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Disarmament for a peaceful world, defines work of UN General Assembly’s First Committee

Dec 24, 2018

Every year in September, the United Nations General Assembly makes the headlines as world leaders gather at UN headquart…

Instability in Africa’s Sahel, spreading outwards, Security Council told

Dec 20, 2018

Efforts to address the multiple challenges facing Africa’s Sahel region should be driven by loca…

Remain united for Syrians, UN envoy de Mistura urges Security Council

Dec 20, 2018

Addressing the problems plaguing Syria and bring years of brutal fighting to an end, requi…

Crime and drugs in West and Central Africa: Security Council highlights ‘new alarming trends’

Dec 19, 2018

West and Central Africa faces “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug traffi…

UN-led Yemen ceasefire monitoring team gets ready to begin operations

Dec 19, 2018

A UN-led team tasked with overseeing  the ceasefire  which came into effect on Tuesday around a…

New UN rights report paints bleak picture in eastern DR Congo

Dec 19, 2018

A new United Nations human rights report has documented “hundreds” of extra-judicial killings an…

Confirmed ‘Blue Line’ tunnels ‘do not appear’ to surface in Israel – UN peacekeeping chief

Dec 19, 2018

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has confirmed the existence of at least two tunnels…

Season’s Greetings from UNIC Washington Staff

Dec 19, 2018


‘We are nowhere closer’ to Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, than a year ago, Security Council hears

Dec 18, 2018

Recent violence and rising tensions in the West Bank are fuelling a climate of hatred and fear, “drivi…

Worth going ‘extra mile’ for a new Syrian constitution, UN envoy urges

Dec 18, 2018

Efforts to establish a constitutional committee for Syria are worth going the “extra mile” for, UN S…