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UN, African Union pledge to help Kenya ensure credible rerun of presidential poll

23 October 2017 – The heads of the United Nations and the African Union have expressed their organizations' commitment to assist Kenya in ensuring a credible and transparent process in the forthcoming rerun of the recent presidential election.


UN chief Guterres, US President Trump commit to work together to address common challenges

21 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Friday with United States President Donald Trump and discussed, among others, tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the fight against terrorism.


‘Cycle of violence must end,’ says UN chief, condemning latest attacks in Afghanistan

20 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned today’s attacks at mosques in Afghanistan’s Kabul city and Ghor Province during Friday prayers.


UN delivering coordinated humanitarian response in wake of Mogadishu bombings

19 October 2017 – The United Nations family of agencies and programmes is continuing to roll out its response in support of the recovery and clean-up effort in Mogadishu following Saturday’s massive car bomb blast, which killed some 300 people, injured hundreds more, and is being called Somalia’s worst-ever such attack.


INTERVIEW: Hurricane-hit Caribbean nations can build back better, says UN development official

19 October 2017 – “People want to live here for very good reason – they’re beautiful islands, it’s where people have lived for centuries, their families have lived here for centuries,” Mr. O’Malley said in an interview with UN News on the side lines of the Secretary-General’s visit. “So how do you make sure that you use the right techniques to keep yourself as safe, and your country as safe, as possible?”


#MeToo movement stems from impunity and culture of silence, senior UN official writes

19 October 2017 – Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression.


Number of UN civilian casualties falls despite spike in direct attacks against the Organization – new report

19 October 2017 – Despite an increasingly complex global security environment and an unprecedented increase in direct attacks against the United Nations, the number of casualties among UN civilian personnel has declined, Secretary-General António Guterres has said.


Strong civil society can push back against 'major attack' on human rights, says senior UN rights official

19 October 2017 – A senior United Nations human rights official has praised civil society for its role in standing up to the “backlash” against human rights.


Watchful of the situation in Raqqa, Syria, UN chief urges need to revive political process

19 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is urging all sides involved in the fight for Raqqa, Syria, to protect civilians, abide with international law, and allow humanitarian access to those in need.


Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report

19 October 2017 – More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed.