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World Day to Combat Desertification

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:22 am | United Nations

Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said. In a statement marking the ... More >>

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:46 am | United Nations

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban; UN urges both sides to work towards lasting peace United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN mission in Afghanistan welcomed on Saturday the Afghan Government’s extension of the unilateral ... More >>

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 5:00 pm | United Nations

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives, protect planet 15 June 2018 SDGs Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives ... More >>

Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:33 pm | United Nations

Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency More >>

UAE: UN experts call for immediate release of Ahmed Mansoor

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:03 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (12 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* are urging the authorities in the United Arab Emirates to immediately free the prize-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor and annul the 10-year prison sentence imposed on him. More >>

Secretary-General on the Summit DPRK and USA

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:00 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America More >>

Persistent claims of torture and impunity in Ukraine

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:19 pm | United Nations

KYIV (11 June 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on torture has called on the Ukrainian Government and all de facto authorities controlling parts of the country’s territory to put into place an effective system of monitoring, safeguards and accountability ... More >>

UN Sec-General on US-DPRK Summit

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:25 pm | United Nations

Full transcript of UN Secretary-General's remarks at press encounter on US-DPRK Summit More >>

On Idlib in the Syrian Arab Republic

Monday, 11 June 2018, 1:32 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Idlib in the Syrian Arab Republic More >>

Comments of the UN Secretary-General to the 44th G7 Summit

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 7:07 pm | United Nations

Some 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the oceans each year. Unless we change course, it could outweigh all the fish in the oceans by 2050. More >>

Five new non-permanent Members elected to Security Council

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 2:13 pm | United Nations

Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Belgium, elected to Security Council In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will each serve ... More >>

UN Secretary-General: Message on World Oceans Day - 8 June

Friday, 8 June 2018, 1:35 pm | United Nations

The oceans make our blue planet unique in our solar system -- and not just visually. They help regulate the global climate and are the ultimate source of the water that sustains all life on Earth, from coral reefs to snow-covered mountains, from tropical ... More >>

Fighting Must End in South Sudan Says UN Aid Chief

Friday, 8 June 2018, 10:03 am | United Nations

Fighting Must End in South Sudan Or Worsening Humanitarian Crisis Cannot Be Tackled, Says UN Aid Chief More >>

UN Experts on Enforced Disappearances to Visit Ukraine

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:30 am | United Nations

GENEVA (7 June 2018) – The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will visit Ukraine from 11 to 20 June 2018. The experts will study measures adopted by the State to prevent and eradicate enforced disappearances, including issues related ... More >>

UN Urges Mauritania to Repeal Anti-Blasphemy Law

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:28 am | United Nations

A group of UN human rights experts* have urged Mauritanian authorities to reconsider the adoption of an amendment to the Penal Code which would mandate the death penalty for blasphemy and apostasy, a provision which would gravely violate international ... More >>

Hunger Surges Amid Deadly Conflicts in Many Countries

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:27 am | United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization ’s ( FAO ) new Crop Prospects and Food Situation reveals that since its last report in March, the number of countries requiring external food assistance has jumped by two, namely Cabo Verde and Senegal, to 39. More >>

DPRK Should Release Political Prisoners Ahead of Summit

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:25 am | United Nations

Tomas Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK , made his comments after welcoming Pyongyang’s release of three US nationals last month. More >>

UN Welcomes Temporary Ceasefire by Afghan Government

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:23 am | United Nations

UNAMA chief Tadamichi Yamamoto commended the authorities for the preparedness they expressed “to initiate, in good faith, any steps to toward a formal peace process.” More >>

UN Court Assumes Functions for Rwanda & Former Yugoslavia

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:19 am | United Nations

UN Court Fully Assumes Remaining Functions of Tribunals for Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia, Officials Tell Security Council More >>

UN Experts Condemn 5-Year Jail Term for Tibetan Activist

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:23 am | United Nations

UN human rights experts have condemned a five-year jail sentence handed to Mr. Tashi Wangchuk by a Chinese court for his work promoting cultural and linguistic rights of the Tibetan minority of China. More >>



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