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2017 refugee death toll in Mediterranean surpasses 1,000: UN
Around 100 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean according to shipwreck survivors, raising the death toll for the perilous crossing to Italy to over 1,000 victims in 2017, the UN’s refugee agency said Friday.
UN: New education model can ‘achieve much more’
UN’s education envoy has unveiled a new model that could provide every child with access to education by 2030.
UN must list S Arabia, allies for violating child rights in Yemen: Aid groups
A new report by two international aid groups says Saudi Arabia and its allies must be named in the UN's annual list of perpetrators of child rights violations as Riyadh continues to carry out attacks on schools and medical facilities during its military aggression against Yemen.
UN official asks Saudi to stop bombing Yemen’s Hudaydah port
The United Nations has called on Saudi Arabia to put an end to its devastating aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen's western port city of Hudaydah, which serves as a primary entry point for humanitarian aid and fuel for the impoverished conflict-ridden Arab country.
Iran UN Envoy: World should fight arm-twisting
Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Represenative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo invited the world to fight against intimidation and bullying.
UN court rejects Ukraine’s plea for verdict against Russia
The top court in the United Nations has refused to issue a verdict against Russia as demanded by Ukraine over the situation in the east of the country.
UN says closely monitoring mass hunger strike in Israeli jails
The United Nations says it is keeping a close eye on the situation of more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners, who have gone on hunger strike honoring a call by a fellow inmate.
Financing key to reaching everyone, everywhere with water, sanitation
By John Garrett* Eighteen months ago, UN member-states pledged a new set of goals on eradicating extreme poverty and creating a fairer, more sustainable planet by 2030. This week, we have alarming evidence that at least one of those goals — Sustainable Development Goal six, to reach everyone everywhere with access to water and sanitation — is already in peril.
UN calls on EU states not to return asylum seekers to Hungary
The United Nations in a rare step has called on the European Union (EU) member states to temporarily suspend sending Middle Eastern and African refugees and asylum seekers, including children, to Hungary for assessment due to the dire conditions awaiting them in the central European country.
UN pushes Myanmar to release detained Rohingya children
The UN children's agency UNICEF called on Myanmar's government to release Rohingya children detained as part of a sweeping military campaign in Rakhine state.
UN images reveal 18,000 destroyed structures in South Sudan
United Nations satellite images obtained by The Associated Press show at least 18,000 structures have been destroyed in the Yei area of South Sudan. It is one of the most significant caches of evidence of widespread destruction in the country's civil war.
UN Security Council meeting ends with casting no vote
The emergency meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council ended on Wednesday without voting for the Western countries’ plan to condemn Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun near Idleb.
US withdraws funding for UN Population Fund
The State Department said on late Monday it was ending US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.
146 feared missing after boat capsizes in Mediterranean: UN
A Gambian man rescued from a refugee vessel sunken in the Mediterranean has told the United Nations officials that around 150 were on board when the ship capsized off Libya.
Six aid workers killed in South Sudan ambush: UN
Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN said Sunday, the latest such attack in the country suffering a famine blamed on a brutal civil war.

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