18 June 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment today of Major General Michel Finn, of Ireland, as head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the Jerusalem-based UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), the first such operation the world body set up almost 60 years ago.
14 June 2013 – Strong support from the international community is needed to ensure ‘positive momentum’ is sustained between Serbia and Kosovo, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today.
11 June 2013 – The European Union (EU), British newspaper the Guardian, and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are among those honoured by the United Nations food agency for their contributions to development issues.
07 June 2013 – Damage to Timbuktu’s cultural heritage due to fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels is more extensive than first estimated, a United Nations-led team said today following an assessment of the fabled city.
30 May 2013 – The intensifying violence in Iraq is “ready to explode” and may re-ignite widespread sectarian strife unless the country’s leaders take immediate action, the top United Nations envoy there warned today amid the latest wave of deadly attacks.
30 May 2013 – Children with disabilities have the same rights as all children but are some of the most invisible and marginalized people in the world according to a United Nations report released today, which cites recommendations on how to actively include children with disabilities in civic, social and cultural affairs so that both they and their communities benefit.
29 May 2013 – The United Nations Human Rights Council today called for an immediate end to the fighting in Syria as well as for an independent inquiry into the events in Qusayr, where the violence has recently intensified, while condemning the involvement of foreign fighters in the conflict.
28 May 2013 – Migration policy in the European Union (EU) must incorporate a human rights approach instead of solely focusing on security concerns, a United Nations independent expert today stressed.
14 May 2013 – Political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina are still falling short of the expectations of their citizens and the international community, causing the country to slip farther behind its neighbours in regional integration, the Security Council was today told.
08 May 2013 – An estimated 73 million young people will be out of work this year, according to a new United Nations report that says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades and calls for creative and wide-ranging policy solutions to address the problem.