UN Affairs

UN mission will leave Liberia with great potential for lasting stability, democracy – UN deputy chief

As part of her visit to Liberia Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, celebrated the successful closure of the UN mission there, which she said set the stage for sustained peace in the months and years ahead.

Report highlights UN progress in fight to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving with the United Nations dropped from 165 in 2016 to 138 last year, according to the latest report by the UN Secretary-General on implementing a zero-tolerance policy for these crimes.

UN condemns deadly attacks on ‘blue helmets,’ armed forces in Mali

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned the attack in Mali that killed four Bangladeshi peacekeepers and seriously injured four others in Mopti region on Wednesday

UN launches 24-hour hotline for staff to report sexual harassment

The United Nations is launching a 24-hour helpline to enable staff to call out sexual harassment in the workplace, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday.

Ethiopia: UN welcomes steps towards governance reforms and increased political participation

The United Nations on Friday took note of the recent decision by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, to resign, to ‘allow further political reforms to take place in the country aimed at widening democratic space,’ and welcomed the Government’s expressed intention to follow through with governance reforms.

Decolonization ‘close to my heart,’ Guterres says at opening of UN committee

Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday opened the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly organ aiming to end colonialism, noting that decolonization was a central aspect of his previous political life in Portugal.

UN receives 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in last quarter of 2017

The United Nations has received 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across its entities and implementing partners for the last three months of 2017, including 15 reported from peacekeeping operations, UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric announced on Thursday.

Ahead of Social Justice Day, UN agency calls for fair labour migration governance

Many migrant workers end up trapped in low-pay, unsafe and unhealthy jobs, the head of the United Nations labour agency warned Monday, calling for the adoption of fair labour migration governance frameworks at the global, regional and national levels.

UN chief extends condolences to people, Government of Iran in wake of tragic plane crash

Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his heartfelt condolences to the country’s people and Government.

UN chief expresses ‘profound sadness’ at Florida gun massacre

Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his profound sadness at the horrific gun massacre in Florida in a message he wrote to the Governor and to the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations, UN spokesman said Thursday.