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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. In 24 October 1945, at the end of World War II, the organization was established with the aim of preventing future wars. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN is the successor of the ineffective League of Nations.

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U.N. experts urge Israel to rein in security forces

U.N. war crimes investigators called on Israel on Monday to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters on the border with Gaza, as the anniversary approached of the start of demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals "in an apparent act of pillage", a United Nations human rights..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United Nations

At Least 215 Dead in Southern Africa Following Cyclone Idai [Video]At Least 215 Dead in Southern Africa Following Cyclone Idai

The cyclone made landfall Thursday in central Mozambique before moving into Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Yazidi mass graves: UN team exhumes bodies in Iraq [Video]Yazidi mass graves: UN team exhumes bodies in Iraq

It is estimated that more than 3,000 Yazidis were killed by ISIL when they took control of the area five years ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:44Published

Pollution treaty talks at UN environment summit in Kenya [Video]Pollution treaty talks at UN environment summit in Kenya

UN wants wealthy governments to keep a promise to raise money to help poorer countries adapt to a warming planet.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:17Published

UN: Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes [Video]UN: Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes

A UN humanitarian agency has warned that thousands of Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes between warring factions are trapped in an embattled northern district, an area that has become another..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

South Sudan violence: UN wants to end culture of impunity [Video]South Sudan violence: UN wants to end culture of impunity

Reports of atrocities in South Sudan despite last year's landmark deal to end the civil war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

UN Environmental Report: World Must Take Climate Action Now [Video]UN Environmental Report: World Must Take Climate Action Now

The UN's Global Environment Outlooks paints a pretty grim picture of the Earth if society doesn't do more to slow down climate change.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Millions Could Die Prematurely From Pollution, Climate Change [Video]Millions Could Die Prematurely From Pollution, Climate Change

According to Geek.com, A massive, 740-page report completed by the United Nations on the state of the environment states that the damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Massive UN Report Warns 'Ecological Foundations Of Society' [Video]Massive UN Report Warns 'Ecological Foundations Of Society'

According to CNN.com, "Human activities are degrading the global environment at a pace that could endanger the "ecological foundations of society" and human health, according to a landmark United..

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North Korea Defies UN [Video]North Korea Defies UN

According to CNN, a UN report has found that North Korea has broken UN sanctions with a "massive" increase of oil imports and coal exports. The 400-page document released Monday by the UN Panel of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Rockets pound Islamic State's last enclave [Video]Rockets pound Islamic State's last enclave

Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria was pounded with air strikes and artillery on Monday in a U.S.-backed assault aimed at wiping out the last shred of its territorial rule that once spanned..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Ethiopian Crash: Law Student, UN Staff, Scholar Among Dead [Video]Ethiopian Crash: Law Student, UN Staff, Scholar Among Dead

Sunday's Ethiopian Airline crash is truly an international tragedy. The Nairobi, Kenya-bound plane went down within minutes of taking off from Addis Ababa. CNN reports The crash killed 157 people,..

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UN conference opens in Nairobi day after Ethiopian Airlines crash [Video]UN conference opens in Nairobi day after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Many of the UN staff killed in Ethiopia Airlines crash were travelling to the UNEP assembly in Kenya's capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published

U.N. moments of silence for Ethiopia crash victims [Video]U.N. moments of silence for Ethiopia crash victims

Moments of silence were held inside the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday to honor the 157 people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed. 21 U.N. staff were among the dead...

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China And Indonesia Ground Boeing 737 MAX 8's After Crash [Video]China And Indonesia Ground Boeing 737 MAX 8's After Crash

Reuters reports China, Indonesia and Ethiopia grounded their Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 fleets on Monday while investigators found the black box from a crash that killed 157 people in the second disaster..

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Ethiopia crash probe begins as Boeing shares slide [Video]Ethiopia crash probe begins as Boeing shares slide

Two 'black box' recorders have been recovered from the site of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet that crashed after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Boeing shares slid 9 percent..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Two Rohingya refugees to address United Nations meet [Video]Two Rohingya refugees to address United Nations meet

Investigators from the International Criminal Court give hope to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school [Video]Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school

A Yemeni aid agency is working with the country's food bank to provide meals to students to encourage impoverished families to keep sending their children to school. With malnutrition rampant in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Climate change protesters pour fake blood outside Downing Street [Video]Climate change protesters pour fake blood outside Downing Street

The demonstrators say they hope the stunt will force the British government into action over climate change. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Kenyan slum faces problems with human waste [Video]Kenyan slum faces problems with human waste

Most of Kibera slum's residents curse when the rains make the latrines overflow. But for a number of waste collectors - called 'froggers', it's the smell of money. They're part of a small army,..

