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  1. Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher, UN official warns

    - UN News

    The top UN aid official in Sudan warned on Thursday that “the noose of war is tightening its stranglehold” on civilians in El Fasher, expressing her profound distress at the dire humanitarian situation there.

  2. Amid ongoing Israeli incursions into Gaza, aid facilities shut ‘one after another’

    - UN News

    With no let up in reported street battles and Israeli bombardment across Gaza on Thursday, UN humanitarians warned that the flow of vital lifesaving aid into the enclave has fallen by more than two thirds since the Israeli military stepped up its campaign in Rafah and seized the key aid conduit.

  3. Stories from the UN Archive: Keeping the peace over decades

    - UN News

    UN Member States have been deploying “Blue Helmets” (or peacekeepers) since 1948, so on the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepersmarked annually on 29 May, we’re spotlighting operations over the decades, from monitoring buffer zones in Asia to escorting aid trucks into Israeli exclaves in the Middle East.

  4. UNICEF reports surge in violence against children in Africa’s central Sahel

    - UN News

    Violence against children in the central Sahel region of Africa surged dramatically in the last quarter of 2023, skyrocketing by 70 per cent over the previous three months, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.

  5. Gaza: UN Middle East envoy reiterates call for ceasefire, hostage release agreement

    - UN News

    The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Wednesday urgently called for an immediate return to negotiations, the release of hostages and a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli military assault exacerbates human suffering amid rising regional tensions.

  6. Gaza medics struggling in face of ‘overwhelming disaster’ as vital supplies run low: WHO

    - UN News

    Vital medical supplies are fast running out in Gaza’s remaining hospitals, the UN health agency warned on Wednesday, amid reports of continuing Israeli bombing and hostilities in the enclave.

  7. Explainer: Five practical tools for keeping peace

    - UN News

    In 1948, the United Nations took a pivotal step by deploying peacekeepers to support countries in their journey toward peace. Since then, more than two million people military, police and civilians have served in over 70 peacekeeping missions around the world, offering assistance amidst ongoing conflicts or their aftermath.

  8. There can be No Special Status for Public Officials

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, Germany, May 28 (IPS) - In an interview with Herta Däubler-Gmelin who served as Federal Minister of Justice from 1998 to 2002, and as a Member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 2009. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, last week requested arrest warrants for three Hamas leaders as well as for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Yoav Galant. They are accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. But what does this mean and where do things go from here?

  9. Gender equality, youth aspirations keys to sustainable peace, Security Council hears

    - UN News

    Gender equality and the aspirations of young people are crucial for ensuring sustainable peace and security, the UN’s top political and peacebuilding official told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  10. Indian peacekeeper is UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year

    - UN News

    An Indian peacekeeper deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who helped establish networks for local people to voice their security and humanitarian concerns, is the winner of the 2023 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, announced on Tuesday.

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