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Delivering justice for abused child brides in The Comoros

Around thirty per cent of girls in The Comoros become child brides, and they make up the vast majority of sexual violence cases reported across the African country.

1 October 2022

On International Day of Older Persons, UN chief highlights their ‘remarkable resilience’  

Secretary-General António Guterres drew attention on Saturday, the International Day of Older Persons, to the “resilience of the more than one billion older women and men” in a rapidly changing world.  

1 October 2022

Burkina Faso: UN chief condemns any attempt to seize power by the force of arms

The UN Secretary-General expressed on Saturday his deep concern regarding the unfolding developments in Burkina Faso, where according to media reports, a group of military officers overthrew the man who had seized power in a coup only nine months earlier.

1 October 2022

Afghanistan: UN condemns ‘callous’ suicide attack on education centre

The UN has condemned a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul which has left more than 20 dead, according to latest news reports, many of them young women who were sitting mock exams at an education centre.

30 September 2022

Little progress combating systemic racism against people of African descent: UN report

More than two years since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States sparked the global Black Lives Matter movement, there’s been only “piecemeal progress” in addressing systemic racism, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday, in a new report.

30 September 2022

Yemen: Put the people first, Guterres urges, with extended and expanded truce

Yemen’s warring parties who have sustained a nationwide truce for the past six months, need to prioritize the “needs and aspirations” of the people, by both extending and expanding it, beyond Sunday’s imminent deadline, the UN chief has said.

30 September 2022

Empty shelves and rising prices linked to Ukraine crisis push Tunisians to the brink

For many Tunisians, shortages of essential foods, fuel and key farming products linked to the war in Ukraine, have tested them to the limit, they’ve been telling UN News.

30 September 2022

Russia vetoes Security Council resolution condemning attempted annexation of Ukraine regions

Russia on Friday vetoed a Security Council resolution which described its attempts to unlawfully annex four regions of Ukraine earlier in the day with a formal ceremony in Moscow, as “a threat to international peace and security”, demanding that the decision be immediately and unconditionally reversed.

30 September 2022

DR Congo: Humanitarian situation worsens; UN mission continues to battle armed militias

The UN envoy for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday denounced the recent violence against the Organization’s stabilization mission in the country, which has been the target of “manipulation and stigmatization”.

30 September 2022

Black Sea exports ramp up, bringing confidence to global commerce and food to most vulnerable

Two months since the Black Sea Grain Initiative kicked into action to help release desperately needed grain and fertilizer from ports in Ukraine and Russia, confidence is returning among global distributors as exports ramp up, UN humanitarians said on Thursday..

29 September 2022