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Minimal risk of monkeypox transmission in UK following confirmed case |

On 7 May, UK health authorities notified WHO of the confirmed case in an individual who had recently returned to the country from...

Ukraine: Support for war crimes investigations ‘of paramount importance’ |

Special Rapporteur Morris Tidball-Binz called on the international community to step up support for Ukraine’s own investigations, and welcomed progress made so far...

Ukraine: Amid fresh Russian claims, no trace of secret bioweapons programme  |

“This remains the case today,” Thomas Markram said.  The Russian Federation, the United States and Ukraine are all States Parties to the 1972 Biological...

Mariupol evacuations ‘a glimmer of hope’ in Ukraine war |

“Our recent efforts to evacuate civilians in the east has shown us that there is good will and common ground for us to...

Russia in spotlight over Ukraine atrocities as Human Rights Council meets |

Amid a mounting number of reports and testimonies pointing to possible war crimes in Ukraine particularly in areas controlled until recently by Russian forces, UN...

Another European war ‘not an impossibility’; Unity crucial in Bosnia and Herzegovina |

High Representative Christian Schmidt said that more than 26 years after the signing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace – known as...

Dialogue and cooperation needed for ‘interlinked global crises’ UN chief says in Austria |

Expressing his “deep gratitude” for the country’s “unwavering commitment to multilateralism,” Secretary-General António Guterres said that support and commitment are “more critical today...

Moldovans open their borders, homes and hearts – UN chief |

“People have opened their homes and their hearts to the Ukrainians”, he said, in admiration for the hospitality being extended to the refugees. Home...

UN launches joint appeal for Syria: ‘Apathy is not an option’ |

More than 90 per cent of Syrians live in poverty, gender-based violence and risks to children are on the rise, and potential exposure...

Ukraine: UN rights office probe spotlights harrowing plight of civilians   |

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine confirmed that more than 3,380 civilians have been killed since 24 February, and over 3,680...

Guterres expresses solidarity as Moldova grapples with fallout of Russia’s war in Ukraine |

Speaking at a press conference alongside Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau, the UN chief said: “Moldova is not...

Ukraine: UN chief condemns school attack; welcomes new evacuees to Mariupol |

Bilohorivka is close to the Government-held city of Severodonetsk, where heavy fighting was reported in the suburbs on Saturday. “This attack is yet another...

Moldova: ‘A small country with a big heart’ |

Since 24 February, over 450 thousand refugees have crossed the Ukraine border, and about a hundred thousand have temporarily settled in with Moldova’s...

Security Council ‘speaks with one voice for peace in Ukraine’ |

“As I have often said, the world must come together to silence the guns and uphold the values of the UN Charter,” Secretary-General...

Ukraine: ‘Cycle of death, destruction’ must stop, UN chief tells Security Council |

“I said the same thing in Moscow as I did in Kyiv…Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a violation of its territorial integrity and...

7.7 million people displaced inside Ukraine, warns UN emergency relief chief |

Mr. Griffiths was addressing the International Donor Conference for Ukraine in Warsaw. Co-hosted by Poland and Sweden, in cooperation with the Presidents of...

Ukraine war: Reports reveal women are stepping up, impact on education |

The study by UN Women and the international humanitarian organization CARE, is based on surveys and interviews with people in 19 regions in...

Ukraine: Journalists targeted and in danger, warn top rights experts |

The alert from UN-appointed independent rights experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, cited “numerous reports” that journalists have been “targeted, tortured,...

Ukraine war: UN signs framework to assist survivors of sexual violence |

Pramila Patten, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative working to end rape in war, was speaking at a press conference in the capital, Kyiv.  Wartime rape...

WHO warns of worsening obesity ‘epidemic’ in Europe |

 Nearly two thirds of adults, 59 per cent, and almost one in three children – 29 per cent of boys and 27 per...