Coup, COVID fuelling ‘perfect storm’ in Myanmar, UN expert warns |

In a statement, Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews said “emergency” assistance for Myanmar was desperately needed to save lives.  “The highest attainable standard of health is one of the...

‘Highest standards of conduct’ required for successful UN peacekeeping  |

Therefore, “strengthening accountability for the conduct of peacekeeping personnel is…central to the Action For Peacekeeping initiative”, known as A4P, Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message delivered at the...

Slow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10 |

Nicholas Haysom, who also heads the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan, known as UNMISS, recalled the broad international optimism that...

Grave violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’, latest UN report reveals |

Grave violations against children remained “alarmingly high” at nearly 26,500, while the pandemic increased their vulnerability to abduction, recruitment and sexual violence, as well...

Political impasse in Haiti, amid rising humanitarian needs, ahead of crucial elections |

Helen La Lime, who is the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Haiti and head of UN’s integrated office in the country, also voiced deep concern...

‘Unprecedented’ rise in gang violence across Haiti’s capital displaces thousands |

People are fleeing to safer areas to stay with relatives, though many others, including children, are sleeping outside or in informal shelters.  Response efforts underway  UN...

Fragile democratic gains at risk in Central Africa as violence by armed groups escalates...

François Louncény Fall, who also heads the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), said recent incidents – including the death of President Idriss...

UN chief condemns deadly attacks targeting displaced people in DR Congo |

At least 55 people were killed, and many others wounded, in the overnight assaults on Monday, which targeted camps hosting internally displaced people near...

The 10th Year Anniversary of Tana High-Level Forum Theme Announcement

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The 10th Year Anniversary of Tana High-Level Forum Theme Announcement The Tana Forum Technical Committee, Secretariat, and IPSS are pleased...

UN salutes ‘dedication and bravery’ of peacekeepers; recognizes contributions of youth toward peace   |

“From CAR to DRC to Lebanon, our peacekeepers work with youth to reduce violence and sustain peace, including through Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration and...

UN rights chief calls for inclusive peace process to end Palestine occupation |

In comments to the Human Rights Council in Geneva - which stopped short of supporting a call for an international probe into the escalation in the...

UN chief following Mali crisis ‘with concern’ as Security Council meets |

According to news reports, the detention on Monday of top civilian leaders by Colonel Assimi Goita – acting Vice President - who led the...

Libya: Ceasefire, planned elections, offer rare window of hope, Security Council hears |

Ján Kubiš, who is the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Libya and heads the UN support mission in the country (UNSMIL), outlined progress made since...

Libya: ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, ICC chief prosecutor tells Security Council  |

Fatou Bensouda welcomed the country’s new interim government and other measures to bring long-sought peace and stability in the country, however, she maintained that...

Children bearing brunt of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians: UNICEF |

The latest deaths occurred overnight when eight Palestinian children were reported killed north of Gaza, according to a statement by Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional...

Key facts about Americans and guns

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A customer shops for a handgun at a gun store in Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Guns are deeply ingrained in...

‘Do the right thing’ and protect civilian infrastructure during conflict: UN relief chief |

Humanitarian Affairs chief Mark Lowcock briefed ambassadors who met virtually to examine how attacks on sites such as hospitals and water systems affect people...

First Person: The Afghan woman putting her life at risk to rid her home...

More than three decades of armed conflict in Afghanistan has left a sorry legacy, with mines, and other explosive remnants of war, contaminating the...

Stop ‘widespread violence’ against children in Myanmar: UN officials |

Hundreds of civilians, including at least 44 children (as of 31 March) have been killed in the crackdown across the country, including a 7-year-old...

FROM THE FIELD: ‘Perseverance, painstaking patience’ of world’s deminers |

Millions of people have benefitted from the work of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) which was established in 1997. It currently has...

The 10th Year Anniversary of the Tana High-Level Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The 10th Year Anniversary of the Tana High-Level Forum Dear Tana Forum friends, family and partners, Greetings from the Tana Forum...

Tana 2020 Report | Tana Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The 9th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa which ran from the 19th to 24th of October 2020...

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...