Development
New York: In a report released on Monday, the United Nations urged Somalia to take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process. more
UN underscores the need to celebrate indigenous peoples, not confine them

New York: Celebrating some 370 million indigenous people across 90 countries; marches, ceremonies and a host of other initiatives took place across the world, as the United Nations marked ...

Former Chilean President Bachelet put forward by UN chief as next High Commissioner for Human Rights

New York: She has twice been President of Chile, and on Wednesday, ground-breaking politician and women’s rights champion, Michelle Bachelet was nominated by the United Nations chie ...

Amid ‘volatile’ environment, UN mission chief urges Iraqi leaders to ‘listen to the voice of the people’

New York: Despite a myriad of “long-neglected social, economic and development needs”, the Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Wednesday said progress had be ...

In Tokyo, UN chief expresses full support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea

New York: At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the ongoing talks between the Un ...

‘Well-being of two million’ in Gaza at stake as emergency fuel runs dry: UN humanitarian coordinator

New York: To avert hospital closures and raw sewage overflowing onto the streets of Gaza, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator on Wednesday called on Israeli authorities to allow U ...

Let Nagasaki remain ‘the last city’ to suffer nuclear devastation says museum director, as UN chief arrives

New York: It’s essential that Nagasaki’s devastation should “not be forgotten” now or in the future, if the threat of nuclear war is to be lifted, said the Directo ...

UN chief calls for ‘increased commitment’ to resolution on 10th anniversary of Georgia conflict

New York: Ten years after conflict involving Georgia, Russia and the South Ossetia region broke out, United Nations chief, António Guterres said on Tuesday that “increased co ...

UN development agency provides lifeline to Gaza lifeguards, in bid to keep workers from debtors’ prison

New York: If Bilal Bashir, a Palestinian fisherman and lifeguard living on the coast of the Gaza Strip, does not get work over the summer months, he risks being sent to debtors’ pri ...

India and the UN: Celebrating 70 years of invaluable service to the cause of peace

New York: From protecting civilians, disarming ex-combatants and helping countries transition from conflict to peace, Indian men and women in uniform have served the cause of peace from t ...