Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, the UN health agency (WHO) said.… Read more
The U.N. envoy for West Africa and the Sahel says the region has experienced “a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets” … Read more
In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that … Read more
The head of the UN urged Saturday an “immediate ceasefire” in war-weary Libya where the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) fights forces … Read more
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he is “deeply concerned” about North Korea’s indication on Wednesday that it could resume nuclear and missile tests.
The … Read more
Greta Thunberg, the 16-years-old climate activist from Sweden, addresses world leaders at the start of the 2019 Climate Action Summit which is held in … Read more
Thousands in Lesotho ‘one step away from famine’ as drought impacts harvests and UN launches flash appeal
Devastating drought in the southern African nation of Lesotho has left more than half a million people facing severe food shortages and tens of thousands … Read more
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) released a statement Friday on social media expressing concern over recent developments in Libya.
“UNSMIL regrets the … Read more
A United Nations panel is investigating whether a Canadian lobbying firm has played a “direct role” in the illegal deployment of about 1,000 Sudanese troops … Read more
Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with negotiators postponing until next year a key decision on how to regulate global carbon markets.
After two weeks … Read more
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it had documented 647 civilian casualties since last April, when Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli began
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The OSCE and the UN Secretariat in New York finalized an agreement to strengthen co-operation on addressing key challenges to international peace and security, and … Read more
Activists, students and UN officials came together on Tuesday to pay tribute to young people’s “tremendous activism” in promoting human rights for everyone.
Speaking at … Read more
International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003 … Read more
France, Germany and the United Kingdom say “Iran’s developments of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles” go against a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Tehran not to … Read more
Zimbabwe is on the brink of man-made starvation; a UN official has warned.
More than 60% of the country’s 14 million people are considered food-insecure, … Read more
UN emissions report: World on course for more than 3-degree spike, even if climate commitments are met
Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial … Read more
Both positive and negative technological developments are jolting the world at “unprecedented speed”, the UN chief said, underscoring the need to “maximize the benefits…whilst mitigating … Read more
A Norwegian-led resolution on human rights defenders has been adopted by consensus in the UN Human Rights Committee.
‘At a time when human rights are … Read more
Seven decades of United Nations’ work in developing new standards and systems for broadcasting are being celebrated on Thursday, World Television Day, an annual observance … Read more
Children sit at a delegate table during an event marking the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the … Read more
60,000 Young Refugees and Migrants Who Arrived in Italy Alone Need Ongoing Support Through Transition to Adulthood – UN Agencies
The estimated 60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy as unaccompanied children between 2014 and 2018, and who have since turned 18, require … Read more
In a legal victory for Kiev, the United Nations’ highest court ruled Friday that it has jurisdiction in a case brought by Ukraine alleging that … Read more
Organized crime, breakdowns in law and order, and attacks by extremists, are examples of the challenges faced by UN peacekeepers, the Security Council was told, … Read more
The Commissioner-General for the UN relief and works agency serving Palestine refugees, UNRWA, resigned on Wednesday, hours after the UN announced preliminary findings of an … Read more