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Security Council strongly condemns ballistic missile test by DPR Korea

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Strongly condemning yesterday’s ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council vowed to “fully and comprehensively implement all measures” imposed on the country and strongly urged all other UN Member States to do the same. In a press statement, Council members expressed their utmost concern over […]

Three weeks until Climate Collaboration Forum – don’t miss out

Don’t miss out on being part of our inaugural Climate Collaboration Forum in Melbourne on 7 June. 10am – 12 noon: Enjoy a complimentary tea/coffee while meeting our Climate Management Showcase participants – Click here for the full list. 12 noon – 2.30pm: Applaud the winners of the 2017 World Environment Day Climate Action Awards […]

Sexual violence in conflict ‘legitimate threat’ to peace and security – UN deputy chief

A woman stands in a shelter for girls and women who have endured sexual and gender-based violence, in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt

Although global understanding of sexual violence in conflict is shifting, there remains the need to tackle the root causes of such violations that lie in fundamental inequality and discrimination against women, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the United Nations Security Council today. “Sexual violence in conflict is no longer seen as ‘merely a women’s issue’ […]

UN releases new funding to support critical aid operations in Central African Republic

Severe food insecurity affects eight per cent of the population of Ouham-Pendé, Central African Republic, while another 48 per cent are just moderately food secure. Photo: OCHA Central African Republic

Against the backdrop of a continuingly complex humanitarian scenario in the Central African Republic (CAR) – marked by multiplication of hotspots, increased displacement and growing needs – the head of United Nations humanitarian operations in the country today released $9 million for the most urgent and critical relief operations. However, even with this new funding, […]

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