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2024

  • 2 Mar 2024

    Dakar, 2 March 2024 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West...

  • 1 Mar 2024
    A brief roundup of United Nations-related political and peacebuilding events and developments around the world. 

    "Tensions in the region need to be urgently de-escalated," Special Envoy Pedersen tells Council in briefing on Syria

    On 27 February, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Geir O. Pedersen told Security Council members that February had seen further spillover effects from regional conflict, with multiple air strikes attributed to Israel reportedly resulting in both civilian and military casualties. He noted that Israel confirmed it had carried out strikes in response to rocket attacks from southern Syria towards the Occupied Syrian Golan, while the United States carried out retaliatory strikes for a drone attack on a post in Jordan. The entire north of the country, containing millions of civilians, has seen multiple front-line skirmishes in February, including pro-Government, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Turkish drone strikes. Da’esh attacks continue to rise in the central and north-eastern regions, while southern Syria remains violent and unstable. “Plainly, the tensions in the region need to be urgently de-escalated, starting with the immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza,” he stressed.

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    UNITAMS completes its withdrawal from Sudan

    On 29 February, the United Nations Integrated Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) completed its withdrawal from the country. In a statement, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his deep appreciation to all international and national UNITAMS personnel for their dedication and service to the people of Sudan throughout the Mission’s mandate. He noted that a small team would remain in Port Sudan to oversee the Mission's liquidation process, beginning on 1 March. Guterres said that the conflict in Sudan was jeopardizing the entire country and region. He also stressed that “the United Nations is not leaving Sudan. It remains strongly committed to providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance and supporting the Sudanese people in their aspirations for a peaceful and secure future.” The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Sudan, Ramtane Lamamra, has commenced his work in support of mediation efforts, in coordination and close partnership with African and other international partners.  

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    Special Coordinator for Lebanon meets with senior political officials in Beirut

    This week, during meetings with Lebanese stakeholders in Beirut, Special Coordinator of the Secretary-General for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka advocated for safeguarding Lebanon’s security and stability. With caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati (pictured above right), she discussed internal and regional dynamics, with an emphasis on the imperative of de-escalation efforts along the Blue Line. The Special Coordinator also met several parliamentarians, including Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil, Kataeb leader Sami Gemayel and MP Inaya Ezzedine. She underlined the importance of the full implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701. She also discussed the security situation in Lebanon and along its borders with the Acting head of General Security Elias Bayssari.

    Special Coordinator Wronecka takes part in launch of Action Plan of the National Strategy for Women in Lebanon

    Special Coordinator Wronecka took part in the launching of the “Action Plan of the National Strategy for Women in Lebanon 2024-2026” by the National Commission for Lebanese Women. The Special Coordinator said the Action Plan offered opportunities to empower women at the personal, educational, economic and social levels. These efforts are even more remarkable and timely given the current political, socio-economic and security context Lebanon, she said. 

    UNAMI meets with Kurdistan Regional Government on election issues

    On 29 February, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, met in Erbil with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Qubad Talabani (pictured above right). They discussed the current situation in Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region. 

    Special Representative for Iraq attends Sixth Baghdad International Dialogue

    On 24 February, Special Representative Hennis-Plasschaert spoke at the Sixth Baghdad International Dialogue. She noted that “the steps taken since the Government’s formation in October 2022 signal positive momentum, highlighting Iraq’s enormous potential to act as a force for good – both within and outside the region." She went on to say that an enabling environment would be essential, and that would require the buy-in of all relevant actors, whether in- or outside Iraq. "It is quite simple: no government can go it alone. Hence, everyone is expected to support this objective, rather than to thwart it," she stressed.

