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UN affirms solidarity with the Palestinian people on International Day
From New York to Jerusalem and beyond, United Nations offices on Wednesday commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.Read More 29 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
UN and African Union sign new human rights agreement
The United Nations and the African Union have reinforced their partnership following the conclusion of their seventh high-level dialogue in New York on Tuesday.Read More 28 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
World Toilet Day, flush with innovations for safer sanitation
Innovation abounds in the race to broaden access to clean water and sanitation around the world on World Toilet Day, marked on 19 November.Read More 18 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
World News in Brief: Dozens dead in Yemen shipwreck, Pakistan expulsions ‘must stop’, FAO aids Sudan farmers
The UN migration agency IOM on Wednesday appealed for safe migration pathways in the wake of a recent shipwreck off the coast of Yemen.Read More 15 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
UN honours 101 staff killed in Gaza conflict
From the hustle and bustle of New York City to the edge of the Karura Forest in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, offices across the global UN system paid tribute on Monday to the 101 staff killed so far during the war raging in Gaza – the largest loss during a conflict in the Organization’s 78-year history.Read More 13 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
Five judges elected to United Nations’ top court
The General Assembly and the Security Council on Thursday elected five judges to serve on the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.Read More 9 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
World News in Brief: ‘Outrage’ over Black Sea attack, funding pledge to alleviate El Niño, breast cancer alert
The UN’s top aid official in Ukraine said on Thursday she was “outraged” over a Russian attack on a civilian ship in the Black Sea Port of Pivdennyi in Odesa which left a local port worker dead, and crew members injured.Read More 9 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
Mali: UN convoy concludes treacherous 350 kilometre journey
A convoy from the UN Mission in Mali arrived in the northeastern city of Gao on Tuesday night after a dangerous week-long journey, marking the departure of peacekeepers from the volatile Kidal region.Read More 8 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
World News in Brief: Mali mission latest, starvation alert for ‘hotspots’, inclusive sport for all
Eight 'blue helmets' were seriously injured during the departure of the last contingent of peacekeepers from the restive Kidal region of Mali, the UN Spokesperson said on Wednesday.Read More 1 November 2023 | 6:00 pm
World News in Brief: Russia likely attacked Ukraine cafe, disease alert for Sudan, Taliban must release rights defenders
A missile which struck a café in the village of Hroza in eastern Ukraine killing 59 people earlier this month was launched with no indication of any legitimate military targets at the site, according to a new report by the UN human rights office (OHCHR).Read More 31 October 2023 | 6:00 pm
World News in Brief: ICC slams ‘unacceptable threats’, DR Congo displacement, UNEP ‘Champions of the Earth’
The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday hit back at Russia’s recent decision to issue arrest warrants against senior judges, describing the move as the most notable example of “unacceptable threats and attacks” on the international judicial body.Read More 30 October 2023 | 6:00 pm
Tackling climate mis/disinformation: ‘An urgent frontier for action’
Climate impacts are accelerating with every fraction of a degree of global warming, yet denial, distortion and falsehoods about well-established scientific facts are flooding the internet and media landscape, according to the participants of a panel discussion at UN Headquarters on mis- and disinformation relating to climate change.Read More 30 October 2023 | 6:00 pm
World News in Brief, Afghanistan rights abuses, Sudan crisis deepens, Australia votes no
Afghanistan is facing a deteriorating human rights situation due to the Taliban's repressive policies, a culture of impunity and an ongoing humanitarian and economic crisis, the UN’s independent expert on the country said on Tuesday.Read More 24 October 2023 | 6:00 pm
World News in Brief: Femicide ‘pandemic’, war crimes appeal to Israeli lawyers, Syria child detainees
Femicide, which is the killing of women because of their gender, has reached “pandemic proportions” worldwide as countries fail in their duty to protect women, including trans women.Read More 23 October 2023 | 6:00 pm
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