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Egypt urges UN to intervene in dispute over Ethiopia’s Nile river dam

Egypt wants the United Nations Security Council to “undertake its responsibilities” and prevent Ethiopia from starting to fill its massive, newly built hydroelectric dam...

George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings

The brother of George Floyd has made a heartfelt plea to the UN’s top human rights body to launch intense international scrutiny of systemic...

UN calls for investigation into Sudan’s slide into ‘human rights abyss’

UN experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a “human rights abyss” in the aftermath of the Sudanese security forces’ deadly break-up of...

Yemen in danger of big famine – UN humanitarian chief

The UN humanitarian chief has warned “there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen”. Mark Lowcock told...

Trump says Ivanka would be ‘incredible’ as UN ambassador

US President Donald Trump has said his daughter Ivanka would be an “incredible” replacement for departing UN ambassador Nikki Haley. Mr Trump said he had...

UN Chief: US could meet Paris climate goals despite accord exit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the United States may meet the Paris climate agreement's targets despite pulling out of the international deal. Mr Guterres...

North East Nigeria Crisis – UN to cut food aid over lack of funds

Food aid will be cut for more than a million Nigerians affected by Boko Haram's insurgency if promised funding from the international community does...

UN warns of mass deaths from starvation in east Africa

The risk of mass deaths from starvation is growing in parts of east Africa, Yemen and Nigeria due to a combination of conflict, drought...

Malala Yousafzai named UN Messenger of Peace

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been made a UN Messenger of Peace. The 19-year-old student, who is preparing for her A-levels, will take...

UN says, 300,000 displaced by battle against IS in Mosul.

Around 300,000 people have been displaced by the US-backed Iraqi operation to drive the Islamic State group from Mosul, according to the United Nations. The...

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