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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. In 24 October 1945, at the end of World War II, the organization was established with the aim of preventing future wars. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN is the successor of the ineffective League of Nations.

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Over 700 Killed In Cyclone Idai, UN Warns of More Floods

over 700 killed in cyclone idai, un warns of more floods
On Saturday, 23 March, the death toll from the African Cylcone Idai crossed 700 in total from Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, with thousands more affected by diseases as a result of the storm. BBC..
WorldNews - Published

Exclusive: U.N. draws up plans to 'facilitate' Rohingya relocation to island

The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that..
Reuters - Published

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UN: More than 130 killed in Mali ethnic attack on Fulani village [Video]UN: More than 130 killed in Mali ethnic attack on Fulani village

Survivors say traditional Donzo hunters carried out the deadly raid in Ogossagou early on Saturday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:28Published

U.N. Draws Up Plans to 'Facilitate' Rohingya Relocation to Island [Video]U.N. Draws Up Plans to 'Facilitate' Rohingya Relocation to Island

According to Reuters, the United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast. Bangladesh says transporting refugees to Bhasan..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Mozambique cyclone leaves catastrophe in its wake [Video]Mozambique cyclone leaves catastrophe in its wake

The number of people killed in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has risen to more than 400, a government minister said on Saturday, as the United..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria [Video]Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria

Syria still maintains it's the rightful owner of the Golan Heights, despite the fact that Israel annexed the territory in 1981.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Smart trashcan counts your wasted meatballs [Video]Smart trashcan counts your wasted meatballs

A new waste disposal device is using artificial intelligence to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Ferry Capsizes In Tigris River, Killing More Than 70 People [Video]Ferry Capsizes In Tigris River, Killing More Than 70 People

The head of Mosul's Civil Defence Authority said most of the casualties were women and children who couldn't swim.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Trump: US To Recognize Israel Sovereignty Over Golan Heights [Video]Trump: US To Recognize Israel Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

The disputed territory was seized in 1967 and annexed in 1981.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Thousands still need rescuing after African cyclone [Video]Thousands still need rescuing after African cyclone

The death toll from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique is likely to rise sharply, while hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans are now dependent on food aid. Millions have been affected across southeast Africa..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year [Video]Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year

As Yemen's war grinds into its fifth year with diplomatic efforts to resolve it stalling, ten-year-old Afaf's father sees little hope he will be able to give his starving daughter the food or..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

U.N's WFP ramps up food distribution for victims of deadly Mozambique cyclone [Video]U.N's WFP ramps up food distribution for victims of deadly Mozambique cyclone

At least 200 people have died in Mozambique and 98 in Zimbabwe, but the death toll is likely to rise as rescuers are still finding bodies. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide: UN [Video]Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide: UN

Ruling comes as a panel of UN judges rejects Karadzic's appeal against his original 2016 conviction.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic sentenced to life in prison [Video]Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic sentenced to life in prison

U.N. judges sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal on Wednesday, ending one of the most momentous trials over genocide committed during the Balkan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Finland named the happiest country in the world [Video]Finland named the happiest country in the world

For a second year running Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday by a United Nations-affiliated group. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

U.N. Court Sentences Karadzic To Life In Prison [Video]U.N. Court Sentences Karadzic To Life In Prison

According to Reuters, U.N. appeals judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison for genocide. The appeals judges upheld Karadzic’s conviction..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Over 200 dead in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai [Video]Over 200 dead in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai

The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

The long Afghan war takes a toll on children [Video]The long Afghan war takes a toll on children

In a country where half the population is younger than 15, Afghanistan's 17-year war has arguably hit children the hardest. Twelve-year-old Zabiullah Mujahed hustles every day to shine shoes, one of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Death Toll Rises Above 200 From Cyclone Idai [Video]Death Toll Rises Above 200 From Cyclone Idai

Reuters reports the number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200. That's more than double the country’s initial death toll from Cyclone Idai. The storm..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

At Least 215 Dead in Southern Africa Following Cyclone Idai [Video]At Least 215 Dead in Southern Africa Following Cyclone Idai

