Category - united nations

  • 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.

  • May 25, 2017

    Ahead of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 29 May 2017, the UN  yesterday (24 May)  held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and to acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground.

  • May 23, 2017

    The first draft of the United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was released in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday.

  • May 18, 2017

    Citing eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, the United Nations health agency launched a new publication yesterday at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal which revealed a rising number of obese adolescents in many countries across Europe.

  • May 12, 2017

    The United Nations human rights chief announced yesterday  that the Central Asian branch of his Office will extend its coverage to Uzbekistan now that an agreement is in place, highlighting that the country is “at a crossroads.”

  • May 4, 2017

    Some 1.4 million children in Somalia are projected to be acutely malnourished this year, an increase of 50 per cent over last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced

  • May 1, 2017

    Marking International Jazz Day, yesterday. the United Nations cultural agency emphasised the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace.

  • April 26, 2017

    Endorsement of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples does not equal implementation, speakers told the UN General Assembly at a special meeting to celebrate the Declaration’s tenth anniversary

  • April 19, 2017

    Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday emphasised the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities.

  • April 13, 2017

    With a ‘no’ vote from permanent member Russia, the United Nations Security Council yesterday failed to adopt a resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and called on the Government to cooperate with an investigation into the incident.