Category - united nations

  • February 20, 2018

    Many migrant workers end up trapped in low-pay, unsafe and unhealthy jobs, the head of the United Nations labour agency warned on 19 February 2018, calling for the adoption of fair labour migration governance frameworks at the global, regional and national levels.

  • February 18, 2018

    During the first month of 2018, three people – two male and one female –have been executed in Iran for crimes they committed when they were 15 or 16 years old.

  • February 16, 2018

    More than 10,000 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according to the latest annual UN report documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan.

  • February 13, 2018

    Christian Aid has joinded the UN in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria to allow medical evacuations and humanitarian work to proceed.

  • February 12, 2018

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict.

  • February 8, 2018

    With only 50 per cent of medical facilities fully functional in Yemen, the United Nations health agency is striving to fill a “critical” healthcare shortage and will use a $9.1 million emergency response grant to assist 630,000 vulnerable people in districts around Sana'a and al-Hudayda.

  • February 2, 2018

    The human cost of South Sudan’s long-running conflict has reached “epic proportions” with the number of refugees set to rise beyond three million by the end of this year, potentially making it Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the mid-1990s, says the head of the UN refugee agency.

  • January 31, 2018

    Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare and unless the international community takes urgent action to protect and provide life-saving assistance to them, “they face an increasingly bleak future,” the United Nations Children's Fund has warned.

  • January 26, 2018

    With UN ‘blue helmets’ facing increasingly grave threats, including armed groups with no interest in peace, the UN peacekeeping chief has called for greater political engagement and leadership from the Security Council and the world body’s Member countries to ensure UN troops  and the populations they serve are better protected.

  • January 23, 2018

    While the global economy has kept up modest growth, the total number of unemployed people is likely to remain high in 2018  and it will be harder to find a decent job, the United Nations labour agency reports.