Recent News Headlines : United Nations

DONALD TRUMP'S #MUSLIMBAN SPARKS OUTRAGE AND FEAR


Trump's latest executive order is likely to hurt the people most in need those fleeing violence and terrorism... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 7559

UN ENVOY NIKKI HALEY PLEDGES TO 'TAKE NAMES' OF THOSE WHO DON'T SUPPORT US


Trump, who had called on Barack Obama's administration to veto the resolution, warned that things will be different at the United Nations after he took office... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 2088

DAVID MILIBAND CALLS TRUMP'S US REFUGEE BLOCK 'HARMFUL AND HASTY'


Former UK foreign secretary David Miliband has called American president Donald Trump's suspension of the US refugee resettlement initiative a harmful and hasty decision... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 3

NO U.S. REVIEW OF TREATIES, U.N. FUNDING AT THIS TIME, TRUMP OFFICIAL SAYS


The Trump administration will not issue executive orders calling for a review of international treaties and U.S. funding for the United Nations and other i... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 0

UN URGES US TO CONTINUE 'LONG TRADITION' OF WELCOMING REFUGEES


United Nations' refugee agency issues a statement urging US President Donald Trump to reconsider his stance on refugees... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 108

UN AGENCIES URGE TRUMP TO ALLOW REFUGEES ENTRY


Some 25,000 refugees were resettled in the United States between October and year-end under UNHCR's program for the most vulnerable, the agency said on Friday... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 1703

CANADA MAY CONTRIBUTE TO DUTCH-LED INTERNATIONAL ABORTION FUND


Sexual health and reproductive rights will be at the heart of Canada's new international assistance policy, spokesman Louis Belanger said in an email... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 5343

'YOU ARE GONNA SEE A CHANGE IN THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS,' NIKKI HALEY SAYS ON HER 1ST DAY


Nikki Haley, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is announcing a new way the U.S. does business... READ MORE

27th January, 2017 291

YEMEN FACES FAMINE THIS YEAR THREATENING 80% OF POPULATION, U.N. WARNS


The United Nations aid chief warned Thursday that Yemen was sliding deeper into humanitarian crisis and could face famine this year. The poor Arab country... READ MORE

27th January, 2017 9

GAMBIA'S NEW LEADER STAGES TRIUMPHANT RETURN, VOWS TO END PREDECESSOR'S CLIMATE OF FEAR


Gambian President Adama Barrow finally returned home Thursday, solidifying his position as this country's first new commander in chief in two decades after... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 0

BAN KI-MOON WEIGHS PRESIDENTIAL BID IN SOUTH KOREA


Skepticism and Support in South Korea as Ban Ki-moon Weighs Presidential Bid... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 157

DONALD TRUMP 'CONSIDERING TWO DRAFT PROPOSALS OUTLINING WAYS OF CUTTING UN FUNDING'


And the audit on funding calls for at least a 40 per cent overall decrease in remaining US funding toward international organisations... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 674

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD CUT FUNDING TO UNITED NATIONS


But the draft order would go much further, and with an apparent goal of slashing U.S. participation across a swath of U.N... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 702

NIKKI HALEY CONFIRMED AS NEW U.S. ENVOY TO THE UNITED NATIONS


Haley, who has no formal diplomatic experience, won significant Democratic support... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 1316

BACKPEDALLING WILL NOT FACILITATE REBUILDING OF AMERICAN GREATNESS


Ban Ki-moon apologised on Saturday for family members who had caused public concern... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 340

ANALYSIS: IN INAUGURAL ADDRESS, TRUMP DELIVERS A SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD


WASHINGTON -- America, and the world, just found out what America First means... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 38

BOKO HARAM ATTACKS REFUGEE CAMP BOMBED BY NIGERIAN AIR FORCE


On Tuesday, Nigeria's air force bombed the camp housing Boko Haram refugees multiple times... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 0

WEST AFRICAN LEADERS AIM TO PERSUADE LONGTIME GAMBIAN RULER TO STEP DOWN; REGIONAL FORCE PAUSES INTERVENTION


During his inauguration speech Barrow appealed to ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations for support for his government and Gambia's people... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 13

CHINA CAN BE GLOBAL LEADER AS TRUMP ERA LOOMS


Trade protectionism and self-isolation will benefit no one, Xi told an invited audience at the United Nations in Geneva... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 277

SUICIDE BLAST KILLS DOZENS AT ARMY BASE IN MALI'S GAO


We also talk about the ongoing concerns of abuses of the Mali security forces... READ MORE

