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. Read more>>
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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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