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Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and disaster

Jan 29, 2019

Tens of millions of children living through conflict, disaster and other emergencies in dozens of countries urgently need …

Link between conflict and hunger worldwide, ‘all too persistent and deadly’, says new UN report

Jan 28, 2019

Conflict-driven hunger is getting worse, according to a snapshot of the eight places in the world with the highest number of peopl…

‘Humiliation was the worst’; Holocaust survivor at UN, asks world to act with ‘empathy and compassion’

Jan 28, 2019

More than seven decades ago in Auschwitz, Jewish teenager Marian Turski felt he “had no name, he…

Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed’ Guterres warns, as UN marks the Holocaust

Jan 28, 2019

“Now more than ever, let us unite in the fight for universal values and build a world of equality for all – UN Secret…

Despite setbacks, ‘political will’ to end Yemen war stronger than ever: top UN envoy

Jan 28, 2019

"We have seen the two parties demonstrate remarkable political will, first to reach a ceasefire agreement, and then to abi…

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack on church in southern Philippines

Jan 27, 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the deadly terrorist attack on a church in restive southe…

First-ever International Day of Education commemorated

Jan 24, 2019

Education is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development because it gives people…

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people

Jan 24, 2019

" What we hope is that dialogue can be possible, and that we avoid an escalation that could lead to the kind of conflict t…

Security Council should ‘nurture’ Colombian consensus against return to violence, top UN official urges

Jan 23, 2019

Two years after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and following a re…

Crucial medical supplies airlifted to north-east Syria to meet ‘desperate need’

Jan 23, 2019

Crucial medical supplies airlifted to north-east Syria to meet ‘desperate need’ In response to the growing health nee…