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Head of UN human rights inquiry decries 'disastrous' civilian death toll in Syria

Photo:UN vehicles travel along a road lined with remnants of destroyed buildings, Homs, Syria.

14 June 2017
Conflict in Syria continue...

Put peace first, UN chief says, kicking off 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

Photo:Cheerful young students in their traditional dress proudly waive their national flags during the Peace Bell ceremony of the observance of the...

UN aid official warns of 'disastrous consequences' of power cut in Gaza

Photo:Electrical power transmission lines in Gaza City.

14 June 2017
A senior United Nations humanitarian official in the occupied Pa...

Conflict in Ukraine enters fourth year 'with no end in sight' – UN report

Photo:The bomb shelter at the school in the village of Hranitne, which is located along the ‘contact line’ that divides Government and non-Governme...

Iraq/Syria: Danger From US White Phosphorus

June 14, 2017
(Washington DC) – The use of artillery-delivered white phosphorus by the United States-led coalition fighting Islamic State (al...

Protection of migrant and refugee children must be at core of new global compacts – UN agency

Photo:This two-year old girl along with her mother and brother, walked for 125km in Somalia in search of water and food. Her father and three other...

UN agency chief urges world to 'step up' as refugee numbers outpace resettlement spots

Photo:Congolese refugee (Bora, second from right) arrives at Cape Town International Airport with her friends. She is being relocated to France wit...

Hungary: Bill Seeks to Stifle Independent Groups

Photo:People in Budapest protest a draft law targeting Central European University, Hungary, April 4, 2017.

June 12, 2017
A bill targe...

How Wars and Disasters Fuel Child Labor

Photo:Hazrat Hussain, 10, loads bricks onto a truck. Hazrat doesn’t go to school and works alongside his two teenage brothers at a brick kiln outsi...

In Kyrgyzstan, UN chief Guterres highlights importance of governance for sustainable development

Photo:Secretary-General António Guterres shakes hands with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev during their meeting at the Ala-Archa state residence...

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