UN News stories

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UN cooperation with African Union must be institutionalized, less 'ad hoc,' Security Council told

15 June 2017 – The United Nations must move towards a more institutionalized approach for the joint planning, mandating, financing and supporting of African Union (AU) peace-support operations, the Secretary-General's Chef de Cabinet told the Security Council today.

'Unprecedented' conference on rights of persons with disabilities gets under way at UN

13 June 2017 – A major intergovernmental meeting got underway at the United Nations today, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the full implementation of a landmark treaty on the rights of persons with disabilities.

UN strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

26 May 2017 – The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned in the strongest terms the killing of at least 28 people in Egypt, with the Council denouncing the attack “heinous” and “cowardly.”

UN-backed network brings together thousands to help tackle mosquito-borne diseases

10 May 2017 – In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, the United Nations environment agency together with partners has launched a new collaborative platform that seeks to track and control the vector responsible for close to 2.7 million deaths annually.