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UN chief inks pact to better coordinate counter-terrorism support to Governments

UN chief inks pact to better coordinate counter-terrorism support to Governments

Secretary-General António Guterres has signed a United Nations systemwide agreement to improve the coordination and coherence of the Organization’s activities to help Member States implement the UN’s
Ethiopia: UN welcomes steps towards governance reforms and increased political participation

Ethiopia: UN welcomes steps towards governance reforms and increased political participation

The United Nations on Friday took note of the recent decision by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, to resign, to ‘allow further political reforms to take place in the country aimed

‘We can achieve peace, stability, prosperity in the Sahel,’ UN chief tells Brussels conference

The United Nations and its partners met in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday to strengthen support for a group of five nations in Africa’s troubled Sahel region which are facing pressing challenges
Uruguay: Helping the UN to keep the peace around the globe for nearly 70 years

Uruguay: Helping the UN to keep the peace around the globe for nearly 70 years

Uruguay is one of over 120 countries working with the United Nations to help keep the peace around the globe. Whether military, police or civilian personnel, they share a common purpose: the

Rights violations in South Sudan may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes, concludes UN panel

United Nations panel on human rights violations in South Sudan documents unspeakable cruelty against civilians, not just limited to widescale brutal massacres and sexual violence but extending to
UN migration agency reports rise in displacement in northern Mali

UN migration agency reports rise in displacement in northern Mali

A resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in recent weeks has led to an increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Mali, the United Nations International
Fresh threats loom over 720,000 Rohingya children ‘cast adrift, trapped in limbo’ – UNICEF

Fresh threats loom over 720,000 Rohingya children ‘cast adrift, trapped in limbo’ – UNICEF

Rohingya children are facing threats either from severe weather approaching Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands are sheltered in squalid, overcrowded refugee camps, or by ongoing violence in their
Top UN officials urge stronger support for Syrians and host communities amid escalating violence

Top UN officials urge stronger support for Syrians and host communities amid escalating violence

Senior United Nations officials on Friday called for greater support for Syrian refugees as well as the communities hosting them amid escalating violence in the war-torn country.
Road to peace in Central African Republic remains ‘long and difficult,’ says UN envoy

Road to peace in Central African Republic remains ‘long and difficult,’ says UN envoy

The violence plaguing communities across the Central African Republic (CAR) is a reminder that despite the efforts of all stakeholders, the path to peace, stability and reconciliation in the country
‘You can still save lives’; UN aid chief urges Security Council action to halt violence in Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

‘You can still save lives’; UN aid chief urges Security Council action to halt violence in Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

The United Nations humanitarian chief on Thursday called for action by the Security Council to halt the appalling destruction of Syria’s eastern Ghouta, where nearly 300 people have reportedly been
UN receives 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in last quarter of 2017

UN receives 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in last quarter of 2017

The United Nations has received 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across its entities and implementing partners for the last three months of 2017, including 15 reported from peacekeeping
New UN report cites violations of rights to freedom of opinion and expression in South Sudan

New UN report cites violations of rights to freedom of opinion and expression in South Sudan

Undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “further shrinking the space for debate and dissent” in war-torn South Sudan, a new United Nations human rights report
Lack of funding for aid operations means ‘people will die’ in Central African Republic – UN official

Lack of funding for aid operations means ‘people will die’ in Central African Republic – UN official

A senior United Nations relief official is urging the international community to boost support for humanitarian efforts in crisis-gripped Central African Republic (CAR), where nearly half the
Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes new penal code, urges measures to protect women from violence

Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes new penal code, urges measures to protect women from violence

While welcoming the entry to force of a new Penal Code in Afghanistan as a having the “potential to trigger real change,” the United Nations mission in the country said on Thursday that it is
Evidence-based approach crucial to migrants and migration – top UN officials

Evidence-based approach crucial to migrants and migration – top UN officials

As Governments begin to negotiate a global compact on migration, an accurate portrayal of migrants, and of migration, is needed more than ever before to help shape public discourse and policy, senior
Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and
Sudan: After years of conflict, millions require aid; But is the world paying attention?

Sudan: After years of conflict, millions require aid; But is the world paying attention?

If it were a new crisis, it would be one of the biggest in the world, but despite the fact that more than five million people need aid, Sudan is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a
Protect the rights of ‘Dreamers,’ UN human rights experts urge US Government

Protect the rights of ‘Dreamers,’ UN human rights experts urge US Government

With hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in the United States as children facing possible expulsion, a group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the country to take urgent steps
At leaders forum in Belarus, deputy UN chief urges concrete action on Global Goals

At leaders forum in Belarus, deputy UN chief urges concrete action on Global Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious, universal, people-centred and planet-sensitive set of goals and targets ever conceived by the United Nations, Deputy
As relevant as ever, UN Charter is ‘our living template’ for tackling global challenges – Guterres

As relevant as ever, UN Charter is ‘our living template’ for tackling global challenges – Guterres

The Principles outlined in the United Nations Charter remain the foundations of international relations and global harmony at a time when conflicts have come more complex, new threats and challenges