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‘No preconditions’ accepted from Syrian parties, UN envoy says ahead of Geneva talks

27 November 2017
Ahead of fresh intra-Syrian talks on Tuesday in Geneva, the United Nations mediator said Monday that the crisis now has the...

Antalya: Solutions to today’s development challenges exist in the Global South, stresses UN official

27 November 2017
Solutions to today’s critical development challenges exist in the Global South, and every country – large or small, emerging...

Cambodia: Hun Sen Seeks to Shut Major Rights Group

November 27, 2017
(Bangkok) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for the interior ministry to investigate and shut the Cambodian Cen...

Women’s Rights Movements: Strong but Embattled

November 26, 2017
A painted wall outside a women’s organization in Nicaragua names and shames, a kind of brick-and-mortar #MeToo. Inscription...

War is Driving Girls Out of School

November 27, 2017
“There were two bombs in the school,” said 16-year-old Malalai, describing an attack in January 2016 against her girls’ sch...

Egypt: Sinai Attack Inflicts Horrendous Civilian Toll

November 24, 2017
(New York) – The horrific attack by armed militants on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region during Friday prayers is a gr...

No man will reach full potential unless women reach theirs, UN says on Day of Eliminating Violence

25 November 2017
Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the...

'Long walk to freedom' unfinished for women, girls – Deputy Secretary-General says in Mandela lecture

25 November 2017
Reflecting on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for investment in...

UN expo to highlight vital role of South-South cooperation in achieving Global Goals

24 November 2017
A United Nations expo next week in Turkey is set to highlight the critical role of South-South cooperation in achieving the...

UN forum explores ongoing discrimination faced by people of African descent

24 November 2017
Participants from Europe, Central Asia and North America gathered this week at a United Nations forum in Geneva to explore w...