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‘Our values, beliefs and identity’ are embedded within language, UNESCO says on Mother Language Day

21 February 2018
Every two weeks, one of the world’s languages disappears, along with the human history and cultural heritage that...

At leaders forum in Belarus, deputy UN chief urges concrete action on Global Goals

21 February 2018
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious, universal, people-centred and planet-sensitive...

As relevant as ever, UN Charter is ‘our living template’ for tackling global challenges – Guterres

21 February 2018
Peace and Security
The Principles outlined in the United Nations Charter remain the foundations of international relat...

United States: State Laws Threaten LGBT Equality

February 19, 2018
The rash of new “religious exemption” laws passed by state legislatures around the United States represent a thinly-veiled...

UN chief extends condolences to people, Government of Iran in wake of tragic plane crash

18 February 2018
UN Affairs
Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran, United Nations Secretary-G...

GPDN brief report on "China Sends Su-35 Jets in South China Sea to Warn US"

Feb. 10, 2018

From the news on February 8, we know China has dispatched the newly- acquired Russian made Su-35 fighter jets for joint combat...

China State TV Celebrates New Year – with Racism

February 16, 2018
Every Lunar New Year’s Eve, hundreds of millions of people across China gather around their televisions to watch the Spring...

Duterte’s Condom Criticism Imperils Philippine HIV Fight

Presidential ‘Joke’ Sets Back Reproductive Health Efforts

February 16, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte demonstrated reckle...

Hungary: Bills Seek to Block Migrant Support

February 17, 2018
(Budapest) – The Hungarian government submitted three bills to parliament on February 13, 2018 that would penalize and rest...

Libya: Residents Barred from Returning Home

February 16, 2018
(Beirut) – Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people fro...