‘This terrible situation cannot be allowed to continue’, UN chief tells world leaders at...

As fight continues between forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, which control large tracts of territory in the country, and the government in Tripoli, world leaders attended...

Latin America and Caribbean region deadliest for journalists in 2019

The figures come from the Observatory of Killed Journalists database, which is maintained by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It shows...

Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation’s future

Haitians had been starting a new year with optimism, recalled UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the wreath-laying, but “in a few seconds, their hopes...

Yemen resilient and ‘unscathed’ in face of latest Gulf crisis

Martin Griffiths was speaking in the Security Council, where he updated ambassadors on developments towards ending nearly five years of war between Government forces, backed...

Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report

The findings come in the latest report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, released on Thursday.  “I am appalled by the flagrant disregard for the laws of...

Implementing peace deal only path for stabilization in Mali: UN peacekeeping chief

Jean-Pierre Lacroix updated ambassadors on developments in the West African country, where a UN operation, known by the French acronym MINUSMA, supports political processes and restoration of...

Global Goals top General Assembly President’s priority list

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, spelled out that these encompass peace and security, quality education, zero hunger, climate action, poverty eradication, and inclusion. “International peace and security is...

Colombia: ‘Significant strides’ towards integrated peace, UN envoy tells Security Council

Special Representative Carlos Ruiz Massieu, who also heads the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, pointed out that even in the face of “serious challenges”...

Security Council, beats midnight deadline, approves Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote

Failing last month to extend the cross-border authorization after permanent member Russia vetoed one draft resolution and failed to gain enough support for its...

Secretary-General upholds value of UN Charter for a world in turmoil

António Guterres was addressing the Security Council which on Thursday held a debate on upholding the founding treaty of the UN, nearly 75 years...

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti

Members issued a statement on Thursday night outlining the immediate necessity for parties to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a government that responds to the...

Iran-US attack in Iraq: Guterres pledges ‘active engagement’ in further de-escalation efforts

In a statement released by his Spokesperson, António Guterres re-iterated the “passionate appeal for peace” he made on Monday, after tensions rose dramatically across...

Ukraine jet crashes in Iran, killing 176: UN chief offers deepest condolences 

“He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Governments of all the countries whose nationals lost their lives...

‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region

“The region has experienced a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets,” Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative and Head of...

Syria: Civilians face ‘daily nightmare’ in Idlib, says top UN official

“I am alarmed at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Idlib, northwest Syria, where over three million civilians remain trapped in a war zone –...

UN chief monitoring Venezuela developments ‘with concern’

In addition to rival Presidents, the oil-rich South American country now has two men claiming to be Speaker of the National Assembly. The latest turn...

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Syria, polio, DR Congo, Sudan updates, and – celebrating stolen art

Syria: Civilians face ‘daily nightmare’ in Idlib, says top UN official Following a sharp escalation of hostilities in southern...

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region

“Violence between communities in and around El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, had reportedly killed at least 54 people, injured 60 and...

Stop escalation, urges UN chief, as geopolitical tensions reach ‘highest level this century’

The New Year has begun with our world in turmoil. We are living in dangerous times”, said the UN chief, noting that turbulence is...

UN envoy appeals for other nations to ‘keep out of Libya’

Ghassam Salamé, head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), was speaking to reporters in New York on Monday, following a closed-door meeting of the Security Council.  It...

Monday’s Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates

Stop escalation, urges UN chief, as geopolitical tensions reach ‘highest level this century’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on world leaders...

Chinese propaganda slogan “unifying Taiwan with force” is losing its threatening edge · Global...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Source of original article: Oiwan Lam / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). Mainland China's public call for “unifying Taiwan by...

UN Libya Mission strongly condemns bombing of military academy, at least 30 dead

Saturday’s bombing reportedly took place as cadets were gathering on a parade ground at the Hadaba academy in a southern district of the capital.   The...

Libya: UN refugee agency deeply concerned by shelling near Tripoli facility

Following news that three mortars fell close to its year-old Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF), Jean-Paul Cavalieri, UNHCR Chief of Mission for Libya issued...