China releases details of Hong Kong anti-sedition law

Desk Report: Beijing has released details of a controversial anti-sedition law under which China will set up a national security agency in Hong Kong and maintain jurisdiction in “certain... Read more »

UN chief underlines need to protect refugees and migrants in COVID-19 pandemic

Online Desk : António Guterres on Wednesday launched the latest UN policy briefing on the pandemic, which reminds countries of their obligation to protect people on the move, who... Read more »

Why business needs to address the social impacts of COVID-19: an interview with Lise Kingo, UN Global Compact chief

Online Desk : Lise Kingo has run the Global Compact for the last five years. In an interview with UN News, Ms. Kingo described the changes that she has... Read more »

On Peacekeepers Day, UN to spotlight vital role of women peace operations

Online Desk : [We] honour more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers and the more than 3,900 who have lost their lives... Read more »

Women peacekeepers from Brazil and India share UN military gender award

Online Desk : The award, created in 2016, recognizes the dedication and effort of individual military peacekeepers in promoting the UN principles on Women, Peace and Security in peace... Read more »

Making education safe for children with albinism in Malawi

Online Desk : Chinsisi Jafali, a 14-year-old with albinism, knows that going to school is a risky prospect, but it’s a risk he’s prepared to take. “I have six... Read more »

Yemen aid lifeline near ‘breaking point’: UN food agency

Online Desk : The appeal for a fresh cash injection comes after more than five years of fighting in the Arabian peninsula country, between the Government of Abd Rabbu... Read more »

Guterres commends India and Bangladesh for life-saving work in face of deadly cyclone

Online Desk : In a statement, the Secretary-General expressed his sadness at the loss of dozens of lives due to the most powerful storm to form in the Bay... Read more »

UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr

Online Desk : Hours before the three-day festival of Eid al-Fitr was due to begin, Taliban militants made the unexpected declaration that they would attack only if their positions... Read more »

Victims of intercommunal violence in South Sudan deserve ‘justice, truth and reparations’: Bachelet

Online Desk : Three aid workers were among those killed. “The reports from Jonglei State are appalling”, Michelle Bachelet said of fighting that broke out between 16 and 17... Read more »