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UN forum aims to ensure 'promises made are promises kept' on financing for development Promises made for financing the implementation of sustainable development goals must be promises kept, speakers said today at the opening of a United Nations forum.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya's humanitarian crisis deepens Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 8:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: Amid 'promising' diplomatic steps, UN envoy says hostilities continue on the ground Despite the “promising” steps in Syria that followed diplomatic talks in the Kazak capital, Astana — a nationwide ceasefire announced last December, and the de-escalation zones created inside Syria to deepen that effort — a United Nations envoy to
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 7:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Persistent persecution of Bahá'í in Yemen 'unacceptable,' and must stop, says UN expert In Yemen, Bahá'ís are under pressure to recant their faith, according to a United Nations rights expert, noting that in April, the Public Prosecutor reportedly summoned by phone at least 30 members of the community to appear in court, and de facto aut
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 6:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On Day for Biological Diversity, UN says tourists must protect nature that draws them Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts tourists in the first place, said the head of the United Nations-backed treaty on biological diversity, marking International Day for Biological Diversity.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 5:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Climate-vulnerable islands in spotlight ahead of UN disaster risk reduction forum in Mexico Hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis are increasingly common threats to the world's most climate-vulnerable island nations, whose representatives are meeting today in Cancun, Mexico, ahead of a major United Nations conference on risk reduction.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 5:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: 'Our peacekeepers are saving lives every day' — new UN peacekeeping chief With United Nations peace operations being carried out in highly complex environments and facing multiple challenges, Secretary-General António Guterres recently stressed the need to adapt peacekeeping to “our changing world.” It is in this context t
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups' departure The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its blasphemy law following the recent conviction and imprisonment of the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World must focus on dual task of defeating ISIL, rebuilding Iraq, UN envoy tells Security Council With the liberation of Mosul imminent, the international community must maintain a dual focus on defeating the remaining Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) forces in Iraq, and on working towards post-conflict security and reconstruction
UN News Centre | May 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend