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Thirteen years after Liberia's civil war ended, UN security handover evokes pride and fear

Jun 30, 2016

Thirteen years after Liberia's civil war ended, UN security handover evokes pride and fear

As Liberia's security forces take over Thursday from UN peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task. #United Nations #Civil War #Liberia #UN peacekeepers #UN Security #liberia civil war
Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden elected non-permanent UNSC members for two-year term

Jun 29, 2016

Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden elected non-permanent UNSC members for two-year term

The UNSC consists of 10 non-permanent members who sit alongside the five permanent, veto-wielding members - China, France, Russia, the UK and the US. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Sweden #Bolivia #UN Security Council #United Nations Security Council election #Ethiopia #UNSC non-permanent members
India, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deaths

Jun 28, 2016

India, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deaths

India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo and Angola will account for more than half of global under-five deaths by 2030, according to a United Nations (UN) report. #United Nations #Pakistan #NewsTracker #children #Child mortality #Unicef #Child Rights #malnitrition
UN to choose new non-permanent Security Council members

Jun 28, 2016

UN to choose new non-permanent Security Council members

The UN General Assembly is set to elect five new non-permanent Security Council members to replace Spain, Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia and Angola in January 2017. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #UN Security Council #UN General Assembly
Action will be taken in South Sudan incident: UN peacekeeping chief

Jun 24, 2016

Action will be taken in South Sudan incident: UN peacekeeping chief

The UN has said it will sent home those peacekeepers found responsible of "inadequate response" during a deadly attack on its base in South Sudan where 48,000 civilians had sought refuge in February. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Sudan #UNMISS #Malakal
UNSC condemns attack on Indian and Nepalese guards in Kabul

Jun 22, 2016

UNSC condemns attack on Indian and Nepalese guards in Kabul

On Wednesday, the UN strongly condemned suicide blasts in Afghanistan, including the attacks on Nepalese and Indian guards, expressing "serious concern" at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Islamic State terror groups to the population in the war-torn country. #India #United Nations #Al-Qaeda #Taliban #Afghanistan #Kabul #UNSC #islamic-state #Badakhshan
'Threatening and provocative': US condemns North Korea's missile launch

Jun 22, 2016

'Threatening and provocative': US condemns North Korea's missile launch

US has strongly condemned the North Korea's launch of two ballistic missiles describing the move by the hermit nation as "threatening and provocative #United States #Barack Obama #United Nations #NewsTracker #North Korea #missile launch #UNSCR
North Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles in violation of UN resolutions

Jun 22, 2016

North Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles in violation of UN resolutions

Nuclear-armed North Korea conducted two back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on Wednesday #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #North Korea #nuclear test #UN resolutions #North Korea missiles
North Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles

Jun 22, 2016

North Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles

North Korea conducted two back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on Wednesday, with one launch ending in failure but the other flying a distance of 400 kilometres (250 miles), South Korea's Defence Ministry said. #United States #Japan #United Nations #US #NewsTracker #UN #South Korea #North Korea #Medium-range missile
Yoga is not Indian, says Sadhguru at a UN meeting

Jun 21, 2016

Yoga is not Indian, says Sadhguru at a UN meeting

"Yoga is not Indian" and "it does not belong to India", mystic and yoga master Sadhguru Vasudev told a UN meeting on Monday with a rhetorical flourish. #United Nations #NewsTracker #science #Yoga #indian #Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev #Yoga day