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    DSRSG Isaczai and Basra governor launch Joint Coordination Forum

    On 29 February, the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG)/Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ghulam Isaczai, visited Basra Governorate where he met with Governor Asaad AlEidani. Discussions focused on enhancing cooperation to address climate change impact in southern Iraq and emphasized collaboration for a sustainable future. The DSRSG/RC/HC and the Governor also launched the Joint Coordination Forum (JCF). The Forum aims to streamline governorate-level coordination by bringing together development actors to share information. On 27 February, Isaczai and officials of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Iraq, visited Anbar Governorate, where they met with the Governor, Mohammed Noori. Discussions focused on durable solutions for returnees from Al-Hol Camp and internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing in Anbar. The UN Iraq delegation also met with a group of returnees from Al-Hol Camp in Syria, as well as with IDPs at the Bzebiz informal site in Anbar.

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    SRSG Imnadze visits Tashkent, discusses regional challenges with senior officials

    From 28 February to 1 March, SRSG Kaha Imnadze visited Tashkent and met with Speaker of the Senate Tanzila Narbaeva, Deputy Foreign Minister Muzaffarbek Madrakhimov, Special Representative for Afghanistan Ismatulla Irgashev, Director of. theInstitute for Strategic and Regional Studies Eldor Aripov, Director of the International Institute of Central Asia Javlon Vakhabov, SRSG Imnadze underlined the Security Council’s support to the initiatives of Central Asian states to build trust in the region, and highlighted the preventive diplomacy projects implemented by the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA). Discussions also focused on transboundary water management and the prevention of terrorism, as well as the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for security in Central Asia.

    SRSG Simão discusses peace and security with Ghana President

    From 25-28 February, SRSG Leonardo Simão visited Ghana to meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo. They discussed various issues pertaining to peace and security in West Africa, including the threat of terrorism and maritime security. Simão also participated in the third Kofi Annan Peace and Security Forum.

    UNOWAS and Mano River Union sign Framework of Cooperation

    On 1 March, DSRSG Khassim Diagne and the Secretary-General of the Mano River Union Maria Harisson signed a Framework of Cooperation Agreement for 2024-2026. The Agreement outlines the main areas for joint activities to promote peace, security and stability between the member states of the Union, namely Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “The signing of the Framework of Cooperation Agreement demonstrates our unwavering joint commitment to work together to serve the people of the sub-region and to reinforce peace and democracy,” said DSRSG Diagne.

    Former combatant projects showcased at tourism fair in Colombia

    On 28 February, former combatants participated in the Tourism Fair of the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (ANATO), in Corferias in Bogotá. The projects by former combatants included Tierra Grata Ecoturs SAS, from Manaure, Cesar; Caguán Expeditions, from Caquetá, the Cooperativa Multiactiva Nueva Marquetalia, the company Turismo Integral por la Paz from the former Territorial Area for Training and Reintegration (TATR) of Agua Bonita, in La Montañita (Caquetá), and La "Ruta Marquetalia", part of the tourism project of the Cooperativa Multiactiva Marquetalia por un Futuro Mejor, from the former TATR el Oso, in Planadas Tolima. These projects were supported by the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. Also participating were several former combatants from Meta, Caquetá and Guaviare, as part of the Peace with Nature project, which focuses on the empowerment and training of peace signatories and communities on biodiversity issues, with the aim of bolstering socio-economic development through tourism.

    ASG Spehar attends World Bank Fragility Forum in Washington, D.C.

    This Week, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Elizabeth Spehar participated in the World Bank Group Fragility Forum in Washington, D.C. Among a wide range of panels engaging policymakers, civil society organizations and academics, ASG Spehar led a session exploring the risks and opportunities for programmatic engagement in the wake of political crises in the Sahel, Sudan, and Afghanistan. ASG Spehar also joined a panel with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and discussed the interaction of macroeconomic and political risks. She also conducted a range of bilateral discussions with Member States and International Financial Institutions counterparts.

