General News

Deputy Head of Peacekeeping travelled to Afghanistan

Edmond Mulet, the Deputy Chief of UN Peacekeeping, travelled to Afghanistan recently to assess the future role of the United Nations mission in the country (UNAMA).

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UNICEF and partners fight measles outbreak in Syria and neighbouring states

Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children and the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) and its partners are stepping up vaccination campaigns among a particularly vulnerable population.

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Young people! the UN needs you now more than ever! Youth Envoy

Ahmad Alhendawi is the newly-appointed and first ever UN Secretary-General Envoy for Youth.

He’s got a wide-ranging, far-reaching, important job to speak for the concerns, aspirations and accomplishments of the world’s young people.

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Zero Hunger challenge launched to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific

“It is unacceptable that in the 21st century, with all of our technological and agricultural expertise, more than 870 million people globally wake up hungry every morning, says Noeleen Heyzer, the Head of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (

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Security Council urged to help end “troubling” Darfur situation

It is time to bring an end to the fighting in Darfur, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Monday.

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UN agencies in DPRK remain seriously underfunded

Five United Nations agencies have appealed for urgent funding to meet the most critical and life-saving needs of the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the DPRK, in the areas of health and nutrition until the end of the year.

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Conflict and market disruption lead to food insecurity in Mali

Food insecurity has become a major concern in the remotest areas of the Mopti region in Mali.

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it will be scaling up assistance in northern Mali, especially as the lean season gets underway.

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A UN mission aims to stabilize situation in Mali

Hopes for resolving the ongoing political crisis in Mali have been raised with the establishment of a United Nations mission that is expected to take over from African troops in the country.

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World Intellectual Property Day celebrates creativity

Predicting the future is an uncertain endeavour at best.

With increasingly accurate technological tools for solving problems, what used to be science fiction, is now fact.

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General Assembly debates peaceful resolution of conflicts in Africa

The issue of peaceful resolution of conflicts in Africa was under the spotlight in the General Assembly on Thursday.

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