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.
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
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
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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