Socialize

Home » Entries posted by UN News Service
Stories written by un

Millions of children missing out on routine immunizations, UN says

Millions of children missing out on routine immunizations, UN says

“Last year, it is estimated that vaccines saved the lives of as many as three million children,” said Robin Nandy, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Chief of Immunization. That’s three million future…

UN peacekeepers depart Liberia after 15 years

UN peacekeepers depart Liberia after 15 years

The conclusion of the 15-year operation follows a landmark election that resulted in the country’s first transfer of power from one elected president to another in 70 years.  The newly…

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 ‘blue helmets’ killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in…

United Nations Police Week highlights

United Nations Police Week highlights

On November 6-10, the Police Division convened the 2017 UN police week. Heads of police components (HOPCs) in UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions came to New York for…

United Nations urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

United Nations urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability…

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her…

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly this morning…

African Union and United Nations sign new partnership framework

African Union and United Nations sign new partnership framework

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a new landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the two organizations on peace…

Election delay in Somalia raises risks of manipulation, United Nations warns

Election delay in Somalia raises risks of manipulation, United Nations warns

A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one…

A peak into African children’s dreams

A peak into African children’s dreams

Every day, humanitarian aid workers stand on the front lines of war and disaster, braving great dangers to deliver assistance to those in need. To pay tribute to these unsung…

Senior UN officials urge elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

Senior UN officials urge elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a “violent practice” that scars girls for life, endangering their…

Page 1 of 41234