    UNHCR and DPPA hold event on forced displacement and conflict at World Bank Fragility Forum - Partnerships Day

    On 1 March, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and DPPA held an event at the World Bank Fragility Forum Partnerships Day, titled "Forced Displacement in the Cycle of Fragility, Conflict and Violence: Protection, Solutions and People-Centered Peace." Discussions focused on forced displacement and peacebuilding. In a roundtable jointly organized by DPPA and independent think tank Adelphi, Peacebuilding Fund members highlighted findings from the Peacebuilding Support OfficeThematic review, as well as opportunities to strengthen interactions between climate finance and green vertical funds.

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    Japan assumes the Presidency of the Security Council for the month of March.

  • 1 Mar 2024

    Dakar, 01 March 2024 - The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Mano River Union (MRU)...

  • 1 Mar 2024

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Friday for greater support for an international mission to help Haiti combat rampant gang violence in remarks to regional leaders meeting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 

  • 1 Mar 2024

    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has voiced deep concern over the escalating humanitarian crisis in the restive Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique following a recent surge in violence and attacks by armed groups. 

  • 1 Mar 2024

    February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres, the UN weather agency (WMO) said on Friday.

  • 1 Mar 2024

    The crisis in Myanmar is a “never-ending nightmare” for the country’s people happening far away from the international spotlight, UN rights chief Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council on Friday. 

  • 1 Mar 2024

    Repeated warnings from humanitarians over desperate food insecurity and imminent famine in Gaza came into focus on Friday amid reports from the enclave’s authorities that a tenth child had died from malnutrition and dehydration.

  • 1 Mar 2024

    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan

    From 28 February to 1 March, SRSG Kaha Imnadze visited Tashkent and met with H.E. Tanzila...

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    Women | UNDP-backed Bilan Media pilots...

  • 29 Feb 2024

    Nairobi - Climate change has become such a major factor of global instability that even the UN Security...

  • 29 Feb 2024

    Dakar, 29 February 2024 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West...

  • 29 Feb 2024

    The UN Secretary-General said on Thursday he was “appalled by the tragic human toll of the conflict in Gaza” where more than 30,000 people have now reportedly been killed and over 70,000 injured.

  • 29 Feb 2024

    António Guterres expressed his strong commitment to the people of Sudan on Thursday as the UN assistance mission based there comes to an end, in line with a Security Council resolution ending its mandate.

  • 29 Feb 2024

    The “carnage” in Gaza has left more than 30,000 dead and must end immediately, UN rights chief Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council on Thursday, after almost five months of constant Israeli bombardment and mass displacement in the enclave, prompted by Hamas-led attacks. 

  • 28 Feb 2024

    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA, Abdou Abarry, is following with great concern the events taking place in N'Djamena...

  • 28 Feb 2024

    All parties to the Gaza conflict have been responsible for “clear violations of international humanitarian law including possible war crimes”, according to the UN’s top human rights official, Volker Türk.

  • 28 Feb 2024

    Humanitarians are hoping that donors will robustly support a $674 million appeal for Haiti, where armed gangs continue to terrorize the population, a senior UN official said on Wednesday during a briefing to journalists in New York. 

  • 27 Feb 2024

    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan

    On 27 February, 2024 UNRCCA took part in the Regional Meeting on...

  • 27 Feb 2024

    The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Joanna Wronecka is deeply concerned by the gradual expansion in the exchange of fire across the Blue Line in scope, scale and intensity, which increases the risks of a broader conflagration and undermines Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006).  She urges an immediate halt to this dangerous cycle of violence and return to a cessation of hostilities.

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  • 27 Feb 2024

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan

    On 26-27 February, as part of his regional tour, Kaha Imnadze, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia...

  • 27 Feb 2024

    UN relief agencies operating in war-torn Gaza voiced deep frustration on Tuesday over continuing aid access restrictions placed on them by the Israeli military, after ambulances carrying patients away from a stricken hospital at the weekend were stopped for several hours while health workers were searched and detained.

  • 27 Feb 2024

    Well over half a million Gazans are just a step away from famine, said senior UN humanitarians, briefing the Security Council Tuesday on food security in the stricken enclave. The deputy head of UN aid coordination told ambassadors that famine is "almost inevitable" unless aid can be scaled up immediately.

