Geopolitics
New York: As the death toll from the recent unrest in Kazakhstan mounts to 164, the UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday requested “prompt, independent, impartial investigations” into the killings, and whether “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force was made by security forces”. more
UN hails ‘strong political support’ to boost peacekeepers in the field

New York: A meeting to boost support for UN Peacekeeping ended on Wednesday with 62 countries making new pledges, and advancing existing commitments, to help enhance the performance and i ...

DR Congo: Limitations to ‘strictly military approach’ to stem violence, mission chief warns

New York: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo told the Security Council on Monday that “a lasting solution” to the viol ...

Myanmar: UN deplores conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

New York: The UN’s top human rights official on Monday condemned the imprisonment of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi by a military-controlled court, and called for ...

Emergency aid needs set to rise by 17% to assist 274 million, UN humanitarians warn

New York: A total of 274 million people worldwide will need emergency aid and protection in 2022, a 17 per cent increase compared with this year, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

Financing sustainable development needed more than ever, says UN deputy chief Mohammed

New York: Securing the funding needed for sustainable development by involving as many actors from different sectors as possible, is more urgent than ever, amid a widening “trust de ...

UN will use technology and medical capacity to improve peacekeeping

New York: Beginning on 7 December, ministers from around the world will discuss the technology and medical capacity building of UN Peacekeeping, UN officials said at a press conference on ...

Arms trafficking, a ‘defining factor’ in undermining peace

New York: Small arms trafficking is a “defining factor in undermining peace and security”, the Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) told the Security ...

Safe sanitation for all benefits people and the planet: UN chief

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to keep their promise to leave no one behind and deliver health and sanitation to all.

UN chief outlines ‘roadmap for inclusion’ to address root causes of conflict

New York: Diversity should be viewed as a powerful benefit, rather than a threat, particularly in countries experiencing conflict, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tue ...