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Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres, has been sworn in as Secretary General of the United Nations during an inauguration ceremony at the organisation’s Headquarters in New York. He was appointed to the post in October.
More journalists have been imprisoned this year by governments around the world than at any time in nearly 30 years, primarily because of the crackdown in Turkey after the failed coup in July.
A neo-Nazi group that celebrated the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox is to become the first far-right group to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the home secretary.
The Hungarian authorities closed the camp for illegal migrants in the town of Bicske three weeks before the stated period, BBC reported on 9 December.
New UN report urges action to end 'unimaginable suffering' for separated families on Korean peninsula
A new report from the United Nations human rights wing calls attention to more than 60 years of separation between families on the Korean peninsula, and urges action in order to alleviate the suffering of families.
Decade after global treaty’s adoption, persons with disabilities still at ‘grave disadvantage’ — Ban
On 2 December 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the challenges people with disabilities face despite progress made since the adoption of a global treaty to promote their rights a decade ago.
On 1 December 2016, as an United Nations international meeting on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems kicked off in Rome, Italy today, participants were told that one in three people on the planet suffers some form of malnutrition, impacting public health and economic development at an estimated cost of $3.5 trillion per year.
Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the first cases of HIV were reported.
On 29 November, a two-day national seminar on community-policing approach to counter violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT), organized by the OSCE, began today in Tashkent.
On 28 November, with nearly half the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) in need of humanitarian assistance, some $400 million is required over the coming year to shore up relief efforts that will be critical "to save the lives of people who are among the poorest and most forgotten on this planet," a senior United Nations official said today.