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Refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 12:45 pm | United Nations

European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Monday, at the launch of its first ... More >>

Global economy to see ‘steady’ growth of three per cent

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:28 am | United Nations

The global economy grew at a “steady” 3.1 per cent last year and similar levels of growth are expected in 2019, but these headline figures mask growth that is uneven and often failing to reach where it is most needed, the UN’s chief economist warned ... More >>

Reports of excessive force against Sudan protests worrying

Friday, 18 January 2019, 3:10 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (17 January 2019) – Credible reports of the use of excessive force, including live ammunition, by State security forces against protestors across Sudan over the past month are deeply worrying, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet ... More >>

New Zealand’s human rights record to be reviewed

Friday, 18 January 2019, 1:53 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (16 January 2019) – New Zealand’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Monday, 21 January 2019 in a meeting that will be webcast live ... More >>

More urgency needed to help ‘locked out’ before 2030

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:32 pm | United Nations

More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet More >>

Credible reports at least 890 killed in western DRC violence

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:30 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western DRC violence in mid-December More >>

Iran: Prisoners need appropriate health care urgently

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:29 pm | United Nations

Iran: Prisoners Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi need appropriate health care urgently – UN experts More >>

Bachelet appeals for record funds to support UN work

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:35 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (16 January 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday urged States to step up their support in 2019 in order to fund what she described as “the most ambitious programme of work ever drawn by my Office.” More >>

5 things Guterres wants the UN to focus on in 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:30 pm | United Nations

Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills”, the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019, as the planet faces “a world of trouble”. More >>

Syrians in ‘life and death’ struggle in desert camp

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:46 pm | United Nations

Thousands of Syrians in ‘life and death’ struggle amid harsh conditions in remote desert camp, UN warns More >>

Former Côte d’Ivoire president acquitted of war crimes

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:44 pm | United Nations

International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire More >>

‘Horrible terrorist act’ in Nairo strongly condemned

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:42 pm | United Nations

Following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, on Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, condemned the act and said ... More >>

Palestine takes reins of UN developing countries coalition

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:41 pm | United Nations

Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday “the historic leadership of the state of Palestine” as the new Chair of the Group of 77’s (G77). More >>

Guatemalan Govt urged to guarantee democratic freedoms

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 2:17 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (14 January 2019) – Ahead of the demonstrations expected in several Guatemalan cities today and tomorrow, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the Guatemalan Government to guarantee freedom of expression and ... More >>

Myanmar opium cultivation continues to drop

Friday, 11 January 2019, 4:47 pm | United Nations

Yangon (Myanmar), 11 January 2019 – The area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar dropped for the fourth year in a row to 37,300 hectares (ha) in 2018, down 10% from the 41,000 ha recorded in 2017, according to the Myanmar Opium Survey 2018 released ... More >>

Alarm at massive civilian displacement in Nigeria

Friday, 11 January 2019, 11:36 am | United Nations

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria alarmed at massive civilian displacement caused by recent violence in North-East More >>

UN expert urges DRC to restore internet services

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 9:50 am | United Nations

GENEVA (7 January 2019) - A United Nations expert has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore internet services in the country. More >>

Indonesia tsunami: Many still missing as death toll rises

Tuesday, 25 December 2018, 9:47 am | United Nations

Indonesians are being warned to stay away from beaches along the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Sumatra and Java, following this weekend’s devastating tsunami in the area, which government and humanitarian agency reports indicate has claimed hundreds ... More >>

At COP24, world nations agree on a concrete way forward

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 1:05 pm | United Nations

At COP24, world nations agree on a concrete way forward to bring the Paris climate deal to life More >>

UN Secretary-General's remarks at the conclusion of the COP2

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 11:16 am | United Nations

I’d first like to thank the Presidency of the COP for the enormous efforts it deployed to organize this 24th session in Katowice, Poland. I also want to acknowledge the tireless work of Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC [UN Framework ... More >>

   

 

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