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‘Better late than never’: Gazans react to Security Council ceasefire resolution

A cautious welcome was given by civilians in Gaza to this week’s Security Council resolution endorsing a ceasefire for hostages deal - mixed with frustration that the fighting continues with both Hamas and the Israeli Government signalling that the three phase plan falls short.

There is an exit off ‘the highway to climate hell’, UN chief Guterres insists

“It’s climate crunch time” when it comes to tackling rising carbon emissions, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, stressing that while the need for global action is unprecedented, so too are the opportunities for prosperity and sustainable development.

UK: Independent UN human rights experts voice concern about migrant labour exploitation

Independent UN human rights experts have expressed concern about the protection risks faced by migrant workers in the United Kingdom (UK), including “deception, exorbitant recruitment fees, debt bondage, undignified living conditions, and potential deportation.”

UN humanitarian flight carries vital medical supplies to Haiti

On Thursday, a humanitarian flight operated by the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flew from Panama to Haiti – specifically the Port-au-Prince airport – for the first time in three months, according to Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

UN official asks North Korea to halt missile activities and return to path of dialogue

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) repeated launches using ballistic missile technology not only violate Security Council resolutions but also pose a serious risk to aviation and maritime traffic, a senior UN official said on Friday.

UN supports Papua New Guinea after deadly landslide which probably left 2,000 dead

The United Nations continues to assist authorities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with search and rescue efforts four days after the massive landslide in Enga province, where some 2,000 people are feared dead and accessing survivors remains a challenge.

Hamas conflict: Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz gives June 8 Gaza ultimatum to Benjamin Netanyahu, threatens to resign

Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz has warned he will resign unless Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sets out a post-war plan for the Gaza Strip, media reports said.

UN forum in Bahrain: Innovation as the key to solving global problems

A major UN forum opened on Tuesday in Bahrain. Its mission: to empower entrepreneurial leaders who can build a brighter future and achieve sustainable development for all.

UN report reveals record 75.9 million internally displaced in 2023

The number of people living in internal displacement soared to a record 75.9 million last year, a new UN-backed report said on Tuesday.

Justice officer from DR Congo mission Major Ahlem Bouzi wins UN Trailblazer award

The UN’s second Trailblazer award for Women Justice and Corrections Officers has gone to Major Ahlem Bouzi, an officer with the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

UN rights chief Volker Türk urges Georgia to scrap ‘foreign influence’ bill

As protests continue in Georgia over a proposed draft law on curbing foreign influence, UN Human Rights Commissioner Volker Türk on Thursday urged the authorities to shelve the controversial bill and engage in dialogue.

Sudan: Civilians trapped in El Fasher as UN warns of imminent attack

Escalating violence in Sudan’s North Darfur state has left dozens dead and people trapped in El Fasher city, which is home to around 800,000 people, many displaced due to fighting.

UN rights office deeply alarmed over killing of 220 villagers in Burkina Faso

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday raised alarm over the situation in northern Burkina Faso, where several hundred civilians, including children, were reportedly killed amidst fighting between security forces and armed groups.

UN chief urges ‘surge in investment’ to overcome $4 trillion financing gap

The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for a “surge in investment” to give developing countries a chance to build better lives for their people.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for UN 2.0 to tackle 21st century challenges

Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday emphasised the need for a “strengthened and updated” United Nations to better reach and support people around the world.