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On World Day, UN spotlights posts’ contributions to development

Photo:A rural postman of India delivers letters in Rajhastan, India.

9 October 2017
The post plays an important role in the everyday...

Rohingya refugee children perish as boat capsizes off Bangladesh – UN migration agency

Photo:People risking sea journeys across the Bay of Bengal often set sail at night.

9 October 2017
At least 13 Rohingya refugees, 11...

UNICEF warns of nutrition crisis affecting 165,000 children in Mali

Photo:At the Bellafarendi Health Center, Azaharatou Dicko gives UNICEF-supplied ready-to-use therapeutic food to her daughter, Farimata Dicko, 13 m...

UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model

Photo:Left to right: Dr. Khawla Mattar (ESCWA), Dr. Naglaa Al-Adly (Egypt’s National Council of Women), Minister Haifa Agha (Palestinian Ministry o...

Group's Nobel Peace Prize win spotlights need to end 'nuclear nightmare' says UN chief

Photo:Signing Ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at UN Headquarters in New York, 20 September 2017

6 October 2017...

Cameroon: UN rights office urges dialogue to address decades-long grievances

Photo:Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

6 October 2017
Voicing concern over tensio...

Rohingya refugees living in ‘dire’ conditions, senior UN officials warn, appealing for assistance

Photo:Rohingya refugees reaching out for food donations been given by people from Dhaka at the at Kutupalong Makeshift Camp in Cox Bazar, Banglades...

Sustainable development of cities key to implement SDGs, says head of UN regional development arm

Photo:Aerial view of Lima, the capital of Peru.

4 October 2017
Noting the high speed of urbanization in Latin America and the Caribbe...

'Nothing enduring can be built on violence,' UN Assembly President says, recalling words of Gandhi

Photo:The “Non-Violence” (or “Knotted Gun”) sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on display at the UN Visitors’ Plaza.

2 Oct...

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia

Photo:High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

2 October 2017
The top United Nations human rights official urged toda...