The UN Open-ended Working Group has completed its second session (13 May 2016) on working out how to bring in new treaties that could lead to multi-lateral disarmament. The UK government is boycotting this intergovernmental meeting.
The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to deliver timely aid, the UN agency has warned.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the adoption of a global compact on responsibility-sharing that collectively ensures the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants.
With increasing wartime assaults on and patterns of systematic destruction of health facilities in countries affected by conflict, the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to strengthen protection for health care workers, the sick and wounded, hospitals and clinics, in war zones.
During a visit to Geneva on 29 April 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in the international event, and received the Olympic Cup Award on behalf of the UN.
The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council have concurrently adopted resolutions on the organisation’s peacebuilding architecture, providing renewed momentum for the focus within the UN system on ‘sustaining peace.’
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterating that such activities increase tension in the region and beyond.
With their signatures of the landmark Paris climate accord, “governments made a covenant with the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of a United Nations ceremony which puts the world on a path towards low-carbon growth and a more sustainable future.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on Saudi Arabia to revoke the death sentences of three juveniles arrested for attending protests, in a document that has emerged as President Obama visits the country.