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With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief

African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief told an Africa Week event in New York on Wednesday.

With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief

African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief told an Africa Week event in New York on Wednesday.

Iraq: Security Council voices concern over reported violence in Kirkuk

The Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over recent reports of violence near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

Iraq: Security Council voices concern over reported violence in Kirkuk

The Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over recent reports of violence near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

UN strongly condemns terrorist attacks across Afghanistan

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterday’s attacks in Afghanistan’s Paktya and Ghazni provinces, which left many dead and injured.

With ‘cautious optimism,’ UN political official reports positive developments on Middle East peace

A senior United Nations political affairs official on Wednesday highlighted at the Security Council some positive developments on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, particulalry on intra-Palestinian reconciliation efforts.

UN and partners launch campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening world’s bananas

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Wednesday that it is working with partners to help protect the world’s banana crops a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the...

Iran: UN rights experts urge country to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrow’s execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to death when he was 16 years old.

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

UN chief announces trip to Central African Republic, where crisis is ‘far from media spotlight’

Speaking to the press at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will be travelling to the Central African Republic early next week to draw attention to the fragile situation in the country...