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UN chief issues 'red alert,' urges world to come together in 2018 to tackle pressing challenges

In his message on the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all.

After 1,000 days of conflict, Yemen sliding into 'deepening catastrophe,' UN agencies warn

As the conflict in Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable.

UN chief welcomes exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the recent exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine and commended all those who helped bring about the exchange.

'No clear evidence' social media leads to more violent behavior, UN-backed study reports

Violent extremists use the Internet to attract younger audiences, to disseminate content and to foster direct dialogue with young people, a United Nations agency-backed study found, but more research is needed to find out if social media has an effective role in radicalization.

UNESCO chief 'deeply regrets Israel's decision to withdraw from agency

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “deep regret” on Thursday over Israel's decision to withdraw from the agency.

New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health

People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.

UN chief condemns attack on church near Cairo, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the attack that took place earlier Friday outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt.

Free and fair elections 'confirm Liberia's steady march towards lasting peace,' says UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday congratulated George Weah on his election as the next President of Liberia, and commended Vice-President Joseph Boakai for conceding defeat.

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year's end

Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Côte d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia.

Peru: Pardon of former President Fujimori a ‘slap in the face’ for victims, say UN rights experts

Condemning the pardoning of former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts have said that the move undermines the work of the judiciary and the international community to achieve