united nations

  • December 24, 2015

    Some 70 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the United Nations reported yesterday.

  • December 17, 2015

    A new statistical study conducted by the United Nations International Labour Organisation shows migrant workers account for 150.3 million of the world’s approximately 232 million international migrants.

  • December 14, 2015

    Following the adoption of the new Paris Agreement on climate change on 12 December, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said government representatives had made history.

  • December 11, 2015

    A UN human rights expert has warned the UN’s drugs agency that it is not doing enough to prevent a global surge in the death penalty for drugs offences.

  • December 8, 2015

    The UN and its partners have launched a $5 billion initiative to expand renewable energy capacity in Africa as the Secretary-General  told the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris that saving energy is a triple-win in the battle against global warming.

  • November 30, 2015

    Climate campaigners mobilised by Christian Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD and the Church of England marked the end of their 200-mile ‘Pilgrimage2Paris’ yesterday by joining faith leaders and pilgrims from across the world, to deliver petitions with nearly 1.8 million signatures to the UN climate chief.

  • November 19, 2015

    Transmission of Ebola has been stopped in Liberia and Sierra Leone, while Guinea is now treating a baby believed to be its last case, the United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr David Nabarro, has reported.

  • November 14, 2015

    n a rare public comment on the death penalty since he took office in June 2013, President Hassan Rouhani claimed Iran has hanged hundreds of drug offenders to prevent drug trafficking into Europe.

  • November 13, 2015

    Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed last weekend's elections as “a significant achievement in Myanmar’s democratic transition”.

  • October 27, 2015

    After reports of alleged violations and abuses of human rights committed by both parties to the conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is deploying a 10-member mission to the country to assess the situation.