17 November 2017
Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges to bolster UN peacekeeping missions

Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges to bolster UN peacekeeping missions

17 November 2017

15 November 2017 — Dozens of new pledges of military equipment and expertise to make United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world more efficient, effective and reactive, were made at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday.

13 November 2017
Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report

13 November 2017

Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region — home to most of the world’s undernourished people — the United Nations food security agency said Friday.

08 November 2017
Council of Europe presents report on human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Council of Europe presents report on human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

08 November 2017

"The authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina should lay the foundations for a more cohesive society by tackling the disruptive legacy of the war. It is particularly crucial to step up the prosecution of wartime crimes and uphold the human rights of all civilian war victims, especially internally displaced people and the families of missing persons", said today Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, while releasing a report based on his visit to the country last June.

07 November 2017
Protect environment from wars and conflicts, UN urges on International Day

Protect environment from wars and conflicts, UN urges on International Day

07 November 2017

Commemorating the international day for lessening the impact of armed conflicts and wars on the environment, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the need to recognize that environment is also a victim of fighting.

03 November 2017
UN: Suspected cholera cases in crisis-torn Yemen near 900,000

UN: Suspected cholera cases in crisis-torn Yemen near 900,000

03 November 2017

Already struggling to cope with a dire humanitarian crisis, war-torn Yemen is now facing the fastest-growing cholera epidemic ever recorded, with some 895,000 suspected cases as of 1 November, the United Nations relief wing reported November 2.

30 October 2017
Terror threat as Heathrow Airport security files found dumped in the street

Terror threat as Heathrow Airport security files found dumped in the street

30 October 2017

Heathrow chiefs are reeling after a memory stick crammed with confidential information was found in the street — posing «a risk to national security».

Britain’s biggest airport launched a «very, very urgent» investigation after the Sunday Mirror alerted them to the frightening security lapse.

25 October 2017
UNESCO: 100 million young people don’t have education

UNESCO: 100 million young people don’t have education

25 October 2017

Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations educational agency.

24 October 2017
Social rights committee condemns local authority housing in Ireland

Social rights committee condemns local authority housing in Ireland

24 October 2017

On October 24, the European Committee of Social Rights has partially upheld a complaint from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) against Ireland concerning local authority housing.

23 October 2017
Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

23 October 2017

Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.

19 October 2017
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

19 October 2017

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.