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12 stories found over the past 45 days
Drought in DPR Korea threatens food supply during ongoing lean season

20 July 2017 – Amid the worst drought in nearly two decades in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations agricultural agency is calling for emergency food assistance, as well as irrigation and farming equipment, to help farmers get through the lean season.


UN chief welcomes Seoul’s proposal to reopen dialogue with Pyongyang

19 July 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed the move by the Republic of Korea to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, his spokesperson said.


UN conference adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons

07 July 2017 – Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York today adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years.


UN Member States set to adopt ‘historic’ treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

06 July 2017 – In what is set to be a “historic” moment at the United Nations, Member States will adopt on Friday a legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.


INTERVIEW: ‘Disarmament matters’ in times of crisis, stresses new High Representative

06 July 2017 – Izumi Nakamitsu has taken the helm of United Nations disarmament affairs at a time when needs are greatest for the world to invest in conflict prevention.


UN official urges Security Council to delink political, humanitarian concerns in response to DPR Korea missile launch

05 July 2017 – Briefing an emergency meeting of the Security Council convened following the launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of a ballistic missile of intercontinental range, a senior United Nations official reminded the Council of the importance of separating political and humanitarian concerns as it considers a response to the situation.


Latest ballistic missile launch by DPR Korea a 'dangerous escalation of the situation' – UN chief

04 July 2017 – Strongly condemning today's launch of a ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored that the country's leadership must cease such actions and comply fully with its international obligations.


Women scientists and youth take centre stage at UN-backed technology forum

30 June 2017 – As an international conference on science and technology wrapped up in Vienna, the head of a United Nations partner organization that works to end nuclear testing stressed that women have a "powerful voice" in the global scientific community.


At Vienna forum, young people raise their voices for world free of nuclear weapons

29 June 2017 – Around 100 young people from 54 countries are raising their voices and harnessing social media to help mobilize support for a world free of nuclear weapons, and advance the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).


Scientific collaboration 'essential' to achieving world free from nuclear threat, UN-backed forum told

27 June 2017 – Scientific collaboration is essential to achieving a world free from the nuclear threat, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) told a United Nations-backed science and technology forum in Vienna today.