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More than 50 people, including two peacekeepers, killed during clashes in disputed Abyei region

Continuing intercommunal clashes in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan have left more than 50 people dead including two peacekeepers, the UN said on Monday.

Houthis order US-UK UN staff to leave Yemen

Houthi authorities in Yemen on Wednesday (January 24, 2024) have ordered UN and other humanitarian staff holding US and UK passports to leave the country within a month.

General Assembly approves $3.59 billion UN budget for next year

The General Assembly has approved a $3.59 billion budget for the United Nations for 2024, including the establishment of a special account to finance the Organization’s peacebuildin ...

Antonio Guterres says he will not give up appealing for Gaza-Israel humanitarian ceasefire

The UN Secretary-General on Sunday pledged that he would “not give up” on appealing for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, adding that inaction on the Security Council was unde ...

UN chief calls on Israel to ‘spare civilians from more suffering’ in Gaza

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated his call for a sustained humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional and immediate release of all hostages, his Spokes ...

General Assembly resolution upholds the Olympic Truce

Ahead of the Summer Olympics in Paris next year, the UN General Assembly has urged countries to maintain the ancient Greek tradition of observing peace before, during and after the Games. ...

Ukraine: UN official ‘utterly outraged’ by brutal attack in Kherson

The top UN humanitarian official in Ukraine has condemned deadly Russian shelling in the southern city of Kherson on Monday.

Death toll in Gaza from Israeli strikes exceeds 8,500, says Palestinian Health Ministry

Gaza: The death toll from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has exceeded 8,500 and over 21,000 people have been injured, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Thousands in Gaza storm UN warehouses

Relief agencies warned on Sunday that civil order is starting to break down in Gaza after thousands of desperate people stormed UN-operated warehouses and other aid distribution centres i ...