As 20m now face devastation, UN ranks Nigeria with Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan

As 20m now face devastation, UN ranks Nigeria with Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan

Eight years after Boko Haram launched a senseless war that has claimed over 20,000 lives and displaced over 1.8 million people now scattered in IDP camps across North Eastern Nigeria, the real cost of the fratricidal war now beckons: 8.5 million people are in urgent need of life-saving assistance, 5.2 million are in dire need of food security inter...
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Myanmar not yet safe for Rohingya refugee return, says UN

Myanmar not yet safe for Rohingya refugee return, says UN

Conditions for Rohingya refugees to safely return to Myanmar from Bangladesh are not in place, the UN said Friday, a day after the two countries announced repatriation would begin in two months. ...
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Latin America is world’s most violent region for women, says UN

Latin America is world’s most violent region for women, says UN

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous. ...
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UN roadmap faces deadlock after rejected by Libyan Higher Council of State

UN roadmap faces deadlock after rejected by Libyan Higher Council of State

The Libyan UN-sponsored political agreement faced another deadlock after the Higher Council of State in the capital Tripoli rejected a proposal by the UN envoy to amend the agreement. The post UN roadmap faces deadlock after rejected by Libyan Higher Council o...
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China slams ‘wrong’ US sanctions on North Korea-tied traders

China slams ‘wrong’ US sanctions on North Korea-tied traders

China on Wednesday rejected new United States sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korea as "wrong", stressing that it has enforced UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations. ...
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UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to rise to the challenge. ...
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Russia, US headed for UN showdown over Syria gas attacks probe

Russia, US headed for UN showdown over Syria gas attacks probe

Russia and the United States were on a collision course ahead of a UN Security Council vote Thursday on the fate of a UN-led probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war. ...
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Illegal timber trade: Amina Mohammed has my full support and confidence – UN boss

Illegal timber trade: Amina Mohammed has my full support and confidence – UN boss

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has supported his deputy and former former Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, following allegations that... Read » Illegal timber trade: Amina Mohammed has my full support and confidence – U...
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Iran still complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog chief

Iran still complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog chief

The UN's nuclear watchdog director Yukiya Amano Thursday reaffirmed Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal in a meeting with US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the agency said. ...
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Amina Mohammed, UN dep Sec-Gen fingered in $300m timber scandal [VIDEO]

Amina Mohammed, UN dep Sec-Gen fingered in $300m timber scandal [VIDEO]

Nigeria’s former minister for environment and current United Nations deputy secretary general, Amina J. Mohammed has been identified as allegedly playing a major role in the clearance of over 10,000 containers of illegally harvested logs of Timber. The s...
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