1,300 civilians killed in DR Congo, half million flee homes: UN

1,300 civilians killed in DR Congo, half million flee homes: UN

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).
First two UN peacekeepers die of COVID-19

First two UN peacekeepers die of COVID-19

UNITED NATIONS: Two UN peacekeepers in Mali have died from the coronavirus, officials said on Friday (Mar 29).
World leaders 'unlikely' to meet at UN in September: Chief

World leaders 'unlikely' to meet at UN in September: Chief

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.
UN Security Council to discuss violence, coronavirus in Myanmar

UN Security Council to discuss violence, coronavirus in Myanmar 1

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).
Successful premiere as UNSC chair

Successful premiere as UNSC chair

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.
Portraying positivity as UNSC member with enhanced status

Portraying positivity as UNSC member with enhanced status

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.
UN warns more extreme weather ahead after hottest decade on record

UN warns more extreme weather ahead after hottest decade on record

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.
UN Security Council declares commitment to 'international law' as tensions flare

UN Security Council declares commitment to 'international law' as tensions flare

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.
UN chief calls for restraint amid rise in global tensions

UN chief calls for restraint amid rise in global tensions

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.
Thunberg urges climate action because 'people are dying'

Thunberg urges climate action because 'people are dying' 1

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.
EU countries at UN criticise America's shift on settlements

EU countries at UN criticise America's shift on settlements

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.
Australia backs Vietnam's second rotation of South Sudan field hospital

Australia backs Vietnam's second rotation of South Sudan field hospital

Australia has supported Vietnam's second deployment of Military Level 2 Field Hospital by carrying Vietnam’s peacekeepers and equipment to South Sudan.
UN launches probe into Venezuela rights abuses

UN launches probe into Venezuela rights abuses

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.
Estonia, Vietnam among five elected to UN Security Council

Estonia, Vietnam among five elected to UN Security Council

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.
UN chief hails Pacific's 'moral authority' on climate

UN chief hails Pacific's 'moral authority' on climate

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.
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