Recent News Headlines : United Nations

INDIA, PAKISTAN FACE OFF AT ICJ


But Faisal, the Pakistani representative, argued that consular access is not an absolute right under the Vienna treaty... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 1078

SOUTH KOREA SAYS NORTH'S CLAIMS ON NUCLEAR MISSILE NEED ANALYSIS


North Korean missile fired at unusually high trajectory, indicating it can reach targets further away... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 1502

CHOLERA DEATH TOLL IN YEMEN REACHES AT LEAST 180, RED CROSS SAYS


A man infected with cholera lies in bed at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 12, 2017... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 297

REBELS IN FAMINE-HIT YEMEN DECLARE EMERGENCY AS CHOLERA DEATHS TOP 180, MORE CASES SURGING


The World Health Organization now classifies Yemen as one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world alongside Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 0

STATE OF EMERGENCY CALLED IN YEMEN DUE TO CHOLERA OUTBREAK


It has also said that 7.6 million people in Yemen live in areas at high risk of cholera transmission... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 244

PHILIPPINES-CHINA TENSIONS SIMMER OVER UNDERWATER PLATEAU


The Philippine government is increasing its interest in a resource-rich underwater plateau. The United Nations says it is part of the Philippines' territory... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 41

CHINA AND FAO, A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO DEFEAT HUNGER AND RURAL POVERTY


Op-Ed China and FAO, a global partnership to defeat hunger and rural poverty... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 3

LONDON CONFERENCE AIMS FOR STABLE SOMALIA UNDER NEW CHIEF


The meeting is being co-chaired by Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and British Prime Minister Theresa May... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 0

CHINA FLEXES NEW CLIMATE CHANGE MUSCLES IN BONN; US BLINKS


Diplomats are warning the US not to pull out of the Paris Agreement... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 42

UN SECURITY COUNCIL REQUESTS MORE DETAILS OF DEAL CREATING SYRIA SAFE ZONES


One of the safe zones outlined in a new Syria agreement backed by Russia includes Idlib province... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 111

SECRETARY-GENERAL SEES KEY BELT ROAD ROLE IN AGENDA 2030


"When we look at BRI, we see a very important contribution to this solidarity in addressing global problems with international cooperation, where China plays a very central role... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 528

FOREST RANGERS TORTURED AND KILLED BY ILLEGAL SETTLERS IN LIBERIA RAINFOREST


On 27 April rangers at Sapo National Park, the country's largest protected area of rainforest and its first national park, were assaulted by several settlers... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 2795

NEARLY 200 ASYLUM SEEKERS FEARED DEAD OFF LIBYA COAST


Italy and Libya have moved to boost cooperation in recent months in an attempt to curb the issue... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 175

CANADA'S BID FOR UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT COULD MEAN COSTLY CAMPAIGN


In campaign for UN Security Council seat, Canadians may never know the true cost... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 2589

XI CONGRATULATES MACRON FOR WINNING FRENCH ELECTION


President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to Emmanuel Macron on Monday for winning the French presidential election... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 0

2M CHILDREN DISPLACED BY SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT


The civil war in South Sudan has forced more than two million children to flee their homes, according to two UN agencies... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 1396

SOUTH SUDAN FAMINE COULD SPREAD, REPORT SAYS


The report from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network says starvation is likely to occur in Koch county in the absence of humanitarian aid... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 517

FIVE REASONS THE FRENCH ELECTION IS A BIG DEAL


Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron takes on far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the second-round run-off of France's presidential election on May 7... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 5115

ENDA KENNY BACKTRACKS ON CLAIMS OVER SAUDI ARABIA AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS


Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been forced to backtrack on claims that he personally raised women's rights issues with the Saudi Arabian government... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 4

UN USING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO HELP REFUGEES, FIGHT WORLD HUNGER


The economic benefits of harnessing Blockchain technology can amount to several million U.S. dollars for the Jordanian refugee camp population, alone, the Datarella blog said... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 115

BELT AND ROAD CAN STEER GLOBALIZATION UN


The initiative is in line with the UN Charter and the 2030 sustainable development goals, so it won the echo and support of international community... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 0

