united nations

  • May 10, 2016

    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.

  • May 4, 2016

    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.

  • May 2, 2016

    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.

  • April 29, 2016

    The World Council of Churches has co-spondored an event at the UN on Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories.

  • April 28, 2016

    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.’

  • April 25, 2016

    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.

  • April 23, 2016

    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.

  • April 21, 2016

    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.

  • April 12, 2016

    Faith-based organisations presented a significant input at a United Nations civil society hearing in New York City, on 6 April 2016,  a prelude to a UN High Level Meeting on HIV in New York on 8-10 June.

  • April 11, 2016

    In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme yesterday has delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh).