Central African Republic ‘very volatile’, despite important progress – UN peacekeeping chief  |

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, praised the peacekeeping mission in the country, MINUSCA, in providing security to thousands of internally displaced, helping to...

First Person: A mother’s ‘indescribable’ pain six months after the Beirut explosion |

A UN staff member, Sarah Copland was posted to Beirut to work in the Centre for Women at the UN Economic and Social Commission...

COVID sparks resurgence of ISIL terrorists, threatening international peace and security, Security Council hears ...

Despite the competing priorities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vladimir Voronkov, head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), said that it was “crucial”...

Only ‘following orders’, no defence for any Myanmar atrocities: UN expert |

There are unconfirmed media reports that at least one individual, a woman, was shot in the head during protests on Tuesday. She is said...

Central African Republic: 200,000 displaced in less than two months |

More than half are displaced within the country, but 92,000 people have crossed into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while more than...

Iraq: UN chief condemns ‘horrific’ double suicide bombing at Baghdad market |

At least 32 people died, and more than 100 were injured, in the blasts, which were carried out that morning by two suicide bombers...

Sudan-Ethiopia border tensions mount in conflicted al-Fashqa region · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Khattab Hamad / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). Tensions continue to mount on the border between...

Violent attempt at US Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts...

Twenty-three Special Rapporteurs and members of Working Groups – unpaid volunteers who are not UN staff – put their names to the statement, in...

UN counter-terrorism chief urges continued vigilance against ‘real’ ongoing threat |

“Terrorist activity has shown that we must remain extremely vigilant: the threat remains real and even direct for many States”, Vladimir Voronkov said, speaking...

Pakistan’s Supreme Court orders reconstruction of Hindu temple destroyed by mob led by Muslim...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: R Umaima Ahmed / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). On January 5, Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered local authorities...

Introducing the Ethiopian Christmas! | Tana Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Introducing the Ethiopian Christmas! While the rest of the world celebrates Christmas on December 25th, Ethiopians, alongside Russian, Greek and...

Top UN officials saddened by violent scenes at US Capitol building |

Several thousand protesters marched on the US Capitol in Washington DC, the heart of American democracy and home to the House of Representatives and...

Guinea-Bissau: UN chief commits to continued support as peacebuilding office closes |

In a statement, Mr. Guterres noted the closure of the Office, which has completed its mandate in keeping with Security Council resolution 2512, and extended his...

UN confirms closure of Darfur peacekeeping mission |

In a statement released on Wednesday, UNAMID confirmed the decision to close the mission, which followed the unanimous adoption of a Security Council resolution...

We are saddened by the death of the former President of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). We are saddened by the death of the former President of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya Source of original article: Tana...

End of year thank you note

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). End of year thank you note As we approach the end of a tumultuous year, we would like to extend...

COVID-19 shows ‘urgent need’ for solidarity, UN chief tells Nobel forum |

The event was held the day after the UN World Food Programme (WFP) officially received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its lifesaving work...

Diary of a Nepali soldier in France · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Nepali Times / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). This article by investigative journalist Shree Bhakta Khanal...

Tanzania launches mobile app to help victims report gender-based violence · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Susie Berya / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). “Change Begins with Me” is Tanzania's chosen theme...

UN chief underlines collective duty to remember victims of the Second World War |

The UN chief recalled the millions of lives lost on the battlefield and in the Holocaust, and the millions of victims of genocide, mass...

UN ‘extremely concerned’ for safety of Tigray civilians in regional capital, as refugee numbers...

Due to a near total communications blackout across Tigray, establishing facts on the ground is proving difficult, but UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told correspondents at UN...

Somalia at a crossroad, UN envoy urges ‘deepened’ political consensus |

Although the agreed model of voting “regrettably fell short” of the constitutional requirement for parliamentary elections based on the principle of universal suffrage, Special...

Second recent attack on Kabul school draws Guterres’ strong condemnation |

In a statement issued through his deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his “deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and...

UN expresses hope ‘new opportunities’ will arise from Sudan’s recognition of Israel |

The statement from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, comes in the wake of the deal, brokered by the United States and formally announced by President Donald Trump...