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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.

UN study says with 783 million people going hungry, a fifth of all food goes to waste

While a third of humanity faces food insecurity, an equivalent of one billion meals go to waste every day, a new report by the UN environment agency (UNEP) revealed on Wednesday. One fifth of food is thrown away.

UN migration agency says 60 per cent of migrant deaths were linked to drowning in 2023

One in three migrant deaths happens while people flee conflict, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Tuesday. More than two in three migrants whose deaths have been documented remain unidentified.

UN Security Council passes resolution demanding ‘an immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza during Ramadan

The UN Security Council on Monday (March 25, 2024) passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan, the immediate and unconditional release of hostages and "the urgent need to expand the flow" of aid into Gaza.

Pashtuns demonstrate in front of UN office in Geneva against crackdown on PTM leaders

A large number of Pashtun members recently organised an anti-Pakistan protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva to denounce the crackdown on workers and leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM).

UN calls for united action to combat rising tide of Islamophobia

Amid a rising tide of anti-Muslim hate, top UN officials condemned the scourge on Friday as the General Assembly adopted a resolution to push back against it during commemorations marking the International Day to Combat Islamophobia.

Baloch activists participate in anti-Pakistan protest in Geneva

The Baloch National Movement members recently hosted an anti-Pakistan protest at the Broken Chair sculpture in Geneva during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.