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Situation on Australian offshore processing facility at risk of further deterioration, UN warns

Stating that the beating of refugees and asylum-seekers at the former regional processing centre on Manus Island by uniformed officers is both “shocking and inexcusable,” the United Nations refugee agency has urged the Australian Government...

In Iran, UN aid chief expresses readiness to support post-quake relief efforts

Concluding a two-day visit to Iran, the top United Nations humanitarian official said the Organization is ready to fill any gaps in the relief efforts following the devastating earthquake on 12 November that struck the Iran-Iraq border.

Egypt: UN chief and Security Council condemn attack on Sinai mosque

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack on al-Rawdah Mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai, Egypt, that left scores of...

UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer

Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of United Nations rights experts has appealed to the Government for the lawyer’s immediate and unconditional...

UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson

Strongly condemning the attack on a state-level Ombudsperson and his family in Mexico, the United Nations expert on human rights defenders has called on the authorities to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Mediterranean crossing still world’s deadliest for migrants – UN report

Crossing the Mediterranean to Europe is “by far the world’s deadliest” journey for migrants, with at least 33,761 reported to have died or gone missing between 2000 and 2017, a United Nations report finds.

Conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine not in place to enable safe returns – UN refugee agency

Amid reports of an agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee agency has underscored that the returns must be voluntary, and take place in safe and dignified...

At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 billion in loans and debt relief to help Caribbean nations recover from the strong hurricanes that pummelled the region a few months ago, during a meeting at...

ISIL ‘down but not out’ in Iraq; UN envoy urges efforts to defeat group’s extremist ideology

The military victory against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) is only one component of a complex battle that addresses the root causes of extremist ideology, the United Nations envoy for Iraq said Wednesday.

With access to clean, modern energy, poorer countries look to power ahead through innovation – UN report

Energy is key to global development, but the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialized counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.