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Over 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan: UN

A total of 207 male and female child soldiers were released by armed groups in South Sudan, part of a series of planned discharges that should see nearly 1,000 children return home over the coming mon

published on : 20th April 2018

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons team has not yet begun work in Douma: Syrian envoy 

Experts from the OPCW chemical watchdog are awaiting the green light from a UN security assessment team before beginning their investigation of an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma

published on : 18th April 2018

Over five million children get polio vaccines in Niger: United Nations 

The drive was broadened to include children in refugee camps whose parents had fled the Boko Haram insurgency in neighbouring Nigeria.

published on : 17th April 2018

US, France, Britain launch new UN bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

The three allies circulated a joint draft resolution at the Security Council that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid.

published on : 15th April 2018

Hope authorities bring Kathua rape perpetrators to justice: UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed hope that the authorities will bring perpetrators of the brutal crime in Kathua to justice.

published on : 14th April 2018

Afghan conflict causes over 2,000 civilian casualties this year: UN Mission reports

Anti-government elements caused 1,500 civilian casualties, up six per cent from the same period last year.

published on : 13th April 2018

US readies response to Syria attacks after UN clash with Russia

President Donald Trump has made it clear he plans to make Bashar al-Assad, and perhaps his Russian and Iranian backers, pay a price for the latest alleged toxic gas atrocity of Syria's civil war.

published on : 11th April 2018

Paris seeks urgent UN Security Council meet on Syria 

Nine countries have demanded an urgent meeting on Monday after an alleged chemical attack on Syria's rebel-held town of Douma.

published on : 8th April 2018

UN chief concerned over Kashmir situation: spokesperson

The spokesperson was responding to a question on the situation in Kashmir and whether the secretary-general had spoken with Indian authorities.

published on : 6th April 2018

UN rights committee blasts Hungary days ahead of vote

The UN panel, which reviews Hungary's compliance with its international civil and political rights commitments, echoed criticisms that have surrounded PM Viktor Orban's tenure.

published on : 5th April 2018

Australia's service cuts on Nauru island threaten migrants: UN

Nauru is among the island nations involved in Canberra's policy of offshore processing for refugees and asylum seekers that try to reach Australia. 

published on : 4th April 2018

United Nations probes reports of 'serious harm to civilians' in Afghan airstrike

The UN said it was investigating "disturbing reports of serious harm to civilians" in an Afghan airstrike on a religious school that security sources say left dozens of children dead or wounded.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Fire ravages United Nations food agency warehouse in Yemen

A fired ripped through a warehouse of the UN's World Food Programme on Saturday in Yemen's rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida, destroying humanitarian aid supplies, authorities said.

published on : 31st March 2018

UN employee accuses top official of sexual assault

Martina Brostrom accused Luiz Loures, a UN Assistant Secretary General, of grabbing her in a hotel elevator, forcibly kissing her and trying to drag her to his room

published on : 31st March 2018

Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar need to be relocated ahead of rains: UN chief

The UN chief was responding to a question on the need to relocate the Rohingya refugees currently living in camps in the border town of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

published on : 30th March 2018
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