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New York, Feb 21 (JEN): After over a century of hostilities including 50 years of continued military occupation, Israelis and Palestinians are still no closer to peace, a United Nations special envoy said on Tuesday, warning that even as many in the region have lost hope for positive change, the enemies of peace are growing more confident by the day. more
Civilian situation in Syria’s east Ghouta ‘spiraling out of control,’ warns UN aid official

New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): The humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria’s east Ghouta is spiraling out of control, a senior United Nation aid official has warned in the wake of es ...

UN chief extends condolences to people, Government of Iran in wake of tragic plane crash

New York, Feb 19 (JEN): Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his heartfel ...

UN, partners complete first aid delivery in months to Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Thousands of civilians in east Ghouta now have life-saving food and medical supplies after the first aid convoy in nearly three months reached the besieged enclave ...

Civilians in war-torn Yemen ‘under fire on all sides’ – UN rights chief

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): The situation in Taizz governorate – located in south-west Yemen – is of particular concern.

International community must stay ‘one step ahead’ of ISIL, stresses UN official

New York, Feb 9 (JEN): Despite military successes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), the terrorist group and its affiliates continue to pose a significa ...

Bangladesh ‘fully committed’ to UN peacekeeping as vital element of global peace and security – UN Force Commander

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): UN peacekeeping is a “very important component” of keeping the world safe and secure, and Bangladesh remains “fully committed” to contributi ...

Kosovo: Despite differences, potential for trust among political leaders remains, Security Council told

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): Even though significant differences persist between political leaders in Kosovo, the potential for trust and more forward-looking decision-making to address the cha ...

Maldives: Democracy under ‘all-out assault,’ warns UN rights chief

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): The declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives by President Abdulla Yameen and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees have undermined the ...

Over 14,000 farmers in rural Nepal to benefit from new UN project

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Thousands of family farmers are expected to benefit from a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative in Nepal that uses an innovative approach to build ...