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Qatar to attend high-level forum on sustainable development

Qatar to attend high-level forum on sustainable development

Qatar will participate in the high-level political forum on sustainable development 2018, which will be held at the UN headquarters in New York from July 15 to 19, under the theme "Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies".

Progress in North Korea but long road ahead: UN aid chief

Progress in North Korea but long road ahead: UN aid chief

North Korea has made ‘lots of progress’ in providing food and medical services to its people in recent years but the impoverished state still has a long, tough road ahead, the UN humanitarian chief said Thursday.

Assault on Yemen's Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks

Assault on Yemen's Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks

The United Arab Amirates on Sunday announced it had halted the offensive it is backing against Houthi rebels in Yemen's port city of Hodeida to give a chance to UN diplomatic efforts.

UN nuclear watchdog says ready to help N.Korea denuclearisation

UN nuclear watchdog says ready to help N.Korea denuclearisation

The UN nuclear watchdog welcomed the joint statement of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday and said it was prepared to undertake verification activities.

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict, the UN said Monday.

Emergency UN General Assembly meeting on Gaza called for Wednesday

Emergency UN General Assembly meeting on Gaza called for Wednesday

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body's president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.

Catalan parliament speaker opposes new elections

Catalan parliament speaker opposes new elections

The speaker of the Catalan parliament said Wednesday that new elections were not in the region's ‘interest’ while Spain persists in blocking a new president from taking office.

UN soldier held for suspected arms trafficking in C Africa

UN soldier held for suspected arms trafficking in C Africa

The UN mission in the Central African Republic said Saturday it had launched a probe after the arrest of a peacekeeper suspected of trafficking arms in the perennially restive nation.

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

More than 40 people who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from cholera at a refugee camp in Uganda, the Red Cross said Thursday.

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

Governments should focus on ‘greener’ policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday.

Finland is world's happiest country, Burundi least content: UN

Finland is world's happiest country, Burundi least content: UN

Finland is the world's happiest country while troubled Burundi is the most discontent, according to a new UN report released Wednesday.