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New York, “Expectations for peacekeeping have so far outstripped its resources,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Heads of State and Government on Tuesday, as he opened a High-Level meeting marking the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping operations, at UN Headquarters in New York. more
Deaf advocate voices importance of sign languages as UN marks first commemoration

New York,  Nyle DiMarco is just a foreigner speaking a different language. That’s how the actor, model and advocate introduces himself to people who have not met a deaf person ...

UN chief “alarmed” by violations of UN-backed ceasefire in Libya

New York,  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated on Friday that he is “alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire” in the c ...

Idlib deal could save three million ‘from catastrophe’ says UN chief, as militants are urged to lay down arms

New York, A deal reached between Russia and Turkey to create a demilitarized buffer zone protecting citizens “from catastrophe” in Syria’s Idlib region is a welcome deve ...

Top UN official in Nigeria condemns killing of abducted aid worker; calls for immediate release of two others

New York, The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, condemned on Monday the killing of an aid worker who had been held captive by a non-state armed group in ...

Yemen: Mortar attack on UN food silo ‘could affect vital aid deliveries to millions’

New York,  Fighting in the Yemen port city of Hudaydah which has damaged a World Food Programme (WFP) storage facility, threatens to hamper efforts to feed millions of people in the ...

Scourge of genocide remains a ‘threat and a reality’ today: UN human rights chief

New York,Genocide remains a “threat and a reality” in the 21st century, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday, in an appeal to States to do more to act on the &ld ...

Blockades ‘expose’ the innocent, to the ‘ravages of economic war’ - UN sanctions expert warns

New York,  Economic sanctions must not be allowed to degenerate into blockades which “expose people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime” said the UN independent e ...

Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

New York,  The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade an ...

‘More support’ vital to put Afghanistan back on a ‘positive trajectory’ – top UN officials

New York,  After four decades of conflict and insecurity, and with elections to be held in the coming months against a backdrop of growing humanitarian need, Afghanistan needs more s ...