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UN political chief urges Security Council to 'remain united, take appropriate action' on DPR Korea

The top United Nations political official today urged the Security Council to remain united and take appropriate action against Sunday's nuclear explosive test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

UN Secretary-General condemns DPR Korea's underground nuclear test

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned today's underground nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as “yet another serious breach of the country's international obligations.”

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia – UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Afghanistan: UN mission confirms at least 44 civilians killed, injured in latest airstrikes

At least 28 women and children were killed and an additional 16 injured in air strikes this week in Afghanistan, the United Nations political mission in the country said in initial findings of its probe into the deaths.

UN allocates $21M to meet urgent needs in newly-accessible areas across Sudan

The United Nations today allocated $21 million to provide life-saving food support, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and other assistance to thousands of Sudanese in newly accessible areas in Darfur's Jebel Marra area, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Casualties from cluster munitions double in 2016; Syrians most-affected – UN-backed report

Even as countries continue to ratify and implement the international treaty prohibiting the use of cluster munitions, casualties from these notorious weapons doubled in the past year, with civilians accounting for nearly all the victims, according to a United Nations-backed civil society report.

Condemning violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, UN chief urges restraint

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged restraint and calm in Myanmar's Rakhine state, cautioning that the situation may otherwise lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

Iraq: ISIL targeting civilians to 'avenge' loss of Tal Afar, UN envoy says

Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) are indiscriminately targeting civilians to avenge for their loss of Tal Afar, the top United Nations political representative in Iraqi today said, condemning the latest attack in Baghdad.

Guterres says UN ready to support relief efforts in South Asia countries hit by floods, landslides

Saddened by the loss of life and the devastation caused by widespread floods and landslides due to torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, Secretary-General António Guterres said today that the United Nations is ready to support ongoing relief efforts.