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Iraq: UN Team Issues Latest Report On Terrorist Atrocities

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:47 pm | UN News

The UN team investigating crimes committed by Da’esh terrorist group has issued its latest report documenting the terrorist group’s atrocities in Iraq, laying the groundwork for future prosecutions. Christian Ritscher, head of the UN Investigative ... More >>

Shock And Terror In Gaza As Bombardment Of Shattered Enclave Resumes

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 7:04 pm | UN News

As Secretary-General António Guterres spoke of his deep regret about the resumption of military operations in Gaza on Friday, UN humanitarians vowed to stay and help all those in need, while reiterating “nowhere is safe from attacks” in the war-shattered ... More >>

COP28: Extraction Of Minerals Needed For Green Energy Must Be ‘sustainable And Just’, Says Guterres

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 7:03 pm | UN News

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday announced his plan to set up a panel aimed to ensure the move from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is just, sustainable and benefits all countries. The UN chief made this announcement in an ... More >>

Unprecedented Drought Emergency Demands Urgent Action

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 4:12 pm | UN News

A new report by the UN team combatting desertification reveals alarming trends over the past two years which have resulted in an unprecedented emergency due to human-induced droughts. The Global Drought Snapshot report, released by the UN Convention to Combat ... More >>

Security Council Agrees To Terminate UN Mission In Sudan

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 4:11 pm | UN News

The Security Council on Friday decided to terminate the mandate of the UN political mission in Sudan from next Monday, after Khartoum called for its immediate withdrawal last month. Sudan’s military Government, whose forces have been battling the RSF ... More >>

World News In Brief: Gaza Aid, Support For Afghan Returnees, End Modern Slavery, SDGs Disabilities Promise

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 4:00 pm | UN News

Any continuation in the recent increase in aid delivery to the Gaza Strip is uncertain now that fighting has resumed, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalistsin New York on Friday. He said the UN was able ... More >>

World AIDS Day Celebrates Communities Working To End The Disease

Friday, 1 December 2023, 8:46 am | UN News

The leadership of communities affected by HIV has been vital in driving progress to end the epidemic, UN health agency WHO said on the eve of World AIDS Day, observed annually on 1 December. This year’s commemoration pays tribute to the people and ... More >>

Israel-Palestine Crisis: Gaza City A ‘ghost Town’, Reports UN Aid Agency

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 7:11 am | UN News

Amid hopes of a deal to extend the pause in fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) reported that humanitarian assistance had reached its shelters in northern Gaza for first time ... More >>

Ugandan Woman Advocates For Her Rights After ‘Life Of Pain’

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 3:02 pm | UN News

A Ugandan woman who has a physical disability is learning how to fight for her and other women’s rights after suffering a life “full of pain”, thanks to a UN-supported programme. In the first of a two-part series, Angela Muhindo spoke to UN Women ahead ... More >>

UN Delivers More Aid Into Gaza On First Day Of Humanitarian Pause

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 2:15 pm | UN News

The United Nations was able to scale up delivery of humanitarian assistance into and across Gaza during the humanitarian pause that went into effect on Friday following an agreement reached this week between Israel and Hamas. Gaza has a population of ... More >>

Clashes In Eastern DR Congo Displace 450,000 In Six Weeks

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 7:05 am | UN News

Humanitarians are urgently scaling up aid in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where an escalating crisis is again unfolding, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Friday. Violent clashes between ... More >>

Gaza: Start Of Truce Feeds Hopes For Respite, Access To People In Need: UN Humanitarians

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 7:04 am | UN News

Trucks with relief supplies continued to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing from Egypt on Friday after the entry into force of a four-day pause in fighting, UN humanitarians said. They reiterated calls for access to all parts of the war-shattered enclave ... More >>

Ukraine: Civilian Casualties Mount As War Enters Second Winter

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 2:04 am | UN News

At least 10,000 civilians, including over 560 children, have been killed and more than 18,500 injured since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February last year, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission there said on Tuesday. The Monitoring ... More >>

INTERVIEW: UN General Assembly Resolutions Represent ‘the Conscience Of Humanity’, President Says

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:58 am | UN News

The recent General Assembly resolution calling for a humanitarian truce in Gaza is just one example of how the UN’s most representative body – comprising all 193 Member States - reflects the global conscience. “We never get unanimity in ... More >>

World Toilet Day, Flush With Innovations For Safer Sanitation

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 6:48 pm | UN News

Innovation abounds in the race to broaden access to clean water and sanitation around the world on World Toilet Day , marked on 19 November. In line with this year’s theme of accelerating change , innovators have been part of ongoing efforts to address ... More >>

Myanmar: Intense Fighting Spreads To Cities, As Civilians Seek Shelter

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 9:28 am | UN News

The conflict between ethnic armed groups and the Myanmar military has expanded to the country’s eastern and western regions, with urban areas increasingly affected by intense fighting and aerial bombardment, UN agencies have reported. In the fighting ... More >>

‘Six Days Of Terror’ In West Darfur: Ethnically-based Attacks On The Rise

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 8:22 am | UN News

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has voiced alarm over reports of another ethnically motivated mass attack in the Darfur region of Sudan, amidst the ongoing conflict between the national army and a rival military known as the Rapid Support Forces ... More >>

Alert: Israel-Palestine Crisis: Security Council Calls For Urgent, Extended Humanitarian Pauses In Gaza

Friday, 17 November 2023, 1:08 am | UN News

15 November The Security Council passed a resolution Wednesday calling for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas and for urgent and extended humanitarian corridors throughout the enclave to save and protect civilian lives. The affirmative vote came ... More >>

Gaza: ‘Hospitals Are Not Battlegrounds’, Children’s Suffering Must Stop, UN Humanitarians Say

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:29 am | UN News

Children have been killed, maimed, abducted and denied assistance in Gaza, and the parties to the conflict must “stop this horror”, UN Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) chief Catherine Russell said during a visit to the enclave as humanitarian operations ... More >>

Israel-Palestine Crisis: UN Emergency Relief Chief Unveils 10-point Plan ‘to Rein In The Carnage’

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:27 am | UN News

The UN’s top emergency relief official unveiled a 10-point plan “to rein in the carnage” in Gaza on Wednesday which focuses on a major expansion of aid into into the wartorn enclave, along with a new call for humanitarian ceasefires and the ... More >>





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