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On World Day, UN agencies urge countering threats to cultural diversity

Cultural diversity &#8211 the driving force of change and development &#8211 is increasingly under threat, United Nations agencies today said, reaffirming support for the cultural diversity that stems from migration.

Libya: UN chief urges all sides to restore calm in aftermath of deadly attack on southern airbase

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief&#39s spokesman...

Peru: UN agency supports recovery of some 7,000 farmers from El Niño floods, landslides

In the wake of the heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit Peru earlier this year, the United Nations agriculture agency said today that it is working with the Government to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers to restore their capacity...

Intra-Syrian talks end with ‘incremental progress;’ possible resumption in June – UN negotiator

United Nations-facilitated talks to help resolve the Syrian conflict have ended on schedule in Geneva, where UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura said he was satisfied that some progress had been made, and that there had been “less rhetoric”...

Venezuela: UN human rights chief regrets opposition leader being blocked to travel

Amid rising violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights chief has expressed regret that the Latin American country’s opposition leader was allegedly blocked from leaving the country for New York, where they were planning to meet.

Venezuela: UN human rights chief regrets opposition leader being blocked to travel

Amid rising violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights chief has expressed regret that the Latin American country’s opposition leader was allegedly blocked from leaving the country for New York, where they were planning to meet.

UN-backed treaty on mercury to enter into force; ‘pivotal moment’ in combat against harmful chemicals

The world took an historic step forward in the fight against mercury poisoning as the European Union and seven of its member States ratified the first new global convention related to the environment and health in close to a decade, according...

UN-backed treaty on mercury to enter into force; ‘pivotal moment’ in combat against harmful chemicals

The world took an historic step forward in the fight against mercury poisoning as the European Union and seven of its member States ratified the first new global convention related to the environment and health in close to a decade, according...

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day – UN agency

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the United Nations migration agency, which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area yesterday.

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day – UN agency

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the United Nations migration agency, which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area yesterday.