UN News Centre

UN News Centre

News from the UN News Service www.un.org/News/

03.04.2013

UN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty

UN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global arms trade treaty that failed to achieve unanimous support last week but garnered the support of a majority of Member States when put to a vote today. The resolution containing the text of the treaty, which regulates the international trade in… »

02.04.2013

Korean peninsula crisis has ‘gone too far’, warns UN chief

Korean peninsula crisis has ‘gone too far’, warns UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the current crisis on the Korean peninsula “has already gone too far,” following an announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to restart its Yongbyon nuclear reactor. “I am deeply troubled. As Secretary-General, it is my duty to prevent war and to pursue… »

27.03.2013

Falklands/Malvinas dispute tops talks between Ban Ki-moon and Latin American officials

Falklands/Malvinas dispute tops talks between Ban Ki-moon and Latin American officials

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Cuba, Peru and Uruguay discussed the issue of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) during their meeting today at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom have been engaged in a dispute concerning the sovereignty of… »

26.03.2013

Honouring over 15 million victims of slave trade, UN calls for end to remnants of slavery

Honouring over 15 million victims of slave trade, UN calls for end to remnants of slavery

The United Nations today honoured the memory of an estimated 15 million innocent victims who suffered over four centuries as a result of the transatlantic slave trade, while highlighting the plight of millions more who still endure the brutality of modern slavery. Speaking at the commemoration of the International Day… »

24.03.2013

Post-2015 development agenda must address youth issues – new UN envoy

Post-2015 development agenda must address youth issues – new UN envoy

The process of establishing a post-2015 development agenda must include youth input and participation to reflect the issues that concern them, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Envoy on Youth stressed today in his first press conference since he assumed office. “We are at a crossroads. With 1,000 days left to meet… »

24.03.2013

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda now in custody of International Criminal Court

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda now in custody of International Criminal Court

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has welcomed the news of the transfer of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to The Hague, where he faces charges for a range of alleged war crimes, including rape, murder and the recruitment of children. Mr. Ntaganda has been indicted by the… »

21.03.2013

Ban Ki-Moon announces independent probe into allegations of chemical attack in Syria

Ban Ki-Moon announces independent probe into allegations of chemical attack in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today said that the United Nations will launch an independent investigation into allegations of the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, after receiving a formal request from the country’s Government. “The investigation mission is to look into the specific incident brought to my attention by the… »

20.03.2013

On first International Day of Happiness, Ban calls for inclusive human development

On first International Day of Happiness, Ban calls for inclusive human development

Marking the first ever International Day of Happiness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to commit to an inclusive and sustainable human development that will improve the well-being of those who lack basic services needed to pursue happiness. “People around the world aspire to lead happy… »

16.03.2013

UN commission on women ends with adoption of global plan to end gender-based violence

UN commission on women ends with adoption of global plan to end gender-based violence

Top United Nations officials today welcomed an agreement by more than 130 Member States on the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, and urged governments to translate the outcome of the ‘historic’ gathering into concrete actions to protect and promote women’s human rights and… »

15.03.2013

Norway tops UN development rankings while Niger is placed last

Norway tops UN development rankings while Niger is placed last

Norway, Australia and the United States lead this year’s Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mozambique are at the bottom. The new HDI figures, launched today in Mexico City by… »

Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.


Documentary: UBI, our right to live

Film: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Milagro Sala

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Archives

Except where otherwise note, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.