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UN rights group concludes evaluation of Palestinians living under occupation

17 July 2017 – A committee of United Nations experts has completed its annual evaluation of the situation of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hearing serious concerns about Israel’s human rights record, including the deteriorating situation in Gaza, inadequate protection for detained children and increasing obstacles being faced by human rights defenders and journalists.


Health services, especially vaccines, must ‘reach the unreached,’ stress UN agencies

17 July 2017 – Globally, nearly 13 million infants – almost one in ten – did not receive any vaccinations last year, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, urging greater efforts to extend the reach of health services.


Syria talks end with 'incremental progress' but 'no breakthrough' – UN envoy

15 July 2017 – Speaking to reporters in the early hours of Saturday in Geneva, United Nations Special Envoy said that the latest round of the intra-Syrian talks ended with “incremental progress.”


Opening of land route to Syria's battle-affected areas 'making difference' for aid delivery – UN agency

11 July 2017 – The United Nations refugee agency said today that the opening of the road to Syria's north-eastern Hassakeh governorate is already making a difference for humanitarian aid delivery on the ground.


Ceasefire, fresh political developments may help intra-Syrian talks – UN negotiator

10 July 2017 – A deal to set up a ceasefire zone in Syria along with other political developments could help boost a new round of talks aimed at ending more than six years of conflict in the country, United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said today.


Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF

07 July 2017 – Some 9.2 million children living in emergency countries will miss out on schooling unless the international community contributes an additional $820 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned at the start of today's G20 summit.


At UN, panel probing chemical weapons use in Syria urges independence

06 July 2017 – Noting that its members are working in a highly politicized environment, the panel investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria today appealed to the international community to allow it to complete its work in an independent, impartial and professional manner.


INTERVIEW: ‘Disarmament matters’ in times of crisis, stresses new High Representative

06 July 2017 – Izumi Nakamitsu has taken the helm of United Nations disarmament affairs at a time when needs are greatest for the world to invest in conflict prevention.


UN 'appalled' by terrorist attacks in the Syrian capital, Damascus

04 July 2017 – The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attacks in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and underscored the need to bring those responsible to justice, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres said today.