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Ukraine: Security Council hears of escalating toll of Kharkiv attacks

Ukraine: Security Council hears of escalating toll of Kharkiv attacks

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Briefing the Security Council in New York, UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Joyce Msuya urged the international community to work to end the full-scale...
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UN rights chief calls for end to Ukraine war following latest...

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Mr. Türk said these “relentless” attacks were deepening the humanitarian crisis in the country, tearing apart infrastructure, and creating a host of socioeconomic...
Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

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Laura Lo Castro, UNHCR's representative in Chad, said that expected rains have started in Adre, leaving tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees without shelter...
What’s going on at COSP17?

What’s going on at COSP17?

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They are gathering at the largest global disability rights-focused meeting, known as the 17th Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the...
Amid ongoing Israeli incursions into Gaza, aid facilities shut ‘one after another’

Amid ongoing Israeli incursions into Gaza, aid facilities shut ‘one after...

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“Humanitarian facilities in Rafah are forced to close one after another…The flow of humanitarian aid supplies into Gaza, already insufficient to meet the soaring...
First Person: Guest editing UN News’s first live blog takeover

First Person: Guest editing UN News’s first live blog takeover

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That’s happening on the opening day of the 17th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP17) to the game-changing Convention on the...
UN’s rights chief horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws nearer

Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher, UN...

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Fighting between the Sudanese army and the rival military Rapid Support Forces (RSF), who have been battling for more than year, recently intensified in...
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 5 fast facts

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 5 fast facts

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The landmark legally binding treaty entered into force on 3 May 2008, marking a major milestone in the effort to promote, protect and ensure...
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UN humanitarian flight takes vital medical supplies to Haiti

The international airport had been closed due to rampant gang violence in the country.The flight carried nearly 15 metric tonnes of medicine and medical...

Situation in southern Gaza ‘horrific and apocalpytic’: WFP

Matthew Hollingsworth, WFP Country Director in Palestine, warned that with limited access to the south “we will no doubt see what we saw happen...

UN human rights chief sounds alarm over rising violence in Burkina Faso

Allegations of responsibility point to both armed groups and State actors.“While armed groups are presumed responsible for the vast majority of incidents and...

Human rights experts highlight threats to journalists covering Iran

The experts highlighted recent incidents targeting the Persian language news service Iran International, its journalists and staff, and its owner Volant Media UK...

Guterres repeats call to Israel to halt Rafah assault as aid stocks dwindle

In a related development, the UN’s top court prepared to hear a new request from South Africa to issue more constraints on Israeli military...

At Arab League Summit, Guterres appeals for Gaza ceasefire and regional unity

“The war in Gaza is an open wound that threatens to infect the entire region,” he said. “In its speed and scale, it is the...

Deep concerns over ‘inhuman’ detention of Gazans by Israeli authorities

In a new report on the situation in Gaza for May 2024, the authors cited testimonies “from medics and whistleblowers” that injured detainees have...

World News in Brief: More Ukraine attacks, rights appeal for jailed Nigerian singer, International Day against Homophobia

“The safety of civilians, homes, schools and hospitals must be ensured. They are not a target,” Denise Brown said in a statement, underscoring that...

UN’s rights chief horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws nearer

According to the UN human rights office, OHCHR, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, held separate phone calls on Tuesday with Lt-General...

Russian attack on Kharkiv shopping centre ‘utterly unacceptable’, says senior UN official

An attack by Russian armed forces on a busy shopping centre in Kharkiv on Saturday reportedly killed at least four people and injured around 40.
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