Libya rivals urged to sign peace deal

2015-10-09 18:05

World leaders have urged Libya's warring parties to sign a proposed peace deal installing a national unity government.

UN announces plan for Libyan unity government

2015-10-09 11:53

The UN envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon has proposed a national unity government for the divided nations after months of negotiations.

Niger diplomat to head UN in DRC

2015-10-08 21:39

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the current chief of the AU mission in Somalia to head the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN looks at donations linked to bribery scandal

2015-10-08 12:20

The United Nations says it is looking into donations made by a foundation whose CEO was arrested for her role in a wide-ranging bribery scheme also involving former General Assembly president John Ashe.

UN's climate science panel gets South Korean boss

2015-10-07 14:22

South Korean climate economist Hoesung Lee has been elected to head the UN’s climate science panel, replacing Rajendra Pachauri of India, who quit in February over allegations of sexual harassment.

Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held for bribery

2015-10-06 19:02

Ex-UN Nations General Assembly president John Ashe accepted more than $500 000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul in exchange for helping him obtain lucrative government contracts, court documents have revealed .

UN draft agreement on climate change put forward

2015-10-05 21:00

The UN climate programme says it has presented a draft agreement to governments so that negotiations towards a global accord during an upcoming climate summit in Paris can begin.

Displaced, hungry after South Sudan's peace deal

2015-10-04 16:29

Precarious peace agreement has failed to end fighting in South Sudan with fears of famine and disease outbreaks.

Afghan bombing: Patients burned to death in their beds, says MSF

2015-10-04 07:24

MSF says patients burned to death in their beds during a bombing raid that continued for half an hour after US and Afghan authorities were informed about the hospital bombing in Kunduz.

More than 500 children killed since start of Yemen conflict: UN

2015-10-02 17:08

More than 500 children have been killed since the upsurge in violence in Yemen in March, while some 1.7 million youths are at risk of malnutrition, the United Nations says.


Angela Merkel praises Nobel choice

2015-10-09 12:01

Chancellor Angela Merkel praises the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisian democracy activists and, through her spokesperson, brushes aside speculation that she herself had been a top contender for the prize.

Boko Haram's child victims learn to smile again at Niger camp

2015-10-09 08:31

In a shed at the heart of the Assaga refugee camp in southeast Niger, around 50 children sing and dance, masking the deep emotional trauma inflicted on them by Boko Haram.

Shi'ite rebels in Yemen agree to stop fighting

2015-10-08 19:37

The UN says Shi'ite rebels in Yemen have agreed to stop fighting as the UN envoy heads to the region.

UN envoy: DRC political tensions high ahead of 2016 vote

2015-10-08 10:25

The UN envoy for the DRC says political tensions are running high ahead of 2016 legislative and presidential elections and human rights violations related to the electoral process are increasing.

Ban shocked by charges against ex-General Assembly chief

2015-10-07 05:30

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is shocked by allegations that John Ashe, a former president of the General Assembly, took more than $1.3m in bribes, Ban's spokesperson says.

Libya peace talks resume

2015-10-05 22:02

Libya's rival factions have resumed talks in Morocco to try to move forward with a UN-brokered peace deal and agree on a national unity government.

Clinton, UN agencies slam Mugabe's gay remarks

2015-10-05 13:31

Several UN aid agencies have reportedly condemned Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent remarks on homosexuality at the United Nations General Assembly.

UN slams 'inexcusable' Afghan hospital air strike

2015-10-04 09:31

The UN has condemned as "inexcusable" a suspected US air strike on a charity hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people.

CAR violence blocking aid effort - UN

2015-10-03 09:00

Ongoing clashes in the Central African Republic are preventing aid workers from helping more than 42 000 people who have fled their homes in the latest flare-up, the UN aid chief says.

Drug trafficking fuelling Mali conflict - minister

2015-10-02 12:19

Drug trafficking is a major problem fuelling the conflict in Mali and impeding the peace process, the country’s foreign minister says.

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