Africa: New UN Report Shows Record Number of Children Killed and Maimed in Conflict
In the 20 conflict situations monitored in the 2018 edition of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, released Tuesday, more than 12,000… Read more »
Somalia: UN Envoy Condemns Attack on Mogadishu Mayor's Office
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, strongly condemns the suicide attack that took place in the offices of Mogadishu’s mayor… Read more »
Africa: World Hunger is Still Not Going Down, Obesity is Still Growing – UN Report
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. This underscores the… Read more »
Africa: United Nations Sustainable Development Group for West and Central Africa and Regional Partners on high level visit to Mali
Bamako, Mali - 5 July 2019. A joint mission of United Nations Agencies of West and Central Africa, the G5 Sahel Secretariat and the Liptako Gourma Authority will visit Mali from 9… Read more »
Libya: Urgent Action Needed to End Hostilities, International Court's Chief Prosecutor Tells UN
Keep Situation at Top of Priority List, Urges Permanent Representative, as Russian Federation Says Conflict's Roots Overlooked Read more »
Libya: UN Secretary-General Expresses Deep Concern Over Military Movements in Libya
In a tweet from Tripoli this morning, the United Nations Security-General António Guterres expressed his deep concern over the military movements taking place in Libya and… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Dispute Over Burial Left At Least 535 People Dead - UN Report
"New waves of violence" could erupt "at any time" in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN rights office warned on Tuesday, unless the Government acts to ease… Read more »
East Africa: Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Ethiopian Airlines Crash
The Secretary-General was deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash today near Addis Ababa. Read more »
Burundi: UN Human Rights Chief Regrets Closure of Burundi Office Following Government Pressure
In a statement released on Tuesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced her regret at the closure of the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi –… Read more »
Western Sahara: UN Security Council Urged to Take Steps to Build Momentum in Peace Talks
Earlier today (January 29, 2019), the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Mr Horst Kӧhler, briefed the UN Security Council. Read more »
Africa: Women's Voices Must Be Heard, Their Needs Prioritized - Sahle-Work Zewde
We are honored to join you today in celebrating the UN Security Council’s landmark resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, along with efforts undertaken since the… Read more »
Comoros: 'Where There Used to be So Much There is so Little' - the Challenge of Climate Change in the Comoros
A UN climate change expert panel determined in a special reporton Monday that the world needs to move much faster and more dramatically, if global warming is to be contained to… Read more »
Africa: Rapid and Unprecedented Action Required to Stay Within 1.5ºC Says UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Climate scientists have rung the alarm about the urgent need for drastic environmental action to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5°C. The Special Report on Global Warming… Read more »
Africa: Do What Science Demands 'Before It Is Too Late', Secretary-General Stresses in Statement on Special Global Warming Report
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on global warming of 1.5°C: Read more »
Africa: Fight Against 'Vicious TB Epidemic Drastically Underfunded'
The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever… Read more »
Africa: General Assembly Endorses Nepad and Malaria Resolutions - U.S. Objects to 'Win-Win'
Recorded Votes Called as Delegations Seek Removal of Certain Language from Development Texts Read more »
Africa: As Four Countries Face Famine, World 'Must Step Up Now' - UN
With famine looming in four countries, the United Nations-backed Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed today the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people… Read more »
Africa: Replacement for United States on Human Rights Council To Be Elected 'As Soon As Possible'
International reaction to the United States decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council continued on Wednesday with the President of the Geneva-based assembly confirming… Read more »
Africa: UN Chief Hails 'Very Important Role' of Human Rights Council, as US Withdraws,Citing Alleged Bias
In response to the withdrawal of the United States on Tuesday from the United Nations body which is designed to promote and protect human rights around the globe, Secretary-General… Read more »
Western Sahara: Calling for Renewed Efforts to End Decades-old Western Sahara Conflict, Security Council Extends Mission
27 April 2018 - The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 2018, calling for a… Read more »
Africa: Officials Call for Global Economic Order Overhaul
Former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa, has called for an overhaul of the global economic order if the poorest countries are to benefit from globalisation. Read more »
Senegal: "Mankind is Like This - One Wants to Get Ahead"
He tried two times to get to Spain's Canary Islands in a fishing boat - and failed. But Mansour, a soft-spoken 42-year-old father of two, has not yet relinquished his ambition to… Read more »
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