Development
New York: To counter anti-Semitism, which is “toxic to democracy” and poses “a threat to all societies if left unaddressed”, countries must invest more in education, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has warned, speaking at UN headquarters in New York. more
Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustainable future for all: UN chief

New York: A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his mes ...

Security Council marks transition from 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti

New York: Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti has drawn to a close, the Organization’s commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country, will continue, the Security ...

Turkey-Syria offensive: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects US call for ceasefire

Ankara: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria.

Security Council marks transition from 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti

New York: Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti has drawn to a close, the Organization’s commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country, will continue, the Security ...

UN chief praises Japanese climate resilience, as Typhoon Hagibis cleanup begins

New York: With Typhoon Hagibis causing destruction and loss of life in Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has praised the leadership role the country is playing in climat ...

Ecuador: UN ‘stands ready’ to support talks, in bid to end political turmoil

New York: Amid violent street protests that have rocked Ecuador’s Government, fomenting a political crisis, the UN Secretary-General has voiced his concern, saying the Organization ...

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ following policy shift over northeastern Syria

New York: The UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States ...

‘Dangerous nationalism’ seriously threatens efforts to tackle statelessness: UNHCR chief

New York:Hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness, despite growing public awareness of the problem, UN refugee chief Filippo Grand ...

UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader

New York: The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon.  Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail followin ...