Category - united nations

  • June 22, 2017

    Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues,the  UN Secretary-General  has called on all conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

  • June 20, 2017

    Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to coping with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when they hit might be too late, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency said yesterday

  • June 19, 2017

    A senior United Nations official has expressed concerns about the controversial Lobbying Act, urging the UK government to reform it.

  • June 13, 2017

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed concerns over recent public criticism of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and the integrity of its operations, calling on all Member States to continue to support the agency in discharging its important humanitarian mandate.

  • June 5, 2017

    The theme of World Environment Day 2017 is 'connecting people to nature'.

  • May 31, 2017

    Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

  • May 25, 2017

    Ahead of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 29 May 2017, the UN  yesterday (24 May)  held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and to acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground.

  • May 23, 2017

    The first draft of the United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was released in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday.

  • May 18, 2017

    Citing eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, the United Nations health agency launched a new publication yesterday at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal which revealed a rising number of obese adolescents in many countries across Europe.

  • May 12, 2017

    The United Nations human rights chief announced yesterday  that the Central Asian branch of his Office will extend its coverage to Uzbekistan now that an agreement is in place, highlighting that the country is “at a crossroads.”