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Male, Muslim and feminist, UN’s Mohammad Naciri talks women’s rights in the Middle East [Video]Male, Muslim and feminist, UN’s Mohammad Naciri talks women’s rights in the Middle East

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Mohammad Naciri, a regional director for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, spoke to Euronews about the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published

Syrian refugees face new challenges as they return home [Video]Syrian refugees face new challenges as they return home

The UN says around 1.4 million people have returned to their homes in Syria last year.

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EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum [Video]EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum

Statement calls on Saudi to release held activists and cooperate with UN-led probe into murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM [Video]Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, said on Thursday (March 7)...

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U.N. official condemns Hamas crackdown on Gaza protests

A U.N. envoy condemned Gaza's ruling Hamas group on Sunday for what he called its campaign of arrests and violence in confronting street protests over the past few days against high prices.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say ready to strike Riyadh, Abu Dhabi if coalition moves on Hodeidah

Yemen's Houthi group said they were building their ballistic capabilities and their forces stand ready to strike Riyadh and Abu Dhabi if implementation of a U.N. peace deal in the port city of Hodeidah..
Reuters - Published

US, France and UK in talks with China on Masood Azhar's 'global terrorist' listing at UN, say sources

If the fresh efforts by the US, France and the UK does not end up in the formal designation of Masood Azhar, the three permanent members are planning to soon move a resolution for his listing in the..
Firstpost - Published

US-China engage in ugly spat at UNSC: Washington alleges graft in Belt & Road initiative; Beijing hits back saying you're prejudiced

The US-China spat soured negotiations on a resolution on Afghanistan, forcing the council to adopt a temporary rollover of the UN mission there for six months instead of a year.
Firstpost - Published

U.N. chief calls for better work in fighting Islamophobia after New Zealand attack

United Nations (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is appalled by Friday's attack on two New Zealand mosques and sees an urgent need to work better globally to tackle..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

New Zealand mosque shootings: UN chief urges global community to 'stand united against anti-Muslim hatred'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the international community to "stand united against anti-Muslim hatred".
Firstpost - Published

China rejects criticism of mass detainment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang at UN, says it set up 'campuses'

China on Friday flatly rejected criticism of mass detainment of Muslim minorities in its restive Xinjiang region.
Firstpost - Published

'In 2009, India was alone, while in 2019 it has worldwide support': Sushma Swaraj on JeM chief ban issue

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the leaders who term China's blocking of banning JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN a "diplomatic failure" must see that India was alone when the..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.N. raises $7 billion for Syria from donors

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United Nations won almost $7 bln in aid pledges for Syria on Thursday, overcoming fatigue among donors after eight years of civil war and sidestepping divisions..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Open discussion in UN on Azhar to corner China? US, India mull options

Taking the issue to the Security Council for an open discussion and vote is also an option which could publicly shame the Chinese for their support to the leader of a UN-designated terrorist group
IndiaTimes - Published

China's stand on Azhar in UN a failure of PM's 'jhula' diplomacy: Owaisi


IndiaTimes - Published

Indian groups urge boycott of Chinese goods to 'teach a lesson' after U.N. setback

An Indian traders' body and the economic wing of an influential Hindu nationalist group called for a boycott of Chinese products on Thursday, after China foiled a bid to blacklist the head of a..
Reuters - Published

U.N. to seek multi-billion dollar aid pledges for Syria

The United Nations will seek billions of dollars in additional aid for Syria on Thursday, seeking to overcome fatigue among donors after eight years of civil war and divisions over how to deal with..
Reuters - Published

China puts India's Masood Azhar proposal at UN on 'technical hold': What the term means and what's the way forward

This was the fourth time in 10 years that China blocked Inidia's bid to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Earlier, it vetoed these proposals, and this time, it invoked a 'technical hold'.
Firstpost - Published

