'UN stands in solidarity with Finland in its fight against terrorism,' says Guterres
Sat, 19 Aug 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned the terrorist attack in south-western Finland which killed at least two people.

'Civilians are Not a Target,' says UN chief on World Humanitarian Day
Sat, 19 Aug 2017
On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations and its partners are calling on all global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict, and to stand with the health and aid workers who risk their lives to help them.

Marking World Humanitarian Day, UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials today stressed at a special event marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people today living in war zones.

More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult.

Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' is ravaging country, senior UN officials tell Security Council
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Warning about escalating suffering in Yemen's man-made catastrophe, senior United Nations officials today addressed the Security Council, calling on the international community to push for a political solution to the more than two-year-old conflict.

Protecting aid workers ‘paramount,’ UN relief chief says ahead of World Humanitarian Day
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:01:53 EST
As conflicts around the world continue to take a massive toll on people’s lives, the top United Nations relief official stressed the importance of ensuring that the brave men and women who risk their lives to help those in need are not themselves a target.

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Condemning today's terrorist attack on Barcelona, Spain, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

South Sudan refugees in Uganda exceed one million; UN renews appeal for help
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
As the number of refugees from South Sudan in Uganda passes one million – the vast majority of whom are women and children – the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its call for urgent additional support.

ICC orders former Mali Islamist to pay more than $3 million for damage to Timbuktu cultural sites
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.

UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

In East Darfur, UN refugee chief urges international support for Sudan
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.

Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Latin America and Caribbean at difficult juncture as foreign direct investment shrinks – UN
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The United Nations Latin America commission has reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the region declined by 7.9 per cent to $167.043 billion in 2016, due to low commodity prices, sluggish economic growth and global trend of shifting investment in developed economies.

Guterres appoints former German President Köhler as his Western Sahara envoy
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.