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UN chief hails ‘very important role’ of Human Rights Council, as US withdraws, citing alleged bias

In response to the withdrawal of the United States on Tuesday from the United Nations body which is designed to promote and protect human rights aroun…

For video game addiction, now read official ‘gaming disorder’: World Health Organization

The UN health agency has for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual, release…

UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under the age of one live in countries where fathers are not legally entitled to any paid paternity leave, a…

Millions of young lives ‘at risk’ says UN labour chief, calling for an end to child labour

No child under the age of 18 should be toiling in mines, fields, factories and homes, carrying heavy loads or working long hours, the head of the UN l…

US-North Korea summit in Singapore ‘a promising development’ says Guterres

The summit between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is “a promising development for global peace …

World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

From carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up, everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into…

Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Belgium, elected to Security Council

In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will ea…

Uncertainty threatens to hamper investment in developing countries: new UN report

UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, reports that foreign direct investment – or FDI - fell by nearly a quarter last year, to $1.4 tril…

UN ‘Tech Bank’ opens in Turkey, to help poor nations ‘leapfrog development challenges’

The United Nations on Monday welcomed a new member of the family, which will help address the development challenges of the world’s poorest countries …

UNHCR raises alarm over deadly detention centre escape in Libya

More than a dozen people have been killed or wounded by traffickers as they attempted to flee a detention centre in Libya last month, the UN refugee a…

UN agencies join forces against environmental risks that cause 12.6 million deaths a year

Two United Nations agencies are combining their expertise to counter the growing threat of extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, which ca…

Countries back ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ reform of UN development system

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday gave the green light to a bold new plan to make sustainable development a reality, described by UN chi…