Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts
The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country’s efforts to restore “peace and stability”.
“We must have an agreement” on migration, says Assembly President
Agreement must be reached by the nations of the world on a comprehensive global compact on migration, said the President of the General Assembly on Friday.
Migration “powers economic growth”, needs “global response”: Guterres
Migration is a positive force for global economic growth, which helps reduce inequality, conflict and misunderstanding.
“Diligent” support needed to reintegrate former rebels in Colombia
Former rebel fighters in Colombia need “diligent and thorough” support from the UN and all parties with a stake in the country’s ongoing peace process.
Vulnerable Rohingya children living in “appalling conditions”: UNICEF
Millions of children vaccinated against measles in Somalia
UN allocates $50m in emergency humanitarian funding for Yemen
The UN relief chief announced the biggest-ever allocation of emergency funds to war-torn Yemen on Friday, to help deal with the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 40.3 million people were victims of forced labour and modern slavery in 2017. The 2016 Global Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (
Loss of life in Iran protests deplored by UN chief
A wave of anti-Government protests which have taken place across Iran have left more than 20 dead, according to news reports, leading the UN chief to deplore the loss of life.
Hundreds seek refuge around UN camp in CAR