united nations

  • October 17, 2016

    Marking World Food Day 2016, the United Nations has highlighted the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

  • October 14, 2016

    Governments should capitalise on years of growing concern and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons next year, the World Council of Churches said in an inter-religious call at the United Nations on 12 October.

  • October 13, 2016

    With the imminent clearance of the Calais camp and wet winter weather fast approaching, the United Nations Children’s Fund Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, says that the commitment by the UK and France to find urgent solutions for the hundreds of refugee and migrant children languishing there for months, “could not come a minute too soon.”

  • October 10, 2016

    The UN’s child rights committee has called on Saudi Arabia to end the death penalty for children, amid fears for three juveniles who face beheading in relation to protests.

  • October 4, 2016

    Evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards, according to a new report launched by the United Nations.

  • September 28, 2016

    A UN expert has warned that the Brazilian government is failing to recognise the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples after seeing first hand their shocking conditions. Many tribes around the country are subjected to genocidal violence by outsiders intent on stealing their lands and resources.

  • September 27, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal ending more than 50 years of conflict.

  • September 22, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General has urged  ramped up support to meet the Peacebuilding Fund’s financial challenges.

  • September 21, 2016

    The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace is marked and celebrated on 21 September each year.

  • September 16, 2016

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said yesterday that the ceasefire following the Russia-United States agreement is largely holding but that desperately awaited humanitarian convoys are unable to move due to a delay in getting permits from the Syrian Government.