KATHMANDU, April 18: United Nations rapporteurs and the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances have expressed serious concerns over lack of impartiality, independence and transparency in the procedures adopted for the appointment of members of two transitional justice mechanisms of Nepal.
UNITED NATIONS, April 17: Pressure is building up at the United Nations to reach a humanitarian ceasefire in Libya in the face of "indiscriminate shelling" causing "a significant number of casualties" on the outskirts of Tripoli, according to a UN spokesperson.
UNITED NATIONS, April 12: The latest fighting in Tripoli is the "heaviest" since hostilities broke out around the Libyan capital last week, forcing thousands to flee their homes, a UN spokesman said Thursday, expressing concern for the safety of civilians.
LIBYA, April 8: The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar, which backs a parallel administration in the east, last week launched an advance on Tripoli in the west, home to the internationally recognized government.
UNITED NATIONS, March 30: High-ranking government officials or representatives from countries attending a UN high-level meeting pledged on Friday that their governments will continue to take more practical actions to cope with the fast-paced climate change.
GENEVA, March 22: The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN said Thursday.
NAIROBI, March 14: A quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage, the United Nations said Wednesday in a landmark report on the planet's parlous state.
TOKYO, March 13: Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights abuses, given U.S. efforts to end North Korea’s weapons program and other factors, Japan said on Wednesday.
March 8: “We need more street lights,” says Tansima, 28, who is an elected deputy bloc leader at the world’s largest refugee settlement, which is home to 620,000 people, more than half of them women or girls.
UNITED NATIONS, March 7: An estimated 11 million people in North Korea — over 43 percent of the population — are undernourished and “chronic food insecurity and malnutrition is widespread,” according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 23: President Donald Trump said on Friday he was nominating Kelly Craft, currently the U.S. ambassador to Canada, to replace Nikki Haley as his envoy to the United Nations after a four-month search.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal's candidate Bandana Rana has been elected as vice-chairperson at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for two years on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 17: U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to a statement issued by the State Department on Saturday.
The United Nations has condemned an IED blast that attacked a police convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway of India. The explosion killed at least 40 police personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force yesterday. The death toll is expected to rise.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: While expressing dissatisfaction over a joint statement issued by some Western countries and the United Nations on transitional justice, the government of Nepal has said that ‘foreigners’ do not need to remind Nepal about this since transitional justice issues in Nepal are being expedited under its own unique model.
LONDON, Jan 22: Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Gangamaya Adhikari on Wednesday met UN Resident Coordinator Valerie Julliand at UN House Pulchowk, Lalitpur as part of her campaign to internationalize her forlorn fight for justice.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 20: The U.N. General Assembly endorsed a sweeping accord to ensure safe and orderly migration Wednesday over opposition from five countries, including the United States and Hungary.
KATOWICE, Dec 16: After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović has commended Nepal on the substantive legal reforms during the past three years aimed at harmonizing its national legal system with the new constitutional provisions and international commitments to human rights, including women’s rights.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Female crew members of Yeti Airlines honored the female team of the UN on Sunday as part of their commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) no. 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls."
KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Top political leaders in Nepal have informed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed, who was on two-day visit here, that the government will make some progress on resolving decade-old transitional justice issues by next month.
BANGKOK, Nov 2: Despite rapid economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region has nearly a half billion people who go hungry as progress stalls in improving food security and basic living conditions, a United Nations report said Friday.
Every year, October 27 serves as a grim reminder of the painfully unresolved status of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute; a seventy-year-long history of a valiant struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their right to self-determination that was promised to them by the International Community through UN resolutions that required a free and fair plebiscite. This day is observed around the world as the “Black Day”.
NEW YORK, Oct 17: Highlighting that for the United Nations, eliminating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest global challenges and priorities, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the fundamental connection between eradicating poverty and upholding equal rights for all.
WASHINGTON DC, Oct 10: With US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley set to depart by year’s end, speculation is rampant as who might replace her. Will it be President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, or her husband Jared Kushner? Or maybe someone else?
WASHINGTON DC, Oct 10: From bullying countries into voting in line with Washington to proclaiming that the US and Russia will never be friends, retiring US ambassador Nikki Haley has said a lot of eyebrow-raising things at the UN. Here are some of them.
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey has criticized the government for not regulating development partners who have siphoned off grants money, meant to be spent through the Government of Nepal, to NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies.
NEW DELHI, Oct 5: Russia is ready to consider cooperation with India in a number of energy projects, including Far East LNG and Arctic LNG 2, as well as projects on natural resources development in Russia's Siberia, Yamal and continental shelf, Russian President Putin, said on Friday.
THE HAGUE, Oct 3: The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation.