United Nations

Clinic in Mbandaka, DRC, where health care workers treat Ebola patients

Photo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the Read more

DR Congo

UN Secretary-General António Guterres signs a book of condolences in memory of Kofi Annan.

Photo - Manuel Elias

We are here to pay tribute to Kofi Annan, one of the best of us, a man who embodied United Nations values and made us all proud to call ourselves his colleagues. This is a personal loss for many of us. It is difficult to imagine what a blow it must Read more


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been appointed as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Read more


On May 2nd, Sierra Leone made a great move forward by deciding to eliminate the death penalty. Read more

Sierra Leone

A group of United Nations Special Rapporteurs have urged the Government of Kenya to reject legislation that would impose severe restrictions on civil society. “The Bill is an evidence of a growing trend in Africa and elsewhere, whereby governments Read more


Nigeria has won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council with a total of 186 out of a possible 193 votes. It is the fourth time since it became independent in 1960 that Nigeria is being elected to the UN Security Council. Read more


We must strive to eradicate poverty, hunger, disease and human misery; we must eliminate the scourge of nuclear, chemical, biological, as well as small arms and light weapons. We must dedicate ourselves to working together to address global, regional Read more


Secretary-General of the United Nations - Ban Ki-moon has commended Rwandans for their recovery less than twenty years after the genocide. "We commend Rwanda Government and the people of Rwanda and hope post conflict countries will take a lesson from Read more


An academic institution affiliated with the Al-Azhar University in Egypt and a public health advocate from Uganda have won the 2013 United Nations Population Award. The Award is given annually to individuals and institutions for outstanding work in Read more

Pan Africa

International partners have pledged to support Mali’s political transition and development process, at a conference organised jointly by the Governments of Mali and France with the European Union. Read more


The United Nations (UN) Security Council has agreed to a French proposal of a12,600-member peace-keeping force in Mali that will be authorised "to use all necessary means" to protect civilians and cultural artefacts. Read more


A new 10-point plan to put Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) - including access to family planning and women’s empowerment - at the heart of the international development agenda has been unveiled at the United Nations. Read more


UN Women believes that: If the world empowers women and girls, ensures their rights, and ends violence against them; MDG results in other areas can be boosted. Read more


Secretary-General of the United Nations - Ban Ki-moon speaks about the need to scale-up efforts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which are 1000 days away. Read more


  • UN Secretary-General António Guterres signs a book of condolences in memory of Kofi Annan.

    Photo - Manuel Elias

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres signs a book of condolences in memory of Kofi Annan.

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