Development
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A recent resurgence of violence in Tripoli, means Libya is “ever more in a race against time” to reach peace, however, agreeing the way forward to ending the conflict “is a realistic prospect”, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Monday. more
At UN, Middle East countries discuss steps towards regional nuclear-free zone

New York: Representatives from across the Middle East are meeting at UN Headquarters this week in efforts to negotiate a legally binding treaty establishing a regional zone free of nuclea ...

UN calls for action to tackle ‘ubiquitous but invisible’ global road safety crisis

New York: Saving lives by improving road safety is “one of the many objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the United Nations chief said in his message fo ...

UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security

New York: To help ensure the most-consumed foods don’t disappear in the face of the climate crisis, farmers must cultivate crops able to resist environmental shocks and other stress ...

Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes

New York: UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer support to national l ...

Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard, UN envoy tells politicians in Baghdad

New York: Noting that the people of Iraq were at “a critical juncture”, the top UN Envoy in the country told parliamentarians there on Thursday that over the past six weeks, h ...

In Bahrain, Global Forum for Entrepreneurs and Investment examines empowerment of women, youth through innovation

New York: Spotlighting the role of targeted investment and innovation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with special focus on ‘Harnessing the Potential of ...

Quality education an ‘essential pillar’ of a better future, says UN chief

New York: Education is an “essential pillar” to achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN chief António Guterres told an audience on Tuesday ...

UN chief welcomes decision to delay formation of South Sudan unity government

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the decision to push back the deadline for the formation of a unity Government in South Sudan.

UN chief appeals to Bolivian parties to ensure credible elections as President Evo Morales resigns

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all concerned parties in Bolivia to “refrain from violence, reduce tension and exercise maximum restrain ...