Development
New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Strengthening the rule of law and improving the national police and the judicial system in Haiti will require political will on the part of the authorities, and the United Nations is determined to support this goal, said Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita. more
UN development agency remains committed to support Lebanon, says agency head

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Reverberations of the Syrian conflict – which has now lasted longer than World War II – are being felt throughout the region, including in Lebanon, whi ...

In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency operation ...

Service and Sacrifice: Honouring Nigeria’s contribution to UN peacekeeping

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Since the 1960s, Nigeria has been a major contributor of troops and police to United Nations peace operations, having served in dozens of missions. Most recently, ...

Guinea-Bissau: Political crisis requires continued UN presence, Security Council told

New York, Feb 15 (JEN): The United Nations will need to focus its efforts on supporting Guinea-Bissau’s national leaders in their efforts to appoint an acceptable Prime Minister, es ...

Both radio and sports can help people achieve their potential, says UN on World Radio Day

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire, United Nations Secretary-General Antóni ...

Focus on future, prioritize reconciliation for the region, UN envoy urges Western Balkans

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): Concluding a twelve-day visit to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide called fo ...

UN seeks $1.06 billion to help fragile countries create ‘firewall against famine’

new York, Feb 9 (JEN): Ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks have left millions of people on the brink of starvation, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Thursday as it ...

China wary of Indian role in restoring democracy in Maldives, draws flak for its veiled warning

Male/Beijing: While Maldives is roiled by a political crisis with the imposition of Emergency by President Yameen amid desperate requests of the island nation's opposition leaders for ...

Liberia: UN mission farewell ceremony honours last departing police and military personnel

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): After 14 years of serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), an official farewell ceremony was held on Tuesday in the capital, Monrovia, to honour th ...