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315 stories found over the past 45 days
Colombia: UN mission collects nearly all remaining weapons from FARC-EP

27 June 2017 – The peace effort in Colombia today reached a milestone, with nearly all of the remaining number of weapons held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) turned over to the United Nations for registering and storing.


UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online

27 June 2017 – A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.


Upcoming Cyprus Conference 'a unique opportunity,' says UN negotiator

27 June 2017 – A fresh round of talks on Cyprus will last “as long as it takes,” but there are no guarantees of success, the United Nations negotiator facilitating the process said today.


UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

27 June 2017 – United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to start a business.


UN agency saves 600 stranded migrants in Sahara Desert, but 52 dead in Niger

27 June 2017 – The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive.


Experts head to Vienna to discuss advances in monitoring, verification under UN nuclear test-ban treaty

26 June 2017 – Scientists and technical experts from all over the world are gathering this week in Vienna, Austria, for a meeting convened by the United Nations partner organization working to establish a verification regime to monitor global compliance with the comprehensive ban on nuclear testing.


On International Day Against Drug Abuse, UN urges collective action to realize global commitments

26 June 2017 – To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human rights and promote equality, peace, security and sustainable development.


Secretary-General extends condolences to victims in oil tanker truck explosion in Pakistan

25 June 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the large number of deaths and injured following today's explosion of an oil tanker truck in eastern Pakistan, his spokesperson has said.


With hidden lives vital to our own, 'seafarers matter,' says UN on International Day

25 June 2017 – Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.


UN chief 'saddened' by loss of life and devastation caused by landslide in China

24 June 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, his spokesperson said today.