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New York, A “lack of command and control” on the part of South Sudan’s government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said. more
I’ve been listening, and problem-solving ‘all my life’ says new UN Ombudsman

New York, With only eight days on the job so far, Shireen Dodson, the new United Nations Ombudsman, brings with her a wealth of experience dealing with people from all walks of life, incl ...

Imran Khan to visit Karachi tomorrow

Karachi: Pakistan's new PM Imran might visit Karachi on Sunday, media reports said.

Security Council extends mandates of UN peace operations in Libya, Colombia through next September

New York, By unanimous agreement on Thursday, the Security Council extended the mandates of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Organization’s Verification ...

Landmark South Sudan deal offers hope, but trust ‘still lacking’ between parties – UN envoy

New York,  Rebuilding trust and overcoming suspicion will be key to ensure the success of Thursday’s landmark peace agreement between the South Sudanese Government and main pol ...

FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

New York, Sept 14 (IBNS): An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development go ...

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid to rest in Ghana; Guterres hails ‘exceptional global leader’

New York,  Like few today, former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, could “bring people together, put them at ease, and unite them towards a common goal”, sai ...

Suu Kyi says Myanmar right in jailing Reuters journalists; Rohingya crackdown could have been handled differently

Naypyidaw, Sept 13 (IBNS): Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally broken her silence on the Rohingya crackdown and jailing of Reuters journalists.

South-South Cooperation Day focuses in on sustainable development, a ‘new phase of cooperation’

New York, As part of the 40th anniversary of the International Day for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations drew together on Wednesday, more than 100 best-practices developed in th ...

‘Collective endeavour’ needed to strengthen peacekeeping further, says top UN official

New York, Highlighting complex and evolving challenges, the head of UN peacekeeping on Wednesday called for heightened vigilance and a more robust response to existential threats against ...