Multilateralism is the only clear path for tackling today’s challenges, Romania tells UN

People across the globe suffer from war, poverty, inequality and injustice, the President of Romania told the United Nations General Assembly today, citing rising tensions over cultural identity and faith along with terrorist attacks, which deepen insecurity.

Second group of stranded Sudanese leave Iraq for Romania, reports UN agency

A second group of Sudanese refugees, most of whom are fleeing strife-torn Darfur, have been evacuated from perilous circumstances in Iraq to a groundbreaking transit centre in Romania, from which they hope to be resettled in the United States, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UN human rights chief lauds Romania for receiving Uzbek refugees

The United Nations human rights chief has praised Romania’s decision to give temporary shelter to more than 430 Uzbek refugees who fled violent unrest in their homeland two months ago.

No improvement in rate of Romanian babies abandoned at birth, UN report finds

Underscoring the importance of new child rights legislation that entered into force this month in Romania, a United Nations-backed report has found that babies are just as likely to be abandoned in the country’s maternity and paediatric hospitals as they were three decades ago.

UN expert on freedom of religion set to visit Romania

A United Nations expert on freedom of religion will travel to Romania at the invitation of that country’s government to meet with officials and representatives of civil society on issues pertaining to the right to free belief.