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'Fewer but newer' nuclear arms in the world, says report

2019-06-18 06:05

The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernising their arsenals, a report published Monday said.

Minister Sisulu calls on women to be at the centre of conflict resolution

2019-03-08 22:36

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has called on women to be at the centre of conflict resolution, mediation and peacekeeping on International Women's Day.

Trump: UN wasn't 'laughing at me'

2018-09-27 09:34

US President Donald Trump says the UN wasn't laughing at him when he boasted about his government's successes during a speech to world diplomats. They were just sharing a "good time".

France proposes sanctions against Mali peace deal spoilers

2018-08-31 15:14

France says it has proposed that members of armed groups in Mali delaying implementation of a 2015 peace agreement should be put on a UN sanctions blacklist.

UN chief strongly condemns North Korea missile launch

2017-11-29 05:42

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test, and urged Pyongyang to "desist taking any further destabilising steps".

Wife of Orlando nightclub shooter arrested

2017-01-16 22:50

The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has been arrested by the FBI at her home in California.

Violent extremism mushrooming - UN

2016-04-06 06:28

Countries must urgently co-operate to halt the spread of violent extremism around the globe, the UN has said ahead of a high-level conference focused on preventing dangerous radicalisation.

6 experts vie for top UN climate science job

2015-10-04 14:05

Six candidates are vying to become head of the UN’s top authority on climate change science, seeking to narrow down uncertainties about future warming to guide a trillion-dollar shift to greener energies.

Trillions of dollars needed for UN anti-poverty plan

2015-08-04 12:16

The price tag for a bold global new anti-poverty agenda comes to between $3.5 and $5tn annually over the next 15 years, part of a United Nations' "to-do list" for the world.

UN warns Britain of 'xenophobia'

2015-07-30 20:54

Britain risks a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis in the French port of Calais after Prime Minister David Cameron promised to deport more migrants who enter Britain illegally, the UN has warned.

 

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'

2019-03-20 16:01

At this time, it is irresponsible for anyone to proceed with gene editing for reproductive purposes, a panel convened by the World Health Organization says, but stopped short of calling for a ban.

US fails at UN to weaken measure on sexual harassment

2018-11-20 08:09

The United States failed to water down a UN resolution on combating sexual harassment and violence against women despite backing from Russia, China, India, several Muslim countries and the Vatican.

At UN this year, it's Trump versus the world

2018-09-25 22:51

A gaping ideological divide cuts through this year's speechfest by world leaders at the United Nations.

UN adopts resolution urging solution for Western Sahara

2018-04-28 07:36

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for "a realistic, practicable and enduring political solution" to the 42-year conflict over the Western Sahara between Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement.

US criticises Africa for 'failure' on famine threat

2017-07-20 10:45

The US ambassador to the United Nations is sharply criticising African nations for what she calls their "collective failure" to respond to the threat of famine facing over 14 million people.

What Africa should demand from the next United Nations secretary general

2016-10-03 12:20

Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.

UN: $40bn needed to aid people in war, disasters

2016-01-17 08:26

A United Nations-appointed panel says an estimated $40bn is needed annually to help the fast-growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters.

SA recalls 50 peacekeepers from DRC for 'security' breaches

2015-09-24 16:15

Dozens of South African peacekeepers serving in the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being recalled home for security breaches, the military says.

UN states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

2015-08-03 12:47

The UN 193-member states have agreed on an agenda for the world’s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind.

Climate talks seek way to historic Paris pact

2014-12-01 18:15

The world's nations have gathered in Lima, Peru, in a renewed push for a deal to roll back carbon emissions threatening future generations.

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