UN relief chief “extremely disappointed” by denial of access to Taiz
The UN relief chief Stephen O’Brien has said he’s “extremely disappointed” by rebel fighters’ refusal to allow aid into Taiz city in Yemen.
Conflict continues to hamper humanitarian response to South Sudan famine
“Inconsistent progress” in Kosovo: UN mission chief
There has been “inconsistent progress” in recent months over talks to diffuse tensions regarding Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.
Human rights fundamental to “the future we want” and reaching SDGs
Tighter rules needed to combat air pollution, UN experts urge
Countries have a duty to strengthen legislation that prevents and controls exposure to toxic air pollution, UN human rights experts have urged.
Israeli soldier’s sentence for shooting “excessively lenient”: UN
The punishment handed down to an Israeli soldier found guilty of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian is “excessively lenient”, the UN Human Rights Office said on Friday.
UN launches global campaign to rid oceans of plastic
A global campaign has been launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to rid the world’s oceans and seas of plastic.
Security essential to reinvigorating South Sudan “bread basket”
The forced relocation of the Palestinian Bedouin community in the West Bank is “unacceptable and it must stop”, the UN Humanitarian Aid Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory has urged.
Global UN-backed trade agreement enters into force