Category - united nations

  • 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.

  • April 8, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged restraint to avoid any escalation of the situation in Syria, after the United States responded militarily to an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier this week.

  • April 6, 2017

    Briefing an emergency meeting of the Security Council yesterday, following the reports of alleged chemical weapons use in Khan Shaykhun, southern rural Idleb, Syria, a senior United Nations official for disarmament affairs said that while many details are not yet fully known, new information continues to come in on the incident.

  • March 31, 2017

    The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has confirmed that the bodies of Zaida Catalán, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were found by UN peacekeepers near Bunkonde in Kasai Central province on 27 March.

  • March 27, 2017

    The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session.

  • March 21, 2017

    Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilisation of forces, the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya yesterday has called on all parties to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.”

  • March 17, 2017

     World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, joined a panel at the United Nations Office in Geneva, speaking on the theme 'Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights'.

  • March 13, 2017

    Returning  from Kenya, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia – countries that are facing or are at risk of famine – the top United Nations humanitarian official has urged the international community for comprehensive action to save people from simply “starving to death.”

  • March 10, 2017

    Unless drastic measures are taken to share up peace and security in Syria, the situation – which marks its sixth anniversary next week – will worsen, the United Nations refugee agency has said, urging the international community to redouble its support for the 13.5 million people in need of aid.

  • March 6, 2017

    The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are “unacceptable” and could be tried as warm crimes.