Development
New York: Fallen UN colleagues were honoured on Tuesday at a solemn ceremony commemorating their bravery, and having served the UN cause of saving future generations “from the scourge of war and to pursue better standards of living for all in larger freedom”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, paying tribute. more
UN chief urges Israel to abandon annexation plans

New York : The UN Secretary-General has called on Israel to scrap plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, a move that could occur as early as next week.

170 signatories endorse UN ceasefire appeal during COVID crisis

New York : UN Member States, Observers and others, sent a strong political message this week, with the announcement that 170 signatories have now endorsed the UN’s call to silence t ...

New Assembly president pledges to serve UN ‘as a whole’, building consensus

New York : The expectations and views of each of the world’s regional groups and its members “will be equally important and valuable to me”, the newly elected president ...

COVID-19 highlights ‘life and death’ stakes for greater digital cooperation

New York : Managing the digital divide better, has become “a matter of life and death” for people unable to access essential healthcare information during the COVID-19 pandemi ...

UN agencies join forces to protect forcibly displaced during pandemic

To strengthen and advance public health services for millions of forcibly displaced people globally, two United Nations signed an agreement on Thursday to better protect some 70 million f ...

Guterres commends India and Bangladesh for life-saving work in face of deadly cyclone

The UN chief António Guterres commended the governments and people of India and Bangladesh on Saturday, for their life-saving efforts ahead of devastating Cyclone Amphan, and for t ...

UN chief appeals to ‘common humanity’ across all faiths, in tackling the coronavirus

New York : Our shared vulnerability to the coronavirus pandemic reveals “our common humanity”, the UN chief said on Tuesday during an online meeting with religious leaders on ...

Iraq: Guterres welcomes new Prime Minister, calls for ‘meaningful’ reforms

New York : UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Representative in Iraq, welcomed the long-delayed formation of a new Government in Baghdad on Thursday and called f ...

Tap youth talent to tackle COVID-19 crisis and beyond, UN chief tells Security Council

New York : Even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries must do more to harness the talents of young people to address the crisis and its aftermath, the UN Secretary-Gen ...