19th January, 2017 1884

IN FOIL TO TRUMP, XI EXTOLS MULTILATERAL COOPERATION, CLIMATE ACCORD, CALLS FOR NUKE-FREE WORLD


Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled the merits of multilateral cooperation on Wednesday, declaring that the Paris accord to combat climate change must be... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 3

IRAN'S ROUHANI SAYS TALK OF RENEGOTIATING NUCLEAR DEAL 'MEANINGLESS'


The president-elect has shown he is not happy about the nuclear deal, calling it the worst deal ever signed... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 418

GAMBIA SHUDDERS AS DEFEATED PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH TIGHTENS GRIP BEFORE INAUGURATION


The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 26,000 Gambians had fled into Senegal... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 1801

TRUCK BOMB KILLS 50 PRO-GOVERNMENT FIGHTERS IN NORTHERN MALI


The United Nations has more than 11,000 peacekeepers in Mali, which had become the world body's most dangerous mission... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 180

UKRAINE FILES CASE AGAINST RUSSIA AT UN'S TOP COURT


Russia has repeatedly denied sending troops or military equipment to eastern Ukraine... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 1055

DONALD TRUMP'S CHOICE OF UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR, NIKKI HALEY, QUESTIONS US FUNDING OF UN AND BLASTS WORLD BODY OVER ISRAEL


Mrs Haley, who will turn 45 on the day of Mr Trump's inauguration, has been governor of South Carolina since January 2011... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 1117

TRUMP'S U.N. NOMINEE TO BLAST WORLD BODY OVER ISRAEL


Nominee to blast world body over Israel testimony South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, U.S. September 2, 2015... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 2098

180 MISSING PEOPLE PRESUMED DEAD AFTER SHIPWRECK


East African survivors from latest disaster off Libyan coast recount harrowing details from Saturday's sinking... READ MORE

17th January, 2017 2000

GERMANY'S TOP COURT REJECTS BID TO BAN FAR-RIGHT NPD PARTY


The country's constitution says thatA plaintiffs must prove a party's ideology is combative and aggressive and poses an active threat to democracy, DPAA reported... READ MORE

17th January, 2017 15034

DEATH TOLL IN YEMEN CONFLICT PASSES 10,000


The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen has said that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded... READ MORE

17th January, 2017 4368

Trending News Headlines : United Nations

UN SAYS 82 CIVILIANS SHOT ON THE SPOT


Syrian pro-government forces are entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing civilians, the UN says... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 82907

BATTLE OVER ALEPPO IS OVER RUSSIA SAYS AS EVACUATION DEAL REACHED


While pro-government forces were moving in, United Nations officials said they were receiving multiple reports of execution-style killings... READ MORE

14th December, 2016 73174

US MUST GREATLY EXPAND NUCLEAR WEAPONS


Donald Trump US must greatly expand nuclear weapons... READ MORE

22nd December, 2016 42450

THE WORLD JUST TOOK ANOTHER HUGE STEP FORWARD ON FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE


U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivers a speech at the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Rwanda... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 38013

TRUMP PRESSES OBAMA OVER UN RESOLUTION ON ISRAEL


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

22nd December, 2016 25991

CHILD SUICIDE ATTEMPTS ON THE RISE IN BESIEGED SYRIAN TOWN


There are more than 250,000 children living under siege in Syria and while they are resilient, we see the signs of trauma and distress every day... READ MORE

10th September, 2016 25786

DEFYING U.N., ISRAEL PREPARES TO BUILD MORE SETTLEMENTS


For the fourth day, Israeli officials accused Mr. Obama's team of ambushing them at the United Nations... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 25610

CRISIS DEEPENS IN HAITI IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE


Compound in Les Cayes, 299 deaths have been confirmed just in parts of southern Haiti... READ MORE

7th October, 2016 24176

A STAGGERING HUNGER CRISIS IS UNFOLDING IN NIGERIA, AND THE WORLD IS BARELY AWARE


In August, the United Nations sent two helicopters to Maiduguri, to fly humanitarian workers to reclaimed cities across Borno... READ MORE

13th October, 2016 23961

U.S. DECLINES TO VETO U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION FOR ISRAEL TO STOP JEWISH SETTLEMENT ACTIVITY


The 14-0 vote, with only the United States abstaining, followed an intense campaign from Israel to derail it... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 23557

