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Deadly earthquake kills dozens in Turkey; UN stands in solidarity and offers support2020-01-26
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was deeply saddened by the “loss of life and destruction of property” caused by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday night.
UN moves to tackle ‘hidden abuse’ and violence against Europe’s children2020-01-14
Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, the UN health agency (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine2019-12-02
Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday.
WHO working to save lives following powerful earthquake in Albania2019-11-27
Staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) are assisting authorities in Albania following an earthquake which killed at least 25 people and left more than 650 injured.
Guterres holds ‘focused and frank’ informal discussions over future of Cyprus2019-11-25
The UN Secretary-General held “focused and frank” informal talks with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Monday in order to “take stock of efforts” to finally reach a settlement over the divided Mediterranean island.
Top UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia of treaty violations2019-11-08
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has agreed to hear claims by Ukraine related to the conflict in the east of the country, where Government forces have been fighting mostly pro-Russian separatists, for more than five years.
60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support2019-11-08
United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood.
International community urged to deliver on promise for better future for Bosnia and Herzegovina2019-11-05
Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented since the end of the Balkan wars two decades ago, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.
Kosovo elections: ‘Most significant change’ in 12 years, Security Council hears2019-10-31
Elections held earlier this month in Kosovo represent “the most significant change in the political landscape” there in a dozen years, the UN mission chief told the Security Council on Thursday.
Malta: Human rights experts call for justice in case of murdered journalist2019-10-16
Two years since the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on the Mediterranean island of Malta, justice has yet to be served for the shocking crime, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.