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Myanmar coup: ‘No sign’ of end to brutal crackdown on all fronts: UN rights office2021-05-11
While much of world’s attention is focused on the crackdown against peaceful protesters in Myanmar, the military authorities continue to commit other gross human rights violations against its own people, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.
UN denounces attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo2021-05-11
The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s attack on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in which one Malawian blue helmet was killed.
5 things you should know about the state of the global economy2021-05-11
Is this the year we overcome the global economic crisis caused by the pandemic? Are our jobs in danger? Who has lost the most in the crisis and what can be done to recover? As the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA) prepares to launch the mid-year update of the 2021 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, here are five things you need to know about the state of the global economy.
ISIL crimes against Yazidis constitute genocide, UN investigation team finds2021-05-10
A UN team investigating ISIL atrocities in Iraq has established “clear and convincing evidence” of genocide against the Yazidi religious minority, the Security Council heard on Monday.
COVID’s grip keeps world in ‘perilous situation’2021-05-10
Amidst an “unacceptably high plateau” in COVID-19 cases and deaths globally, the UN health agency chief on Monday shone a light on last week’s death toll that totalled almost 90 thousand people and 5.4 million reported cases.
Free up ‘bottlenecks’ stifling Africa’s agri-food sector, urges FAO chief2021-05-10
The UN agriculture chief warned on Monday that severe underfunding of Africa’s agri-food sector has boosted food insecurity and was hampering the future development of countries across the continent.
UN chief and senior officials express deep concern over East Jerusalem violence2021-05-09
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and senior UN officials have expressed their deep concern over confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, particularly those which began on Friday evening, and continued into Sunday night. Several Palestinian children are among the wounded.
‘I am alive, but I feel like I am dead’: a migrant grieves the drowning of 3 children2021-05-09
Misrah, an undocumented migrant worker, and her family, left their home in Ethiopia hoping for a better life. Instead, her three children are now dead, drowned during a perilous sea crossing across the Gulf of Aden, when the overloaded boat smuggling them into the country capsized.
Kabul school bombing condemned by senior UN officials2021-05-08
Saturday’s deadly bombing outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has been condemned by leading UN officials including the Secretary-General António Guterres. The attack led to the deaths of at least 60 people, including several schoolchildren.
The United Nations remembers the dead of WWII2021-05-08
The Second World War had a profound impact on the international community, and established the conditions for the creation of the United Nations. This weekend marks the official remembrance of the tens of millions of civilians and soldiers who died during the conflict.