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US veto sends wrong message, makes the situation in Gaza more dangerous: China's UN Envoy

United Nations: China's Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun on Tuesday criticized the United States for the use of its veto power on an Algeria-drafted UN Security Council resolution, arguing it undermines consensus and worsens the situation in Gaza.

Israel-Hamas War: UN envoy advocates immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza: A top UN official in the Middle East underscored the importance of a ceasefire in Gaza during a briefing to journalists at UN headquarters on Wednesday.

UN food agency ramps up deliveries amid worsening food security in Ethiopia

As severe hunger ripples across northern Ethiopia, the World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up efforts to deliver lifesaving assistance to three million people in the coming weeks to avert “a major humanitarian catastrophe”, the agency announced on Tuesday.

Over 50 people, including two peacekeepers, killed during clashes in disputed Abyei region

Continuing intercommunal clashes in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan have left more than 50 people dead including two peacekeepers, the UN said on Monday.

UN human rights chief regrets use of nitrogen in Alabama execution

The UN human rights chief has expressed deep regret over the execution of a prisoner in the United States on Thursday night through the country’s first-ever use of nitrogen asphyxiation as a method of implementing the death penalty.

Houthis order US-UK UN staff to leave Yemen

Houthi authorities in Yemen on Wednesday (January 24, 2024) have ordered UN and other humanitarian staff holding US and UK passports to leave the country within a month.

Congo: Floods induced by torrential rain claim 23 lives

Brazzaville (Congo): At least 23 people were killed by floods caused by heavy rains across the Republic of the Congo, government spokesperson Thierry Moungalla said on Friday.

Around 3.5 million displaced in Ethiopia: UN's International Organization for Migration

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): More than 3.45 million people are displaced in Ethiopia, with more than half of them displaced due to conflict, according to a new report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a UN agency.

187 Palestinians killed in past 24 hours as Israeli army advances southward

Gaza/IBNS/UNI: At least 187 Palestinians were killed and 312 others were wounded in Israeli air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, said the Health Ministry on Friday.

General Assembly approves $3.59 billion UN budget for next year

The General Assembly has approved a $3.59 billion budget for the United Nations for 2024, including the establishment of a special account to finance the Organization’s peacebuilding fund.

More than 70 members of a Gaza family killed in Israeli airstrike

More than 70 members of a family were killed in Gaza following an Israeli airstrike, including a veteran UN aid worker. 

'Gaza war to continue with or without international support': Israel

Jerusalem/IBNS: Israel Wednesday declared its determination to continue its Gaza war "with or without international support after it came under mounting pressure even from its key supporter United States.

Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but also prevent wars, combat hatred, rebuild trust and build a sustainable future for all.

UN launches $46 billion appeal to respond to worsening crises in 2024

As conflicts, climate emergencies and collapsing economies continue to wreak havoc on communities worldwide, the UN on Monday issued an appeal for $46.4 billion for 2024 to help 181 million people facing catastrophic hunger, mass displacement and diseases worldwide.

UN chief Antonio Guterres says he will not give up appealing for Gaza-Israel humanitarian ceasefire

The UN Secretary-General on Sunday pledged that he would “not give up” on appealing for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, adding that inaction on the Security Council was undermining its credibility.