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Lebanon: Amid news of Prime Minister's resignation, UN chief hopes all sides focus on support for State institutions

5 November 2017 – Concerned by the news that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has offered to resign, United Nations Secretary-General António Guter…

UN report concludes ISIL committed ‘international crimes’ during Mosul battle

Pictured here the destruction in 17 Tammuz district, western Mosul, Iraq, one of the most important districts in Mosul. Photo: OCHA/Themba Linden 2…

In Tehran, UN atomic chief says Iran implementing nuclear-related commitments

The Busher nuclear power plant in Iran. Photo: IAEA/Paolo Contri 29 October 2017 Visiting Iran, the head of the United Nations atomic energy agenc…

Measles deaths fall, but world still far from eliminating disease – UN-backed report

A health worker marks a boys finger with ink to show that he has been vaccinated against measles in Indias Gujarat State. Photo: UNICEF/UNI133530/Pi…

UN Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file) 21 October 2017 Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that took p…

Africa's rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report

Overlooking the central market at closing time in Kumasi, the largest and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Ghana. Photo: Jonathan Er…

On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient agricultural

Small farms in Madagascar are hard hit by erratic weather and locust invasion. Photo: FAO/Yasuyoshi Chiba 15 October 2017 Women and girls are centra…

Disease outbreak ‘real and present danger’ UNICEF warns, launching latrine-building plan in Cox’s Bazar

Children in Tasnimarkhola Spontaneous Settlement Site, Cox 12 October 2017 New latrines will be constructed in the Rohingya camps and settlements of…

UN chief lauds Dominica's vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

Aerial view of the devastation in Dominica following successive category five hurricanes in September 2017. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 8 October 2017 Un…

Lake Chad Basin: Vulnerable people ‘a step away from starvation,’ says UN aid chief

Children prepare freshly caught fish, village of Tagal, Lake Chad region, Chad. Photo: UNICEF/Tremeau 28 September 2017 The scale up of internationa…

UN Secretary-General condemns killing of peacekeepers in Mali

Senegalese UNPOL Officers patrol the streets of Gao, Mali. Photo MINUSMA/Marco Dormino 24 September 2017 Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has conde…

With world at epic crossroads, UN seems like it’s on ‘silent’ mode, Jordan tells Assembly

Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, addresses the general debate of the General Assemblys seventy-second se…