UN concerned for Syrians affected by anti-ISIL operations in Aleppo
The UN remains “very concerned” for the situation of civilians affected by an offensive to dislodge ISIL militants from Al Bab town in Syria’s Aleppo governorate.
Cyprus talks enter second day
Talks to decide the future of the Cyprus have entered a second day in Geneva.
Terror “will not bring a solution” to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
“Violence and terror” will not bring a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, following an attack which left four Israelis dead in Jerusalem.
Prisoners of conscience in Iran “at risk of dying” warns UN expert
At least eight prisoners of conscience in Iran are “at risk of dying” while on hunger strike, the UN’s expert on human rights for the country has warned.
“Game-changing” strategy urged to counter sexual exploitation
A “game-changing” strategy is needed to respond to sexual exploitation and abuse within the UN according to the Secretary-General, António Guterres.
DRC’s Kabila “needs to endorse political accord” and avoid new violence
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, should publicly support an agreement which offers free and fair elections there, the UN said on Friday.
Observers let go from UN Mission in Colombia
Three observers have been let go from the UN Mission in Colombia following their participation in a celebration organized by the largest rebel group in the country, FARC.
Climate change threatening coral reefs
One of the planet’s most important ecosystems, coral reefs, is under threat from climate change.
Mosul operation displaces more than 130,000
Nearly 132,000 people have been displaced by the Iraqi military operation to liberate the city of Mosul from the ISIL terrorist group, the United Nations has reported.
US$310 aid appeal for Cameroon
An appeal for US$310 million has been launched to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in northern and eastern Cameroon, the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, has reported.