Palestinian Refugees From Syria Face Worsening Situation

Palestinian women at a UNRWA distribution centre in the Jaramana refugee camp, Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNRWA/Carole Alfarah More>>


Greece Risks Prolonged Social Crisis

Greece’s severe financial crisis has bred social unrest and intolerance of the nearly one million irregular migrants living in the country (October 2012). Photo: IRIN/Kristy Siegfried More>>

Madagascar: Warning Of ‘rapid’ Spread Of Plague In Capital

Ny Hantra Andriatsifasoa survived the bubonic plague after being infected in Madagascar in 2011. Photo: IRIN/Tiana Randriaharimalala More>>

New Bird Flu Strain In Europe Threatens Poultry Sector

24 November 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) today warned that a new bird flu strain detected in Europe poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along ... More>>

Mexico: Disappearances Reach Record Number This Year

The National Registry of Missing Persons acknowledges that from 2007 to date, there are 23,605 cases of disappeared persons; 40% have been reported during the current administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto. More>>

Ban To Take Up Fight Against Ebola With All UN Organisations

Street sellers at Waterside market in central Monrovia, where there has seen a huge drop in customers over the past months due to the onset of the Ebola Virus Disease. Photo: UNDP/Carly Learson (20 November 2014) More>>


Darfur: UN-Backed Event Promotes Role Of Women In Peace

Darfur: amid mass rape allegations, UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace processes More>>

Ebola Cases No Longer Rising In Guinea And Liberia

In Conakry, Guinea, a mobilizer teaches children about proper handwashing techniques, which help prevent the spread of diseases, including Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/Timothy La Rose More>>



UNAMID commanders from Rwanda and Ethiopia exhange duties in Tabit, North Darfur, to escort a convoy of World Food Programme (WFP) trucks travelling from El Fasher to Shangil Tobaya. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran More>>

Due to their isolation the Sentinelese of India's Andaman Islands are the most vulnerable society on the planet. They face increasing threats from illegal fishermen who are targeting their waters. More>>

In latest report, UN rights office says nearly 1,000 dead amid shaky Ukraine ceasefire More>>


Friday morning around 50 Palestinian and international activists used makeshift bridges to cross the Apartheid wall between Qalandiya and Northern Jerusalem. This non-violent direct action was in response to the restrictions Israel had placed on Palestinian ... More>>

DR Congo: UN Warns of Humanitarian ‘Catastrophe’ as Hundreds of Thousands Flee Violence in Katanga More>>


Lanzarote, Spain, 18 November 2014 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has today been detained by Spanish authorities in the port of Arrecife, Lanzarote, following last Saturday's peaceful protest by Greenpeace against oil drilling by Repsol, in ... More>>

17 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the signing of the Charter of the Transition and on the appointment of former foreign minister Michel Kafando as Transitional President. More>>


18 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today’s attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem that claimed four lives and injured several persons, calling for political leadership and courage on both sides to address ... More>>

An unexploded bomb on the way to Tabit from Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran More>>

Assistant Secretary-General ad interim for Political Affairs, Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann More>>

CITES is supporting INTERPOL’s Operation ‘INFRA-Terra’ (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest), targeting nine fugitives wanted for environmental crime, in particular wildlife crime. Credit: INTERPOL/CITES More>>

Ebola: DR Congo declares end to outbreak, as top footballers join global fight against virus More>>

Amid Signs of New Ebola Cases, UN Health Official Tells Liberians ‘You Must Hunt the Virus’ More>>


14 November 2014 – The United Nations Human Rights Office ( OHCHR ) today cautioned against jumping to conclusions regarding the “complex and ongoing” investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, amid reports that a number badly ... More>>

General Martin Dempsey tells House committee that he would consider abandoning Obama’s pledge and send troops to fight Isis in Iraq More>>


Defeating Ebola Requires Scaling Up Response On The Ground

Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, speaks at the briefing on the public health crisis emanating from the Ebola virus outbreak. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard More>>


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  • North Korean Defector in Geneva and available for interviews, as North Korea tries to water down key UN resolution More>>

    According to a new report from the World Bank, UNRWA students in the occupied Palestinian territory and Jordan perform better than their peers in public schools despite their socioeconomic disadvantages. Photo: UNRWA Archives/Shareef Sarhan More>>


    A child receives the measles vaccine in the Kibati II camp, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: WHO/Christopher Black More>>

    Out of the 'Darkness': UN War Crimes Commission Records Hailed as Vital International Justice Tool More>>

    The World Bank is working with a number of large Chinese cities to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: World Bank/Wu Zhiyi More>>


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  • The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission successfully landed the Philae space probe on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, just after 5am (NZT) this morning. More>>


    12 November 2014 – Opium cultivation and production in Afghanistan reached record levels this year, with the former increasing seven per cent to 224,000 hectares in 2014, and production levels potentially climbing as much as 17 per cent, according ... More>>

    As Funds Dry up, UN Agency Warns of ‘Very Tough’ Winter for Displaced in Syria, Iraq More>>


    Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banbury, on a field visit to Guinea, one of the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UNMEER Photo/Ari Gaitanis More>>


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