Middle East Quartet representative Tony Blair is stepping down, UN and partners announce

27 May 2015 – The diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East peace process today announced that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to step aside as the group’s Representative… Read more

UN health agency devotes World No Tobacco Day 2015 to combatting illegal tobacco trade

27 May 2015 – One in every 10 cigarettes consumed is illicit, making them cheaper and more accessible to people from low-income groups, as well as to children, the World… Read more

UN Latin America commission chief welcomes visit of China premier, looks forward to closer ties

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Alicia Bárcena (right) greets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: ECLAC/Carlos Vera 27 May 2015 – The head… Read more

Joint UN report says rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts

A farmer in The Gambia shows a dry tuft of rice in a drought period. Photo: FAO/Seyllou Diallo 27 May 2015 – The number of the world’s chronically undernourished has… Read more

Adapting to a changed security environment

Speech by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C Ladies and gentlemen, Doctor Hamre, dear John, Thank you for that… Read more

UN Women announces partnership with top Spanish football team to boost gender equality

Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz (file) 26 May 2015 – The United Nations entity… Read more

New Kyrgyz law on civil society groups must protect free expression, association – UN expert

Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo 26 May 2015 – The United Nations rights office called today on the Government of Kyrgyzstan to… Read more

Serbia and Kosovo must not squander chance to overcome challenges, Security Council told

Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Farid Zarif briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe 26 May 2015 – As Serbia and… Read more