|Challenges Remain in North Korea Despite Improvements in Health - The health and wellbeing of women and children in North Korea has improved slightly in recent years but "urgent" challenges remain in rural areas, the UN Childrens Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday.|
|Siege of Syrias Eastern Ghouta Barbaric and Medieval - The siege of eastern Ghouta in war-torn Syria, which lasted more than five years, has been labelled "barbaric and medieval" - "amounting" to war crimes, and crimes against humanity, a high-level UN inquiry said on Wednesday.|
|Afghanistan May Be on Edge of Opportunity for Peace - The Eid al-Fitr ceasefire and the burgeoning peace movement in Afghanistan lead NATO officials in the country to believe the country is on the "edge of opportunity." |
|Migrant Children at US border Have Right to Protection and Be With Their Families - Separating children from their families is in no-ones best interest - the head of UN Childrens Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday - pointing to "heartbreaking" stories of infants who have been reportedly removed from their parents after entering the US from Mexico illegally. |
|UN Marks 'World Refugee Day' - With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution - roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand- the head of the United Nations has called for unity and solidarity as a first step to support them.|
|Coalition, Partners Continue Progress Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria - The coalition and its partners in Syria and Iraq are continuing to make progress in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today.|
|Coalition Partners Seize, Destroy ISIS Drug Cache in Southern Syria - Coalition-supported forces destroyed an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-owned cache of narcotic drugs in southern Syria, June 12, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. |
|Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the months of May and June.
|Former Monk Trades Robes for Air Force Uniform -
For most people, spending a day without their cell phone is an impossible feat. To spend 30 days without a phone, writing, reading, talking or even eye contact would seem unfathomable, but for Thailand Buddhist monks, this is their world.
|UN Forum to Explore Use of Outer Space to Improve Lives - Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.|
|Afghanistan Extends Ceasefire with Taliban - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres and the UN mission in Afghanistan welcomed on Saturday the Afghan Governments extension of the unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban, amid an outpouring of support for the truce from war-weary people all across the country.|
|UN Marks 'World Day to Combat Desertification' - Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said.|
|Financial Abuse of Elderly Rampant - Older people are increasingly subject to financial abuse, in many cases by their own family members, a United Nations human rights expert warned on Thursday. |
|UN Delivers Aid as Yemeni Port City is Bombarded - As the Yemeni port city of Hodeida continues to come under attack from Saudi-led coalition forces on Thursday, seeking to drive out Houthi rebels who control the city, the United Nations and humanitarian partners are rushing to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of vulnerable families there.|
|Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today's Security Challenges - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis today told this years U.S. Naval War College graduates he is confident theyll carry forward the legacy of the schools founding officers as they take their intellectual firepower forward to tackle the security challenges of our time. |
|Dust Storm From Hell Observed on Mars - One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASAs Opportunity rover to suspend science operations, but also offers a window for four other spacecraft to learn from the swirling dust.|
|Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise - Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). |
|Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke by phone today to Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in two separate calls to discuss the results of the recent summit between the U.S. and North Korea.|
|Hawaii National Guard Engineers Build Shelters for Volcano Evacuees - Since June 7, engineers with the Hawaii Army National Guard have been constructing a community of emergency "micro-shelter" housing units here for residents displaced by the ongoing Kilauea eruption.
|Terrorism Diverts Resources From Development to Costly Security - The scourge of terrorism and violent extremism continues to affect all of Central Africa and divert government resources from much-needed development programmes to costly security operations, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday. |