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Myanmar can draw on UN expertise in tackling Rohingya returns, Security Council told

The United Nations can help Myanmar to defuse inter-communal tensions and create an environment for safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees, the Organization’s top political official said Tuesday, stressing that the country could...

Armed hostilities on rise again in Ukraine, where conflict ‘never really stopped,’ says UN rights wing

An uptick in armed hostilities in Ukraine has resulted in more deaths and new damages to critical water infrastructure storing dangerous chemicals – posing a grave threat to human life and the environment, according to a new United Nations...

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.

New compact to improve refugee response ‘a chance to chart a different course’ – UN agency chief

The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday kicked off in Geneva a dialogue on protection challenges with a stark warning: the tragedy of forced displacement has deepened – one year after the world pledged to improve its response...

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners...

New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo’s restive Kasai region, warns UNICEF

In the coming year, severe acute malnutrition could claim the lives of more than 400,000 children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s volatile Kasai region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday.

In wake of post-election protests in Honduras, UN chief urges authorities to respect rule of law

Secretary-General António Guterres today called on authorities in Honduras to uphold the rule of law and respect for human rights following the presidential election.

ICC Prosecutor asks Security Council to act on outstanding arrest warrants

Omar Al Bashir recently travelled to countries that recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) but none arrested or surrendered the Sudanese President, the ICC Prosecutor today told the United Nations Security Council.

UN and partners launch $4.4 billion regional appeal for more than five million Syrian refugees

A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one senior United Nations official called on Tuesday &#8220a lost generation&#8221 of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.

Time running out for construction sector to cut energy use, meet climate goals – UN

The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector&#39s energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new United Nations-backed research revealed on Tuesday.