More than two million new refugees this year - UN

2017-10-03 06:48

Conflicts, violence and persecution in Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria and elsewhere have forced more than two million people to flee as refugees this year, the UN refugee chief has said.

North Korea boycotts UN review of its rights record

2017-03-13 22:17

North Korea recently boycotted a special session at the UN Human Rights Council, where experts warned that the country's increasing isolation could worsen its already disastrous rights situation

Invoice fraud rife in SA gold exports - UN report

2016-07-20 20:06

South Africa was fingered in a report for flagrant discrepancies between its official trade statistics of gold exports versus records of its trading partners.

Angry China warns of conflict in the South China Sea

2016-07-13 11:05

China warns of "conflicts and confrontation" in the South China Sea as it angrily rejects an international tribunal's verdict that its claims to most of the strategically vital waterway has no legal basis.

Pistorius backers want UN to step in

International Supporters for Oscar Pistorius have launched an online petition to the United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights regarding his murder sentence.

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Rich nations disagree over coal subsidies

2015-09-15 11:03

Rich nations are stubbornly divided ahead of talks in Paris to seek a deal to phase out coal subsidies in a difficulty on agreeing on action to curb global warming.

UN: World's poorest need R2 000 a year to end hunger

2015-07-12 11:51

If the world adopts a "business as usual" approach, by 2030, we would still have more than 650 million people suffering from hunger, says the United Nations.

WATCH NOW: Yvonne Chaka Chaka has a message for you!

2015-04-02 12:03

The legendary musician celebrates 50 years of life, 30 years as a musician and 10 years as an Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.

Palestinians demand UN vote on Israeli withdrawal, defeat likely

2014-12-30 22:11

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation.

Global leaders focus on SME competitiveness

2014-08-26 16:02

The urgent need to create trade and employment opportunities by increasing the competitiveness of SMEs will be in the spotlight at an upcoming UN event.


US ready to quit UN rights council if no reform

2017-03-16 20:04

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told rights groups that the US will quit the UN Human Rights Council unless it undergoes "considerable reform"

Africa needs less oil and more farms – UN agency

2016-12-14 07:39

The UN says African countries need to increase their focus on agriculture investment and lessen emphasis on oil and mining to improve food security for their citizens.

What you need to know about South Sudan's conflict

We hear from an International Organization of Migrants was in Juba when skirmishes began last week.

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Global food prices increase most in 4 years

2016-07-11 17:48

In June global food prices have shown the largest monthly increase the past four years, according to an index by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

SA pledges to peak its greenhouse gases by 2025

2015-09-28 07:27

SA says it will need funding of R41.7bn a year for 10 years to invest in renewable electricity and R4.85trn for 40 years to totally decarbonise its power industry.

Global tourist numbers up in first half - UN

2015-09-10 19:55

The number of international tourists has risen worldwide during the first half of 2015 although security and health concerns hit hard some African destinations.

US, China top in dumping of electronic waste

2015-04-19 15:36

The United States and China have contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014.

Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson and Charli XCX star in International Day of Happiness video

2015-03-20 16:00

Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson and Charli XCX celebrate International Day Of Happiness in a new video.

Pledges to UN Ebola fund more than double

2014-10-22 09:54

Pledges to a United Nations trust fund calling for nearly $1bn to fight Ebola in West Africa have more than doubled to almost $50m.

Small island states seek economic overhaul

2014-08-25 15:03

Small island states facing a "frightening" rise in sea levels will seek investments in everything from solar energy to fisheries to boost their economies.

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