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28 stories found over the past 45 days
'We cannot give up the fight' to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief

21 February 2017 – Even though over the past 10 years, more than 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups, tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 continue to be used in conflicts around the world, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today.


Yemen: Senior UN aid official ‘appalled’ by airstrikes that kill women and children

16 February 2017 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Yemen today said he was extremely saddened and appalled by the airstrikes that killed six women and a girl gathering for a funeral in a private residence in the Arhab District of Sana’a Governorate yesterday.


In Cairo, UN chief Guterres underscores political solutions to ease tensions in regional hotspots

15 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his commitment to fighting terrorism but underlined also the importance of political solutions to the crises in Syria and the wider region, and put his weight behind the intra-Syrian negotiations expected to begin later this month in Geneva.


In Oman, UN chief Guterres seeks ways to help bring peace to Middle East

14 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed his support for the countries like Oman that are in the forefront of mediation efforts to resolve conflict.


In Dubai, UN chief addresses deficit of trust between governments, citizens and institutions

13 February 2017 – The world faces a “terrible lack of trust,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today addressing the World Government Summit in the Emirati city of Dubai, and called for reconciliation between people, their governments and global multilateral institutions.


UN chief Guterres engages in 'constructive' discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister

12 February 2017 – Visiting Saudi Arabia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today that he and the Arab country's foreign minister had “very important and very constructive discussions” on the possible future political solutions for Yemen and Libya.


Yemen: As food crisis worsens, UN agencies call for urgent assistance to avert catastrophe

10 February 2017 – The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by three million in seven months, with an estimated 17.1 million people – more than two-thirds of the entire population of 27.4 million – now struggling to feed themselves, according to a joint assessment by three United Nations agencies.


UN calls for 50 per cent increase in funding for mine action in 2017

09 February 2017 – The United Nations has launched a $511 million international appeal for humanitarian mine action in conflict and post-conflict settings for 2017, a 50 per cent increase from last year's $347 million consolidated appeal.