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UN chief in Mali to mark determination, dedication, service and sacrifice of peacekeepers

UN staff reporting on the visit took the opportunity to go out with the team ahead of the arrival of Secretary-General António Guterres. The UN chief …

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

An escalation in fighting, increasing obstacles to aid delivery and lack of food and fuel, is compounding Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis, the United…

Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital highlights dangers: WHO warns UN aid chief

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 treat…

UN chief launches new disarmament agenda ‘to secure our world and our future’

The United Nations chief announced a bold new vision for global disarmament on Thursday, to help eliminate nuclear arsenals and other deadly weapons f…

Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick …

Rich variety of life on earth essential says UN chief Guterres, marking biological diversity day

The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António…

In Washington D.C., Guterres signs pact with World Bank, meets US President Trump

The United Nations and the World Bank Group on Friday signed an agreement to work closer together to help countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sust…

Celebrate love, strengthen partnerships to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 says UN agency

Marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the United Nations is calling for strengthened partnerships to support les…

Around 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities by 2050, projects new UN report

By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, according to a new United Nations report, highlightin…

Security Council calls for calm following deadly Gaza clashes; diplomats debate US embassy move

The United Nations Security Council, in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, called for calm along the border of the Gaza Strip following Monday’s deadly …

Jobs in the green economy will ‘more than offset’ losses in traditional industry by 2030 – UN labour agency

Action to combat climate change could create millions of new job opportunities and “more than” offset losses in traditional industries, the UN labour …

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 …