Category - united nations

  • July 8, 2017

    A treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons was formally adopted on 7 July 2017 at the United Nations. Quaker observers hailed the historic treaty as a huge step, saying such weapons of mass destruction should be illegal and unacceptable.

  • July 8, 2017

    Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York yesterday adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years.

  • July 4, 2017

    Movements by sea from Libya to Europe, despite being the most dangerous route for reaching the continent, have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed.

  • June 27, 2017

    Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations has warned.

  • 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.