UN agency urges Southeast Asian countries to strengthen efforts to combat people smuggling

Fishing boats such as these, beached on a strip of coast in Teknaf, Bangladesh, are often used to ferry passengers to larger vessels in the Bay of Bengal bound for Thailand or Malaysia. Photo: UNHCR/S. Alam 12 May 2015 – Amid continuing reports that thousands of people are stranded on […]


International community must be proactive in helping Libya restore peace – ICC Prosecutor

12 May 2015 – With the security situation in Libya quickly deteriorating, the international community must be more proactive in exploring solutions in order to tangibly help the North African nation restore stability and strengthen accountability, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council […]

10 things you need to know about NATO

An International Security Hub. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is one of the world’s major international institutions. It is a political and military Alliance of 28 member countries from Europe and North America. The Alliance takes all its decisions by consensus. Every member country, no matter how large or […]

Russia’s top five myths about NATO

Fact: This claim ignores the facts of geography. Russia’s land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, 1,215 kilometres, or less than one-sixteenth, face current NATO members. Russia shares land borders with 14 countries (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, North […]

NATO Foreign Ministers Meetings Antalya Turkey

07:45 NATO-US Bilateral meeting Photos 08:00 Informal working breakfast of NATO Foreign Ministers Photos 09:30 Doorstep statement by the NATO Secretary General Live streaming 10:15 Official greeting by the NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey followed by the Family photo 11:00 Meeting of the North […]

As powerful new quake hits Nepal, UN races to deliver aid to those affected

Urban-search-and-rescue members of USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) at work in Nepal. Photo: USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team 12 May 2015 – A 7.3 magnitude struck Nepal today, killing dozens of people, as emergency responders race against time to reach affected populations two weeks after another deadly tremor struck […]

UN mission in Libya condemns deadly attack on Turkish ship

Various unexploded ordnance (UXO) and ammunition from the ongoing conflict in Libya. Photo: OCHA/Jihan El Alaily 11 May 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has today condemned an attack against a Turkish vessel off the Libyan coast which caused the death of one sailor and injuries […]


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Mediterranean crisis demands ‘intensive dialogue’ among UN and regional actors, Security Council told

Medics carry a young man on a stretcher off the Italian Coastguard vessel Gregoretti when it reached Palermo in Sicily after rescuing people from the Mediterranean. Photo: UNHCR/F. Malavolta 11 May 2015 – The Mediterranean migrant crisis calls for collective action focused on the immediate need to save lives or […]

In phone call with Ukraine President, Ban addresses country’s ongoing crisis

11 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and briefed him on his recent discussions in Moscow, a United Nations spokesperson confirmed today. The Secretary-General visited the Russian capital on 9 May for the 70th anniversary celebration of ‘Victory Day’ which marks the conclusion […]

Paraguay: UN experts deplore Government’s failure to protect 10-yr-old rape survivor

11 May 2015 – The Government of Paraguay has failed in its responsibility to protect a 10-year old sexual abuse survivor and provide her with critical and timely treatments, including a “safe and therapeutic” abortion, a group of United Nations experts said today. The girl’s pregnancy – which came to […]

Ban welcomes Central African Republic peace pact as reflection of people’s aspirations

The National Forum of Bangui during the presentation of the report on ‘Justice and Reconciliation’ in the capital of the Central African Republic on 9 May 2015. UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina 11 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) for the adoption […]

NATO Secretary General welcomes strengthened partnership with Georgia

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili to NATO Headquarters on Monday (11 May 2015) for talks on deepening the partnership between the Alliance and Tbilisi. Calling Georgia “a strong partner”, the Secretary General underscored that the country is “an important contributor to our shared security”. Mr. Stoltenberg […]

Pre-ministerial press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Good afternoon. The Foreign Ministerial Meeting of NATO which takes place in Antalya this week will take place during a very busy time for NATO because right now troops from across the Alliance are exercising together making sure that our collective defence is strong and ready The North Sea ships […]

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the situation in Kumanovo, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹

I am following the developments in Kumanovo with great concern. I express my sympathy to the families of those who were killed or injured. It is important that all political and community leaders work together to restore calm and conduct a transparent investigation to establish what happened. I urge everyone […]

Unrest in Burundi sends thousands fleeing, threatening years of refugee gains – UN agency

