Category - united nations

  • July 21, 2017

    The Maldives authorities must immediately halt its first execution planned in more than 60 years and preserve its positive death penalty record, Amnesty International said yesterday.

  • July 18, 2017

    Civilians lives – including those of women and children – continue to be lost at record high levels amid a worsening toll of suicide attacks, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said yesterday, calling on anti-government forces to stop indiscriminate attacks against civilians as well as on the Government to stop using mortars and rockets in populated areas.

  • July 17, 2017

    The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence – the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes – was launched on 14 July  2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres at a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • July 12, 2017

    Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to “reprogramme” more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official said yesterday (11 July 2017).

  • 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