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The International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria, former UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said Monday.
A prolonged recession in industrialized countries and its negative impact on developing and emerging economies kept the world manufacturing output low in 2012, says a new United Nations report released today.
The top United Nations envoy in Iraq has strongly condemned the series of bombings that struck several neighbourhoods in Baghdad on Sunday, killing and injuring dozens of people.
International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi called on Sunday for talks between the Syrian opposition and an “acceptable delegation” from the Damascus government on a political solution to the country’s 23-month-old civil war.
The United Nations agency tasked with supporting agricultural projects in developing countries is boosting economic opportunities for rural youth and women in Tunisia through a programme that gives loans and grants to farmers and local communities.
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Burundi for another year to support peace and long-term development in the country, as well as to redouble efforts to tackle corruption and allow people the freedom to organize ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2015.
Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack on the border between Syria and Turkey, which resulted in the deaths of citizens of both countries, and renewed his call for all parties to refrain from using violence.
United Nations officials have hailed the enduring and transformative power of radio, not only as a means of sharing information with millions of people worldwide but also as a tool for shaping a more peaceful and sustainable future.
The head of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today called for greater coordination between the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions to reduce inequalities, as he laid out priorities for the body tasked with confronting the world’s economic, social and environmental challenges.
Senior officials of the U.N. atomic agency have returned from Tehran without a hoped-for deal that would have led to the resumption of a probe into allegations that Iran worked secretly on nuclear arms.