Central Africa’s iconic mammals threatened by poachers, armed groups – UN environment wing Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the crosshairs of armed groups and highly-militarized poachers, the United Nations environment wing warned on Friday. UN News Centre - Top Stories
Syria: UN rights officials decry ‘devastating’ impact of surging violence on civilians Concerned over the devastating impact of escalating violence in Syria, where dozens of people in eastern Ghouta have been killed in recent airstrikes, and schools and hospitals are being deliberately destroyed, senior United Nations officials have underscored the obligation on ... UN News Centre - Top Stories
More flee Cameroon’s English-speaking areas; UN concerned over safety of women and children As swelling numbers of people flee English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria, the United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the precarious situation of women and children, which make now up about 80 per cent of the approximately 10,000 registered ... UN News Centre - Top Stories
Speech: Supporting efforts for peace and security in Afghanistan UN Security Council statement by the Minister for Asia and the Pacific Minister Mark Field on building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Announcements on GOV.UK
UN chief spotlights potential offered by cooperation among countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan The threats of violent extremism and transnational organized crime in Afghanistan reverberate across Central Asia and the world and countering them cannot be the responsibility of one country alone, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, urging regional and multilateral ... UN News Centre - Top Stories
News story: New cyber lab classroom opens in Cumbria Next generation of cyber security professionals are now set to benefit from first Cyber Lab classroom, co-funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Announcements on GOV.UK
Press release: Grounds for Judicial Review This sets out the grounds upon which a judicial review may be sought in the context of parole Announcements on GOV.UK
Speech: PM's speech at Downing Street reception to celebrate the legacy of Jo Cox: 17 January 2018 The Prime Minister hosted a reception at Downing Street to celebrate Jo Cox’s legacy, and the important work of her family, Foundation and Loneliness Commission. Announcements on GOV.UK
News story: Aviation Minister meets apprentices on visit to Luton Airport Baroness Sugg visits one of the UK's largest airports to see first-hand the contributions being made by apprentices. Announcements on GOV.UK
Press release: Driver who killed best friend now jailed Stephen Whilde has been ordered to hand himself in after the Court of Appeal quashed his original sentence Announcements on GOV.UK
News story: UK and France sign new agreements to tackle corruption and match fixing in sport Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock hails France as a key partner in helping to protect sport's integrity. Announcements on GOV.UK
Millions of children's lives hang in the balance as South Sudan conflict grinds on – UNICEF chief Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations children's agency has said only an end to hostilities can ... UN News Centre - Top Stories
Amid 'dramatic deterioration' in DR Congo, UN and partners launch $1.68 billion aid appeal Warning of a “dramatic deterioration” in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last 12 months, United Nations agencies and relief partners on Thursday launched the largest-ever funding appeal for the vast central African ... UN News Centre - Top Stories
Improved economic conditions boost air-traveller numbers worldwide – UN agency A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 onboard some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency reported Thursday, highlighting that the fastest growth was seen among low-cost carriers. UN News Centre - Top Stories
Near-record warm temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather events in 2017 – UN The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the United Nations weather agency warning Thursday that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound and long-lasting repercussions ... UN News Centre - Top Stories
In Doha, General Assembly President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle. UN News Centre - Top Stories
Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief Worldwide concerns over nuclear weapons are the highest they have been since the Cold War, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday, calling for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflicts. UN News Centre - Top Stories
Central African Republic: UN mission issues 48-hour ultimatum to armed groups The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out. UN News Centre - Top Stories
UN chief welcomes second anniversary of ‘Implementation Day’ for Iran nuclear deal United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the second anniversary of the day when Iran was confirmed to have taken a series of nuclear-related actions under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015. UN News Centre - Top Stories
US funding cuts for UN Palestine refugee agency put vital education, health programmes at risk The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East,” ... UN News Centre - Top Stories
UN poised to scale up support for Libya’s post-conflict transition, Security Council told The United Nations is implementing its Action Plan for Libya to create the necessary conditions for the completion of the North African country’s post-conflict transition, the head of UN mission there said Wednesday. UN News Centre - Top Stories

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