03 December 2013 – The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees today appealed for $687 million so that it can provide basic services to this vulnerable population next year, stressing that its ability to carry out its work remains dependent on the generosity of donors.
03 December 2013 – Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations is calling for global efforts to ensure that the more than one billion people worldwide who live with some form of disability can reap the benefits of development and fully participate in society.
02 December 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today delivered a “mixed report” on human rights progress around the world, with slow and steady advances in some areas alongside causes for alarm in others, including Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
02 December 2013 – Top United Nations officials marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery today with a call for concerted action to eradicate the contemporary forms of this heinous practice.
29 November 2013 – The United Nations human rights office today called on authorities in South Sudan to stop the use of the death penalty, stressing that the country’s nascent judicial system may not have ensured fair trials for the more than 200 people on death row.
26 November 2013 – From a “tougher than tough” life in a Gaza refugee camp to winning the title of this year’s “Arab Idol”, Mohammad Assaf told reporters at United Nations Headquarters today that he will “never forget his roots” and, as a beacon of hope for all Palestinian people, he will continue to promote peace, security and other universal values.
26 November 2013 – As consultations continue on the formation of a new government in Lebanon, the United Nations Security Council today urged all parties there to engage constructively to achieve this goal ‘as soon as possible.”
25 November 2013 – On the spot in Queens, New York where the United Nations General Assembly met during the late 1940s, a Mexican artist is testing his hypothesis that ordinary people, through creative approaches, can find solutions to the challnges the world body is tackling today.
25 November 2013 – The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Iraq, as the top United Nations official in the country warned of a deteriorating security environment there aimed at undermining the Iraqi Government and elected officials.
25 November 2013 – Today is an opportunity for each person to recommit to ending the harm being committed against one out of three women, senior United Nations officials said marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.