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22 May 2017 - The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations ...
Tokyo (Reuters)- Japan on Monday (May 22) protested against a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from a United Nations independent expert raising concerns that planned legislation targeting conspiracies to commit terrorism and other crimes could allow ...
(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). A general view pictured during the 70th World Health Assembly, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). A general view ...
(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif.
Seoul, South Korea (AP) - Diplomats say the United Nations Security Council plans to hold urgent consultations on the latest North Korea missile test.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in ...
United Nations: Two Indian peacekeepers will be among 117 military, police and civilian personnel to be honored with a prestigious United Nations medal awarded posthumously for their courage and sacrifice in the line of duty. Rifleman Brijesh Thapa who ...
The findings were announced ahead of two major conferences on improving multi-hazard early warning systems and strengthening disaster risk reduction, taking place in Cancun, Mexico this month and organised by WMO and the UN Office on Disaster Risk ...
In a bold move, North Korean ambassador, Kim In Ryong said to the #United Nations Security Council that Pyongyang demands the pull out of U.S.
A United Nations cybersecurity expert says that cybercrime is ultimately preventable, and that the internet - even the hidden so-called 'dark net' - has very good ...
19 May 2017 - Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the United Nations migration agency, which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area yesterday.
19 May 2017 - A United Nations report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, in what used to be a peaceful multi-ethnic town in South Sudan.
Resident shelter from floodwaters next to a rural education centre in Primavera, a rural community in Cura Mori District , 32 kilometres from the city of Piura, Peru.
Barei Dubad Ibrahim, a Somali refugee, with her son, at Kharaz refugee camp in Lahj governorate, Yemen. Photo: UNHCR/Shabia Mantoo ...
Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, briefs the Security Council on the situation in that country. UN Photo/Manuel Elias ...
Speaking on the sidelines of a Smart Dubai interactive workshop entitled Smarter Together, Aisha Bin Bishr, director general at the Smart Dubai Office, said the Dubai Now project had come a long way to reach the stage of unveiling an integrated ...
The UN human rights office on Tuesday announced a $5-million (4.5 million euros) donation from Microsoft, billing the gift as a key step towards increasing corporate support.
GENEVA - Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva-based agency called a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors ...
Delegates and officials from around Asia and the Pacific gather in Bangkok, Thailand for the opening of the 73rd Session of the Economic and Social ...
Repubblica is reporting that two IEDs were placed close to the post office between two parked cars. There is a fire station on the opposite side of the road so emergency teams were on the scene as soon as they heard an explosion.
12 May 2017 - The United Nations human rights office today urged the government of El Salvador to take urgent measures to protect a prominent transgender human rights defender, Karla Avelar, and other activists and individuals working on similar issues.
11 May 2017 - The United Nations human rights chief today announced that the Central Asian branch of his Office will extend its coverage to Uzbekistan now that an agreement is in place, highlighting that the country is "at a crossroads.
8 May 2017 - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today told the United Nations Security Council that her Office is considering launching an investigation into alleged migrant-related crimes in Libya, including human trafficking ...
Attorney-General and UN Special Advocate for the Prevention of corruption, H E Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, during the inauguration of the rule of law and ...
The United Nations is still silent on the expulsion from Tanzania of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Awa Dabo.
Charting data from 54 African countries, a new UN atlas reveals the continent's energy potential; revealing that investment in renewable energy would ...
The United Nations human rights Office for Southeast Asia on Friday expressed serious concern about the arrests and urged the Malaysian government to refrain from deporting the trio to Turkey.
Kingston, Jamaica, May 5, CMC - The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has been assigned as project manager for the rehabilitation ...
Agnes Callamard, in a statement posted on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights, said she is rejecting the claim of Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, who said that she failed to notify the government of ...
5 May 2017 - The United Nations migration agency has begun transferring South Sudanese refugees from Ethiopia's Pagak border entry point in Gambella to the Gore-Shembola refugee camp in Benishangul Gumuz Regional States - approximately 835 ... with the ...
5 May 2017 - Four international humanitarian organizations have temporarily suspended activities in northern Central African Republic (CAR) after dozens of attacks on aid workers in the region, the United Nations humanitarian office today said. During ...
As a consequence of this decision, the UN Secretary-General has decided to close the United Nations Office on sport for Development and peace (UNOSDP).
What body of the United Nations, which aims to maintain peace and protection in the world, has been characterized as the most significant part of the U.N.
Kerala Startup Mission will take up the initiative on behalf of the state along with the office of ICT, United Nations. The startups will work closely with the Innovation Lab to build products addressing these issues. "The opportunity to work along ...
... who fled inter-communal violence in north of the country and sought refuge in Bangladesh remain highly vulnerable and risk being "re-victimized even in exile" unless urgent action is taken, a senior United Nations refugee protection official has ...
For a president who came into office promising to upend America's relationship with the United Nations, Donald Trump and his administration seem fairly quickly ...
Work with him to increase the ability of the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services to act as a truly independent "inspector general" throughout the U.N.
1 May 2017 - The lack of progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is impeding Palestine's development, according to a new United Nations report, which also reiterates the international community's commitment to a two-state solution in the ...
1 May 2017 - A senior United Nations humanitarian official in South Sudan today demanded that parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to protect thousands of Shilluk civilians sheltering in and around Aburoc, following the resumption of ...
LUANDA - The United Nations' refugee agency on Sunday airlifted its first batch of relief supplies to the more than 11,000 people on Angola's northern border fleeing the latest violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
In his 100-day plan, Trump vowed to cancel payments to the United Nations' Green Climate Fund, a financial program intended to help poorer countries mitigate the effects of climate change.
GENEVA (AP) - The United Nations human rights chief says his office is "watching the United States very carefully" under President Donald Trump, even as it watches whether possible U.S.
Starting today, the United Nations (UN) will begin distributing funds to thousands of people in Jordan as part of a trial using the ethereum blockchain.
Nikki Haley didn't wait to take office as US ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration's foreign policy stances.
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on human rights in Geneva sent a letter to the U.S. state Department voicing concerns about repealing the ...
April 30, 2017 (Khartoum) - The United Nations human rights office in Geneva has asked Sudanese government to clarify the alleged threats against a female journalist by hard-line Islamists who have accused her of "insulting Islam" in one of her columns.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Washington D.C. on Saturday for the People's Climate March, calling for climate action on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. More than 150,000 people joined the march in Washington ...
The explosion came as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke at a meeting at the United Nations asking for an increase in pressure on North Korea.
The Council encouraged the parties to resume cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in order to review and, where possible, expand confidence-building measures.
The United Nations' human rights office said it was "deeply troubled" that Arkansas had executed four men in eight days after a 12-year moratorium on the death penalty.


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