Development
New York, Dec 20 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday announced the appointment of Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garces of Ecuador as his Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility. more
General Assembly backs right to privacy in digital surveillance

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): Deeply concerned that electronic surveillance, interception of digital communications and collection of personal data may negatively impact human rights, the United ...

Myanmar: UN concerned over boosts in opium production

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): Led by strong growth in Myanmar, opium poppy cultivation in the area known as the Golden Triangle rose for the seventh consecutive year, according to a report releas ...

UNSC extends terms of judges serving on UN tribunal

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday extended the mandates of judges at the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst atrocities committe ...

General Assembly urges political will to reform UNSC

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): There are no shortages of ideas on how to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the President of the General Assembly said Wednesday, adding that what i ...

India passes anti-corruption Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Dec 18 (JEN) More than 40 years since its demand and several fasts by social activist Anna Hazare, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill after it was c ...

Philippines: UN ramps up aid for child victims of typhoon

New York, Dec 18 (JEN): With the lives of nearly six million children disrupted by the typhoon that devastated the Philippines a month ago, 1.4 million of whom lost their family homes, the ...

UN seeks funds to bring life-saving aid to millions

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): The United Nations and its partners will need nearly USD 13 billion in funding to reach millions of people with life-saving aid in 2014, with half of that sought for ...

Ukraine unrest: UN urges restraint

Washington, Dec 14 (JEN) The United Nations on Friday called on all parties in Ukraine to exercise restraint amid reports of the use of excessive force by police and violent acts by demonstr ...

UN continuing to improve quality of peacekeeping

Washington, Dec 14 (JEN) Describing an “active year”, the United Nations peacekeeping chief on Friday highlighted the progress made in key hotspots around the world, including th ...