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UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 12:02 pm | United Nations

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivers its judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the Russian Federation in the case concerning two international treaties on terrorism financing and racial discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). More >>

US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:29 am | United Nations

In response to questions from reporters, the Spokesperson has the following to say: More >>

UN Syria envoy hails ‘impressive’ start to historic talks

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:57 pm | United Nations

UN-brokered face-to-face talks between the Syrian Government and opposition – the first to take place in nearly nine years of fighting – to draft a new constitution for the country, will continue into next week, the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, ... More >>

UN to study ‘new settlement areas’ plan for Syrian refugees

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:49 pm | United Nations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country’s offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove ... More >>

South Sudan: Appeal to free volunteer worker and child

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:39 pm | United Nations

The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers. More >>

When journalists are targeted, societies pay a price

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:32 pm | United Nations

“Without journalists able to do their jobs in safety, we face the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned in a statement released ahead of the International Day to End Impunity ... More >>

One-in-four pregnancies unplanned

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:17 pm | United Nations

Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new UN study indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stopped relying on contraception out of concern for how it was affecting their health. As ... More >>

Protests around the world: ‘growing deficit of trust’

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:15 pm | United Nations

Protests in cities across the world in recent days show that “people are hurting and want to be heard” by political leaders who must now address a “growing deficit of trust”, said the UN chief on Friday. Speaking to correspondents at UN Headquarters ... More >>

Companies ‘failing’ to address harm incited by online hate

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 10:04 am | United Nations

States and companies are “failing” when it comes to combating online hate, the UN independent rights expert, or Special Rapporteur, on freedom of speech and expression said on Monday, ahead of the launch of a landmark report to reinforce legal standards ... More >>

Fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 12:00 pm | United Nations

Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of hostilities deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military. Hailed as a ceasefire ... More >>

Israel must uphold obligation to prevent torture

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:56 am | United Nations

Israel must uphold obligation to prevent torture and investigate claims over Samer Al-A’rbeed, say UN rights experts GENEVA (18 October 2019) – Israel must immediately investigate allegations that a Palestinian man, Samer Al-A’rbeed, was tortured ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Ecuador, (2) Egypt

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:55 am | United Nations

A team of three from the UN Human Rights Office is due to visit Ecuador from 20 October to 8 November to look into allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the country in the context of the recent protests. More >>

Belarus: Lack of reforms and contempt for freedoms

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:54 am | United Nations

Belarus: Lack of reforms and contempt for fundamental freedoms raise concerns ahead of elections, says UN expert NEW YORK (17 October 2019) – The overall environment in Belarus remains hostile to dissident opinions and unduly restricts civil and political ... More >>

Antisemitism is toxic to democracy

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:53 am | United Nations

Antisemitism is toxic to democracy and must be addressed, says expert NEW YORK (17 October 2019) – Antisemitism is toxic to democracy and poses a threat to all societies if left unaddressed, warned the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, ... More >>

Situation in northeast Syrian Arab Republic

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 3:27 pm | United Nations

Joint Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Karen Smith, United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to More >>

Ebola on the run in DR Congo

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:32 am | United Nations

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: UN health agency More >>

Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 3:53 pm | United Nations

More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed. More >>

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ in Syria

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:38 am | United Nations

Peace and SecurityThe UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the ... More >>

One billion people have preventable eye conditions

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:33 am | United Nations

A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its ... More >>

Wave of street protests in Iraq and elsewhere

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 11:38 am | United Nations

The United Nations is urging authorities in Iraq to allow citizens to exercise their right to freedom of expression after the security forces opened fire on mass anti-government protests which began earlier this week. More >>



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