The UN human rights office said on Tuesday that some Hong Kong demonstrators’ resorting to extreme violence, including against police, was “deeply regrettable and cannot be condoned”, voicing concern that the situation could deteriorate further.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message to the World Diabetes Day on November 14 announced that 420m people suffer from diabetes worldwide and that the UN will ensure supply of life-saving insulin to support them.
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen says the opening round of talks aimed at finding a political solution to the ongoing conflict in Syria has been “better than expected”, with a new round due to be held in Geneva later this month.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern Sunday over the plight of the 730,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine State, calling on Myanmar's government to take responsibility by dealing with the "root causes" of their plight and working toward their safe repatriation.
The United Nations (UN)’s human rights office has censured Egypt for detaining prominent dissidents following unprecedented protests against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, calling for their release after they were allegedly subjected to torture by security forces.
Nations around the world are “stumbling zombie-like into a digital welfare dystopia” in which artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies are used to target, surveil and punish the poorest people, the United Nation’s monitor on poverty warned.