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18 января, 00:12

FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma

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After fleeing her home in Macina, a small village in central Mali, where she was due to be forced into marriage against her will, 16-year-old Fatouma took shelter with her brother.

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17 января, 23:15

Car bomb attack on National Police Academy in Colombia, ‘strongly condemned’ by UN

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A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has been ‘strongly condemned’ by the United Nations.

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17 января, 21:26

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches

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The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization  there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two historic churches in Mosul “in a barbaric and arbitrary manner.”

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17 января, 19:36

Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

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The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday.

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17 января, 01:13

Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge

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A group of six independent United Nations rights experts called on Iran Wednesday to urgently provide Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi access to appropriate health care, and reiterated calls for their immediate release, as they continue a hunger strike in protest.

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17 января, 00:20

Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

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The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.

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17 января, 00:08

Mali: ‘Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace

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With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali “remains dire”.

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16 января, 22:55

‘Proving our worth through action’: 5 things Guterres wants the UN to focus on in 2019

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Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills”, the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019, as the planet faces “a world of trouble”. 

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16 января, 20:04

Yemen: Security Council backs new mission in support of key port city truce

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The Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday in favour of deploying up to 75 observers to monitor a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah which went into effect late last month; a lifeline for millions of Yemenis on the verge of starvation.

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16 января, 18:47

More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

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Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

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16 января, 02:32

Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN

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Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday.

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16 января, 01:30

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

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Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the International Organization Migration (IOM) on Tuesday.