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‘We must not allow protectors to become predators’ – UN field support chief

Mar 04, 2016

March 04 2016 – With 99 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse uncovered by the United Nations in 2015 – 69 of these in …

North Korea: Ban welcomes Security Council measure tightening and expanding sanctions

Mar 02, 2016

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its exi…

At 50, UN development program revamps itself to tackle new sustainability goals

Feb 25, 2016

February 24, 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with its presence in more than 170 poor and vulne…

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…