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Gaza is ‘on the brink’ warns UN envoy, urging more international intervention New York: Rocket fire this week across the border between Gaza and Israel shows how close the region is “to the brink of war” a senior United Nations official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to do more to help Israelis and Palestinians return to the negotiating table. 31-May-2018
UN aid chief highlights 2 million Syrians in greatest need New York, May 30: Less than 20 per cent of the “desperate” civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have got the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday, calling for the Security Council to help ease their plight. 30-May-2018
France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert New York, May 26: While commending efforts by the French government to combat terrorism, a United Nations rights expert has raised concerns about the effect recent counter-terrorism laws are having on fundamental human rights there, including freedom of movement, religion and association. 26-May-2018
Yemen: Human suffering at risk of further deterioration, warns UN aid chief New York: An escalation in fighting, increasing obstacles to aid delivery and lack of food and fuel, is compounding Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations top relief official warned on Thursday, calling on all parties to the conflict to end the violence. 25-May-2018
Urgent action needed to avoid war, alleviate suffering in Gaza – UN envoy tells Security Council New York, May 24: Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave. 24-May-2018
UN chief urges governments to shield more civilians from violence in conflict New York: With more than 128 million people worldwide requiring immediate humanitarian aid, mostly due to war and violence, the United Nations Secretary-General has urged the international community to do more to protect civilians caught in conflict. 23-May-2018
‘Alarming levels’ of methamphetamine trafficking in Asia’s Mekong, UN warns New York, May 22: Organized crime groups in Asia’s Mekong region have intensified the production and trafficking of highly-addictive methamphetamine, extending the illegal trade into countries such as Australia, Japan and New Zealand, senior drug policy leaders warned on Monday at a United Nations-backed regional conference. 22-May-2018
UN warns of ‘deteriorating climate’ for human rights defenders in Guatemala New York, May 19: It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to defend the rights of indigenous people in Guatemala, the United Nations human rights office warned on Friday, following the murder of three activists over the past 10 days. 19-May-2018
Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – UN health agency New York, May 18: The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 18-May-2018
Around 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities by 2050, projects new UN report New York, May 17: By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, according to a new United Nations report, highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services. 17-May-2018
Security Council extends support for African Union force in Somalia New York, May 16: The Security Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, extending its deployment until at least the end of July. 16-May-2018
Preventive action could save billions of dollars in food assistance costs - UN agency New York, May 15: As chronic hunger increases and food crises intensify worldwide, preventative action and extra investment could results in billions of dollars of savings each year, a new United Nations report has found. 15-May-2018
Iraqis vote in first election since ISIL defeat; UN chief hails polls as progress on path to stronger democracy New York, May 14: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated the people of Iraq on the holding yesterday of the first national parliamentary elections since the country declared victory over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Dae'sh) terrorists late last year. 14-May-2018
Suicide attacks rock three Indonesian churches, 10 killed Surabaya, May 13: At least 10 people were killed when suicide bombers attacked three churches in Indonesia's Surabaya city on Sunday, media reports said. 13-May-2018
Children ‘are dying’ now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF New York, May 12: 400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “are at risk of death” in the Kasais region from food shortages caused by conflict and displacement, according to a senior UN official who has just returned from the area, expressing shock at what he had witnessed. 12-May-2018
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in Singapore on June 12 Washington, May 11: The much-awaited meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on June 12. 10-May-2018
‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women New York, May 10: Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body. 10-May-2018
US President Donald Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal Washington, May 9: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his government's decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal. 08-May-2018
UN experts urges Poland to ensure unrestricted ‘civic space’ during climate talks New York, May 8: Poland’s new law designed to address safety concerns during the United Nations climate change conference to be held there later this year could infringe on the privacy of environmentalists and curtail their rights to protest peacefully, UN human rights experts said Monday. 08-May-2018
A storm is a-coming: Stormy Daniels says appearing on SNL Los Angeles, May 6: Adult film actress Stormy Daniels has made surprise appearance in American TV show Saturday Night Live (SNL) and mocked US President Donald Trump, media reports said. 06-May-2018
'Bad' fats targeted in new global health guidelines New York, May 5: People everywhere need to cut down on their consumption of artery-clogging fatty foods, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging, in a new report released on Friday. 05-May-2018
‘Standing up for our right to truth,’ UN celebrates press freedom New York, May 4: With journalism under increasing attack worldwide, top United Nations officials on Thursday joined a growing chorus of calls for the better protection of media workers. 04-May-2018
Vitamin A deficiency puts 140 million children at risk of illness and death – UNICEF New York, May 3: More than 140 million children are at greater risk of illness, hearing loss, blindness and even death globally if urgent action is not taken to provide them with life-saving vitamin A supplements, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. 03-May-2018
Security Council urges conditions that allow safe return of Rohingya refugees New York, May 2: After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on Tuesday for them to be allowed a safe return. 02-May-2018
Nations begin drafting ‘operating manual’ for climate action at UN conference in Bonn New York, May 1 : The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the “operating manual” for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to keep temperature rises this century, well below 2 degrees Celsius. 01-May-2018
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