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UN agency to fly 15,000 migrants home from Libya in wake of reported abuses

1 December 2017
The United Nations migration agency plans to fly 15,000 more migrants home from detention centres in Libya before year-end in...

UN relief wing appeals for record $22.5 billion in aid for 2018

1 December 2017
A record level of aid funding – more than $22.5 billion – is needed to deliver lifesaving assistance around the world in 2018...

Syria: UN-supported talks in Geneva extended until mid-December

30 November 2017
Previewing what he said will be “not just a normal round of talks,” Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for...

Security Council hails ‘remarkable achievements’ one year after Colombian peace accord

30 November 2017
The Security Council on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the signing and entry-into-force of the peace agreement...

Antalya: South-South Development Expo closes with strengthened cooperation to achieve Global Goals

30 November 2017
The Global South-South Development Expo 2017 wrapped up on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey, with delegations from dozens of coun...

New funding provides much needed boost for Yemen aid operations, but needs outstrip means

30 November 2017
A United Nations-managed humanitarian emergency fund has allocated $70 million to strife-ridden Yemen, enabling critical lif...

Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children – UNICEF

30 November 2017
The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the Un...

Four billion people have no social security protection - UN labour agency

29 November 2017
More than half of the global population – some four billion people – have no social security protection, UN labour experts s...

On Day of Solidarity, UN reaffirms two-state solution as only answer to ‘question of Palestine’

29 November 2017
The Question of Palestine is inextricably linked with the history of the United Nations and is one of the longest-standing i...

UN aid chief spotlights challenges delivering relief inside war-torn Syria, urges continued support

29 November 2017
The conflict in Syria – now into its seventh year, longer than World War II – continues to ratchet up misery on its people,...