Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy
Women activists from war-torn Syria have been a “glimmer of hope” in a peace process that has been very “challenging and depressing”, the head of UN Women’s Arab States Section has said.
One mother from South Sudan has been speaking of her “dream and hope” of a peaceful nation at last, five years on from the country’s independence.
South Sudan “scorched earth” policy revealed in UN probe
All the warring parties in Syria are carrying out “indiscriminate attacks” on civilians according to an independent commission set up by the UN to look into alleged violations of international human rights law in the country.
An all-female UN Indian police unit is leaving Liberia on Sunday after nine years of helping to stabilize the country.
It was the first force of its kind in the history of the United Nations peacekeeping operations.
World leaders are gathering in London for a conference which aims to raise US$9 billion for Syrian civilians as their homeland enters its sixth year of brutal civil war.
The deliberate starvation of people in Syria is being used as a weapon of war, according to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
The civil war in Syria is about to enter its sixth year.
The pace of civilian displacement across Syria “remains relentless”.