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New York: With key presidential elections in Mali just two days away, the top United Nations official there on Friday stressed that candidates must accept the results and ensure that the democratic process in Mali is “irreversible”. more
Ahead of World Day against human trafficking, UN expert stresses States’ obligation to stop ‘gross human rights violations’

New York: Ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN human rights expert on the issue emphasized on Friday that both victims and potential victims’ rights must be ...

UN chief welcomes new law giving extra autonomy to Muslims in Southern Philippines

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Friday welcomed a new law which grants extra autonomy to Muslim communities living in the Southern Philippines, describing it as a “landmark ac ...

Refugee health services on track despite record level of displacement, says UN agency

New York:Despite record numbers of people fleeing conflict and natural disasters globally, vital health services have been largely able to cope, the United Nations refugee agency has said ...

Close to 7,000 evacuated from Syrian towns after enduring nearly 3-year siege

New York: After close to three years of siege, 6,900 women, children and men were finally able to leave the Syrian towns of Foah and Kafraya over the past few days, following a local agre ...

UNHCR welcomes deal to end latest migrant stand-off in Mediterranean Sea

New York: UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi, on Thursday gave a cautious welcome to the decision by several EU countries to take in some 450 migrants who have been stranded at sea fo ...

The world ‘must rally’ to support one million Rohingya refugees, UN Migration chief says

New York: A failure to remain focused on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh “would have tragic outcomes” for the nearly one million children, women and men living in Co ...

Safe and orderly migration is ‘in everybody’s interest’, says senior UN official

International migration “has been with us forever”, and a safe and orderly means of facilitating it is “in everybody’s interest”, said a UN envoy.

UN emergency fund releases $15 million to help Ethiopians affected by inter-communal violence

New York: A United Nations emergency fund on Thursday released $15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopi ...

‘Multilateralism in action’ says UN chief ahead of expected agreement on migration compact

New York: With the General Assembly set to agree a new global compact on migration, the United Nations chief on Thursday highlighted its “immense potential” to harness the ben ...