Peace and Security

Elections could pave way to Palestinian unity, advance peace: UN envoy

Expectations are high for the first Palestinian elections in 15 years, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland told a virtual meeting of the Security Council on Thursday, urging international support for the process. 

Food aid operation begins to reach two million affected by Myanmar crisis

Two million people facing growing food insecurity linked to the ongoing political crisis in Myanmar are to receive nutrition assistance, amid rising “hunger and desperation”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday. 

UN and partners welcome progress in Libya

The UN and international partners have welcomed significant progress towards advancing an inclusive and comprehensive political solution in Libya .

UN chief deeply saddened by death of Chadian President Idriss Déby

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has underlined the UN’s solidarity with Chad following the death of the country’s leader, announced on Tuesday. 

‘No end’ to conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warns UNICEF

Disturbing reports have continued to emerge of widespread abuse of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, nearly six months since conflict erupted, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

UN chief highlights key role of Asian regional bloc in ending Myanmar crisis

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on Monday for leaders in Asia to bolster efforts towards finding a peaceful solution to the bloody crisis in Myanmar, sparked by the military coup in February. 

MYANMAR CRISIS: Stand with the people and protect them, urges UN rights expert

The international community has a responsibility to protect the people of Myanmar, under attack from their own military, the UN independent human rights expert on the country argues, in the second part of our in-depth interview, calling also for refuge to be given to those who have fled for their lives to neighbouring countries.

Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement.

INTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says

The crackdown on journalists, cutting off the Internet and disrupting the flow of information across Myanmar, is “not working”, and the world is not buying the military leadership’s “propaganda” that it is exercising restraint against protesters, the UN independent human rights expert on the country has said, in an in-depth interview with UN News