  • 27 Feb 2024

    Fallout from conflict in the Middle East and ongoing fighting in Syria are having a devastating impact on civilians inside the country, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  • 26 Feb 2024

    At a conference in Tripoli dedicated to fostering "an inclusive, rights-based, and victims-centred transitional justice and reconciliation process in Libya...

  • 26 Feb 2024

    Excellencies, Vice-President Al-Lafi, distinguished guests and colleagues, 

    On behalf of the UN in Libya, UNSMIL and the UN Human Rights Office...

  • 26 Feb 2024

    An all-out Israeli offensive on Rafah would spell the end for UN-led humanitarian relief to the people of Gaza, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, in a wide-ranging call to the international community to fulfil its “primary responsibility” of promoting and protecting human rights everywhere and for everyone.

  • 26 Feb 2024

    Fighting between Government forces and the M23 rebel group has flared up again in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after a brief lull, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday.

  • 26 Feb 2024

    Amid geopolitical divides, arms competition, increasingly dangerous new technologies and an elevated nuclear risk, the Secretary-General on Monday highlighted his concern that the UN Conference on Disarmament is consistently failing to deliver.

  • 26 Feb 2024

    Very little humanitarian aid has entered besieged Gaza this month, with a 50 per cent reduction compared to January, the head of the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees (UNRWA) said on Monday. 

  • 24 Feb 2024

    Hargeisa – Two days a week, before dawn, when the streets of Hargeisa are still empty, and the tea sellers are only just starting to set up their stalls, a solitary figure rushes through the waking city. ...

  • 23 Feb 2024
    A brief roundup of United Nations-related political and peacebuilding events and developments around the world. 

    Two years since the Russian invasion, "the war in Ukraine remains an open wound at the heart of Europe," Secretary-General tells Security Council

    On 23 February, the Security Council met to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Secretary-General António Guterres said that the Russian Federation's full-scale invasion violated both the United Nations Charter and international law. "Two years on—and a decade since Russia's attempted illegal annexation of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol—the war in Ukraine remains an open wound at the heart of Europe," he said. He underlined that the people of Ukraine were suffering appallingly because of the war, with over ten and a half thousand civilians deaths, as well as the damage and destruction of hospitals, schools, health facilities and civilian infrastructure. Over fourteen and a half million people inside the country were in need of humanitarian assistance, he said, including lifesaving food, water, healthcare and shelter. "That must change," he stressed, and "attacks against humanitarians, and civilian infrastructure, must stop."

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    SRSG Laing stresses importance of "collective support" for progress in Somalia

    On 19 February, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Catriona Laing, briefed the Security Council the situation in that country. “Through our collective support, Somalia is demonstrating that a country can emerge from prolonged conflict to one that delivers for its people and acts as a force for good in the region,” Laing said. On the political front, she said that the 27 May 2023 National Consultative Council proposals on the proposed new electoral model continued to be debated. While there was broad public support for the transition to one-person, one-vote elections, the proposed timelines were too ambitious, she said, noting that the UN is working with the Ministry of Interior Federal Affairs and Reconciliation to develop a realistic plan. She went on to welcome Parliament’s recent approval of the procedural rules for constitutional changes, and stressed that “without an agreed constitution, Somalia remains vulnerable to perennial crises with no agreed rules of the game to enable resolution."

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    Special Coordinator Wennesland stresses urgent need for humanitarian ceasefire, release of hostages

    On 22 February, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, told the Council that after almost 140 days of war, there was no end in sight for those impacted by the horrors unleashed on 7 October, nor for the people in Gaza. Recalling his recent visit there, he said that “what I saw was shocking and unsustainable." He went on to underscore his concern over a possible full-scale Israeli military operation in the densely populated Rafah area, where some 1.4 million Palestinians are sheltering near the only point of entry for goods. “I cannot stress enough how urgently we need a deal that will bring about a humanitarian ceasefire and the release of hostages,” he stressed, urging all concerned — including Israeli authorities — to address the key impediments to the UN’s humanitarian response on the ground. 