An elderly woman waits among a crowd of other Burundian refugees for assistance in Rwanda’s Mahama Refugee Camp. Photo: UNHCR/K. Holt 8 May 2015 – The eruption of pre-election violence in Burundi last month has seen over 50,000 people flee to neighbouring countries and threatens to undo some of the […]

Ban appoints deputy special representatives for UN missions in both Mali and Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) 8 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the respective appointments of his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and also of his Deputy Special Representative for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). […]

UN expert urges Mauritius to prioritize legal protections against abuse of older persons

Independent Expert on the enjoyment of All Human Rights by older persons Rosa Kornfeld-Matte. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 8 May 2015 – While Efforts have been made in Mauritius to ensure that older persons fully enjoy their rights, the United Nations rights expert on the issue stressed today that “law is […]

Somalia remains one of the largest, most complex emergencies, says country’s UN relief coordinator

Children collect rubbish in a dust storm in the Shabelle IDP settlement in Garowe, Somalia. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt 8 May 2015 – In New York to update Member States and partners on the humanitarian and development situation in Somalia, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia said the “multi-faceted” challenge […]

‘Gruelling’ lean season ahead for areas of Sahel impacted by Boko Haram violence – UN agency

Refugees in Minawao camp , Cameroon, after fleeing violence by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. Photo: WFP/Sofia Engdahl 7 May 2015 – Thousands of women and children in regions where Boko Haram violence has spilled into Cameroon, Niger and Chad, face a gruelling lean season and worsening malnutrition, the United […]

South Sudan: UN confirms new influx of displaced persons seeking refuge at Mission base

The Protection of Civilians (POC) site near Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine 7 May 2015 – The number of internally displaced persons seeking refuge with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has grown to 53,000 following the latest bout of fighting in the African […]

In Poland, Ban commemorates 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War

7 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Poland today at an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, recalled the “tremendous” shared sacrifice and the huge price of victory over fascism, paid by the millions of lost lives. “The […]

UN deplores deadly attack on ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo

An armored personnel carrier on patrol near Beni, where the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is supporting the Congolese National Forces (FARDC) in an operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel militia. March 2014. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti 8 Print 6 May 2015 […]

Security Council hears Liberia briefing as country anticipates being declared ‘Ebola-free’

Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Liberia and Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Mark Garten 5 May 2015 – Liberia is expected to be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) within the week if no more new […]

New UN guide aims to address mental health needs in humanitarian emergencies

A mobile mental health team treats patients living in makeshift shelters in Chapagaun, Nepal, just outside the capital Kathmandu. Photo: WHO/A. Bhatiasevi 5 May 2015 – Two United Nations agencies today issued a new guide to address the growing needs of millions of adults and children suffering from mental health […]

UNICEF brings aid to displaced Yarmouk families in previously inaccessible Damascus suburb

Residents of the Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria where the humanitarian situation is grave. Photo: UNRWA 5 May 2015 – The United Nations children’s agency participated in two missions this week to provide humanitarian assistance to families recently displaced from Yarmouk camp, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said […]

On International Day, UN says more midwife training will help tackle maternity and child deaths

Abissdoum Charlotte, 26, with her 7-week-old triplets, Morouta, Nasifaté and Nasif, is receiving postnatal and newborn care at the Cooperative Clinic of Sikecoudji, in Cotonou, Benin. Photo: UNFPA/Ollivier Girard 5 May 2015 – Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations […]

More funding needed to tackle ‘massive’ humanitarian needs in Sudan – UN relief official

A woman with her baby is temporarily sheltered in a school in Al Salam camp for Internally Displaced Persons, South Darfur, Sudan. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran 5 May 2015 – The international humanitarian community in Sudan has appealed for more funds to respond to the “massive” needs in the country […]

UNICEF and EU begin airlift of 80 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to quake-hit Nepal

A cargo plane carrying 40 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies lands in Kathmandu to provide assistance to some of the 1.7 million children affected by the 25 April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Photo: UNICEF/Kiran Panday 6 Print 5 May 2015 – Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some […]

DR Congo: UN official condemns ‘intolerable’ attack on mission helicopter

A peacekeeper in an armoured vehicle providing protection for civilians in downtown Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh 4 May 2015 – The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has condemned today’s attack on a UN […]

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