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Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:04 pm | UN News

Noting that the people of Iraq were at “a critical juncture”, the top UN Envoy in the country told parliamentarians there on Thursday that over the past six weeks, hundreds of thousands have been peacefully voicing their “genuine, legitimate, ... More >>

Harmonized plan launched to support millions of Venezuelans

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:03 pm | UN News

A $1.35 billion appeal has been launched to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and to support the communities hosting them. More >>

UN leads bid for cheaper insulin

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:35 am | UN News

Overly expensive insulin could be a thing of the past – and life-changing news – for millions of diabetics under a plan launched by the World Health Organization ( WHO ) on Wednesday to diversify production globally, just ahead of World Diabetes ... More >>

‘No justification’ for attacks against civilians in Gaza

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:33 am | UN News

Following the targeted killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza on Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has expressed his growing concern over increasing rocket fire across the border between Israel ... More >>

Pneumonia kills more children than any other disease

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:25 am | UN News

Pneumonia, an entirely preventable disease, kills more children than any other illness in the world, one child every 39 seconds. But although that statistic is well known, funding to improve survival rates continues to come up short, the UN and partners ... More >>

Multilateralism must weather challenges of today & tomorrow

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:06 am | UN News

In a speech to the Paris Peace Forum in Paris on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that to thrive, multilateralism had to adapt, mindful that “conflicts persist, creating suffering and displacement: our world is unsettled”. He was speaking ... More >>

Justice must be done following deadly Burkina Faso attack

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:56 pm | UN News

Authorities in Burkina Faso must “do everything in their power” to bring to justice the perpetrators of an attack on a mining company convoy in the West African nation on Wednesday, which killed dozens and left scores more injured, the UN chief said ... More >>

UN States overwhelmingly support end of US-Cuba embargo

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:55 pm | UN News

For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. More >>

Cholera prevention efforts underway to protect millions

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:07 am | UN News

A campaign has got underway to prevent the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak to Sudan’s populous Khartoum state, home to more than eight million people, UN medics said on Wednesday. More >>

‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’ reign throughout Libya

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:07 am | UN News

Libya remains entangled in a “cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity”, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country. More >>

Leaders urged to move Bosnia and Herzegovina forward

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:47 am | UN News

Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented since the end of the Balkan wars two decades ago, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. More >>

UNICEF urges governments to repatriate thousands of children

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:29 am | UN News

The head of the UN Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) is appealing for countries to repatriate scores of foreign children who are stranded in northeast Syria in the wake of the Turkish-launched offensive which began last month. More >>

Syria’s groundbreaking constitutional talks

Friday, 1 November 2019, 10:50 am | UN News

Mediation is “one of our most important tools to reduce and end conflict”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference, in the Turkish capital on Thursday. More >>

India should ‘unlock’ freedom curbs in disputed Kashmir

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:17 am | UN News

The people of Indian-administered Kashmir continue to be deprived of numerous basic freedoms, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday, before urging the Indian authorities “to unlock the situation”. More >>

More women in Latin America are working, but gap persists

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 10:05 am | UN News

More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth in female labour force participation, according to new data published by ... More >>

FROM THE FIELD: ‘Blue’ finance flows in the Seychelles

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 9:30 am | UN News

Protecting marine areas from over-exploitation and providing the people who have traditionally lived off the sea with a sustainable alternative livelihood does not come cheap, but in the Seychelles, a focus on financial instruments is making that ... More >>

Somalia advancing towards ‘inclusive and peaceful future’

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 8:25 am | UN News

Somalia has made “enormous strides on its path to peace and stability”, and Somali women’s participation in peace and security efforts has “helped advance society towards an inclusive and peaceful future”, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed ... More >>

Decisive action needed to end Israeli occupation

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 8:24 am | UN News

The international community has a responsibility and legal obligation to compel Israel to end its 52 year-long “occu-annexation” of Palestinian territory and remove barriers preventing Palestinian self-determination, a UN independent human rights ... More >>

UN calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 9:31 am | UN News

In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement aimed at ending six years of ongoing conflict. More >>

Venezuela, Poland amongst new Human Rights Council members

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:59 am | UN News

14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York. More >>

 

 

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