Development
New York : UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’

New York: The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to ...

Human rights must be maintained in beating back the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘without exception’ – UN experts

New York : Dozens of independent UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday that in addition to public health and emergency measures, battling the COVID-19 pandemic, must respect the fu ...

UN chief calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for possible COVID-19 outbreak

New York : Echoing his 23 March appeal to warring parties across the globe for an immediate ceasefire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on those fighting in Yemen t ...

Enable ‘all out effort’ to counter COVID-19 in war-ravaged Syria, urges top UN envoy

New York : The top United Nations envoy in Syria called on Tuesday for an immediate country-wide truce, allowing citizens to save lives and tackle the common threat presented by the COVID ...

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

New York : The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the “positive responses” of Libya’s Tripoli-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) to calls for a pause t ...

UN chief congratulates Uzbekistan on decision to end statelessness for 50,000 people

New York : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated Uzbekistan on the passage this week of legislation set to end statelessness for some 50,000 people in ...

UN official applauds move by Central African Republic to prevent child recruitment

New York : A senior United Nations official has welcomed the move by lawmakers in the Central African Republic (CAR) to criminalize child recruitment.

Yemen: UN envoy calls for 'immediate and unconditional' freeze on military activities

New York: In a visit to northern Yemen on Saturday, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths repeated his call for an immediate freeze on military activities and for warring parties to work towa ...

UN mourns passing of former Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuéllar

New York : Javier Perez de Cuéllar, the fifth United Nations Secretary-General, praised for his ability to foster dialogue and for leading the Organization through a turbulent deca ...