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07 ноября, 00:42

Dozens of children at risk as clashes in Hudaydah near hospital – UNICEF

Intense fighting near a major hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has put scores of children at “imminent risk of death”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, calling on the warring parties to stop hostilities near the medical centre and allow those in need to safely access treatment.

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07 ноября, 00:05

China hails human rights progress amid calls to close detention camps

China has pledged to eradicate poverty in rural areas by 2020 during a scheduled United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, amid concerns over the alleged arbitrary detention of religious and ethnic minorities there.

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06 ноября, 23:51

Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants kick off a global migration search movement

As mothers searching for the whereabouts of their migrant children amassed last weekend in Mexico City, a historic nine countries were represented, as well as the United Nations International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project.

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06 ноября, 20:41

‘Time is of the essence’ for refugees on Greek islands – UN agency

Authorities in Greece must take urgent steps to address the “abhorrent” humanitarian situation for around 11,000 asylum-seekers on the islands of Samos and Lesvos, the UN refugee agency warned on Tuesday.

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06 ноября, 20:22

Taliban-led violence during recent Afghan polls leaves record high numbers of civilians dead – UN

The Taliban’s campaign of violence and intimidation during last month’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan was the deadliest for civilians in years, a report by the United Nations mission in the country, UNAMA, revealed on Tuesday.

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06 ноября, 20:04

ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves

Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to a United Nations human rights report out on Tuesday.

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06 ноября, 01:32

‘Warp speed’ technology must be ‘force for good’ UN chief tells web leaders

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Technological advances are happening “at a warp speed,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, as a major three-day Web Summit got underway.

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06 ноября, 00:22

UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in the past three months

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Across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, the United Nations received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), involving 77 victims, between July and September, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday.

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05 ноября, 22:54

FROM THE FIELD: Green shoots of peace in South Sudan

Some 5,000 seedlings of trees indigenous to South Sudan are being distributed to schools, sports centres and other public meeting places by the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, UNMISS, as part of its commitment to countering climate change.

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05 ноября, 21:30

Prosecution of Paraguay judges over peasant ‘massacre’ ruling could undermine rule of law: UN expert

The planned prosecution of Supreme Court judges who acquitted 11 peasant farmers jailed over the death of police officers during a violent land eviction in 2012, known as the Curuguaty Massacre”, could undermine the rule of law, a UN expert said on Monday.

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05 ноября, 20:43

Ending use of chemical weapons in Syria: ‘still work to be done’, says UN disarmament chief

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As inspections and investigations continue into several reported instances of chemical weapons use against civilians in Syria, the United Nations High Representative on Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, told the Security Council on Monday that much remains to be done to end their use, and called for international unity.  

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05 ноября, 20:01

Saudi Arabia expresses ‘regret and pain’ over Khashoggi killing, during UN rights review

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Saudi Arabia expressed “regret and pain” for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a scheduled review session at the UN in Geneva on Monday, while asserting its commitment to achieving the “highest possible standards” in human rights in the country, including for women and migrants