The United Nations has warned that the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip is deteriorating due to a decade-long blockade by Israel on the Palestinian enclave, calling for an “immediate” end to the crisis.
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen hopes to convene the first session of a UN-sponsored Syrian Constitutional Committee in the Swiss city of in Geneva “as soon as possible” early next year in a bid to begin a viable peace process to the country's nearly eight-year-old conflict.
The United Nations (UN) has warned that there is an urgent need for making grain warehouses accessible in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah and that the sustenance stored there is “at risk of rotting.”
The US has blocked yet another UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution that would condemn Israel for expelling an international observer group tasked with safeguarding Palestinians in the flashpoint West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).
The United Nations (UN)’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has rejected an aid request by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaido, stressing that the body only cooperates with the country’s recognized government led by President Nicolas Maduro.
The United Nations’ human rights agency says prominent Bahraini opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman and two of his colleagues have been given life sentences by the regime because of their political viewpoints, while Manama has attempted to portray their case as one of espionage.