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At donor conference, UN chief launches two-year plan to fast-track Iraq reconstruction

14 February 2018

Economic Development

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday launched a reconstruction progra...

In Johannesburg, UN youth envoy spotlights need to boost support for reproductive health

14 February 2018

In this century, child marriage cannot be allowed to happen, and similarly, children should not give birth to children, the...

Syria: Civilians killed on ‘horrific scale’ as conflict begins spilling across borders

14 February 2018

Peace and Security

The conflict in Syria is now spilling over the country’s borders amid increased military interven...

Causes of Rohingya refugee crisis originate in Myanmar; solutions must be found there, Security Council told

13 February 2018

Migrants and Refugees

Nearly six months after an outbreak of violence drove almost 700,000 minority Rohingyas from M...

UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide

13 February 2018

Economic Development

Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict,...

Yemen: UN aid chief welcomes $1 billion funding pledge as humanitarian crisis deepens

13 February 2018

Humanitarian Aid

Amidst ongoing conflict, the collapse of basic services and economic decline in Yemen, the United N...

Fleeing DR Congo violence, thousands take perilous lake journey to Uganda – UN

13 February 2018

Humanitarian Aid

Over 22,000 desperate Congolese refugees crossed Lake Albert to Uganda last week, with four drownin...

Some four million Iraqi children in need says UNICEF, ahead of investment conference in Kuwait

12 February 2018

Economic Development

About a quarter of all Iraqi children are living in poverty, and in the wake of more than four...

More than 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017, but tens of thousands still being used in conflict – UN

12 February 2018

Peace and Security

The global commitment to end the use of children in armed conflict led to the release and reinteg...

Maldives: UN rights experts denounce detention of judges as ‘direct attack’ on Supreme Court

12 February 2018

Denouncing the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the Maldives, United Nations human rights experts warned that the i...

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