20 September 2017
Mexico earthquake: more than 240 dead

Mexico earthquake: more than 240 dead

20 September 2017

Rescuers frantically searched through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 killed at least 217 people.

19 September 2017
German Court fines 3 for failing to help ailing retiree in bank

German Court fines 3 for failing to help ailing retiree in bank

19 September 2017

As a neatly dressed elderly man lay unconscious in the foyer of a bank in western Germany, four people stepped over or around him to make their way to cash machines.

18 September 2017
St. Louis area sees 3rd day of protest

St. Louis area sees 3rd day of protest

18 September 2017

Several hundred protesters were marching in downtown St. Louis near the city’s police headquarters Sunday evening, and later through the St. Louis University campus, continuing demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man.

15 September 2017
UN dedicates annual Peace Day to safety, respect for refugees and migrants

UN dedicates annual Peace Day to safety, respect for refugees and migrants

15 September 2017

The United Nations in New York today marked the International Day of Peace with the annual ringing of the peace bell and calls for combatants worldwide to lay down their arms and observe a day of ceasefire and non-violence.

14 September 2017
UN: Famine in Nigeria averted but millions still at risk

UN: Famine in Nigeria averted but millions still at risk

14 September 2017

Noting important progress in delivering life-saving aid to millions in north-east Nigeria, the top United Nations humanitarian official underscored that international assistance to people suffering amid the crisis must not dwindle.

13 September 2017
Council of Europe: school segregation deprives many children of quality education

Council of Europe: school segregation deprives many children of quality education

13 September 2017

"The right to education is a fundamental human right. Yet, many European countries still deny thousands of children, including children with disabilities, Roma children and refugee or migrant children, equal access to it by keeping them in segregated schools. This is a violation of children’s human rights with far-reaching negative consequences for our societies. Member states have an obligation to secure the right of every child to quality education without discrimination", said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, while releasing a paper on tackling school segregation through inclusive education.

12 September 2017
UN chief sends condolences, offers help after earthquake in Mexico

UN chief sends condolences, offers help after earthquake in Mexico

12 September 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres has offered his condolences to the Government and people of Mexico and said the United Nations stands ready to provide support, should it be requested.

11 September 2017
On International Day, UNESCO promotes online literacy in digital world

On International Day, UNESCO promotes online literacy in digital world

11 September 2017

New technologies open opportunities to improve lives and connect globally, but they can also marginalize those who are illiterate and lack other essential skills needed to navigate them, a senior United Nations official today said, highlighting that some 750 million adults worldwide are not literate.

08 September 2017
UN supporting national relief efforts as Hurricane Irma threatens nearly 50 million people

UN supporting national relief efforts as Hurricane Irma threatens nearly 50 million people

08 September 2017

United Nations agencies are supporting relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which has already wreaked havoc on Antigua and Barbuda and other Caribbean islands and is en route towards the United States.

07 September 2017
Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

07 September 2017

A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say.