The cyclone made landfall Thursday in central Mozambique before moving into Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Yazidi mass graves: UN team exhumes bodies in Iraq [Video]Yazidi mass graves: UN team exhumes bodies in Iraq

It is estimated that more than 3,000 Yazidis were killed by ISIL when they took control of the area five years ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:44Published

Pollution treaty talks at UN environment summit in Kenya [Video]Pollution treaty talks at UN environment summit in Kenya

UN wants wealthy governments to keep a promise to raise money to help poorer countries adapt to a warming planet.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:17Published

UN: Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes [Video]UN: Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes

A UN humanitarian agency has warned that thousands of Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes between warring factions are trapped in an embattled northern district, an area that has become another..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

South Sudan violence: UN wants to end culture of impunity [Video]South Sudan violence: UN wants to end culture of impunity

Reports of atrocities in South Sudan despite last year's landmark deal to end the civil war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

 

Mozambique cyclone claims more victims as death toll exceeds 400

The number of people killed in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has risen to more than 400, a government minister said on Saturday, as the United..
Reuters - Published

Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater - UN

cyclone idai: more bodies under floodwater - un
At least 417 people have now been declared dead in Mozambique a week after it was hit by a deadly storm.
BBC News - Published

UN sounds alarm as death toll spirals after Mozambique cyclone

The UN is stepping up calls for help in Mozambique as aid agencies struggle to assist tens of thousands of people battered by one of southern Africa's most powerful cyclones.
France 24 - Published

At least 293 people dead in Mozambique after cyclone: U.N.

At least 293 people have died in Mozambique after a cyclone that led to catastrophic flooding, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Fear of Infectious Disease in Cyclone-Hit Countries Growing

fear of infectious disease in cyclone-hit countries growing
Aid agencies are scrambling to get life-saving aid to hundreds of thousands of survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The United Nations says 1.7 million people are affected by..
WorldNews - Published

U.N. experts rebuke U.S. 'threats', visa ban on ICC investigators

United Nations human rights experts called on the United States on Friday to stop its "threats" and visa bans against the International Criminal Court (ICC), which they rejected as "improper..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights body calls for halt to Israeli expansion in Syrian Golan

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday criticized Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty..
Reuters - Published

India abstains from voting on UN resolution condemning Israel over violence in Gaza


IndiaTimes - Published

U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for..
Reuters - Published

UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to ‘security challenges’

un: ebola increasing in congo due to ‘security challenges’
The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the...
WorldNews - Published

Russia: Golan Heights status change would violate U.N. decisions: RIA

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that a change in the status of the Golan Heights would be a direct violation of United Nations decisions, RIA news agency said in a report citing ministry..
Reuters - Published

World Water Day 2019: UN highlights need to provide safe water 'for all'; take this quiz to know more about water usage globally

World Water Day is recognised by the United Nations to highlight the goal to provide clean water "for all" by 2030
Firstpost - Published

Pak National Day: India will not send any representative owing to invitation to Hurriyat

The development comes in the backdrop of Pulwama terror attack on 14th February whose responsibility was claimed by Pakistan based United Nations listed Jaish-e-Mohammed. The attack, the worst on..
DNA - Published

UN Allocates $2O Million In Emergency Aid Funding In Wake Of Cyclone Idai

un allocates $2o million in emergency aid funding in wake of cyclone idai
Article by WN.com Correspondent Amelevi Elaine Affo Cyclone Idai seen as one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Southern Africa has left a trail of devastation in Mozambique, Zimbabwe..
WorldNews - Published

Israel says U.N. Gaza war crimes report biased against it

Israel said on Thursday a U.N. report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the enclave's dominant Hamas..
Reuters - Published

Libya situation has reached crucial juncture: UN envoy

libya situation has reached crucial juncture: un envoy
UNITED NATIONS, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The top UN envoy in Libya Ghassan Salame said on Wednesday that the situation in Libya has reached a crucial juncture. "We are working to prevent recent..
WorldNews - Published

Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic sentenced to life in prison

U.N. judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal, ending one of the most momentous trials over genocide committed during the Balkan..
Reuters - Published