WORLD BANK, AIIB STRENGTHEN TIES


AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects over the past year including in Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Indonesia... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 5

ANALYSIS | BELIEVE IT OR NOT, SAUDI ARABIA WAS ELECTED TO THE U.N. WOMEN'S RIGHTS COMMISSION


Even so, electing Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women seems like ..... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 1618

UN CHIEF CALLS FOR END TO ALL MEDIA CRACKDOWN ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY


''On World Press Freedom Day, I call for an end to all crackdown against journalists because a free press advances peace and justice for all... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 14

'MUST STAND FOR OUR RIGHT TO TRUTH,' SAYS UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES


World Press Freedom Day UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has issued a statement calling for world leaders to stand up for journalists... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 60

UN MARKS FIRST WORLD TUNA DAY WITH CALLS TO CONSERVE IT


The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe's most popular fish to be caught and eaten... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 0

APRIL NERVE GAS ATTACK IN SYRIA APPEARS TO BE ONE IN A SERIES


Related Content The Syrian government and its main ally, Russia, deny that it uses such tactics... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 6

RIGHTS GROUP ACCUSES SYRIA OF SEVERAL LIKELY NERVE AGENT ATTACKS


Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons in 2013 under a deal brokered by Moscow and Washington... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 52

POPE URGES MEDIATION TO END NORTH KOREA CRISIS, AVERT DEVASTATING WAR


Francis said he believed a good part of humanity would be destroyed in any widespread war... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 200

CHINESE FM STRESSES TWO DIRECTIONS IN DEALING WITH NUCLEAR ISSUE ON KOREAN PENINSULA


The Security Council held a special meeting on Friday to discuss the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 16

Trending News Headlines : United Nations

NORWAY IS THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH


The World Happiness Report was released to coincide with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness on 20 March... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 31034

TRUMP PRESSES OBAMA OVER UN RESOLUTION ON ISRAEL


Trump Pressures Obama Over U.N. Resolution on Israeli Settlements... READ MORE

22nd December, 2016 25991

ALL 100 SENATORS SIGN LETTER ASKING FOR EQUAL TREATMENT OF ISRAEL AT THE U.N.


The United States has long been Israel's chief defender at the United Nations, including regularly vetoing measures at the Security Council that were critical of Israel... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 18462

PENTAGON SAYS RUSSIA COULD HAVE STOPPED SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK


The U.S. airstrikes were carefully designed to avoid hitting Russian personnel at the Syrian air base, U.S. officials said Friday... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 16351

WHY SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD IS CONSIDERED A WAR CRIMINAL


Destruction The civil war has forcedA the displacement of about 9 million Syrians, nearly half the country's pre-war population, according to Amnesty International... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 14831

A CHILD IN YEMEN DIES EVERY 10 MINUTES AS HUMANITARIAN AID FUNDING FALLS SHORT, U.N. SAYS


A broader call for 4.4 billion to address food crises in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria is still unfulfilled... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 12143

UN REVEALS ALARMINGLY HIGH LEVELS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN


There is actually a great deal more attention being paid today to violence against women, said Charlotte Bunch, a feminist scholar who attended the Beijing conference... READ MORE

9th March, 2015 9456

'WE HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER'


Littlechild wants non-Indigenous peoples, especially in the Edmonton area, to know that they are welcome at the World Indigenous Nations Games... READ MORE

17th April, 2017 6082

'DON'T YOU LOOK AWAY FROM ME!'


But even by prevailing standards, Russian diplomat Vladimir Safronkov's speech on the floor of the U.N... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 4735

ASSAD: IDLIB ATTACK 100% FABRICATED, SYRIA DESTROYED ALL CHEMICAL WEAPONS


The Syrian leader said it was not clear if the alleged chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province, even took place... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 4279

'I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT' - CIA WHISTLEBLOWER ON US INTELLIGENCE ABOUT SYRIA CHEMICAL ATTACK


'I don't believe a word of it' - CIA whistleblower on US intelligence about Syria chemical attack... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 3718

RUSSIA BLOCKS U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNATION OF SYRIA ATTACK


It was the eighth time during Syria's six-year-old civil war that Moscow has used its veto power on the Security Council to shield Assad's government... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 3580

