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As tensions on Korean Peninsula grow, UN chief urges world to ‘dial up’ diplomacy

Addressing the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said it was important &#8220to dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy.&#8221

Post-election Kosovo entering period of uncertainty that will demand strong leadership – UN envoy

Following the parliamentary elections of 11 June, which took place without &#8220major irregularities or incidents,&#8221 Kosovo has entered a &#8220period of uncertainty&#8221 marked by reconfiguring the political landscape...

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Borno state, Nigeria

Condemning a series of terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for those responsible for these &#8220repeated heinous acts&#8221 to be brought to justice.

‘Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are poisoning our societies’ – UN chief

Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity.

Emergency food distributions launched to assist thousands displaced in DR Congo – UN agency

Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the United Nations food agency.

Guterres appoints former German President Köhler as his Western Sahara envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

Landmark UN-backed treaty on mercury takes effect

A ground-breaking global convention on mercury today goes into effect, the United Nations environment wing said, protecting millions of children and infants from possible neurological and health damage.

UN observers conclude FARC-EP arms removal process in Colombia

More than 8,000 weapons and over one million burned cartridges were transported to a central warehouse in Colombia as the United Nations political mission in the country concluded the process of the laying down of individual weapons of the Revolutionary...

Latin America and Caribbean at difficult juncture as foreign direct investment shrinks – UN

The United Nations Latin America commission has reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the region declined by 7.9 per cent to $167.043 billion in 2016, due to low commodity prices, sluggish economic growth and global trend...

‘Dramatic’ rise in Central African Republic violence happening out of media eyes, warns UNICEF

The Central African Republic (CAR) has spiralled into violence and remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a child and &#8220right now there are few eyes looking at them and few hands trying to help,&#8221 the United Nations...