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UN welcomes US decision to ‘strengthen its diplomatic engagement’ towards Yemen peace deal

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In a policy speech on Thursday, President Joe Biden said that his administration would end its support for offensive operations on the part of...

Unless COVID is suppressed everywhere, we’ll be ‘back at square one’, Tedros warns |

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“In one sense, that’s good news, and a remarkable achievement in such a short timeframe”, World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Paraguay: UN rights chief calls for ‘prompt, independent’ probe into girl deaths and disappearance ...

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According to Marta Hurtado, spokesperson for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 14-year-old Paraguayan citizen Carmen Elizabeth Oviedo Villalba, has reportedly been...

Aid agencies renew appeals for aid access to all areas in Ethiopia’s Tigray |

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The call by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) comes three months...

Unity, funding and decisive action needed to end FGM and protect millions of girls,...

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The need is even more pressing amid concerns that 2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) may occur over the next...

Dispatch of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa expected to start in February: WHO

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Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, highlighted that the deployment is a “critical first step” to ensure countries access to vaccines.  Africa has...

US should end use of private ‘for profit’ detention centres, urge human rights experts

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“Ending the reliance on privately run prisons for federal prisoners is an encouraging step, but further action is needed”, said Jelena Aparac, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group...

‘Voices of resistance, resilience and courage’ – UN News podcast bears witness to lives...

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More than three generations have passed since the end of the Second World War, but antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia that continue to...

First-ever International Day of Human Fraternity focuses on tolerance

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“Around the world, deep-seated discrimination, acts of intolerance and hate crimes persist against people simply because of their religion or belief, ethnicity, gender...

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