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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.
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.
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.
A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say.
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today condemned the shooting of an Ohio news photographer by police.
September 4 the leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) stressed the role of effective migration regulation in the interests of international security, the adopted at the end of the summit joint declaration says.
The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has affected an area the size of Spain in the southern United States, and which is likely to worsen in the coming hours as the rain continues.
Heal Zimbabwe has recorded a total of 29 cases of human rights violations from 14 districts from the 24th of July to the 18th of August 2017.
On August 22, more than 400 flights were detained at the Brussels airport because of the strike of the loaders. Three thousand people could not set out because of the flights cancellation.
El Salvador is suffering a 'hidden tragedy' due to gang-related violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, urging national authorities to intensify efforts to help and protect people affected by gangs.