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Iraqis vote in first election since ISIL defeat; UN chief hails polls as progress on path to stronger democracy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated the people of Iraq on the holding on Saturday of the first national parliamentary …

Enshi Entrepreneurs Delegation Visiting OGCLAB at the GMF Secretariat - the NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOS

Entrepreneurs delegation from Enshi, the World’s Selenium Capital, came on Monday (7 May) to visit the Open Green City Laboratory (OGCLAB) launched by…

‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women

Crediting improved education, employment and other key areas, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Wednesday that …

New Ebola outbreak confirmed in DR Congo: UN health agency scales up response

Two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Government scientists there, prompting…

UN forum to coordinate global efforts to address worsening water shortages

With extreme weather costing hundreds of billions a year and fears that by 2050, one in four people will be living in a country affected by severe wat…

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ by US decision to exit Iran nuclear deal

Following a decision on Tuesday by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the United Nations chief said he was “deep…

UN ‘will not give up’ on push for ceasefire, says Syria envoy

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria briefs the press during the intra-Syrian talks, Geneva. Photo by Violaine Martin 1 March 2018 Peace…

With proposed reforms, UN closer than ever to a development system that is ‘fit for purpose’

Participants at the opening of the annual Operational Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 27 February 201…

In Geneva, UN chief urges new push to free world from nuclear weapons

N Photo/Elma Okic High Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament, Palais de Nations, Geneva. 26 February 2018 Peace and Security Warning that n…

Protect the rights of ‘Dreamers,’ UN human rights experts urge US Government

Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Nils Melzer.UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre 21 February 2018 H…

World has knowledge and tools to stop deforestation, senior UN agriculture official tells global conference

Boreal forests line a misty fjord in southeast Alaska (file). FAO/Bill Ciesla 21 February 2018SDGs A future with zero net global deforestation is …

World loses a 'human rights giant,' says UN chief on death of rights expert Asma Jahangir

Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran Asma Jahangir.UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre 11 February 2018 Human Rights United Nations Secr…