Category - united nations

  • July 20, 2016

    The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Niño phenomenon,the  UN Secretary-General said yesterday, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action.

  • July 13, 2016

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire”, while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is “deteriorating rapidly.”

  • July 12, 2016

    The United Nations envoy dealing with disaster risk reduction has launched a new multi-year campaign that aims to reduce disaster losses, improve management of disaster risk, and save lives.

  • June 30, 2016

    A United Nations report has revealed widespread human rights violations in the UK.

  • June 30, 2016

    United Nations agencies have warned that the level of food insecurity in South Sudan is at the highest since the start of the conflict two and a half years ago.

  • June 27, 2016

    Visiting Paris on 25 June 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the countries of Europe, as well as the international community at large, to work towards a compassionate and humane solution to the problem of refugees and migrants

  • June 22, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General must use a meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia today (22 June 2016) to call for the release of three Saudi juveniles who face beheading after allegedly attending protests, the human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • June 16, 2016

    On the second day of his visit to Brussels the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the opening ceremony of the European Development Days forum and participated in a commemoration for the victims of the March airport bombing attacks in the city.

  • June 15, 2016

    An expert panel of the World Health Organisation has concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

  • June 10, 2016

    The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria said yesterday (9 June 2015) that the time is not yet right for a resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, but that the intention is to begin an official third round “as soon as possible.