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125 stories found over the past 45 days
Marginalization, perceived abuse of power pushing Africa’s youth to extremism – UN study

07 September 2017 – Deprivation, marginalization and perceived state violence or abuse of power are pushing young Africans into the clutches of violent extremism, a groundbreaking study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reveals.


FEATURE: Does drone technology hold promise for the UN?

06 September 2017 – Drone technology appears to be taking off at the United Nations, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being used for various purposes, including in humanitarian, development and peacekeeping operations.


World needs to move beyond ‘conceptual debate’ and improve protection from atrocities, urges Guterres

06 September 2017 – Highlighting increased atrocity crimes – genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity – in many parts of the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for concrete action to protect the vulnerable and to reverse such negative trends.


Security Council, UN chief condemn latest attack on peacekeepers in Mali

06 September 2017 – The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres have condemned an attack against a United Nations convoy in the Kidal region of Mali that left two Chadian peacekeepers dead and two others seriously injured.


Syria: UN probe documents use of chemical weapons and other crimes against civilians

06 September 2017 – Despite reduced violence in some places in Syria, warring parties continued to perpetrate unthinkable crimes against civilians, including the use of chemical weapons by Government forces, a group of United Nations investigators said today as they released a new report.