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New York, Childhood is a time for growth, a time for school. But conflict or disaster are depriving 104 million young people between the ages of five and 17 of that foundation, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). more
South Sudanese soldier who shot UN peacekeeper on Saturday, will face court martial: UN mission chief

New York,  The South Sudanese soldier who shot and wounded a UN peacekeeper on Saturday is facing a court martial, said David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), ...

Kenya makes progress in supporting people with albinism, but ‘much remains to be done’ says UN expert

New York, Despite improvements for persons with Albinism in Kenya who have historically suffered attacks and discrimination, a United Nations expert has signaled that “much remains ...

Top UN official in Nigeria condemns killing of abducted aid worker; calls for immediate release of two others

New York, The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, condemned on Monday the killing of an aid worker who had been held captive by a non-state armed group in ...

Human Rights Council hears plea to protect victims of ‘brutal’ sexual violence in South Sudan

New York,The plight of South Sudan’s women and girls “should no longer be ignored”, UN investigators told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, citing the disturbing te ...

Afghanistan: Seven ANA soldiers killed during clash in Qala-i-Zal district

Kabul: Seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 15 Taliban were killed during a clash in the Qala-i-Zal district of Afghanistan, media reports said on Monday.

Yemen: Mortar attack on UN food silo ‘could affect vital aid deliveries to millions’

New York,  Fighting in the Yemen port city of Hudaydah which has damaged a World Food Programme (WFP) storage facility, threatens to hamper efforts to feed millions of people in the ...

Scourge of genocide remains a ‘threat and a reality’ today: UN human rights chief

New York,Genocide remains a “threat and a reality” in the 21st century, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday, in an appeal to States to do more to act on the &ld ...

Blockades ‘expose’ the innocent, to the ‘ravages of economic war’ - UN sanctions expert warns

New York,  Economic sanctions must not be allowed to degenerate into blockades which “expose people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime” said the UN independent e ...

Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

New York,  The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade an ...