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New York: The current rise in hate speech, racial tensions and identity-based violence is alarming, the UN Special Adviser on preventing genocide said on Friday, highlighting his concern that ‘complacency is still strong’, when it comes to stopping the mass-killing or extinction of national, ethnic, racial or religious groups. more
US resolution to condemn activities of Hamas voted down in General Assembly

New York: Although a majority of UN Member States voted in favour of a General Assembly resolution put forward by the United States – condemning the activities of Hamas and other mi ...

Preventing and resolving conflicts must form ‘backbone’ of collective efforts – UN chief

New York: More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time over the past 30 years, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, un ...

UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new Organization-wide framework on Thursday to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian ...

Yemen war: UN chief urges good faith as ‘milestone’ talks get underway in Sweden

New York,: The Yemeni Government and the Houthi opposition have gathered at United Nations-sponsored political talks, close to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, aimed at ending nearly four ...

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

New York: Highly anticipated UN-brokered consultations about substantive talks which could lead to an end to more than three years of brutal conflict across Yemen, have begun in Sweden. B ...

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns due to begin in Stockholm

New York: Hopes are high that the warring parties in Yemen will begin long-delayed consultations on Thursday over ending the conflict that has ravaged the Middle East nation for over thre ...

First Western Sahara talks at UN in six years, begin in Geneva

New York: Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara – the first in years – the Organization announced on Wednesday.

Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet

New York: Reports that violent extremists in Syria have executed civilians in the east of the war-torn country have been condemned by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet ...

Trust and support of Iraqis essential for success of UN’s Da’esh terror investigation

New York: Delivering a summary of his first report to the Security Council, Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh – the Arabic nam ...