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Yemen: year of conflict puts 3.4 million women of reproductive age at risk, UN reports

A year of conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 3.4 million women of reproductive age between 15 and 49 years in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has reported, expressing growing concern about the situation.

UN report aims to equalize health conditions amidst exploding metro populations

With nearly 4 billion people living in cities and the urban population growing, there is an urgent need to address health disparities and identify creative ways to ensure universal health coverage, according to the United Nations agencies on health and urban development.

Probe into sexual abuse in Central African Republic must 'leave no stone unturned' – UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today described the latest reports of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic as “sickening,” calling for a thorough investigation into alleged conducts by UN and French troops, as well as local armed groups.

Civilians remain at risk in South Sudan, despite peace agreements, Security Council told

Senior United Nations officials today cautioned that the humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan remains dire, and asked the Security Council to call on the parties to the conflict and armed actors to uphold their obligations under international law to protect civilians and aid workers, and grant free access for delivery of life-saving supplies.

Partnership Forum spotlights UN's catalytic role in multi-stakeholder engagement for 2030 Agenda

Addressing the Partnership Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), senior United Nations officials today highlighted the Organization's critical role in facilitating the establishment of partnerships, which are necessary to implement the world's new development goals by 2030.

UN tribunal acquits Vojislav Šešelj of war crimes in the Balkans

The United Nations tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today acquitted Vojislav Šešelj of war crimes and crimes against humanity in connection with actions committed by the Serbian forces between August 1991 and September 1993.

Security Council calls for regional solutions to challenges facing Africa's Great Lakes nations

The Security Council today expressed regret over the limited progress in implementing national and regional commitments under the peace, security and cooperation framework for Africa's Great Lakes region, stressing that signatory States must carry out those obligations in order to achieve lasting peace.

Ban urges political actors, institutions to hand over power to Libyan Presidency Council

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all political actors and public institutions in Libya to hand over power to the Libyan Presidency Council.

UN calls for more 'equitable' responsibility-sharing to relieve plight of Syrian refugees

Addressing a one-day, high-level conference in Geneva on Syrian refugees, senior United Nations officials stressed the needs to provide resettlement and other answers for their plight, urging third countries to share those responsibilities with Syria's immediate neighbours.

UN rights office 'extremely concerned' about killing of Palestinian man in West Bank

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today said it is extremely concerned about the apparent extra-judicial execution last Thursday of a Palestinian man in the Hebron.