Pakistan PM welcomes UN's move to discuss Kashmir

2019-08-17 13:31

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the UN Security Council's decision to discuss tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, a day after India slammed the rare meeting.

More than 2 million Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation - UN

2019-08-08 10:23

WFP says 2.3 million people in rural Zimbabwe face starvation because of an El-Nino induced drought and economic shocks.

SA student Wandile Msomi wins excellence award at Africa diplomacy conference

2019-07-25 06:45

In the age of keyboard rage and populist loudhailers, university student Wandile Msomi has been quietly honing his diplomacy skills to show there is another way - through the subtle art of debate.

UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1 000

2019-07-06 12:44

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1 000, including scores killed in an air strike that hit a detention centre for migrants.

Greenland ice sheet melting faster than thought, says study

2019-06-21 09:54

Greenland's ice sheet may have completely melted within the next millennium if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, according to a new study with implications for sea-level rise around the world.

UN finds 'systemic failures' in its Rohingya response

2019-06-18 12:39

The United Nations experienced "systemic failures" in its handling of the situation in Myanmar leading up to the 2017 mass exodus of Rohingya, a UN report has said.

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, says UN watchdog

2019-06-11 10:59

Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog has said.

Assange showing symptoms of 'psychological torture': UN

2019-05-31 19:02

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has shown "obvious" signs of the psychological torture inflicted on him due to years of confinement and persecution, according to a United Nations human rights expert.

Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

2019-05-17 10:06

The Department of Home Affairs has approached the United Nations Human Rights Council to help it clear the 150 000 refugee status appeals backlog.

UN demands Tunisia drop charges against arms expert

2019-05-15 21:36

The United Nations has rejected Tunisia's reasons for the arrest in March of a UN expert on suspicion of espionage and demanded that charges against him dropped.


WATCH | 'I came back alive': Escaping modern slavery

2019-08-08 13:17

August marks 400 years since the first African slave arrived in the Americas, but in reality the slave trade hasn't stopped: The UN estimates 40 million are trapped in it across the world. Claudia was one of them.

Libya to close migrant centres after criticism from UN

2019-08-03 19:46

Libya is to close three migrant and refugee detention centres after criticism from the UN over squalid conditions and inadequate food supplies.

At UN, Hong Kong activist calls for more pressure on China

2019-07-09 13:56

Hong Kong activist Denise Ho urged the international community to increase pressure on China, in a speech to the UN rights council interrupted twice by a diplomat from Beijing.

SA needs 60 000 more cops to meet UN standard - Cele

2019-06-24 09:07

South Africa is 60 000 police officials away from achieving United Nations standards, according to Minister of Police Bheki Cele.

Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit

2019-06-18 12:39

Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

Libya arms embargo must be enforced - UN chief Antonio Guterres

2019-06-11 13:58

All countries must implement a UN arms embargo against Libya with illegal weapons transfers by land, sea and air fuelling the current fighting in the oil-rich country, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

UN hears calls to enforce Libya arms embargo

2019-06-11 08:45

The UN Security Council has renewed a green light to a European Union mission to combat migrant trafficking and arms smuggling off Libya's coast amid calls for action to cut the flow of weapons.

UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya

2019-05-22 13:11

The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was "just the start of a long and bloody war".

New clashes erupt in Yemen as UN discusses way forward

2019-05-16 07:17

Latest fighting potentially complicates a Houthi troop withdrawal intended to pave the way for wider peace talks.

Thousands of SA seafarers face axing from 'white list' that allows them to work abroad

2019-05-10 07:55

South African flagged ships and about 5 000 South African seafarers trained in this country face being struck off the International Maritime Organisation’s "white list" – meaning they would be unable to work in international shipping.

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