Liu Xia has been under effective house arrest since her late husband won the Nobel, and was allowed to visit him in prison about once a month. She suffers from depression.
Crowdsourcing support can become a process where new ideas are mined and become part of a policy package for difficult relationships.
The US argue that Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, while Russia contends it was just a medium-range one, which hamstrings the US effort to push for stronger sanctions.
Khalifa Haftar, a former Gaddafi ally, emerged as a strongman in eastern Libya using the Benghazi campaign to build up forces, while shunning UN peace efforts, now has the prize in his sights – Libya’s capital.
The industry’s interests are in “irreconcilable conflict with the interests of public health policy”, said the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017.
By simply pledging humanitarian assistance and ignoring the conflict at the root of unfolding the food crisis, the US and UK aren’t really making a difference.
Public diplomacy is a buzz word that has been around for decades, but today it is well ensconced with a significant other – social media.
India, which says it will not be bound by any obligations stemming from the treaty, had earlier refused to take part in negotiations on its text.
According to the UN more than 5,000 non-combatants were killed or wounded in the first six months of 2017 due to suicide bomb attacks by insurgent groups.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mitsura adopted a neutral tone describing the talks, claiming there was “no breakthrough, no breakdown and no one walking out”.
Eighteen Myanmar nationals and foreigners representing international media arrived in Sittwe on Wednesday before a government-escorted visit to the north.
More than 122 countries adopted the treaty banning nuclear weapons. But can the ban be successful without the majority of NATO nations?
LGBTQI people’s health is consistently poorer than that of the general population.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered that $1 million be diverted from Israel’s UN funding to establish a museum on Jewish heritage in Hebron.
Mosul’s basic infrastruture will cost more than $1 billion to repair after the US-backed Iraqi offensive to retake the city from Islamic State.
The World Food Programme claims that more than 80,000 children might need malnutrition treatment where the Myanmar army cracked down on stateless Rohingyas.
The provocative test comes as the leaders from the Group of 20 nations are due to discuss steps to rein in Pyongyang’s weapons programmes.
“If they (the UN) are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there’s no reason for us to let them come,” was the message.
The talks, which many consider to be the last chance for peace between Greek and Turkish Cypriot started on a positive note according to UN stewards overseeing the negotiation.
India needs to improve connectivity infrastructure and industrial laws to raise its ranking in world trade.
The passing of the Mauritius-backed resolution is a blow to the UK, as the ICJ will now give an advisory on the Chagos archipelago currently under its control.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres maintains that he has had multiple meeting with the leaders of both countries to bring them to the negotiating table.
In a new report, the United Nations Population Fund has said the population of elderly people in India will triple by 2050.
“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.”
Hundreds of UN staff from various agencies and services took part in token work stoppage on June 16, to protest a proposed cut of over 7.5% to salaries.
The ICC’s composition is not representative of the international community and it has been made an ad hoc court of the Security Council, thus becoming susceptible to political interference.
Since a resumption of peace negotiations last year, there have been multiple rounds brokered by the UN between representatives of Syrian rebels and the government of President Bashar al-Assad, resulting in scant progress.
The UN – wittingly or unwittingly – has become a victim of a series of con games played by the nuclear weapon powers. On the face of it, the latest attempt of the UN to adopt a so-called Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons appears to be no different.
India’s re-election to Economic and Social Council came just a day after leading expert on international law Neeru Chadha won a crucial election to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
Nabeel Rajab’s lawyers walked out after they were denied a postponement they had requested due to the activist’s failing health after spending prolonged periods in solitary confinement.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
Studies show that the youth faces an increasing rate of unemployment as well as a widening gender gap in the Arab countries, the Middle East, the North of Africa, as well as in Asia and the Pacific.
As FARC abandons its jungle strongholds, farmers push deeper into forests, cutting down trees to make way for grazing land for cattle and agriculture.
Protecting and conserving the environment is a dirty and difficult job.
The full impact of Trump’s decision still depends on whether other countries follow the US lead and decide to withdraw from the pact.
Yemen faces the world’s largest food crisis with more than 17 million people who are food insecure. 6.8 million of them are one step away from famine.
Trump wants to cut US diplomacy and aid budgets by about a third, or nearly $19 billion. This includes cutting some $1 billion from UN peacekeeping funding.
The UN agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute to greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.
The missile, tested in defiance of world pressure and UN sanctions, flew about 450 km, landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
More than 875,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring Uganda since South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, living in refugee camps.