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Afghan casualties hit record high 11,000 in 2015 – UN report

Feb 16, 2016

February 14, 2016 – The United Nations reported today that Afghan hostilities in 2015 left more than 3,500 civilians dead, inclu…

Former UN Secretary-General Boutros-Boutros Ghali passes away at 93

Feb 16, 2016

The United Nations Security Council announced this morning that Boutros Boutros-Ghali, UN Secretary-General from 1992 to 1996, has…

Mali: UN mission chief ‘outraged’ by attack against base that kills three peacekeepers

Feb 12, 2016

The top United Nations official in Mali said he is “outraged” by an attack earlier today against a UN camp in Kidal, in the no…

Syria: diplomats agree ‘cessation of hostilities;’ UN rights chief warns of dire situation in Aleppo

Feb 12, 2016

As the United Nations human rights chief warned today of “shocking” violence and abuses in and around the city of Aleppo and o…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN expert panel finds

Feb 05, 2016

The founder of the WikiLeaks website, which published confidential diplomatic information, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden…

UN officials urge elimination of ‘violent practice’ of female genital mutilation

Feb 05, 2016

The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a …

UN experts urge US to address legacies of the past, police impunity and ‘crisis of racial injustice’

Jan 29, 2016

UN experts urge US to address legacies of the past, police impunity and ‘crisis of racial injustice’ The legacy of slaver…

UN tool will map ‘science of cities’ as rapid urbanization emerges as force in sustainable development

Jun 10, 2016

June 9, 2016 – With the urban growth boom driving trends that will affect all aspects of sustainable development, the United Nat…

Thousands of desperate civilians on the run as battle for Fallujah continues – UN

May 31, 2016

Nearly 3,700 people, or 624 families, have fled Fallujah over the past week amid a new offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the bes…

INTERVIEW: Why humanitarian aid is failing

May 24, 2016

The humanitarian sector is failing to protect civilians from violence, a top UN advisor stressed today at the World Humanitarian S…