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António Guterres pledges to work for peace, development and a reformed United Nations

Dec 12, 2016

Sworn in today as the ninth and next United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres pledged to reposition development at th…

A record $22.2 billion for 2017 global humanitarian appeal

Dec 05, 2016

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 millio…

USA: UN human rights expert to assess the situation of trafficking in persons

Dec 02, 2016

USA: UN human rights expert to assess the situation of trafficking in persons   GENEVA / WASHINGTON (2 December 2016) – …

UN’s Ban apologizes to people of Haiti, outlines new plan to fight cholera epidemic and help communities

Dec 01, 2016

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Security Council strengthens measures against DPRK’s nuclear, ballistic missile activities

Nov 30, 2016

Strongly condemning the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 9 September, the Security …

Ban congratulates Donald Trump on his election as next US President

Nov 09, 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the Unit…

UN Round-Up

Nov 07, 2016

  The 22nd climate conference convenes in Morocco today, with representatives of almost every nation expected to attend. T…

UN Round-Up

Oct 31, 2016

The Security Council remains gravely concerned about fighting in both Syria and Yemen. The UN humanitarian chief briefed the Counc…

Week Ahead – 24 October 2016

Oct 25, 2016

Last week’s once-in-a-decade conference on cities – held in the world cultural heritage city of Quito, Ecuador – yielded ano…

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Preliminary Findings

Oct 24, 2016

  Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Preliminary Findings from its visit to the United States of America (11-24 October 2…