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New York, Addressing the UN Security Council on Friday, Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, said that although conflict continues to rage, he welcomed recent reports of reduced violence in the country. more
UN genocide adviser welcomes historic conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders

New York, Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue.

YouTube stars get creative at UN, to promote tolerance

New York, Ending intolerance means eliminating one of humanity’s “dark spots,” said Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal, better known as YouTube hip-hop artist and musician, L-FRESH T ...

Artificial Intelligence raises ethical, policy challenges – UN expert

New York, Digital solutions are transforming lives: Think of robots that help the elderly, a mobile phone app that identifies crop pests, or surgical robots in hospitals. These advances a ...

Sahel States need international support ‘now more than ever’– UN peacekeeping chief

New York, Africa’s crisis-torn Sahel region needs support from the international community “now more than ever,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean ...

Return of Kuwaiti property by Iraq, signals hope of ‘full normalization’ between nations: UN Chief

New York,  The Iraqi government’s latest moves toward constructive engagement with Kuwait mark a step towards “the full normalization” of relations between the two ...

Everyone’s ‘buy-in’ needed to restore peace in Kosovo, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have confirmed their “mutual intention” to continue working towards a negotiated settlement but the situation on the ground remains ...

UN and Tokyo 2020, leverage power of Olympic Games in global sustainable development race

New York,  The United Nations and the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have signed an agreement to highlight the important contribution that sport makes in t ...

Help build vulnerable island states’ resilience to extreme weather, urges senior UN official

New York, With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, sai ...

Outgoing UN official praises Iraq’s ‘exemplary peaceful transfer of power’ at the top

New York, In his last briefing as the top United Nations official in Iraq, Ján Kubiš updated the Security Council on the country’s post-election political settlement, ...