ISRAEL THREATENS TO GIVE TRUMP 'EVIDENCE' THAT OBAMA ORCHESTRATED UN RESOLUTION


The US has already denied the claim made by Israel in the strongest terms. We did not draft this resolution we did not introduce this resolution... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 18669

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS HYPOCRITICAL ON UN'S ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS VOTE


How then, does every layperson 'know' with heartfelt surety that Israel's 'occupation' is illegal under international law?... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 17458

AIR STRIKES KILL SCHOOL CHILDREN IN SYRIA'S IDLIB


At least 26 civilians, including children, were killed when air raids hit a school and the surrounding area in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, a monitoring group said... READ MORE

26th October, 2016 16463

SECURITY COUNCIL BACKS ANTA?NIO GUTERRES TO BE NEXT U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL


The Security Council announced that Mr. Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister and former chief of the United Nations refugee agency, had strong support... READ MORE

6th October, 2016 15366

REPORTS OF CIVILIAN EXECUTIONS IN BESIEGED ALEPPO


Syria says it will soon be able to declare victory in Aleppo... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 15259

PORTUGAL'S ANTONIO GUTERRES SET TO BE UN SECRETARY GENERAL


Mr Guterres, who led the UN refugee agency for 10 years, will take over from Ban Ki-moon early next year... READ MORE

5th October, 2016 15245

OPINION THE REFUGEE CRISIS ISNT A EUROPEAN PROBLEM


Countries will set their own targets, but for the United States and Canada, for example, a minimum of 25,000 Syrian refugees is a good place to start... READ MORE

5th September, 2015 14657

THE SINGULAR LIFE OF A SYRIAN REFUGEE IN JAPAN


As of 2015, Japan has granted refugee status to six Syrians. Will that change?... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 14455

NETANYAHU HALTS ISRAELI FUNDING OF UN BODIES IN REVENGE FOR 'CRAZY' RESOLUTION


Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for 'crazy' resolution -- RT News... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 14421

U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL OKS ALEPPO EVACUATION MONITORS


Monitors to oversee evacuations from eastern Aleppo, which Syrian government forces are close to recapturing from rebels... READ MORE

19th December, 2016 13856

HEAD OF GROUP OPPOSING IRAN ACCORD QUITS POST SAYING HE BACKS DEAL


The aim was to strengthen the international economic sanctions against Iran, which Mr. Samore was convinced had been mounting a clandestine effort to develop nuclear weapons... READ MORE

12th August, 2015 11828

CHINA SUPPORTS RUSSIAN POSITION ON SYRIA & AFGHANISTAN - BEIJING


Being the only non-western member of the UN Security Council besides Russia, China has been taking Moscow's side on heated and highly debatable issues... READ MORE

10th October, 2016 11606

AS MIGRANT TRAGEDIES SHOCK EUROPE A BIGGER CRISIS LOOMS IN MIDEAST


The United Nations is urging countries worldwide to grant asylum to 130,000 Syrians in the coming year... READ MORE

29th August, 2015 10992

RUSSIANS HEAD TO TURKEY TO INVESTIGATE KILLING


State media Russians head to Turkey to investigate killing... READ MORE

20th December, 2016 10063

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

ONE LESS WOMAN IN POLITICS: WONDER WOMAN LOSES JOB AS UN AMBASSADOR


Wonder Woman, a DC Comics heroine, first appeared in 1941, fighting villains, rescuing victims and unearthing evil plots... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 9431

NEW YORK BOY ASKS BARACK OBAMA TO SEND 5-YEAR-OLD SYRIAN REFUGEE TO HIS HOUSE SO HE CAN BE PART OF FAMILY


The President quoted the letter to world leaders gathered at this week's United Nations Summit on Refugees, saying We should all be more like Alex... READ MORE

23rd September, 2016 8921

PRO-ASSAD FORCES EXECUTE DOZENS OF CIVILIANS IN SWEEP THROUGH REBEL-HELD ALEPPO, SAYS U.N.


Dec. 13, 2016 Syrian pro-regime fighters gesture as they drive past residents fleeing violence in Aleppo... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 8810

HOSTAGES SEIZED IN ATTACK ON RADISSON HOTEL IN MALI


In August United Nations workers were killed in an assault on a hotel in central Mali... READ MORE

20th November, 2015 8572

COULD TRUMP TRASH THE IRAN DEAL? YES, BUT IT'S COMPLICATED


President-elect Donald Trump has mocked and decried the nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated with Iran ever since he started running for president... READ MORE

10th November, 2016 8049


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