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Parliaments can be pillars of democracy and defenders of human rights, says UN chief on International Day

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the “pivotal role” played by parliaments and their importance to “advance the aspirations” of the citizens they represent.

UN chief ‘deeply alarmed’ over military offensive in south-west Syria

Expressing “deep alarm” over increased hostilities in southwestern Syria and its “devastating” toll on civilians, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for an immediate cessation of the military operations.

UN condemns deadly attack against G5 Sahel force headquarters in Mali

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the attack against the G5 Sahel joint force Headquarters in Mali’s restive Mopti region.

Security Council renews mandates of UN force monitoring separation area between Israel and Syria; AU-UN hybrid mission in Darfur

Adopting separate resolutions, the United Nations Security Council has extended the mandates of the Organization’s Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

UN launches plan to promote peace, inclusive growth in Africa’s Sahel

The United Nations has launched a major support plan to promote sustainable peace and inclusive growth as well as empower women and youth in Africa's vast Sahel region.

‘We must fight terrorism together’ without sacrificing legal and human rights, declares UN chief

With new solutions proposed, and new partnerships established, the United Nations Secretary-General told delegates from Member States attending the first ever High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism, that he was committed to meeting the challenge of “keeping your citizens safe”.

Mine action is at ‘the nexus’ of peace, security and development: UN official

Despite international efforts, the number of people killed or injured by landmines and other explosive hazards has risen following years of decline, the Security Council heard on Friday.

‘Bleakest period yet’ in Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN human rights expert

Reports of the indignities faced by people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have “painted the bleakest picture yet” of the human rights situation there, a United Nations expert has said.

FROM THE FIELD: Weaving profits in Azerbaijan

Artisans in Azerbaijan who practice the traditional art of carpet making are being provided with new business opportunities thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Veteran public official from Portugal elected to lead UN migration agency

A lawyer and politician from Portugal, with an extensive career in public service, has been elected to head the United Nations migration agency.