OPINION: What the Rugby World Cup teaches us about tackling global problems

2019-10-23 09:28

We Germans have learned our lesson from history: Only if our neighbours, friends and partners thrive as we do, we will do well in the long-run. In Africa, this is called Ubuntu, writes Martin Schäfer.

Pakistan's Khan warns of 'bloodbath' in Indian Kashmir

2019-09-28 07:15

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the UN in stark terms of the threat of a "bloodbath" in Kashmir, even invoking the possibility that its dispute with India over the territory could escalate into an all-out nuclear war.

African nations could lose $420m in a no-deal Brexit - but SA could be among the winners, says study

2019-04-11 15:23

According to a UN agency study, total export losses from 20 African countries could be as much as $420m - but SA, Mauritius and Botswana could boost their exports.

ASA humbled by UN's support for Semenya

2019-03-22 16:20

Athletics South Africa stated that they were humbled by the unanimous resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

2018-09-23 20:29

President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.

Beat poverty by investing in young people - Bill and Melinda Gates

2018-09-18 20:56

Research from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows that part of reducing extreme poverty in Africa involves investment in the health and education of young people.

US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem decision

2017-12-18 22:42

The United States on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure.

WATCH: Bosnian war criminal dies after 'taking poison' in UN court drama

2017-11-29 17:15

A Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after apparently drinking poison in dramatic courtroom scenes after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail term.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

2017-11-22 13:43

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

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"


UN in the red, staff salaries at risk

2019-10-09 13:24

The United Nations has an overall annual operating budget of several billion dollars, covering everything from humanitarian work to disarmament, but right now, it's just trying to make sure its employees get paid after this month.

Disrupted world order brings urgency to South Africa's seat on the Security Council

2019-07-05 08:43

South Africa is six months into its third elected term on the United Nations Security Council. So far, it has managed its tenure by taking cautious and calculated decisions.

Mozambique crisis classified in line with Syria, Yemen to lure help

2019-03-23 13:53

The UN's World Food Programme has raised the classification for Mozambique's flooding to its highest level, which puts the disaster on par with Syria and Yemen.

Essential for SA economy to go green - UN representative

2019-01-15 21:07

Transitioning to a low carbon economy is essential for the South African economy, says a UN representative.

Busy week ahead for Ramaphosa and his team at the UN

2018-09-23 19:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa's first meeting on Monday during his maiden visit as head of state tot the United Nations (UN) is a friendly visit to UN secretary-general António Guterres.

Kofi Annan understood the limits of diplomacy, why it's important never to give up

2018-08-20 11:04

Kofi Annan He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace, writes The Conversation.

Winning Women: Protecting the child

2017-12-10 06:00

It has always been a crime of assault to hit a child but, until October, if parents were charged, they were able to raise a special defence for such abuse.

'It has just started' - Mlambo-Ngcuka on women speaking out on sexual harassment

2017-11-24 11:26

The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that has rattled Hollywood, US media and beyond is just beginning, says head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who expects many more women to come forward.

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

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