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    UN Special Coordinator Wronecka meets with Israeli and Lebanese officials

    Ahead of her briefing to the Security Council in March on the implementation of Resolution 1701, Special Coordinator of the Secretary-General for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka met with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv and with Lebanese officials in Beirut (including Caretaker Foreign Minister of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib, pictured left). In all her meetings, the Special Coordinator underlined the importance of de-escalation across the Blue Line, a return to a cessation of hostilities and the full implementation of Resolution 1701 to restore stability on both sides of the border. 

    SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert meets with senior Iraqi leaders, discusses political developments

    On 20 February, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, met in Baghdad with National Security Adviser Qassim Al-Araji. They discussed the current political and security developments in the country and the region.

    On 22 February, SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert met in Baghdad with former Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament and Head of the Taqaddam Party, Muhammad Al-Halbousi. They discussed the current political developments in the country.

     

    UNAMI meets with Kurdistan Regional Government on election issues

    On 20 February, the UNAMI Electoral team, led by the Principal Electoral Adviser, together with the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), participated in a meeting with the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) Presidency Office in Erbil during which the electoral operational timeline and other aspects of holding Kurdistan parliamentary elections were discussed.

    DSRSG Isaczai visits Ashti IDP camp in Sulaymaniyah

    During a visit to Ashti IDP Camp in Sulaymaniyah, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)/Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ghulam Isaczai, interacted with camp residents, teachers and camp management on the Council of Minister’s decision to resolve the internally displaced persons file in Iraq.

    Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Peacebuilding Committee holds inaugural session

    The inaugural session of the Peacebuilding Committee in Bosnia and Herzegovina, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmedin Konaković and the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina Ingrid Macdonald, was held in Sarajevo on 19 February. The Committee will guide the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Bosnia and Herzegovina, promoting broader coherence across reconciliation efforts, enhancing women's participation in decision-making, empowering young peacebuilders, and fostering social cohesion in local communities. This work will be done in collaboration with various institutions and civil society organizations across the country. The Committee members currently include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, ministers, high-level multilateral representatives, including the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the OSCE and Council of European in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and bilateral representatives.  

    SRSG Imnadze visits senior officials in the Kyrgyz Republic

    On 22 February, SRSG Kaha Imnadze visited the Kyrgyz Republic to meet with Vice-Speaker of Parliament Jamilya Isayeva, and First Deputy Foreign Minister Asein Isaev. He also met with representatives of the diplomatic community. The sides exchanged views on developments in the region and underlined continued positive trends in regional cooperation. The Kyrgyz counterparts welcomed The United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) activities to address transboundary water challenges and to reinforce regional counter-terrorism efforts. Particular attention was paid to the plans under the Women Leaders’ Caucus initiative, which is currently chaired by the Kyrgyz Republic, to involve more women in preventive diplomacy.

    SRSG Kaha Imnadze visits Kazakhstan, meets with senior officials

    This week, SRSG Imnadze visited Kazakhstan. During the visit, the SRSG held meetings with Murat Nurtleu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dania Espaeva, Deputy Chairperson of the Majilis (lower house of the Parliament), and Yerkin Tukumov, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, as well as members of the diplomatic community. The sides discussed plans and joint activities to be implemented during 2024, taking into consideration the current Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and other regional platforms. Discussions particularly focused on possible efforts in the field of transboundary water management and the role of women in promoting peace and security in the region.  

    UN Mission accompanies the "Brigade for Life" in Mandé, Colombia

    Between 15 and 19 February, nearly 900 inhabitants of Mandé, in Urrao, Antioquia, among them former combatants and their families, received medical attention for three days during a "Brigade for Life," a peacebuilding initiative supported by the Colombian Air Patrol, ARN Colombia, the mayor's office, the municipality's hospital and the Verification Mission in Colombia. The "Brigade for Life" had seven doctors from the Colombian Air Patrol who carried out more than 900 treatments and delivered medicines and vitamins, a vaccination day and provided therapy for detected malaria cases.

