SABC News - United Nations


 New security measures, including metal detectors at entrances of the Haram esh-Sharif has infuriated Palestinians.
UN seeks solution to East Jerusalem’s Temple Mount crisis

Tuesday 25 July 2017 05:47

The UN wants a solution to the crisis at East Jerusalem’s Temple Mount to be resolved before Friday prayers this week fearing an escalation in violence.


SA must do more to meet Sustainable Development Goals: AG

Friday 21 July 2017 22:01

While institutions exist in South Africa to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, they are not yet working in a coherent manner to ensure success by the 2030 deadline.


Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on July 18, which is Madiba’s birthday.
‘Mandela’s values drive the UN’

Tuesday 18 July 2017 06:08

Nelson Mandela’s values of building a future where everyone can live in peace, prosperity and in harmony with nature remain central principles of the UN.


Rains fail again in East Africa, hunger on the rise: UN

Saturday 15 July 2017 08:02

Rains have failed for a third consecutive season in East Africa, wilting crops, killing livestock and entrenching a long drought that has pushed millions into hunger.


More than 3 300 people have been killed and 1.4 million forced to flee their homes in Kasai since the start of the insurrection by the Kamuina Nsapu militia.
UN identifies 38 mass graves in Congo's Kasai region

Wednesday 12 July 2017 19:24

The United Nations has identified an additional 38 probable mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region.


The three nations, Britain, France and the US say the ban disregards the international security situation, especially concerning North Korea.
Nuclear armed powers reject proposed UN ban

Saturday 8 July 2017 09:07

Three major nuclear armed powers, the US, Britain and France have rejected a new UN draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons.


US threatens to meet North Korea fire with fire

Thursday 6 July 2017 05:45

The US is ready to use military force to stop North Korea's nuclear missile programme, warning that Pyongyang's actions are quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution.


Nelson Mandela Day Guide 2017

Wednesday 5 July 2017 21:29

Adopt a school, knit a blanket, pick up litter? If you’re scratching around for ideas for Mandela Day, don’t panic – the Nelson Mandela Foundation has issued a guide to help you.


U.N. chief to return to Cyprus talks on Thursday -spokesman

Wednesday 5 July 2017 20:38

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres will return to Switzerland to attend talks to reunite Cyprus on Thursday because it is "opportune," his spokesman said on Wednesday.


Mlambo-Ngcuka going for another term as Exec. Dir of UN Women

Tuesday 4 July 2017 16:43

Former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been re-appointed for a second term as the Executive Director of United Nations Women.


The logo of Al Jazeera Media Network is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar on June 8, 2017.
UN slams proposed closure of Al-Jazeera media

Saturday 1 July 2017 11:29

Top United Nations human rights officials have slammed a call from a number of governments that Qatar close its Al-Jazeera media network in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.


An armoured vehicle drives towards Le Campement Kangaba resort following an attack where gunmen stormed the resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako.
Gunmen attack resort outside Mali's capital

Monday 19 June 2017 07:29

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates just outside Mali's capital, Bamako, killing two people.


Pope marks World Refugee Day, calls for openness and bridge-building

Sunday 18 June 2017 15:21

Conducting his weekly Angelus prayer from the window of the papal apartments overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis urged the faithful to pray for migrants.


Colombia's Farc leader - all weapons to be handed over by June 20

Thursday 15 June 2017 21:50

The leader of Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group said all the group's weapons will be handed over to the United Nations by June 20 as planned.


Over 100 patients died when they were moved from Life Esidimeni in June last 2016 to NGOs.
Government vows no repeat of Life Esidimeni tragedy

Wednesday 14 June 2017 08:00

The South African Government has told an the United Nations that measures have been put in place to ensure there’s no repeat of the Esidimeni tragedy.


Illegal arms continue to flow into Libya

Tuesday 13 June 2017 20:37

A United Nations report concludes that arms have continued to be illicitly transferred to and from Libya on a regular basis.


UNFPA head Babatunde Osotimehin, champion of girls and women, dies

Monday 5 June 2017 18:17

The head of the United Nations Population Fund, Babatunde Osotimehin, a champion for girls' and women's health, has died suddenly at his home, the UNFPA said on Monday.


A new resolution adopted on Friday sanctions four entities and 14 people including an individual thought to head North Korea’s overseas spying operations.
Security Council extends sanctions against North Korea

Saturday 3 June 2017 08:45

The United Nations Security Council has extended its existing sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


More than 11 000 returning refugees have arrived in theborder town of Banki, in Borno state.
Nigerian refugees strain Boko Haram-hit northeast

Wednesday 31 May 2017 06:08

Thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram have returned home from Cameroon in recent weeks, piling pressure on aid agencies.


The Department of Water Affairs will be digging bore holes as part of addressing drought.
Govt working to ease drought in W Cape

Tuesday 30 May 2017 20:39

The Water Affairs Department is engaged in efforts to help ease the severe drought in the Western Cape.


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