Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF
Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report (UN)
Intense violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria's East Ghouta, warns UNICEF
Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there. (UN)
Human Rights Day: UN launches campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration
The United Nations on Sunday kicked off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary. (UN)
DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in worst attack on 'blue helmets' in recent history
At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history. (UN)
Not enough being done to shield civilians from violence in Somalia – UN report
The armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, according to a United Nations report launched today in the country's capital, Mogadishu. (UN)
Peaceful conduct of elections 'historic moment' for Nepal, says UN chief
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the holding of the two-phased State and Federal elections in Nepal and congratulated its people for the peaceful conduct of the polls. (UN)
'Genocide should not be part of our present or our future,' UN adviser says on day to honour victims
The United Nations office that coordinates efforts on genocide prevention has launched an appeal for Member States to ratify the 1948 genocide convention by the end of 2018 if they haven't done so. (UN)
UN political chief, DPRK officials agree Korean Peninsula faces 'most tense and dangerous' situation
In their meetings this week, the United Nations political chief and senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shared the view that the Korean Peninsula faces the most tense and dangerous peace and security situation in the world. (UN)