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Beware the ‘poison of war’ says Guterres, championing a ‘call for peace’

New York: The UN chief commemorated the International Day of Peace on Friday with the annual ringing of the Peace Bell ceremony followed by a minute of silence at the UN Peace Garden in New York.

Sustaining peace, more important, but ‘more complex’ than ever, as wars rage

New York: Keeping the peace has become more important but also more complex in a world of proliferating conflicts, that are becoming more “intertwined”, the UN’s policy chief told a high-level meeting of the General Assembly spotlighting financing for peacebuilding on Wednesday.

BREAKING: Russian president Putin announces military operation in Ukraine

Defying the Western appeals and outrage, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a  military operation in Ukraine urging the Ukrainian soldiers  to lay down their arms.

Protect people ‘fleeing war, violence’, UN refugee agency urges Poland

New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday encouraged Poland to fall in line with its international obligations, and allow asylum seekers access.

Former Pakistani diplomats shock by calling for armed uprising in Kashmir on live TV show

Islamabad, Aug 21: In a shocking video that has been circulating on the social media, Pakistani diplomats participating in a TV discussion show were seen openly calling for support for armed resistance by the people of Kashmir in the wake of the recent scrapping of Article 370 by the Indian government.

Joint UN-Red Cross appeal to end rising sexual violence as a weapon of war

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Sexual violence in conflict - and the stigma that survivors often face - must be addressed urgently, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a joint appeal for more funding and international action, together with the head of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer.

Four million Syrian children have only known war since birth: UNICEF

New York, Dec 14 (IBNS): Half of Syria’s children, that’s four million, have grown up only knowing a life of violence, as the war-battered country enters its eighth year of conflict, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.

Feeding families remains complex task in war-torn Syria – UN relief agency

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): Nearly a million Syrians have headed home amid improving security, only to find houses destroyed and livelihoods lost said the United Nations emergency food relief agency on Tuesday, leaving many civilians still reliant on aid.

Blockades ‘expose’ the innocent, to the ‘ravages of economic war’ - UN sanctions expert warns

New York, Sept 14 (IBNS): Economic sanctions must not be allowed to degenerate into blockades which “expose people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime” said the UN independent expert on the effects of sanctions on human rights.

Stoking fear among followers is not clever politics but a recipe for self-destruction, warns UN rights chief

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): In a scathing address to the Human Rights Council, the top United Nations rights official on Wednesday warned political leaders who stoke fear and intolerance among their followers for the sake of their own ambitions are merely copying the behaviour of previous generations of once strong, but ultimately catastrophic, leaders and politicians.

Syria: 13 million people in desperate need as seventh war-torn winter sets in, UN warns

New York, Jan 9 (JEN): With millions of desperate people across Syria now facing their seventh winter of war, the United Nations warned on Tuesday that intensified military operations in the country's north are forcing families to flee, in the cold, to areas without enough resources to support them.