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With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, Secretary-General Guterres urges investment in youth

At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa.

Kosovo: UN to create trust fund, following panel report on alleged rights violations by peacekeeping mission

Taking into account an expert panel report on alleged human rights violations by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, the Secretary-General has decided to establish a Trust Fund to implement community-based assistance projects,...

UN envoy warns of dire crisis as Gaza faces power cuts, gallons of raw sewage pouring into the sea

The United Nations Middle East envoy today cautioned that unless urgent measures are taken to de-escalate the crisis now spiralling out of control in the Gaza Strip, there will be devastating consequences for Palestinians and Israelis alike.

FEATURE: UN-backed projects in the Caribbean highlight connection between life on land and life below water

The vital role of the world’s oceans in human well-being and development is being highlighted next month as the United Nations hosts a global conference aimed at protecting these resources.

‘All refugees want to go home someday’ – UNHCR spokesperson and author Melissa Fleming

As Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Melissa Fleming listens to stories of people fleeing for their lives every day. Although she has met many refugees and gotten to know several...

Civilians in Syria must be spared from anti-ISIL airstrikes – UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today urged all warring parties in Syria to take every feasible measure to spare the civilian population from the effects of the armed conflict, noting that civilians are increasing caught in fighting between...

UN strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned in the strongest terms the killing of at least 28 people in Egypt, with the Council denouncing the attack &#8220heinous&#8221 and &#8220cowardly.&#8221

Fresh violence empties city in Central African Republic; senior UN official urges more aid

A senior United Nations official is calling for additional humanitarian aid in the Central African Republic, where nearly the entire population of the city Bria was forcibly displaced last week.

Some 10,000 people fleeing west Mosul every day, UN migration agency warns

Citing Iraqi Government figures, the United Nations migration agency today warned that the number of people fleeing West Mosul is soaring &#8211 on 18 May, hitting a peak when some 16,100 transited through the Hamam al-Alil screening site...

Libya: UN envoy calls on rival groups to immediately halt violence in Tripoli

Condemning the surging violence in Tripoli, the top United Nations official in Libya called today for an immediate end to fighting in and around the capital and for rival groups to &#8220put Libyan national interests&#8221 ahead of their...