05 October 2015

Afghan conflict: MSF 'disgust' at government hospital claims

05 October 2015

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said it is "disgusted" by Afghan government statements justifying an air strike on its hospital in Kunduz, calling it an "admission of a war crime".

02 October 2015

Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence – UN

02 October 2015

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and more than 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition.

01 October 2015
People over 60 will double by 2050 but little evidence they will be healthier – UN report

People over 60 will double by 2050 but little evidence they will be healthier – UN report

01 October 2015

The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050 and require radical societal change because "unfortunately, 70 does not yet appear to be the new 60" contrary to widespread assumptions, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

30 September 2015

Indonesia: Millions of victims and families still abandoned 50 years after mass killings

30 September 2015

Indonesian authorities are abandoning millions of victims and their family members who suffered through one of the worst mass killings in modern times, Amnesty International said on the 50th anniversary of the events that triggered the  government-led  atrocities of 1965 and 1966.

29 September 2015
‘When we stand together, there is no limit to what we can achieve,’ Ban tells UN Assembly

‘When we stand together, there is no limit to what we can achieve,’ Ban tells UN Assembly

29 September 2015

Facing a world where inequality is growing, trust is fading, and impatience with leadership can be seen and felt far and wide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set the stage for 70th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly with a call to "translate promises on paper to action on the ground" by backing a bold new sustainability agenda that aims to wipe out poverty and build a sustainable future for all.

28 September 2015

Europe gets 8,000 refugees daily – UN

28 September 2015

A daily flow of about 8,000 refugees to Europe is likely to continue, the United Nations warns.

25 September 2015

Pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia over imminent beheading and crucifixion of alleged protester

25 September 2015

International pressure is mounting on Saudi Arabia to stay the execution of young Shiite Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, accused of taking part in anti-government protests.

He has been sentenced to be beheaded, and then crucified, although he was a minor at the time of his alleged crimes.

24 September 2015
Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia

Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia

24 September 2015

At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say.

23 September 2015

Over 700,000 women and girls in prison, says study

23 September 2015

More than 700,000 women and girls are being held in prisons around the world, a report suggests.

22 September 2015

All countries must contribute to solving global refugee crisis, says General Assembly President

22 September 2015
All countries must contribute to solving the global refugee crisis, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today, underscoring that the international community has an unequivocal obligation towards the women, men and children seeking refuge from conflict and violence. "The world has not seen a global humanitarian crisis of this magnitude since the…