15 November 2013 – The United Nations refugee agency today said it is deeply concerned over reports of some European Union (EU) countries denying entry or forcibly returning asylum-seekers, including people who fled the Syrian conflict.
15 November 2013 – While there has been good progress so far in the effort to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, a great deal of work remains, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) heard today, as it prepares to adopt a destruction plan submitted by the Government.
13 November 2013 – The United Nations Human Rights Council has achieved significant progress in the past year, implementing an increasing number of mandates despite inadequate financial resources, the body’s President told the General Assembly today.
11 November 2013 – The United Nations agency providing protection and assistance to some five million Palestinian refugees is facing a cash deficit that threatens to bring its operations to a standstill, its chief has warned, appealing to both traditional and new donors to step up support.
08 November 2013 – Aiming to stop a polio outbreak in Syria from spreading across the region, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is spearheading the largest-ever immunization campaign in the Middle East today, with plans to vaccinate some 20 million children in seven countries and territories against the highly infectious virus.
08 November 2013 – More than 62,000 people arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa this year, the United Nations refugee agency said today, calling for increased cooperation among countries to ensure protection for asylum seekers who risk their lives on this deadly route.