conflict

As crises become more complex ‘prevention must be at the centre of everything we do’ – UN chief

Today's conflicts are more complex, longer and intractable, and given their changing nature it is necessary to “rethink our approach to how we work and how we work with others,” Secretary General António Guterres told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country’s peace process.

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UN agency chiefs call for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen

With much of Yemen's air, sea and land entry points closed, heads of three United Nations agencies on Thursday called for immediate lifting of such blockade in the conflict-ravaged southern Arabian country so that lifesaving humanitarian supplies can pass.

Wrapping up visit to Yemen, UN aid chief stresses need for all parties to facilitate humanitarian work

At the end of a five-day mission to conflict-torn Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Saturday stressed the need for more funding and better humanitarian access to help the population in need.

“Generosity and honesty” of women officers contributes to UN Police

The “generosity and honesty” of women officers contributes to role of UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan, according to a female Rwandan officer working in the UN mission there.

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News in Brief 29 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

At least 60 Rohingya feared dead in boat tragedy “easily in sight of land”

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UN and Africa: violence against civilians in CAR, poetry from Darfur and South Sudan humanitarian crisis

Violence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on “brink” of crisis

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UN envoy condemns killing of Israeli security personnel by Palestinian in West Bank

The United Nations envoy for the Israel-Palestine peace efforts has condemned today's fatal shooting attack by a Palestinian perpetrator against Israeli security personnel in the West Bank, deploring that such an incident undermines the prospect of a peaceful future for both sides.

UN dedicates annual Peace Day to safety, respect for refugees and migrants

The United Nations in New York today marked the International Day of Peace with the annual ringing of the peace bell and calls for combatants worldwide to lay down their arms and observe a day of ceasefire and non-violence.

Conflict, climate change behind rise in world hunger: UN report

After steadily declining for over a decade, world hunger is once again on the rise, says the latest UN report on world food security and nutrition, released on Friday.

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