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25 мая, 21:43

UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report holding Russia liable for downing airliner

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Following the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report”.

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25 мая, 21:28

UN Security Council condemns starvation of civilians as a war tactic

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Denouncing the starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and the unlawful denial of humanitarian access to those need, the United Nations Security Council underscored that all parties to armed conflict must uphold their obligations under international law and protect civilians from harm.

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25 мая, 20:32

France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert

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While commending efforts by the French government to combat terrorism, a United Nations rights expert has raised concerns about the effect recent counter-terrorism laws are having on fundamental human rights there, including freedom of movement, religion and association.

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25 мая, 20:01

‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day

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Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.

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25 мая, 19:00

Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital highlights dangers: WHO

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The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities.

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25 мая, 16:58

AU-UN mission in Darfur extra-vigilant in wake of attacks on civilian camps

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Following a series of armed attacks on camps hosting displaced Sudanese in central Darfur, the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission there has urged all parties to respect designated humanitarian areas, which it says should be free of weapons, threats, and violence.

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25 мая, 01:11

Yemen: Human suffering at risk of further deterioration, warns UN aid chief

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An escalation in fighting, increasing obstacles to aid delivery and lack of food and fuel, is compounding Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations top relief official warned on Thursday, calling on all parties to the conflict to end the violence.

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25 мая, 00:25

New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

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A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health.

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24 мая, 23:52

UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ talks to resolve crisis in Burundi

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Inclusive talks remain the only way to find a lasting solution to the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Burundi since 2015, the United Nations envoy for the African Great Lakes country said on Thursday.

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24 мая, 23:32

‘Gravely concerned’ over northern Somalia clashes, UN and partners call for ceasefire

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The United Nations and its partners on Thursday expressed grave concern over armed clashes which have broken out in northern Somalia, urging all parties to immediately halt the violence.

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24 мая, 21:09

Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells developing countries

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The hydraulic extraction of natural gas, commonly known as fracking, produces cleaner energy than oil and coal, but it is not necessarily in the best interests of the world’s poorest countries, UN development experts said on Thursday.

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24 мая, 19:28

UN development official urges greater international support for Zimbabwe

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With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.