Israeli envoy: No action on West Bank until after peace plan

World 04/17/19, 18:45

Israel's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday he believes his government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Danny Danon told a group of reporters he thinks the U.S. will present the plan between May and the ...

Proposed UN resolution demands immediate cease-fire in Libya

World 04/16/19, 15:16

A proposed U.N. resolution demands that all parties in Libya immediately de-escalate the fighting and commit to a cease-fire.The British-drafted resolution, circulated to Security Council members and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, also calls on all parties to immediately re-commit to attending a U.N.-facilitated political dialogue "and work toward ...

In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds

World 04/13/19, 04:33

Seated in a stifling hallway in South Sudan's main hospital, the midwife recounted the day she watched a young mother bleed to death after giving birth."She died while holding my hand," said Aber Evaline, hanging her head. Her patient was one of more than 40 women who died in Juba's ...

Pence says US wants Maduro out and ‘all options’ on table

America 04/10/19, 14:45

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council Wednesday that the Trump administration is determined to restore democracy to Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but "all options are on the table" — and Russia and others need to step aside. Venezuela's U.N. Ambassador Samuel Moncada said the country ...

Memorial marks 1 month since Ethiopian Airlines crash

World 04/10/19, 11:14

A somber memorial has marked one month since the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the many humanitarian workers killed.Wednesday's event in Ethiopia's capital was organized for 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers killed when the flight crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi. All 157 ...

UN refugee chief sees more ‘poison’ focused against migrants

World 04/09/19, 22:48

The U.N. refugee chief said Tuesday he has never seen "such toxicity, such poison" in politics, the media, social media and every day conversation focused on refugees, migrants and foreigners.U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the March 15 attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed ...

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged in Yemen

World 04/08/19, 01:16

In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. Amid the country's ruinous war, the disease was spiraling ...

UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids’ lives, future

World 04/04/19, 20:32

The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children's agency released Friday.The UNICEF report said the estimate includes hundreds of ...

UN task force: Global finance overhaul key to end poverty

Enviroment 04/04/19, 17:27

A U.N. task force comprising more than 60 international organizations called Thursday for an overhaul of national and international financial systems, warning that current arrangements can't tackle climate change, poverty, inequality and other urgent development issues.The task force — including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group and World Trade ...

Angelina Jolie: Fighting for women and justice are crucial

Entertainment 03/30/19, 14:33

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie says promoting equality for women, combatting injustice, and helping refugees are the most important parts of her life after her six children."But in many ways, they go hand in hand," she said in an interview late Friday with The Associated Press. "It's what I hope ...

Mali warns any cut in UN force will strengthen terrorists

World 03/29/19, 23:12

Mali's prime minister is urging the Security Council to maintain its more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening terrorist groups and endangering the "fragile progress" toward peace.Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga addressed the council Friday after U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs ...

Angelina Jolie: Equality for women key to peaceful world

Entertainment 03/29/19, 20:35

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie warned Friday that the world "will remain stuck in a cycle of violence and conflicts" as long as nations continue to put almost every other issue ahead of women's equality, rights and participation.Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency, added in ...

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

World 03/29/19, 12:16

An internal United Nations document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200,000 refugees from neighboring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.The U.N. refugee agency document obtained by The Associated Press says it "appreciates" Kenya's suggestion, made on ...

UN council adopts resolution to combat terrorist financing

U.S. 03/28/19, 16:02

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday aimed at strengthening global efforts to combat the numerous and new ways that terrorist groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State raise funds to finance their operations.The French-drafted resolution orders all countries to ensure that their domestic laws are sufficient to ...

UN report: Extreme weather hit 62 million people in 2018

Science 03/28/19, 13:01

The United Nations' weather agency says extreme weather last year hit 62 million people worldwide and forced 2 million people to relocate, as man-made climate change worsened.The World Meteorological Organization's annual state of global climate report says Earth is nearly 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) warmer than when the ...

UN rights envoy says Laos focus on big projects hurting poor

Business 03/28/19, 02:28

A United Nations human rights expert has urged communist-ruled Laos to focus less on foreign-invested dam and railway contracts and devote more resources to helping its children and the poor.The U.N. rapporteur on poverty, Philip Alston, said Thursday that Laos' impoverished economy can only thrive if its leaders do a ...

Save The Children: 7 killed in airstrike on Yemen hospital

World 03/26/19, 16:06

A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday killing seven people and wounding eight others, Save the Children said.The international aid organization, which supports the hospital, said in a statement sent to the Associated Press that four of those killed were children and ...

Update: UN sends helicopter to aid to Zimbabwe areas

World 03/26/19, 05:46

The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):12:40 p.m.The United Nations World Food Program received a US$280,000 from the European Union to help provide urgently-needed logistical support to the humanitarian response in the wake of the cyclone that has devastated ...

Cyclone relief operations press into Mozambique remote areas

World 03/26/19, 04:44

Relief operations are pressing into remote areas to find survivors of the cyclone that ripped into central Mozambique, while trucks carrying aid attempt to travel a badly damaged road to the hard-hit city of Beira.The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months ...

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