    Demonstrations in memory of former combatants assassinated since the signing of the Peace Agreement  

    On 20 February, the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia accompanied former combatants and social organizations in Medellín, Bogotá, Pasto and Cali, in memory of the peace signatories and social leaders assassinated since the signing of the Final Peace Agreement. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Carlos Ruiz Massieu stressed that every death of a peace signatory is a tragedy for peace in Colombia. He also reiterated his condemnation of the more than 400 murders perpetrated since the signing of the Peace Agreement.

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    On 27 February, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the Middle East.

  • 23 Feb 2024

    The top UN aid official in Ukraine deplored new attacks on the cities of Odesa and Dnipro on Friday, as the full-scale Russian invasion of the country enters a third year. 

  • 23 Feb 2024

    The UN Secretary-General addressed the Security Council on Friday, underscoring the fundamental need to honour the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as the full-scale invasion by Russia of the country marks its second anniversary.

  • 23 Feb 2024

    UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis urged countries to stand with the people of Ukraine “in their quest for justice and peace” during a meeting on Friday to mark two years of Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. 

  • 23 Feb 2024

    The UN’s top human rights official on Friday made a strong call for accountability for serious violations committed by all parties in Gaza, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Israel.

  • 23 Feb 2024

    The armed conflict in Sudan has resulted in thousands of civilians killed, millions displaced, property looted and children conscripted, as fighting has spread to more regions of the country since the conflict began last April, according to a wide-ranging report from the UN Human Rights Office released on Friday.

  • 23 Feb 2024

    When the Russian occupation of Bucha in the early days of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine ended in March 2022, widespread destruction was revealed, and a UN commission concluded that war crimes had been committed against the civilian population. Two years on, life is returning to the town on Kyiv’s outskirts and nearby Irpin, which have been restored with UN support.

  • 23 Feb 2024

    UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis urged countries to stand with the people of Ukraine “in their quest for justice and peace” during a meeting on Friday to mark two years of Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. 

  • 23 Feb 2024

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    A total of 30 civil society activists from across Yemen came together in Aden for discussions centered around the UN-led peace process and linkages to Yemeni peacebuilding...

  • 23 Feb 2024

    UN STATEMENT | DELIVERED BY SRSG UNOAU Parfait Onanga-Anyanga | AUPSC MEETING ON THE PEACE, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT NEXUS | 21 February 2024

  • 22 Feb 2024

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyz Republic

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  • 22 Feb 2024

    The Security Council met on Thursday at UN Headquarters in New York on the situation in the Gaza Strip, wracked by months of unrelenting war and tensions spilling into the wider Middle East region, with no solutions on the horizon to stop the fighting.

  • 22 Feb 2024

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, entering its third year, has exacted a “horrific human cost”, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians that will be felt “for generations”, UN human rights chief Volker Türk said on Thursday.

  • 22 Feb 2024

    The UN agency serving Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has reached breaking point due to Israeli calls for its abolition and the associated funding freeze, just when it is needed most, said UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini.

  • 21 Feb 2024
  • 21 Feb 2024

    In a collective appeal, heads of UN humanitarian entities and global NGOs implored world leaders to help prevent further deterioration of the crisis in Gaza that has left tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – dead.

  • 21 Feb 2024

    The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday urged greater support for the country’s efforts to build a professional national army, as part of a security overhaul, and stem the proliferation of deadly illicit weapons.

  • 21 Feb 2024

    As the war in Ukraine nears the two-year mark since Russia’s full-scale invasion began, UN humanitarians reported on Wednesday that attacks along the frontline in the Donetsk region had disrupted clean water supplies in Kramatorsk City.