UN’s top envoy warns Great Lakes Region is ‘at a crossroads’  |

For Mr. Xia, the main threat to peace and stability in this region around the Great Rift Valley, remains the persistence of non-State armed groups.  He pointed to “an upsurge in...

Recent Kosovo-Serbia tensions could ‘unravel steady but fragile progress’  |

The warning came from Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Zahir Tanin, in a briefing to the Security Council on Friday.   “ are of...

Diversity, a ‘source of strength’, UN chief tells Security Council |

The UN chief addressed an open debate on diversity, statebuilding and the search for peace, organized by Kenya, which holds the rotating Council presidency...

Afghanistan crisis worsening as temperatures drop, warns UNHCR |

A month since the UN-led $606 million appeal for solidarity for the people of Afghanistan, the UN refugee agency said that only 25 per...

Violence, aid access continues to obstruct humanitarian effort in DR Congo 

Violence and access constraints in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to hamper humanitarian operations in a context where one...

Haiti facing stalled elections, kidnapping surge, rampant insecurity |

Still reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, on 7 July, the country was crippled on 14 August by a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake that...

Top UN envoy ‘encouraged’ by recent engagement of Israeli and Palestinian officials  |

But Tor Wennesland also asked for a greater effort by the international community to address the “worrying situation on the ground”, including negative trends in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and fragile conditions inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.  “We...

Security Council marks 25th anniversary of Test Ban Treaty with call for nuclear weapons-free world  |

Speaking at the event, the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) pointed to its “near universal adherence”, with 185 signatures and 170 ratifications.   He...

The Tana Forum commemorates its 10th year

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Tana Forum commemorates its 10th year PRESS RELEASE – The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), which is...

Cyprus President determined to get negotiation with Turkey process back on track  |

Cyprus has been divided for more than four decades, and leaders from its Greek and Turkish communities last met in 2019 at an UN-facilitated conference in Berlin.  He stressed...

UN chief appeals for countries to sign nuclear test-ban treaty |

His request came in remarks to the latest conference to promote the treaty’s entry into force, which were delivered by UN High Representative for...

Happy Ethiopian New Year, 2014

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Sacrifice of 9/11 first responders an example of humanity and compassion, UN chief |

Almost 3,000 people died in the attacks on 11 September 2001, which saw four planes hijacked by members of the Al-Qaeda terror group fly...

Postponement of the 10th Tana Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Postponement of the 10th Tana Forum The 10th anniversary of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa was scheduled...

Happy Ethiopian New Year

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Security Council urges Taliban to ensure people can leave Afghanistan |

Thirteen of the 15 ambassadors voted in favour of the resolution, which further demands that Afghanistan not be used as a shelter for terrorism. Permanent...

Burkina Faso: UN chief condemns deadly attack on northern town, 80 reported dead |

According to media reports, the civilian convoy was being escorted by military police, when it was attacked by Islamist militants. As well as the scores...

With engineers and roadway repair crews, Thai blue helmets help keep South Sudan moving...

Since 2018, the Royal Thai Armed Forces has deployed troops serving as the Horizontal Military Engineering Company (HMEC) to support UNMISS. Nearly 270 Thai peacekeepers...

Call for Nominations to Honor African Individuals and Institutions for the Tana @10 Awards

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Afghanistan: Medical lifeline to millions must not be cut, warns WHO  |

According to the UN health agency, 70 WHO-supported medical facilities across Afghanistan treated nearly 14,000 conflict-related cases last month, which compares with 4,057 cases seen a year ago.     “Sustained access to humanitarian assistance, including...

Afghanistan: UN chief following escalation in fighting ‘with deep concern’ |

“We are particularly concerned about the shift of fighting to urban areas, where the potential for civilian harm is even greater”, Stéphane Dujarric told...

First Person: From a life of violence to a culture of peace |

Christian Achaleke spoke to the UN ahead of International Youth Day, which is marked annually on August 12th. “My decision to become a peace activist...

The Tana Forum commemorates its 10th year in Bahir Dar

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Call for entries: Tana Forum Annual University Essay Competition

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Call for entries: Tana Forum Annual University Essay Competition The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa is an annual meeting...