June 06, 2020 | 08:13
GENEVA: About 1,300 civilians have died from conflict and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo in just a matter of months, while over half a million people have fled their homes, the UN said on Friday (Jun 5).
May 30, 2020 | 09:14
UNITED NATIONS: Two UN peacekeepers in Mali have died from the coronavirus, officials said on Friday (Mar 29).
May 14, 2020 | 14:30
UNITED NATIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic makes it "unlikely" that world leaders and thousands of other participants will be able to gather in New York in September for the annual UN General Assembly, Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said.
May 12, 2020 | 10:53
NEW YORK CITY: The UN Security Council will hold a videoconference to discuss the escalation of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the effect of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, diplomatic sources said on Monday (May 11).
February 13, 2020 | 15:41
As a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, Vietnam has made an impressive contribution to the UN’s activities in the role of the council’s chair in January.
February 08, 2020 | 16:12
As a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021, Vietnam successfully carried out its chairmanship role in January. Kamal Malhotra, UN resident co-ordinator in Vietnam, delves into the special position of Vietnam for the next two years as well as future co-operation between the country and the community.
January 16, 2020 | 09:40
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said on Wednesday (Jan 15), warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.
January 10, 2020 | 09:04
The UN Security Council on Thursday (Jan 9) reaffirmed its commitment to "an international order based on international law" amid fears of armed conflict between the United States and Iran.
January 07, 2020 | 09:48
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed deep concern on Monday (Jan 6) over rising global discord and called for "maximum restraint" amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran after the United States killed an Iranian military commander.
December 07, 2019 | 10:14
Thousands of activists from around the world including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg hit the streets of Madrid on Friday (Dec 6) to demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit in the Spanish capital.
November 21, 2019 | 09:25
European members of the UN Security Council hit out on Wednesday (Nov 20) at the US decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements illegal, but stopped short of naming the United States.
November 19, 2019 | 21:46
Australia has supported Vietnam's second deployment of Military Level 2 Field Hospital by carrying Vietnam’s peacekeepers and equipment to South Sudan.
September 28, 2019 | 09:16
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday (Sep 27) voted to send a team of investigators to probe alleged violations, including extrajudicial executions and torture, in crisis-wracked Venezuela.
June 08, 2019 | 09:32
Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Vietnam and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were elected to the UN Security Council on Friday (Jun 7) as the top UN body struggles to agree on how to confront global conflicts.
May 16, 2019 | 09:17
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday (May 15) the Pacific possesses "a unique moral authority" to demand global action on climate change because its people are bearing the brunt of the problem.