as a tool that would ensure all migrants ... More >>

CAR: More than six in 10 people now need urgent aid

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:14 am | United Nations

Central African Republic: UN warns that more than six in 10 people now need urgent humanitarian assistance More >>

Historic conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:48 pm | United Nations

Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue. More >>

UN condemns Syrian 'war on children'

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:43 pm | United Nations

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF , has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria. Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, ... More >>

UN human rights experts suspend Hungary visit

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:28 am | United Nations

GENEVA (15 November 2018) - UN human rights experts have taken the unprecedented step of suspending an official visit to Hungary after they were denied access to the Röszke and Tompa “transit zones” at the border with Serbia where migrants ... More >>

UN prepares to ramp up food aid to Yemen

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:24 am | United Nations

As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) prepares to ramp up aid to Yemen, in the face of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, David Beasley, Executive-Director of the agency, issued a heartfelt plea for all warring parties to end “this horrible ... More >>



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