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UN: New special envoys to Libya and Afghanistan appointed

After months of the post being vacant, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appointed Senegalese diplomat Abdoulaye Batili as special envoy to Libya, where two rival governments are fighting for power. The Senegalese former minister has served...

World food prices continued to decline in August

Global food prices continued to fall for the fifth consecutive month, with vegetable oil prices even falling below their August 2021 level, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. . The FAO's food index,...

Yemen: UN condemns Houthi attack near Taiz

The UN special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grudberg, on Wednesday condemned an attack by Shiite Houthi rebels on army positions near Taiz, in the southwestern part of the country, that killed ten soldiers on Monday. "I condemn...

UN: Allegations of torture in China’s Xinjiang ‘credible’

Crimes against humanity may have been committed in China's Xinjiang autonomous region, the United Nations said in a report released Wednesday night. "The extent of arbitrary and discriminatory detentions of members of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim...

UN: China’s allegations of crimes against humanity in Xinjiang ‘credible’

LAST UPDATE: 09:46 The United Nations spoke of possible "crimes against humanity" for which there is "credible evidence", particularly of torture and sexual violence, against members of the Uyghur Muslim minority, calling on the international community to...

UN: Half of health care facilities around the world lack basic sanitation services

Half of health care facilities around the world lack basic sanitation services, exposing the nearly four billion people who use these facilities to an increased risk of infection, the United Nations announced today. These facilities do not...