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UN condemns killing of two peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterday's killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic's (CAR) south-eastern city of Bangassou.

On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according to the United Nations science wing.

Burundi: UN envoy reiterates inclusive dialogue, regional support to political process

The United Nations Special Envoy to Burundi today urged African leaders, in solidarity with the UN, to support an inclusive dialogue between the Government and the opposition in a country where political upheaval has resulted in insecurity since April 2015.

In Mosul and beyond, sustained efforts needed to support millions of displaced Iraqis – UN official

Witnessing “complete devastation” in districts of Mosul, a senior United Nations relief official visiting Iraq lauded the massive humanitarian effort under way while indicating that the crisis is “far from over,” including for millions of Iraqis displaced throughout the country.

Jerusalem: Guterres urges political and religious leaders to refrain from 'provocative actions and rhetoric'

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, concerned by the potential risk of escalating violence over the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, today urged all political, religious and community leaders to refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric.

UN agency develops new guidelines to help countries better monitor forest resources

The United Nations agriculture agency has created new guidelines to help countries develop a strong mechanism to monitor national forest resources.

UN chief condemns suicide attacks on camps in northeastern Nigeria

Strongly condemning yesterday's suicide attacks on the two camps for internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the perpetrators of this “heinous” act to be swiftly brought to justice.

Majority of children fleeing to Europe just want to get away, UNICEF reports

Facing violence and trauma in Libya and other countries, thousands of children decided to flee by themselves, seeking to get away but not necessarily aiming for Europe, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today reported.

Amid rising tensions in Jerusalem, UN envoy warns of 'grave risk' of escalation in Middle East

The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has warned that developments over the past 11 days at holy sites in the Old City in Jerusalem have demonstrated the “grave risk” that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could become a religious conflict that could ultimately engulf the rest of the region.

Peace is the 'bedrock' for women's development and human rights UN deputy chief says in DR Congo

The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which today visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).