Peace and security

News in Brief 19 March 2019

  • Humanitarian emergency getting bigger by the hour, warns UN food agency
  • DRC’s election of President Tshisekedi 'a momentous transition moment'
  • Mali violence ‘is worsening’ for civilian in centre and north, warns rights expert
Audio -
3'53"

News in Brief 18 March 2019

  • UN will support DR Congo in addressing on-going threats to peace and security  
  • Syrians continue to suffer from one of the worst conflicts of our time: Guterres 
  • Terrorist attack in Mali condemned by UN representative in the country 
Audio -
2'12"

News in Brief 18 February 2019

  • A ‘welcome step’ towards peace in Central Africa
  • UN programme for ‘ethically produced, environmentally sustainable gold’
  • International labour standards more important than ever, says ILO
Audio -
3'16"

News in Brief 04 December 2018

  • Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year
  • Yemen’s warring parties ‘yearning’ for end to conflict: WFP chief
  • War used as ‘selling point’ by people smugglers to ship migrants to Yemen
Audio -
4'9"

Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan

As gender-equality advocates discuss how a lasting peace can be secured in Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country has underscored the importance of women’s participation as “vital to ending the conflict and ensuring long-lasting stability.”

International crime gangs amass ‘staggering’ profits in conflict zones, expert tells Security Council

During a Tuesday briefing to the Security Council, Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, described the problem as a “global and accelerating phenomenon, and a threat to international peace and security,” that, in conflict areas alone, is generating around $31.5 billion in illicit profits.

PODCAST: Disarm, for ‘the future of our planet’

Disarmament is too important to be left to the experts. That’s the view of Renata Dwan, Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), who says young people and civil society have a vital role to play in arms control, at this turbulent time in world history. For our latest Lid Is On podcast Ms. Dwan sat down with UN News’s Paulina Greer.

Audio -
16'59"

At UN Security Council, world leaders debate Iran, North Korea sanctions and non-proliferation

President Donald Trump told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that the United States would impose sanctions on Iran that would be “tougher than ever before” in the coming months, following its unilateral withdrawal earlier this year from the deal brokered to restrict Iran’s nuclear programme, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

News in Brief 30 August 2018

  • UN Syria Envoy warns of potential ‘perfect storm’ in Idlib
  • Cholera cases in Yemen on the rise
  • Top UN officials conduct missions to Mali
Audio -
2'20"

News in Brief 15 August 2018

  • ‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief
  • Afghanistan: top UN official denounces ‘extreme’ suffering of civilians in Ghazni
  • UN Human Rights experts commend court decision against Monsanto
Audio -
3'33"