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.
20 Jul 2018
The UN Human Rights Office is concerned about a spike in inter-communal violence in Mali which has led to serious human rights abuses by militia groups
3 Sep 2018
More than half the world's school-age refugees are excluded from education as host nations struggle under the weight of growing humanitarian crises, according to the United Nations.
25 Oct 2018
A new United Nations report details abuses being committed against civilians in South Sudan's Western Equatoria region, following fighting in the region this year. The study indicates that abductions, forced child soldier recruits and sexual slavery of girls were perpetrated by both government and rebel forces.
8 Jan 2019
United Nations General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa talks about nationalism, multilateralism, and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
31 May 2019
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered "psychological torture" from a defamation campaign and should not be extradited to the United States where he would face a "politicised show trial", a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.
2 Sep 2019
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Mangina, Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to visit and interact with Ebola survivors.
3 Oct 2019
Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africa's most populous country ill-equipped to properly house its inhabitants, said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities.
7 Jun 2021
A group of Cameroonian women ask the United Nations to put the Anglophone crisis high on its agenda. Activists in DR Congo commemorate the victims of the deadly Six Day War. 21 years ago, Ugandan and Rwandan troops fought in the city of Kisangani. And for World Environment Day, we bring you a report from Sudan where conservationists disagree with villagers living near the country's biggest wildlife park. CAMEROON
29 Jul 2021
At least 57 people drowned on Monday (July 26) after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Khums, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where more than 1,100 have perished this year, the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. Bodies have not been recovered from the shipwreck, but survivors included migrants from Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia, IOM spokeswoman Paul Dillon told a U.N. briefing in Geneva.
13 Oct 2021
The U.N. human rights office called on Tuesday (October 12) for a "prompt, thorough, impartial and independent investigations" into the use of disproportionate force by Libyan authorities against migrants and asylum seekers. Armed forces in Tripoli began a series of mass arrests a week earlier, detaining more than 4,000 people in overcrowded detention centres, U.N. rights spokeswoman, Marta Hurtado told a news briefing in Geneva. "Women, children and men were arrested and handcuffed. Security forces used unnecessary and disproportionate force to detain them, including shooting and beating those who resisted or tried to escape. As a result, at least one person died, five were injured, and more than 4,000 were detained," she said.
12 Jul 2022
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6 Aug 2022
Democratic Republic of Congo has asked the spokesman for a U.N. mission in the country to leave, accusing him of "indelicate and inappropriate" statements that contributed to tensions behind deadly protests last week.
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With the increased amount of action that footballers have to deal with and how it affects the collective. Of course, teams in Europe are having a hard time including Manchester United. This is The Nutmeg on GuardianTV.
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The German government has agreed on a package of measures to support a struggling construction and housing industry, according to reports.
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European governments have a duty to rescue asylum seekers who cross the sea to escape conflict, Pope Francis said in Marseille. He called it "a duty of humanity" to save people in difficulty.
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Starting on Saturday September 23, China is hosting the Asian Games, a major multi-sport event held every four years between the Olympics. The 19th edition, postponed from last year, brings together some 12,000 athletes from across the continent, competing in 40 sports over two weeks in the eastern city of Hangzhou. For the first time, e-sports are featured as an official medal sport event, with seven golds on offer. But a lot of attention is also focused on what's happening outside the tracks and arenas. FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry tell us more about the geopolitical aspect of the event.