Development
New York, Aug 21 (JEN): One month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing “a crucial moment” in the course of its long and bloody conflict, and on Tuesday, he again urged members to acknowledge that recent infighting around the Government stronghold of Aden were “a clear sign” that the conflict must be brought to a swift, peaceful end. more
Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert

New York, Aug 20 (JEN): Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert on the situat ...

Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need

New York: The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through to the end of the year, al ...

‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day

New York, Aug 12 (JEN): Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterr ...

UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after two-month break, as Houthis ‘guarantee’ delivery

New York, Aug 10 (JEN): Life-saving food aid distribution is set to resume to 850,000 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, following guarantees by Houthi opposition forces that the ...

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’

New York, Aug 9 (JEN): A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official on Thurs ...

Bigotry makes politicians ‘complicit in the violence that follows’ : UN independent experts

New York, Aug 8 (JEN): Responding to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on Saturday, a group of independent UN experts has called out the “increased use of divisive language&rdquo ...

‘Cataclysmic events’ in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, began ‘global push’ against nuclear weapons says Guterres, honouring victims

New York, Aug 7 (JEN): Paying homage to those who perished as the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as well as the many others whose lives were devastated in the years that followed, ...

‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future sea operations

New York, Aug 7 (JEN): A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organizations carrying out search and rescue operations off the country’s ...

Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report

New York, Aug 6 (JEN): Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of huma ...