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...

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...