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Quarter of Gaza one step from famine as aid trucks looted, says UN

Aid trucks are being shot at and looted with at least a quarter of Gaza's population one step away from starvation, UN officials said on Tuesday. The situation is especially acute in the north, where humanitarian supplies are scarce and vast swathes of the area lie in ruins after Israel's military offensive. UN humanitarian coordinator Ramesh Ramasingham told the UN Security Council on Tuesday there is "every possibility" the situation […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 4


Small Countries Are Crucial for the UN’s Long-Term Survival, and Singapore Leads the Way

Burhan Gafoor, ambassador of Singapore to the United Nations, photographed at the country’s mission, Feb. 12, 2024. Gafoor has over decades corralled resources and knowledge for small countries “to use their voice and UN votes effectively,” the author writes. The coalition is now poised to assert itself vigorously in negotiations leading to the Summit of the Future in September. The goal of that gathering, at the UN, is to revitalize […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 1


United Nations says Half a million in Gaza face starvation

According to the United Nations at least half a million people in Gaza are facing famine with the entire Palestinian enclave suffering from acute food shortages. UN officials say calls for more food aid have either been denied or have been ignored. The UN Security Council will discuss the issue of food security during a meeting. William Denselow reports from New York where the UN is headquartered.  

todayFebruary 28, 2024 1


Fighting intensifies in eastern DRC

The United Nations says two rockets landed close to a base of UN peacekeepers during clashes between the M23 rebels and government forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. No casualties were reported among the peacekeepers.

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1

Health / Medical

On the 10th anniversary of Zero Discrimination Day UNAIDS calls for the protection of human rights as a path to protecting health for all

Zero Discrimination Day was established by UNAIDS ten years ago to advance equality and fairness for everyone regardless of gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity or HIV status. However, progress is in peril. Attacks on the rights of women and girls, of LGBTQ+ people, and of other marginalized communities are on the rise. And when laws, policies, practices or norms enshrine punishment, discrimination or stigma for people because they are women, or are LGBTQ+, or […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1


President Geingob Dedicated His Life to Liberating Namibia, Serving Its People, Says Deputy Secretary-General, at Memorial Service

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s message on the occasion of the memorial service for President Hage G. Geingob of Namibia, in Windhoek today: On behalf of the Secretary-General and the United Nations, it is truly an honour to be able to join you today to mourn the passing and celebrate the life of a husband, father, friend, grandfather, veteran of the anti-colonial struggle and visionary leader:  President Hage […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1

Opinion Pieces

The Key to Security Council Reform Is Fewer Permanent Members, Not More

The Security Council meeting on Dec. 8, 2023, on the war in Gaza. The author, a former United Nations under-secretary-general, proposes that amid the current intensified negotiations on Council reform, member states could “recognize that France and Britain no longer qualify geopolitically to be two of five permanent members of a post-colonial Council.” JOHN PENNEY/PASSBLUE By Ian Martin via PassBlue As the United Nations approaches its Summit of the Future in September, the […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1


US eyes Israel-Hamas ceasefire by next week

A new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas could start as soon as Monday, US President Joe Biden said, in a deal that may free dozens of hostages held in Gaza in exchange for several hundred Palestinian detainees. In the protracted bid to bring about a truce, Egypt, Qatar, the United States, France and others have acted as go-betweens for Israel and Hamas, with negotiations ongoing. They are seeking a six-week […]

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