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International support for Somalia must focus on rebuilding security, averting famine – UN chief

11 May 2017 – Opening a major conference on Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to support security efforts in the country battling Al-Shabaab and aid the more than six million Somalis affected by the violence and a deadly drought.


UN experts urge India to restore internet and social media services in Jammu and Kashmir

11 May 2017 – Raising alarm over the impact of internet and social media restrictions imposed by authorities in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, United Nations human rights experts have called on the Government to protect the right to freedom of expression and to pursue an open and democratic dialogue to address the region's social and political conflicts.


In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

10 May 2017 – In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict.


Buddha's message of compassion 'timeless' says UN chief on international day

10 May 2017 – Observing the Day of Vesak, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the global community to draw inspiration from the journey of Lord Buddha and embrace his message of compassion.


Mediterranean: Coast guard on alert after shipwrecks as smugglers take advantage of calm waters

09 May 2017 – About 6,600 migrants and refugees were rescued in the past few days trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, United Nations authorities have said, as rescuers are on the lookout for up to 245 people missing after two shipwrecks this weekend.


UN experts 'strongly' condemn brutal murder of journalist and rights defender in Maldives

09 May 2017 – A group of United Nations human rights experts have “strongly” condemned the murder of a prominent journalist and human rights defender in Maldives and called on the authorities to conduct a public inquiry into the killing and bring those responsible to justice.


Consultations on migration compact begin; UN envoy urges policies that reject ‘us vs. them’ tactics

08 May 2017 – A lack of trust leads to increased intolerance and xenophobia, the United Nations envoy on international migration told UN Member States told, calling on Governments to review and put in place effective migration policies that reject an “us vs. them” mentality between national and migrants.