UN rights chief says U.S. withdrawal from UN Rights Council "disappointing, if not surprising"2018-06-20
UN rights chief says U.S.withdrawal from UN Rights Council"disappointing, if not surprising".
UN Human Rights Council president stresses importance of strong, vibrant Council after U.S. withdrawal2018-06-20
The President of the UN Human Rights Council Vojislav Suc on Tuesday stressed that it is essential that we uphold a strong and vibrant Council in times when the value and strength of multilateralism and human rights are being challenged on a daily basis.
UN chief regrets U.S. withdrawal from Human Rights Council2018-06-20
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regretted the withdrawal of the United States from the world body's Human Rights Council, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
Iran to increase agricultural exports to U.S. despite nuclear row2018-06-19
Iran is trying to find ways to boost its agricultural exports to the U.S., despite the latter's threat to reimpose sanctions after withdrawal from the nuclear deal, the Financial Tribune reported on Tuesday.
Number of people forcibly displaced hits new high of 68.5 mln in 2017: UN2018-06-20
The number of people forcibly displaced due to wars, other violence, and persecution worldwide reached a new high in 2017 to 68.5 million, 2.9 million more than the year before, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said Tuesday.
UN chief asks for more efforts to fight AIDS2018-06-13
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday asked for continued efforts toward the elimination of AIDS despite good momentum in the fight against the epidemic.
UN chief commends DPRK, U.S. for pursuing diplomatic solution2018-06-12
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday commended the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States "for pursuing a diplomatic solution," hours before their summit in Singapore.
U.S. to veto Kuwait-drafted Security Council resolution on protection of Palestinians2018-06-01
The United States will veto a Security Council draft resolution prepared by Kuwait on the protection of Palestinians, U.S.ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday.
UN Security Council extends South Sudan sanctions2018-06-01
The Security Council on Thursday adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend sanctions against South Sudan.
UN chief appoints British barrister to lead probe into ISIS crimes in Iraq2018-06-01
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed a British barrister to lead a probe team into ISIS crimes in Iraq.
WHO "cautiously optimistic" about Ebola response in DR Congo2018-05-30
The World Health Organization(WHO)said Tuesday that although most high-risk people have been vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DR Congo), they remain"cautiously optimistic"about the development of Ebola in the country.
UNFPA to continue work with China on population, development: UN official2018-05-14
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working and will work more closely with China on population and development issues, according to an official with UNFPA.
UN Mideast envoy warns of danger of war in Gaza2018-04-27
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Thursday warned of the danger of another war in the Gaza Strip after weeks of violence on the border with Israel.
Political solution in Yemen is available: UN envoy2018-04-18
The new UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said Tuesday that the political forces in war-torn Yemen are ready to embrace a political solution.
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