The Congo Republic Military was withdrawn from the peacekeeping mission in the country after a UN review found “systemic problems in command and control”.
The region, which fell to war in 2013, is no longer being classified as being in a state of famine, but situations are still being described as “dire”.
While the population might start declining after 2050, India will still remain the most populous country in the world.
The employee, Humidor Rashid, was charged for obtaining visa for an employee under false assurances, underpaying her and coercively detaining her by threatening her and taking away her passport.
“We’re here today to say that in cooking, in the kitchen, there are no differences. We’re all the same, we’re all human.”
Two-thirds of the African continent is desert or drylands and nearly 75% of agricultural land is estimated to be degraded to varying degrees.
In an attempt to remove the closures of airways, Qatar has approached the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The report submitted to the General Assembly, states that over 90% of the world’s population used improved drinking water sources in 2015, without indicating the current measures of progress for the SDGs.
Close to 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to become available this year.
The remaining 40% are due to be relinquished by June 20.
The rebels say farewell to their arms after more than half a century of war and will now form a political party in the country.
“Leaders may wish to deny this reality, but whether we like it or not, humanity is connected.”
In the first resolution of its kind, the US and China agreed on the UN expanding targeted sanctions against North Korea in response to the missile tests.
The camp was originally supposed to be a transit point, but with almost 800 people coming in everyday with most having nowhere to go, it is at capacity.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees took shelter in the ruins of their camps and waited for help after a night in the rain.
A resolution adopted by the Geneva staff blames the International Civil Service Commission which presides over the salary structures for failing to address the issue.
Up to 200,000 people still live behind ISIS lines in Mosul’s Old City and three other districts.
Orlando Milesi interviews Julio Berdegué, FAO’s regional representative.
In the worst displacement since the 2013 civil war, the UN said around 440,000 people were displaced by the end of April and it could rise to 500,000 by the end of May.
International Civil Service Commission said that the pay cut would put the standard of living of the Geneva staff at par with their New York colleagues.
The former health minister and foreign minister, who vowed to make universal health care his priority, won over half the votes from 189 member states in the first round and prevailed in a third-round ballot against Britain’s David Nabarro.
Though the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack was a failure on the NSA’s part, current UN cyber norms are far too weak to hold any international actor – let alone the US – responsible.
Sexual violence is increasingly becoming a tactic of terrorism in conflict areas; approximately one in five refugees or displaced women have experienced some form of sexual violence.
In a unanimously agreed statement, UN Security Council said it was of vital importance that North Korea show a sincere commitment to denuclearisation.
An aid convoy carrying food and medical supplies reached the rebel-held besieged city of Douma for the first time since October.
Trump, asked if he considered North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un to be rational, said he was operating from the assumption that he is rational.
Trump has said the US share of UN budgets was “unfair” and has proposed an unspecified reduction in funding for the world body and its agencies.
Through the current negotiations at the UN on nuclear weapons there is the global opportunity to save the world from the scourge of war.
Hundreds of Iraqis fled the heavy fighting in the Mosul-Baghdad area and headed to areas which had been reclaimed from the ISIS.
Some 6.7 million people in Yemen are classified in phase 4 on an international scale of food security, with phase 5 constituting a famine.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
Most of the victims were said to have been killed in their homes as soldiers went door to door looking for rival Kamuina Nsapu militia members.
At the same time, a broad campaign against UN peacekeeping is also being waged in the Security Council by ambassador Nikki Haley.
The troops’ progress has been slow as about 400,000 civilians, or a quarter of Mosul’s pre-war population, are trapped in the Old City, according to the UN.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti has been dogged by controversies, including the introduction of cholera to the island and sexual abuse claims.
While the Trump administration is considering economic and diplomatic measures against North Korea for now, military options are not off the table.
The UN chief has a tough task ahead, especially with Donald Trump at the helm in the US.
Trump’s missile strike against Assad’s gassing of Syrians could be the beginning of an international law and consensus against use of chemical weapons.
‘Quantitative easing’ has not only failed to ensure a robust recovery, but has also exacerbated the inequalities and disparities breeding ethno-chauvinist populism, says the report.
A UN report in February said Myanmar’s security forces had committed mass killings and gangrapes against Rohingya during their campaign against insurgents.