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55 stories found over the past 45 days
At annual event, UN invites Member States to join multilateral treaty framework

15 September 2017 – The United Nations will be hosting the annual Treaty Event next week at its Headquarters in New York, inviting Member States to sign multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General or to become parties to them by depositing instruments of ratification or accession.


INTERVIEW: UN should be flagbearer when it comes to gender parity, stresses top official

15 September 2017 – This week Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new strategy to achieve gender parity across the United Nations – something he described as “an urgent need, a moral duty, an operational necessity – and a personal priority.”


Arms proliferation continues in Darfur, but area remains largely calm, Security Council told

14 September 2017 – The situation in Darfur has been largely calm in recent months, but there is continued violence fuelled by a proliferation of weapons and competition over natural resources, a senior United Nations official today told the Security Council.


Back from Wau, UN South Sudan envoy says security improved, people returning home

14 September 2017 – The security situation north-western South Sudan has improved with displaced people returning home, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African country has said, holding he situation in Wau as a “model” for other parts of the country where displacement rose so far this year.


Following Lankesh's murder, UN rights experts urge Indian Government to protect free speech

13 September 2017 – A group of independent human rights experts today called on the Government of India to create a safer environment for independent voices, after Indian journalist and human rights defender Gauri Lankesh was killed earlier this month.