ARTICLES RELATING TO UN

East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work

2017-03-26 18:11

East Africa's regional bloc says it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts.

Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

2017-03-25 11:34

Russia and China have proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected.

Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

2017-03-24 22:00

The UN peacekeeping chief says he expects the missions in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars

UN chief accuses South Sudan's govt of ignoring famine

2017-03-24 15:31

Secretary General Antonio Guterres is accusing South Sudan's government of refusing to express "any meaningful concern" about the plight of 100 000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fight.

Arabs protest UN's withdrawal of Israel 'apartheid' report

2017-03-23 09:30

An Arab delegation has met with the UN secretary-general to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour calls the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to UN withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime."

Zuma unveils UN's global water and sanitation plan

2017-03-22 18:16

President Jacob Zuma has unveiled the UN's broad-based plan to provide water and sanitation for 10 billion people by 2030.

France warns against cuts to UN mission in DRC

2017-03-22 10:54

France's ambassador to the United Nations has warned that drastic cuts to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be tantamount to "playing with fire" as the country faces election turmoil.

Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

2017 already marked by climate extremes, says UN

2017-03-21 12:30

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

'Israel bias' row enters UN rights council stage

2017-03-20 21:50

A UN rights expert has issued a blistering criticism of Israel's policies, deepening a row over alleged anti-Israel bias within the UN following US pressure.

 

Israel ignores UN demand against settlements - diplomat

2017-03-25 11:35

Israel has ignored a UN resolution demanding it halt settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory that was criticised by the Trump administration, the world body's Middle East envoy says.

UN regional force to arrive in S Sudan in a month

2017-03-25 11:05

The first soldiers of a United Nations-mandated regional military force are set to be deployed to South Sudan within about a month, the outgoing UN official in charge of peacekeeping says.

UN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue abuses

2017-03-24 17:31

The United Nations commission of inquiry for South Sudan now has broader powers to pursue human rights abuses in the country's civil war.

UN: $864m appeal for Somalia only 31 percent funded

2017-03-23 10:12

The United Nations says the $864 million UN humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31% funded.

At least 10 mass graves found in crisis-hit DRC region

2017-03-23 08:34

The United Nations says investigators have found 10 mass graves in the violence-wracked Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of Congo's centre.

We need to change how we use water - World Bank

2017-03-22 16:29

The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank has said.

1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN

2017-03-21 21:33

The first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will be deploy within a few weeks, the UN peacekeeping chief says.

Zimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 election

2017-03-21 17:26

Zimbabwe's opposition parties are demanding United Nations involvement in next year's presidential election after a preparatory meeting fell apart amid an argument with election officials.

UN wants probe into refugee boat attack off Yemen

2017-03-20 22:35

The United Nations has called for an inquiry into last week's attack on a boat off Yemen's coast that killed 42 people, mostly Somali refugees.

Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh

2017-03-20 20:44

A Bangladesh official says an investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

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