UN: 90,000 people have fled IS advance in Iraq's Anbar province

Apr 20, 2015

UN: 90,000 people have fled IS advance in Iraq's Anbar province

More than 90,000 people have fled the Islamic State group’s advance in Iraq’s western Anbar province, which has set off fierce fighting in and around the provincial capital Ramadi, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Sunday. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...

Mar 31, 2015

Sustainable development goals

by Jeffrey Sachs

Evidence from the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 demonstrates that setting global U.N. goals does help individuals, organizations and governments worldwide to focus on what really matters for our future.

Japan pledges $16.2 million in aid for Afghanistan, Pakistan refugees

Mar 19, 2015

Japan pledges $16.2 million in aid for Afghanistan, Pakistan refugees

Japan will provide $16.2 million in assistance to back U.N. activities for the welfare of people displaced from Afghanistan and Pakistan’s tribal areas. The announcement was made Tuesday at a joint ceremony attended by Japanese Charge d’Affaires ad Interim Takashi Katae and U.N. Resident ...

Mar 18, 2015

Srebrenica massacre suspects arrested

Prosecutors on Wednesday made Serbia’s first arrests of people suspected of the Srebrenica massacre killings, The Associated Press learned. It was a milestone in healing the wounds of Europe’s worst civilian slaughter since World War II. Serbian police arrested seven men accused of taking ...

U.N. chief Ban picks panel to probe Hammarskjold's death in 1961

Mar 17, 2015

U.N. chief Ban picks panel to probe Hammarskjold's death in 1961

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed an independent panel of experts to examine new information about the mysterious plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on a peace mission to newly independent Congo in 1961. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq announced Monday that Mohamed ...