If China continues to block Masood Azhar's designation as 'global terrorist', UN may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat

"If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn't have to come to that," a Security Council..
Firstpost - Published

China prevents U.N. blacklisting of leader behind Kashmir attack

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China prevented a United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

China again blocks bid at UN to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and US on February 27. The Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee members had 10..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian UNEA delegation pay respects to UN adviser Shikha Garg killed in Ethiopian plane crash

32-year-old Garg was a consultant with the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and attached to the environment ministry. She was on her way to Nairobi to be a part of the UNEA.
IndiaTimes - Published

UN says North Korea defied sanctions after Kim Jong-un rode in Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Lexus vehicles at international meetings

UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong-un's luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out during the North Korean leader's recent..
Firstpost - Published

UN report says environment is deadly, but not hopeless; warns there is time to fix problems but 'window closing fast'

Climate change, a global major extinction of animals and plants, a human population soaring toward 10 billion, degraded land, polluted air, and plastics, pesticides and hormone-changing chemicals in..
Firstpost - Published

Ban on Masood Azhar: India shares audio clips at UNSC to expose JeM chief's hand in promoting terrorism in Kashmir

It's a crucial day for India at the UNSC as US, France and UK, the three permanent members of the security council, will move their proposal to list Pulwama attack perpetrator as a UN-designated..
DNA - Published

Japan not to submit U.N. resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses

Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Korea's human rights abuses, given U.S. efforts to end North Korea's weapons..
Reuters - Published

In politics, women seriously outnumbered by men; less than 7% make world leaders, only 24% make lawmakers, says UN

The UN said there has been a 'serious regression' in the political power of women across the world in recent years, and it took 25 years for the share of women in parliaments to rise to 24.3 percent..
Firstpost - Published

All eyes on China as UNSC sits to decide Masood Azhar's fate

UN body to consider tonight listing of JeM founder as a global terrorist
DNA - Published

South Sudan dismisses gang rape accusations, asks for peace funding

South Sudan's justice minister on Tuesday dismissed U.N. investigators' accusations that fighting and gang rape persisted in his country and called for $285 million in donations to fund peacemaking..
Reuters - Published

More than 500 Banunu killed in attacks by rival ethnic group in DR Congo: U.N. investigation

More than 500 men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Banunu community were killed in attacks by Batende villagers in December, some beheaded and many slain as they tried to..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says killings in Congo ethnic clashes may be crimes against humanity

The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against humanity, a The U.N. human rights office..
Reuters - Published

Twenty-two civilians killed, including children, in north Yemen - U.N.

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, in a village in northern Yemen, the United Nations said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

UN probing North Korea violation of sanctions in 20 countries including China and Syria

UN experts say they are investigating possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in..
Firstpost - Published

Prize-winning author, 21 U.N. workers among dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A prize-winning author, a football official and a team of humanitarian workers were among those who perished in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 30, government officials and..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

ICC officials visit Bangladesh to look into Myanmar case: U.N. investigator

Officials from the International Criminal Court are in Bangladesh as part of a preliminary examination of whether a prosecution over the alleged deportations of Rohingya could be mounted, a U.N human..
Reuters - Published

UN says suffers 'catastrophe' in Ethiopian Airlines crash

The United Nations has suffered one of its biggest losses in years in the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi, the head of the U.N. in Geneva said on Monday, without..
Reuters - Published

U.N. envoy fears 'new crisis' for Rohingya if moved to Bangladesh island

A United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar voiced deep concern on Monday at Bangladesh's plan to relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char in April, saying that the island may not be..
Reuters - Published

Swaraj assures all help to families of Indians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Four Indians, including a UN consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, were among the 157 people killed when a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking-off from Addis Ababa..
IndiaTimes - Published

UN consultant with environment ministry among 4 Indians killed in Ethiopia plane crash


IndiaTimes - Published

U.N. agency calls for more access in Syria to help refugees return

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency should have a bigger presence inside Syria to observe and help refugees returning from abroad and from displacement within the war-torn country,..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Working with UN panel on Masood Azhar: US

March 13 is the deadline for the listing of Azhar as an international terrorist under the UN Terror list, it no country raises an issue
DNA - Published

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