THREE AID WORKERS KILLED IN RESTIVE SOUTH SUDAN


She called on South Sudanese authorities to hold the attackers accountable... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 2913

IN AN APPARENT SHIFT, TILLERSON SAYS U.S. WILLING TO HOLD DIRECT TALKS WITH N. KOREA


The last round of direct talks, initiated in 2003 and involving the United States, China and other nations, produced no rollback of the North Korean program... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 2672

EXPLOSION DESTROYS ANCIENT SITE IN YEMEN CAPITAL


Two weeks ago, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution aimed at thwarting and prosecuting antiquities vandals and smugglers... READ MORE

12th June, 2015 2602

U.S. SAYS TIME TO ACT ON NORTH KOREA, CHINA SAYS NOT UP TO BEIJING ALONE


The ministerial meeting of the council, chaired by Tillerson, exposed old divisions between the United States and China on how to deal with North Korea... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 2430

NORWAY BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO BAN DEFORESTATION


According to the United Nations, the production of palm oil, soy, beef and wood products contributed to a little less than half of total tropical deforestation... READ MORE

9th June, 2016 2397

60 MILLION PEOPLE FLEEING CHAOTIC LANDS UN SAYS


Nearly 14 million people were newly displaced in 2014 according to the annual report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees... READ MORE

18th June, 2015 2268

DROUGHT TAKES TERRIBLE TOLL IN ETHIOPIA


The Ethiopian government has set aside nearly ?130m to deal with the crisis but the UN says a further ?330m is needed... READ MORE

9th November, 2015 2196

RUSSIA VETOES U.N. RESOLUTION CONDEMNING SYRIA CHEMICAL ATTACK


After the vote, Ms. Haley said she regretted that Russia had chosen to use its veto power for the eighth time to back the Syrian government... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 2137

US RIGHTS GROUP ASKS UN TO PRESSURE EGYPT TO FREE MAHMOUD HUSSEIN AS EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES EXTEND HIS DETENTION.


Hussein, an Egyptian based in Qatar, was stopped, questioned, and arrested by Egyptian authorities in December 2016 after traveling to Cairo for a holiday... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 1904

UN SAYS AFGHAN TALIBANS REACH IS WIDEST SINCE 2001


All four of the United Nations provincial evacuations took place in northern Afghanistan... READ MORE

11th October, 2015 1897

EVERY 7 SECONDS A GIRL YOUNGER THAN 15 GETS MARRIED


Nordic countries sit at the top, while impoverished, fragile states such as the Central African Republic, Niger and Chad hold up the bottom... READ MORE

12th October, 2016 1892

U.N. WILL SEND MONITORS TO ALEPPO, AS EVACUATIONS RESUME


Aleppo was once the largest city in Syria and was its industrial hub before the war... READ MORE

20th December, 2016 1681

FIGHTING IN SOUTH SUDAN'S RAGA KILLS AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE


At least 14 people have been killed in South Sudan after new fighting erupted between government forces and the main rebel group... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 1626


But travel restrictions imposed by the government in Kiev had also made it harder for civilians to escape conflict areas, the United Nations said... READ MORE

2nd March, 2015 1374


American diplomats have repeatedly warned the Palestinians that joining the International Criminal Court would lead to congressional sanctions... READ MORE

31st December, 2014 1371

OPCW'S BLOCK OF ON-SITE PROBE SHOWS WESTERN POWERS NOW AIMING TO OUST ASSAD - LAVROV


On Thursday, the OPCW's executive council overwhelmingly rejected a proposal from Russia and Iran for a new investigation into the Idlib chemical incident... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 1346

WITH PLAN TO WALK ACROSS DMZ WOMEN AIM FOR PEACE IN KOREA


It was the women who said enough to the atrocities in Liberia, peacefully resolving a civil conflict there more than a decade ago... READ MORE

11th March, 2015 1321

NUMBER OF SYRIAN REFUGEES CLIMBS TO MORE THAN 4 MILLION


This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation Antonio Guterres the United Nations high commissioner for refugees said in a statement... READ MORE

9th July, 2015 1278


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