Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education
12 April 2017 | 5:03 am
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education.
2 Dec 2017
United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs.
7 Dec 2017
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said U.S. President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital will throw the region into a "ring of fire".
7 Dec 2017
Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East condemn the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region.
9 Dec 2017
The U.N. political affairs chief expressed willingness to ease tension on the Korean peninsula during a visit to North Korea this week, state media says, amid a rising war of words over the North’s missile and nuclear programs.
11 Dec 2017
Bodies recovered of U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo attack.
23 Dec 2017
The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its Nov. 29 intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad.
24 Dec 2017
North Korea's state-run television KRT news reader read out its foreign ministry's statement on Sunday, denoncing the new U.N. sanctions.
6 Jan 2018
A United Nations Security Council discussion on Iran's civil unrest turned into criticism of the United States for requesting to meet over what some member states said was an internal issue for Tehran.
6 Feb 2018
The U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya says $313 million is needed to meet the most basic needs of nearly one million people in the country after years of conflict and political instability.
21 Apr 2018
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday (April 21) that he had "hope" for North Korean negotiations.
18 Jun 2018
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) special envoy, Angelina Jolie visited the Domiz Camp, in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq on Sunday (June 17), which is home to 33,000 Syrian refugees displaced by seven years of civil war.
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More than half of the women and girls murdered last year were killed by a partner of a close relative, UN data showed. The number of deaths is "alarmingly high," but the UN warns the real situation is likely much worse.
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A Russian strike on a maternity ward has killed a newborn baby in Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region. It's just the latest Russian strike on a healthcare facility as Moscow continues to target critical infrastructure across Ukraine.
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A group of women have set up a collective to help female creatives thrive and expose wrongdoing in the male-dominated film industry. But being associated with the pro-gender equality group comes at a price.
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Thousands of Nepalese workers have died in Qatar since 2010 on the construction sites of the World Cup. But victims' grieving families are rarely given any compensation by Qatari companies.
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Holocaust denial has long been illegal in Germany. A new amendment aims to criminalize denial of other war crimes and genocides wherever they happen and would apply to denying atrocities committed in Ukraine.