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Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Countries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

UN reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2 bn

UN reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2 bn

The UN said Tuesday it had finally reached vital food aid warehouses on Yemen's frontlines as it scrambled to raise $4.2 billion to provide desperately needed assistance in the war-torn country.

SC's commitment to workers' welfare showcased at UN

SC's commitment to workers' welfare showcased at UN

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has unveiled an exhibition focusing on its commitment to workers' welfare on the sidelines of the 40th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council ...

Syria force to pluck more civilians from last IS pocket

Syria force to pluck more civilians from last IS pocket

US-backed fighters said Saturday they are keeping a corridor open to rescue remaining civilians from the Islamic State group's last speck of territory in Syria, as the UN appealed for urgent assistance.

Qatar committed to preventive diplomacy

Qatar committed to preventive diplomacy

HE the Advisory Council Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud said that Qatar attaches great importance to preventive diplomacy in view of the growing role of this strategy in the achievement of international peace and security.

Difi concludes participation at United Nations gathering

Difi concludes participation at United Nations gathering

The Doha International Family Institute (Difi), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has concluded its participation at the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development in New York.

Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala amid tensions over UN probes

Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala amid tensions over UN probes

Sweden has recalled its ambassador to Guatemala ‘for consultations,’ the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Sunday, amid a dispute over its support for a UN-run organization ...

UN launches 2019 Joint Response Plan for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

UN launches 2019 Joint Response Plan for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

The United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were ‘backsliding’, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 percent last year.

UN says grain stores in Yemen's Hodeidah "at risk of rotting"

UN says grain stores in Yemen's Hodeidah "at risk of rotting"

The UN special envoy to Yemen on Monday said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was "at risk of rotting".

Qatar informs UN of airspace violation by Bahrain aircraft

Qatar informs UN of airspace violation by Bahrain aircraft

Qatar has informed the United Nations Security Council and the UN Secretary-General about a violation of Qatari airspace by a Bahrain Air Force aircraft on December 27, 2018.