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New York: World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said it is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Syrian city of Douma and said 500 patients showed chemical attack symptoms. more
On Rwandan genocide anniversary, UN leaders ask: Can world muster the will to prevent new atrocities?

New York: As the world officially remembers the genocidal murder of 800,000 Rwandans in 1994, United Nations leaders warn that ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities continue to blight huma ...

Nearly 800 Venezuelans arriving in Brazil each day, many seeking asylum, UN refugee agency says

New York: The United Nations refugee agency is scaling up its assistance to the rapidly growing number of Venezuelans arriving in Brazil, with daily arrivals averaging 800 in recent days ...

UNICEF envoy David Beckham sets sights on new goal: ending bullying in Indonesia’s schools

New YorK: To help the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) tackle bullying in Indonesia – where one in five children have been physically attacked in school – David B ...

Jesse Jackson issues call at UN for ‘global coalition of conscience’ to cement human rights

New York: There needs to be a “massive global coalition of conscience” to enshrine the values of racial equality and human rights for all, declared civil rights icon Rev. Jess ...

UN allocates $9 million to help thousands of people displaced in north-east Nigeria

New York,: Some 60,000 people displaced by ongoing hostilities in Nigeria’s crisis-torn Borno state will receive life-saving aid thanks to an allocation from the United Nations-mana ...

Remember Slavery: UN chief calls for continued struggle to ensure dignity and justice for all

New York: Commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the United Nations Secretary-General on Monday said that while th ...

UN forum examines role partnerships play in tackling global migration challenge

New York: Partnerships at local, national, regional and international levels are crucial to ensuring global migration is better managed, the United Nations migration agency chief said Mon ...

UN chief honours those who suffered shameful Transatlantic slave trade, urges respect for dignity of every human being

New York: Honouring those who suffered the brutalities of the Transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the International Day set aside to r ...

Attacks on women journalists on the rise, online and off – UNESCO

New York: Over the past 15 years there has been “a marked increase” in cyber harassment, making the safety of women journalists a major issue for reportage in today’s di ...