New York: The UN on Tuesday celebrated the enormous contributions the African diaspora has made in every field of human endeavour, marking the first-ever International Day for People of African Descent.  more
United Nations calls for ceasefire as 40 Afghan civilians killed in one day's fighting in Lashkagah

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday said that 40 civilians were killed and 118 injured over the past day only as the Taliban (a ter ...

Rights experts demand Iran release academic ‘nearing death’ in solitary confinement

United Nations independent human rights experts on Thursday called on Iran to immediately release Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali, reported to be in a “near death” ...

UN counter-terrorism chief urges continued vigilance against ‘real’ ongoing threat

New York: Despite important strikes against terrorism over the past two decades, including in bringing perpetrators to justice and disrupting additional attacks, countries cannot afford t ...

Global agreement on migration 'taking root' despite pandemic challenge: Guterres

New York: The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is “taking root in promising ways&r ...

UN shocked and outraged over horrific attack on school in Cameroon

New York: The United Nations has strongly condemned Saturday’s attack on a school in southwestern Cameroon, which claimed the lives of eight children, and wounded another twelve.

UN censures ‘heinous attacks’ in Lake Chad Basin

New York: The Secretary-General strongly condemned “heinous attacks” against civilians in the Lake Chad Basin, a UN spokesperson said on Monday.

UN-African Union mission working to restore calm after recent Darfur violence

New York: The joint UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) is working with Sudanese and local authorities to de-escalate tensions following recent violent incidents in two n ...

UN condemns deadly attack against peacekeepers in Central African Republic

New York: A UN peacekeeper from Rwanda was killed and two others were wounded in a deadly attack in the Central African Republic on Monday.

Iraq: UN probe into ISIL atrocities making ‘real progress’, Security Council hears

New York ; The special UN Investigative Team probing ISIL atrocities in Iraq is making “real progress,” its chief said on Monday, as it begins to pinpoint the perpetrators of ...