U.N. to hold Libya conference in April to avoid military showdown

The United Nations will hold a conference inside Libya in April to discuss elections as way out of the country's eight-year-old conflict, a U.N. envoy said on Wednesday, although it remains to be seen..
Reuters - Published

Finland tops world's happiest countries list again: U.N. report

Finland topped the ranking of the world's happiest countries for the second year in a row, with the Nordic countries taking the leading spots, an annual survey issued on Wednesday showed.
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights boss decries Venezuela crackdown; says sanctions may worsen crisis

Venezuelan security forces, backed by pro-government militias, have quashed peaceful protests with excessive use of force, killings and torture, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Radovan Karadzic sentence increased to life at UN tribunal

radovan karadzic sentence increased to life at un tribunal
The Bosnian Serb ex-leader planned the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys.
BBC News - Published

UN judges increase ex-Serb leader Karadzic's sentence to life in prison for Bosnian genocide

United Nations appeals judges have upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and increased his sentence from 40 years to..
France 24 - Published

U.N. Court sentences Karadzic to life in prison on appeal

u.n. court sentences karadzic to life in prison on appeal
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - U.N. appeals judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

UN judges to deliver Radovan Karadzic appeals decisions

un judges to deliver radovan karadzic appeals decisions
United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions Wednesday in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding..
WorldNews - Published

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help

cyclone idai: mozambique survivors desperate for help
The UN calls the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa a "massive disaster", with hundreds dead.
BBC News - Published

U.N. to hold conference in Libya in April to discuss conflict solution

The United Nations will hold a conference in the Libyan town of Ghadames on April 14-16 to discuss solutions to the country's conflict, the United Nations' Libya envoy said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

300 dead, 35,000 at risk as Cyclone Idai rages through Mozambique, Zimbabwe; UN labels it 'one of the worst storms in decades'

The UN said that one of the worst storms to hit southern Africa in decades had also unleashed a humanitarian crisis in Malawi, affecting nearly a million people and forcing more than 80,000 from their..
Firstpost - Published

Radovan Karadzic faces final verdict in war crimes case

United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday hand down a final verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, a key figure in the Balkan wars who is serving a 40-year prison sentence..
Reuters - Published

UN: Cyclone Idai May Be The Worst Natural Disaster To Hit The Southern Hemisphere

un: cyclone idai may be the worst natural disaster to hit the southern hemisphere
The United Nations said the countries of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe were hit by one of the worst disasters to ever hit the southern hemisphere this past weekend, with hundreds still missing on..
WorldNews - Published

China firmly opposes proliferation of WMDs: envoy

china firmly opposes proliferation of wmds: envoy
UNITED NATIONS, March 19 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy said Tuesday that China is firmly opposed to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their means of delivery. "China has..
WorldNews - Published

Cyclone death toll in Mozambique, Zimbabwe rises above 300

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.
France 24 - Published

94 victims allege sexual exploitation by personnel in UN peacekeeping missions

The allegations reported for peacekeeping missions were associated with 94 victims, of whom 83% cent were adults and 17% were children. Alleged perpetrators included 64 military, 14 police and 14..
IndiaTimes - Published

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

final verdict looms for ex-bosnian serb leader karadzic
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia’s devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be..
WorldNews - Published

U.N. says 1.7 million in path of cyclone in Mozambique

A storm ravaging southern Africa is possibly the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere, with 1.7 million people in the path of the cyclone in Mozambique and 920,000..
Reuters - Published

Uganda investigates UN food aid after three die, police say

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Program after three people died and 262 others got sick, police said.
Reuters - Published

United Nations discloses rise in sex abuse cases by staff in 2018; 259 allegations last year after 138 in 2017

The report, presented to the General Assembly, said that from 1 January to 31 December, 2018, the United Nations received a total of 148 sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) allegations directly..
Firstpost - Published

Uganda probes U.N. relief food after three deaths: police

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Program (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said.
Reuters - Published

Huawei leads Asian domination of U.N. patent applications in 2018

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei led the pack with Asia accounting for more than half of the international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last year, WIPO said..
Reuters - Published

U.N. hosting Western Sahara talks in Switzerland this week

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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