united nations

  • January 22, 2016

    Hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, gang-rapes, sexual slavery, forced abortion, massive recruitment of child soldiers and indiscriminate attacks against civilians with entire villages burned down have been perpetrated by all in sides in South Sudan, says the UN.

  • January 20, 2016

    Despite falling unemployment in some developed economies, the global jobs crisis is likely to continue for at least the next two years, especially in emerging economies, topping 200 million by 2017, the United Nations labour agency has warned, calling for urgent steps to boost jobs.

  • January 18, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the launch of a new report on finding solutions to the growing gap between the increasing numbers of people in need of assistance and sufficient resources to provide relief.

  • January 13, 2016

    United Nations officials have given on-site accounts of the “horrible and terrible” situation in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.

  • January 12, 2016

    A humanitarian convoy has finally reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya with life-saving health and food supplies from the United Nations and its partners for the 42,000 desperate residents after reports of people starving to death under encirclement by pro-Government forces.

  • January 7, 2016

    The United Nations thas deplored the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling it “deeply troubling” and the UN Security Council vowing to immediately begin considering the “significant measures” it had vowed to take in the event of another nuclear test by the country.

  • January 6, 2016

    Civilians are suffering a “terrible toll” in the fighting which is tearing Yemen apart, with casualties now topping 8,100, with nearly 2,800 fatalities, amid Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, shelling by Houthi groups and other clashes, the United Nations reported yesterday.

  • January 5, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has phoned the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran to urge both countries to avoid actions that could further exacerbate tensions after the recent Saudi executions, the attack on the Saudi embassy in Iran, and the rupture in diplomatic ties.

  • January 4, 2016

    Top United Nations officials have expressed deep dismay and regret over yesterday's executions by Saudi Arabia of 47 people, including the cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, and called on the country's authorities to commute all death sentences.

  • December 30, 2015

    Extreme tornadoes in the United States, abnormal snowfalls in Mexico, and heavy flooding in South America and the UK show that governments must take more preventive action to reduce human and economic losses from weather-related disasters, a senior United Nations official has warned.