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UN chief condemns suicide attack in northern Cameroon, urging support to counter Boko Haram

Condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also reiterated his call for international partners to provide support to the countries threatened by Boko Haram. ... Read More

UN rights expert deplores conviction of tax whistleblowers in LuxLeaks trial

A United Nations independent human rights expert today deplored the conviction of two whistleblowers who revealed how tax avoidance and tax evasion occurred in Luxembourg banks in the so-called LuxLeaks scandal. ... Read More

UN mission in Afghanistan condemns Taliban attack on national police cadets

The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today condemned a suicide attack targeting national police in the country’s capital, Kabul. ... Read More

Some 3.6 million Iraqi children in firing line and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

One out of every five Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new United Nations report. ... Read More

Feature: Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover calls out racism, Afrophobia in the Americas

The international community must increase its commitment to fighting Afrophobia and discrimination against people of African descent, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover has said, speaking during the International Decade for People of African Descent.... Read More

Quartet report cites violence, settlements and Gaza as barriers to Middle East peace – UN envoy

Continuing violence, terrorism and incitement, settlement expansion, and the Palestinian Authority’s lack of control of Gaza are hurting the Middle East peace process, the United Nations envoy today said summarizing the first ever report by the diplomatic Quartet – comprising... Read More

UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia handing over security responsibility to national forces

Liberian security forces today took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the... Read More

UN chief signs condolence book for victims of Turkish terrorism attack

There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. ... Read More

Condemning death of Syrian journalist, UNESCO head highlights protection of civilians in conflicts

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the media today denounced the death of Syrian photojournalist, Khalid Al Issa, who was killed after a homemade bomb detonated in his building. ... Read More

UN highlights risk reduction, mitigation to combat El Niño’s impact in Central America’s Dry Corridor

The international community must take urgent action to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are impacted by drought and other extreme-weather effects of the El Niño phenomenon, senior United Nations officials... Read More

UN expert urges Moldova to introduce multilingual education, bolster unity among ethnic groups

A United Nations human rights expert has called on the Government of the Republic of Moldova to further promote linguistic rights of minorities, introduce multilingual education, and strengthen the unity between various population groups in the country. ... Read More

UN rights expert urges Moldova to introduce multilingual education, strengthen unity among ethnic groups

A United Nations human rights expert has called on the Government of the Republic of Moldova to further promote linguistic rights of minorities, introduce multilingual education, and strengthen the unity between various population groups in the country. ... Read More

At conference, Ban urges ‘political will’ for two-State solution for Israel and Palestine

Following a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized that what is lacking in terms of a lasting settlement for peace to the conflict is the political will to make that happen. ... Read More

DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding spotlight’ – UN humanitarian official

Following a visit to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today called on the international community to pay more attention to the dire needs of its residents. ... Read More

UN launching yellow fever vaccination campaigns on Angola-DRC border

Amid an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations health agency is launching pre-emptive vaccination campaigns to halt the epidemic and prevent the risk of further international spread. ... Read More

Syria: UN envoy urges ‘well prepared’ peace talks for concrete political transition

The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria today said that the next round of the intra-Syrian talks must be well prepared to ensure the possibility of moving forward with the decisive outcome of a political... Read More

UN chief appoints 12 experts to his task force to prevent and manage future health crises

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the membership of his Global Health Crises Task Force, which aims to help countries and communities prepare and respond to emergencies, such as the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika. ... Read More

Situation in Ukraine remains ‘volatile,’ warns senior UN human rights official

Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, wide spread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official today warned. ... Read More

Security Council extends mandates of UN peacekeeping operations in Darfur, Golan and Mali

The Security Council took action today on three United Nations-led peacekeeping operations, extending the mandates of operations in Mali, Darfur, and the Golan Heights. ... Read More

INTERVIEW: Conversation with top UN official on security and peace efforts in Mali

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peace operation in Mali and increased its strength to more than 15,000 peacekeepers. The decision followed a request from the UN envoy in Mali to boost support for the... Read More