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UN Secretary-General on UNRWA

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 4:14 pm | United Nations

We regret the United States’ decision to provide no further funding to UNRWA, which provides essential services to Palestine refugees and contributes to stability in the region. The US has traditionally been the largest single contributor to UNRWA. ... More >>

Climate Change partnership to strengthen climate action

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 4:12 pm | United Nations

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- UN Climate Change and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to strengthen regional climate action, with a focus on meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for ... More >>

Refugees overcrowded to ‘boiling point’ on Greek island

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 4:11 pm | United Nations

The Government of Greece has been urged by the United Nations to do more to help thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants who have been “crammed” into island reception centres, amid reports that children have tried to take their own lives ... More >>

Impressive African health gains at risk

Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:27 am | United Nations

Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who need them ... More >>

UN envoy says he ‘is ready to go to Idlib’

Friday, 31 August 2018, 9:46 am | United Nations

UN envoy says he ‘is ready to go to Idlib’ to help ensure civilian safety amid rising fears of government offensive More >>

Syria: Idlib offensive may set off humanitarian catastrophe

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:45 am | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the growing risk of a humanitarian catastrophe should a full-scale military operation take place in Syria’s war-battered Idlib province. According to a statement ... More >>

Nuclear test ban treaty critical to global security

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:42 am | United Nations

CTBTO A nuclear test is carried out on an island in French Polynesia in 1971. More >>

UN Climate Change Modernizes and Relaunches

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:09 am | United Nations

Bonn, Germany - 29 August 2018 – UN Climate Change announced today the relaunch of its Online Platform for Voluntary Cancellation of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), where organizations, governments, businesses and citizens alike can purchase ... More >>

Attack leaves one ‘blue helmet’ dead in CAR

Sunday, 26 August 2018, 11:56 am | United Nations

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the attack on 23 August by presumed anti-Balaka elements on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic ( MINUSCA) in which one peacekeeper from ... More >>

Congo: Ebola outbreak spreads to eastern ‘no-go’ zone

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 4:29 pm | United Nations

Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday. “Thousands of civilians have fled ... More >>

Rohingya emergency one year on

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 4:28 pm | United Nations

Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the 12 months since they fled violence in Myanmar, but lives “will once again be at risk” if funding is not urgently secured, UN officials ... More >>

UN agency chiefs condemn Saudi-coalition led air strike

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 12:41 pm | United Nations

UN agency chiefs condemn Saudi-coalition led air strike that killed dozens in western Yemen More >>

Central America: drought, resulting crop losses

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 12:39 pm | United Nations

Central America: drought, resulting crop losses threaten food security of two million people, UN warns More >>

ISIL continues to pose a ‘serious challenge’ worldwide

Friday, 24 August 2018, 11:34 am | United Nations

Despite serious military setbacks, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) may still have around 20,000 fighters and is continuing its dangerous transformation into a covert global network, while focusing on the activities of its regional offshoots, ... More >>

Remembering slave trade offers chance to raise awareness

Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:48 am | United Nations

On this 20th anniversary of the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the United Nations is inviting the world to reflect on the legacy of slavery and remember to guard against racial prejudices, which continue to fuel ... More >>

‘Global solutions for global problems’ focus of forum

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 12:43 pm | United Nations

The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York, with speeches affirming the importance of multilateralism, closer partnerships between the UN and ... More >>

Middle East aid should not be hostage to politics

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 12:41 pm | United Nations

Humanitarian aid in Middle East should not be held hostage to politics – UN political chief More >>

UN remembers Kofi Annan

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 12:34 pm | United Nations

UN remembers Kofi Annan: A leader who put people at the centre of the Organization’s work More >>

Somalia's 'once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 10:05 am | United Nations

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women , has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment. More >>

Family reunions between North and South Koreans welcomed

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 9:46 am | United Nations

GENEVA (20 August 2018) – The reunion of separated North and South Korean families has been welcomed by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. More >>

   

 

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