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Violence on the rise in Darfur following Sudan military takeover, but UN-AU peacekeeping mission maintains ‘robust posture’

Apr 18, 2019

Security across the volatile Darfur region of Sudan has deteriorated since l…

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report

Apr 17, 2019

Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan’s State-run prisons…

‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum

Apr 15, 2019

“Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampe…

Monday’s Daily Brief: ‘Horror’ at Notre Dame fire disaster, Yemen still bleeding, measles now ‘global crisis’

Apr 15, 2019

Top news on Monday includes: UN chief expresses his horror over the h…

Plan for troop pullback ‘now accepted’ by rival forces around key Yemen port, but fighting intensifying elsewhere, Security Council warned

Apr 15, 2019

A plan to withdraw forces from front lines in and around the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah has been accepted by pro-Government forc…

From ‘dead on the inside’ to ‘truly alive’: Survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda recounts her story as UN marks 25th anniversary

Apr 12, 2019

“Miraculously I had no machete marks” a survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda told a solemn United Nations eve…

Women must be at ‘centre of peacekeeping decision-making’, UN chief tells Security Council

Apr 11, 2019

Women’s rights, voices and participation must be at “the centre of peacekeeping decision-making”, United Nations Secretary-…

‘Democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people’ must be met urges Guterres, following military removal of al-Bashir from power

Apr 11, 2019

UN chief António Guterres said on Thursday that the “democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people” need to be realized…

‘Still time’ to stop a ‘bloody battle’ for Libya’s capital, insists Guterres

Apr 10, 2019

Speaking to reporters outside the Security Council in New York on Wed…

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues

Apr 10, 2019

Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the…