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New York: Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave. more
UN chief urges governments to shield more civilians from violence in conflict

New York: With more than 128 million people worldwide requiring immediate humanitarian aid, mostly due to war and violence, the United Nations Secretary-General has urged the internationa ...

UN, Somali Government seek $80 million in immediate relief for flood-affected populations

New York: The United Nations and the Somali Government on Sunday launched a joint appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the countr ...

UN envoy ‘encouraged’ by latest talks on avoiding ‘worst-case scenario’ in Syria’s Idlib

New York: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Wednesday detailed his most recent efforts to revive stalled peace talks which could end the brutal conflict that has been raging t ...

Security Council extends support for African Union force in Somalia

New York, May: The Security Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, extending its deployment until at least the end of July.

UN welcomes 'reinvigorated efforts' in Afghanistan's corruption reform agenda

Kabul, May 15 (IBNS): Adopting a new anti-corruption strategy and implementing several initiatives in a broad anti-corruption agenda demonstrate Afghanistan’s commitment to counteri ...

UN chief condemns violence in Central African Republic capital Bangui

New York: Voicing concern over inflammatory rhetoric in the wake of widespread violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General Ant& ...

Central African Republic: UN urges calm in wake of violence in capital Bangui

New York: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has appealed for calm following fresh violence in the capital Bangui which claimed the lives of sev ...

‘Sharp escalation’ in fighting across Myanmar’s Kachin state, warns rights expert

New York: Raising alarm over a “sharp” escalation in hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin province, a United Nations human rights expert has called on all parties to ensure g ...

Israel must address excessive use of force and deaths in Gaza protests – UN rights chief

New York: With over 40 Palestinians killed and more than 5,500 injured during protests in Gaza over the past month – many by live ammunition – the top United Nations human rig ...