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New York: From protecting civilians, disarming ex-combatants and helping countries transition from conflict to peace, Indian men and women in uniform have served the cause of peace from the earliest years of United Nations peacekeeping and continue to do so in some of the most challenging missions. more
UN-backed meeting of African States targets terrorism, violent extremism

New York: Regional security topped the agenda of a United Nations-backed joint summit on Central and West Africa searching, among other things, for a practical approach to fighting terror ...

Death of local UN staffer in latest Afghan suicide attack highlights tragic toll of violence against civilians

New York: The death of a local United Nations staff member in a suicide attack on Wednesday in the city of Jalalabad, has highlighted the tragic and relentless effects of terrorist attack ...

Afghanistan: IOM employee killed in Jalalabad attack

Kabul: The United Nations on Wednesday confirmed that an International Organisation for Migration (IOM) employee was killed in the terrorist attack on the Department of Refugees and Retur ...

As thousands flee violence in Nicaragua, UN refugee agency urges more support for countries taking them in

New York: As thousands flee mounting political tensions, violence and serious human rights violations in Nicaragua, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has called for international ...

UN chief strongly condemns terrorist attacks in south-west Syria

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, has strongly condemned multiple suicide bombings on Wednesday in the government-held town of Sweida, in Syria&rsquo ...

New import restrictions risk triggering ‘dramatic deterioration’ in Gaza, says UN Humanitarian Coordinator

New York: Following further restrictions on goods and supplies that can be moved across the border of the Gaza Strip, the top United Nations humanitarian official there has called for urg ...

Nicaragua must end demonstrator killings and seek a political solution in wake of ‘absolutely shocking’ death toll: UN chief

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the Nicaraguan Government to end violence against demonstrators which has cost an estimated 280 lives, and begin a national &l ...

UN chief condemns violence against civilian protesters in Nicaragua

New York, July 17: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday deplored and condemned the ongoing violence against civilians, including against students, in Nicarag ...

Hostilities in Syria’s southwest, mean cuts in vital aid across Jordanian border: Senior UN official

New York: Escalating conflict in Syria’s southwest has cut vital cross-border aid deliveries from neighbouring Jordan, a senior United Nations official said on Thursday, in an appea ...