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New York: As the world focuses its attention on the war in Ukraine, the UN reminded the international community on Thursday to remember Afghanistan as it kicked off a pledging conference to save the lives and livelihoods of those in the landlocked country. As the conference drew to a close, it was announced that a total amount of $2.44 billion had been promised. more
‘Staggering number’ of unintended pregnancies reveals failure to uphold women’s rights

New York: Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year worldwide, are unintended, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN’s sexual and reproduc ...

UN highlights human cost of transatlantic slave trade

New York: The United Nations on Tuesday remembered the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade and its continued impact on the modern world, by honouring the tradition of resistance to s ...

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for strategy to address root causes of conflict

New York: Amid deteriorating security in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top UN envoy in the country has called for a comprehensive political strategy ...

Learn from the past, ‘stand united against racism’ – UN chief

New York: “Let us stand united against racism and together build societies based on dignity, equality and solidarity”, the UN chief said on Friday, International Day of Rememb ...

Investing in women’s empowerment yields major peace, prosperity dividend, Security Council hears

New York: Investing in women’s economic empowerment yields enormous dividends for peace and prosperity, the head of UN Women told the Security Council on Tuesday, stressing that cou ...

Protect the defenders of the planet, UN rights chief urges

New York: The world must be made a safer place for people working to protect the planet, who sometimes pay with their own lives for their activism, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Miche ...

Over 500,000 refugees fled Ukraine : UN

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: More than 500,000 people have left Ukraine and arrived in neighboring countries since the start of the Russian military operation, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Fi ...

UN top court to hear Rohingya genocide today

The Hague/UNI: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will resume hearing on the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar on Monday and the junta government is expected to represent the country in ...

UNRWA seeks $1.6 billion to support Palestinian refugees in 2022

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic fun ...