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The desperate plight of migrants and refugees tortured, trafficked and sold “at scale” in Libya took centre stage at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, where UN rights chief Volker Türk urged the international community to consider halting cooperation on asylum seekers and migration. more
After nine months of war in Gaza, another UN school suffers Israeli airstrike

The war in Gaza passed the nine-month mark on Sunday with humanitarians left assessing the damage of a fresh Israeli airstrike on a UN school.

UN data shows refugees, migrants face violence, abuse and death on routes across Africa

Refugees and migrants continue to face extreme forms of violence, exploitation and death on sea and on land across Africa as they move through the continent, UN agencies said on Friday, i ...

Rights expert warns Belarus is not safe for anyone critical of authorities

Citizens and civil society critical of the Belarussian authorities face worsening repression, arbitrary detention, ill-treatment and harassment, nearly four years since widespread public ...

UN launches new global road safety campaign that aims to reach 1000 cities

The United Nations on Monday launched a new global road safety campaign to improve traffic safety and create inclusive, safe and sustainable streets.

Red Sea: UN Security Council demands Houthis cease attacks

The UN Security Council on Thursday demanded that Houthi rebels in Yemen immediately cease all attacks against merchant and commercial vessels in the Red Sea.

Global leaders address security and peacekeeping challenges at UN Police summit

Police chiefs and government leaders convened at UN Headquarters on Thursday for the opening session of UNCOPS 2024.

UN mission boosts presence in Central African Republic’s conflict-stricken southeast

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has expanded its presence in the country’s southeast to prevent further violence in areas heavily affected by confl ...

Vienna: ‘Fragility of peace’ depicted in new mural on UN tower

In a landmark art project for the Austrian capital Vienna, the UN building there has become a giant canvas representing the challenges of forging peace in a world that is still all too pr ...

UN fix for pedal error: Now road safety gets a boost

Have you ever been driving in your car and pressed the accelerator instead of the brake? It happens more than you might think and it’s a cause of serious accidents that UN road safe ...