Development
New York: The UN team set up to monitor the ceasefire agreement between warring parties in Yemen has formally verified the pullout of armed Ansar Allah, or Houthi forces, from port zones in the country that are crucial to the flow of humanitarian aid, describing cooperation they have received so far as “very good.” more
On International Day, UN stands in solidarity with some 20 detained staff

New York: Marking International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to UN personnel abducted, detained or ...

'Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror', says Guterres announcing UN plan to help safeguard religious sites

New York, Mar 23: In the wake of a horrific mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced his intention to launch a UN action plan f ...

Proportion of women ministers all-time high, IPU/UN Women map shows

United Nations (Xinhua/UNI): The proportion of women ministers is at an all-time high at 20.7 percent, 2.4 percentage points higher than that in 2017, according to data in the 2019 editio ...

UN rights chief ‘strongly condemns’ attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir

New York: The top United Nations human rights official has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack against Indian security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 Februar ...

Myanmar and UN agriculture agency agree framework to improve nutrition and food security

New York: The Myanmar Government and the UN’s agriculture agency signed on Tuesday a multi-year agreement that will create conditions to help improve nutrition and food security in ...

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts

New York:  French protesters’ rights have been “disproportionately curtailed” during the wave of recent “gilet jaunes”, or yellow jacket demonstrations ...

UN chief hails victory of ‘political will’ in historic Republic of North Macedonia accord

New York: The UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje to formally recognize the “Republic of North Macedonia”, is a welcome, “historical” step that should ...

‘Urgent need’ to stop Mali violence with ‘effective’ military response: UN expert

New York: The state of human rights and security across Mali is a “cause of grave concern,” the independent UN rights expert for the northwest African nation said in a stateme ...

Service and sacrifice of African peacekeepers ‘at the forefront of our minds’: UN chief

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has thanked African Member States and the African Union Commission for supporting peace operations in Africa, saying that the servic ...