UN News stories

55 stories found over the past 45 days
Africa’s achievements, challenges in peace, development focus of UN meeting

01 October 2014 – While there has been great social and economic progress across Africa, its economies have not kept pace with legitimate demands, including providing jobs to young people, said United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at a high-level meeting of regional partners held today at Headquarters.

As global crises multiply, UN official urges rethink for overstretched humanitarian system

30 September 2014 – The global humanitarian system has become dangerously overburdened as it faces a widening front of crises and conflicts, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned today, as he urged a rethink of how the international community will confront the growing challenges of the 21st century.

South Sudan: UN agencies reach more than half a million people with life-saving aid

30 September 2014 – Two United Nations agencies have reached more than half a million people, including 100,000 children under the age of five, in the most remote and conflict-hit areas of South Sudan with life-saving supplies and services.

UN refugee chief warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa

29 September 2014 – The United Nations refugee chief today warned the international community about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement.

Bahrain minister focuses UN Assembly address on terrorism, illegal occupation

29 September 2014 – The accelerated emergence of terrorism groups, political expansionism and the illegal occupation of other States’ territories are hindering sustainable development and require the international community to work together, the Foreign Minister of Bahrain today told the United Nations General Assembly.

At UN debate, African leaders say global sustainability agenda must reflect local realities

29 September 2014 – With a new sustainable development agenda as the focus of this year’s annual General Assembly debate, African leaders today called on the United Nations to take into consideration the continent’s specific realities and challenges.

Greece calls for closer cooperation between Europe, UN in crisis management

27 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly today, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos called for strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union to maintain world peace.

China urges UN Assembly to break new ground when setting future development goals

27 September 2014 – The new sustainable development agenda should advance people’s wellbeing, promote inclusivity and ensure implementation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the United Nations General Assembly, delivering his country’s annual address to the world body.

Cuba takes General Assembly podium to call for deep UN reform

27 September 2014 – Speaking from the tribune of the General Assembly today, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla called for a profound reform of the United Nations, starting with the 15-member Security Council.

India’s leader calls for genuine global partnership for peace and prosperity at UN Assembly

27 September 2014 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking in the name of 1.25 billion compatriots, issued a fervent plea from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today for genuine global partnership to further peace, inclusive development and an environmentally sustainable world.