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UN chief says 68 million girls may face genital cuts by 2030

2018-02-07 14:23

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be subjected to female genital mutilation by 2030.

Syria drops off the radar at UN assembly

2017-09-24 06:57

Syria's war has taken a new turn with the expected recapture of Raqa from the Islamic State, but world leaders gathered at the United Nations seem to be paying little attention.

NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

2017-09-21 05:02

NATO has condemned a UN treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the international response to North Korea's atomic weapons programme.

Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds call off referendum

2017-09-20 08:29

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off a weekend referendum on independence, hinting at consequences if they go ahead.

UN Security Council to meet on North Korea nuclear test

2017-09-04 05:02

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to discuss an international response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, diplomats has said.

 

International justice: Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

2017-11-23 10:29

Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

51 countries to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

2017-09-22 12:34

Fifty-one countries are set to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers.

Nations to sign nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

2017-09-20 17:49

The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is set for countries to sign at the United Nations.

UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

2017-09-19 18:48

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the world's leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War.

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