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UN observes International Mother Earth Day; holds discussion on climate change

Member States and top officials of the United Nations General Assembly held a discussion on the need to take urgent action against the pace...

It’s a century since an international civil service came into being....

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria This year marks a century since a formal international civil service was introduced into the world. The first time this...

Rising public debts a major concern, says top UN official

Mounting debt levels, especially in the poorer countries, is a major global developmental challenge, a top UN official has said. According to UNDP Administrator Achim...

Experts call on UN to declare full-scale emergency response in Venezuela

The collapse of health systems and food shortage across Venezuela has created a complex humanitarian disaster which requires a full-scale response by the United...

UNSC adopts major resolution on terrorism financing

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has passed its first comprehensive terror financing resolution which made terrorism financing a serious crime. The resolution calls on...

Meeting commemorates 40 years of Buenos Aires Plan of Action

More than 160 Member States of the United Nations have reiterated their global commitment in the promotion and investment of South-South and triangular cooperation,...

UN attributes increase in sexual abuse allegations against staff to rising...

The United Nations in 2018 received 259 allegations of sexual abuse against its staff and workers, marking an increase from the previous years. The organisation...

Lead poisoning at Kosovo IDP camps: UN must apologise, says rights...

The United Nations should “provide justice and remedies” to people from Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, who suffered lead poisoning in UN camps on...

Burundi forced human rights office out: UN

The UN Human Rights Office in Burundi has been forced to close down by the government, the UNHRC chief said on Tuesday. According to a...

Mine Ban Treaty completes two decades

While the United Nations on Friday commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty, landmines still continue to kill and maim people in the...

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