Interviews

‘If cities don’t develop sustainably, neither will the world’

The challenges facing cities will be highlighted at the World Urban Forum, held in Abu Dhabi between February 8 and 13.

Before he left for the conference , Haoliang Xu, Director of the UNDP's Department of Policy and Programme Support, sat down with Matt Wells from UN News.

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A question of trust: the UN political chief working behind the scenes to prevent tomorrow’s wars

When it comes to dealing with armed conflict, the eyes of the world often turn to the UN Security Council and members’ attempts, with varying degrees of success, to resolve or prevent bloodshed. 

Youth leaders share positive visions of the future, as Guterres launches UN75 in New York

Six youth leaders from around the world were at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to share their ambitious visions for a future where international cooperation is prioritized and everyone’s voice is heard. 

 

2019: A deadly year for migrants crossing the Americas

More than 800 people died last year crossing deserts, rivers and remote lands while migrating across the Americas, making 2019 one of deadliest years on record, the UN migration agency said on Tuesday.

Yemen: Escalation in fighting must stop ‘before it’s too late’, Griffiths tells Security Council

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen told an emergency session of the Security Council on Tuesday that a recent upsurge in violence between pro-Government and rebel forces following weeks of relative calm, had to end “before it’s too late”.

DR Congo: UN rights chief says human rights are improving 

Following a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where instability, inter-communal violence and disease continues to take a heavy toll, the human rights situation there is showing signs of improvement, said High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.  At the end of her visit this week, the High Commissioner spoke exclusively to Radio Okapi, the Francophone radio station run by the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO

 

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Iraq: UN human rights report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials

A new UN report published on Tuesday shows that while considerable effort has been made by Iraqi authorities to bring former ISIL terrorist fighters to justice, there are “serious concerns” about the fairness of the proceedings. 

‘Carry our stories forward’: Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN

When the Nazis invaded Poland, overnight, nine-year-old Theodor Meron became “a refugee, out of school, out of childhood and constantly in clear and present danger”, the man who would later become a Judge for International Criminal Tribunals told the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony on Monday.

‘Time for justice for Roma’, Senior expert urges on Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Dan Pavel Doghi, Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti issues for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) says the Roma people should finally receive the justice they deserve.  Mr. Doghi attended a United Nations Holocaust Memorial event at UN Headquarters in New York where he spoke about the importance of education to help fight racism and discrimination against vulnerable minorities. 

UN News’s Ana Carmo started by asking him about the fate of the Roma under the Nazi regime.  

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