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UN Urges Haiti to Probe Killings and Acts of Torture
United Nations human rights officials in Haiti today urged the country`s authorities to properly investigate and prosecute local police officers suspected of carrying out unlawful killings.
Latin American Growth Predicted to Slow Down Due to Economic Crisis, UN Report
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will slow down next year due to the sluggish performance of the world economy.
UN Reports Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water
The internationally stated goal of improving access to safe drinking water across the globe is likely to be achieved well ahead of the 2015 deadline.
Key Organizers of Rwandan Genocide Jailed for Life by UN Tribunal
Two key organizers of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 were today sentenced to life in prison by the United Nations tribunal dealing with war crimes in the country.
UN: Bahrain Must Address Lack of Trust in Government
The United Nations human rights chief called on Bahraini authorities to address the deepening mistrust between the Government and civil society.
UN Expert Concerned at Poor Living Conditions of Canada's Indigenous
A UN human rights expert has asked Canada to clarify what it is doing to address the dire socio-economic conditions of the Attawapiskat aboriginal community.
UN Calls for Scaling Up of Humanitarian Efforts in Philippines
The United Nations relief chief called today on countries and international organizations to scale up humanitarian efforts in the Philippines.
UN: Yemen Faces Uncertain Future
The next few weeks will be critical as Yemen seeks to address its political, security and humanitarian challenges, a United Nations envoy stressed today.
Un Chief Ban Mourns Death Of Vaclav Havel
Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep sadness at the passing of Vaclav Havel, the former president of the Czech Republic, who died on Sunday.
UN Chief Ban Condemns Violence In Cairo
Ban Ki-moon called on transitional authorities in Egypt to show restraint after several days of clashes between security forces and protesters in the capital.
UN: Violence Against Women Serious Problem In Somalia
An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for greater efforts to improve the plight of women in Somalia, thousands of whom remain extremely vulnerable to discrimination and violence.
UN: Japanese Nuclear Plant Now Stable
The UN nuclear watchdog welcomed Japan`s announcement that it had successfully stabilized the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Prosecutor of UN-backed Lebanon Tribunal to Step Down at End of Term
Mr. Ban told a news conference at UN Headquarters today that he will seek Mr. Bellemare`s replacement in consultation with the UN Legal Counsel, Patricia O`Brien.
UN: Significant Rise In Opium Poppy Cultivation In Myanmar
A United Nations survey launched today points to significant " increases in opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar and Laos.
UN Seeks $7.7 Billion to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Millions of People in 2012
The UN called for $7.7 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to 51 million people in 16 countries over the course of next year.
UN Chief Ban: World Needs UN More Than Ever
The UN has never been so needed to deal with the planet`s most pressing challenges, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a year-end press conference today.
UN Mobile App Lets Users Calculate Carbon Footprint
A new United Nations mobile telephone application released today lets users calculate their carbon footprint.
Palestinian Flag Flies At UNESCO
The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO.
UN Chief Ban Praises Climate Change Deal Reached At Durban
Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the set of decisions reached by countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban.
UN: Unemployment In Gaza Remains High
The rate of unemployment among refugees registered with the United Nations in the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory stands at 33.8 per cent.
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