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Damascus: sabotage and denying water is a "war crime", said UN Special Adviser for Syria
Description: United Nations - The Special Adviser to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Jan Egeland pointed to the need to have access in Damascus, where some 5.5 million have had their water cut off, adding that the acts of sabotaging and denying water is a "war crime".
  05 Jan 2017   1m20s 14 413 0

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Tackling human rights concerns, UN chief urges the world 'to react earlier and more effectively'
Description: The high-level segment of the 34th regular session of the Human Rights Council started in Geneva Headquarters earlier today. Addressing participants at the opening, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the world to effectively address human rights concerns, in light of growing populism and extremism. The UN chief also reiterated the need for crisis prevention, in order to tackle root causes of conflict and human rights violations. Read more on UN News: http://bit.ly/2l59cXa
  27 Feb 2017   1m6s 6 153 0
Tackling human rights concerns, UN chief urges the world 'to react earlier and more effectively'
Description: In light of growing populism and extremism, UN chief António Guterres has urged the world to effectively address human rights concerns, at the high-level segment of the 34th regular session of the Human Rights Council.
  27 Feb 2017   1m12s 10 179 0
The Week in Review - 24 February 2017
Description: Top stories from UN News, during the week of 20 - 24 February 2017, featuring: help for more than 20 million people going hungry in four nations; UN-supported Intra-Syrian negotiations and in Colombia, last FARC-EP rebels turn in arms.
  24 Feb 2017   1m44s 15 539 0
The Week Ahead - starting 27 February 2017
Description: The highlights of UN events during the week of 27 February 2017, including 34th #HumanRights Council, Amina J. Mohammed takes oath of office as UN deputy chief, #ZeroDiscrimination Day and more. #HRC34 #GFI4SD #youth4wildlife #YouthVoice
  24 Feb 2017   1m40s 14 259 0
Opening Intra-Syrian negotiations, UN envoy calls for collective action from all sides
Description: At start of Intra-Syrian negotiations, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has acknowledged the "long, hard journey" ahead, while calling on all sides to work together towards a political solution to the country’s protracted conflict.
  23 Feb 2017   44s 26 628 0
Humanitarian crises in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief calls for urgent financial support
Description: UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has made a strong case for the need to urgently assist over 10 million people in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, noting that the humanitarian support “is an investment for all of us.”
  23 Feb 2017   1m13s 7 245 0
Japan donates more than 2.6 million US$ to fight Cholera in Haiti
Description: Japan has donated US$ 2,615,112 to UNICEF Haiti - a major boost to its 'Project for Reinforcement of Cholera Prevention and Response'.
  23 Feb 2017   52s 16 161 0
Humanitarian crises in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief calls for urgent financial support
Description: UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has made a strong case for the need to urgently aid over 10 million people in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, saying "it is an investment for all of us," while highlighting its implications for the broader global security. The remarks came ahead of a UN-led international conference for the Region, set to take place in Oslo, Norway, on 24 February. The Conference aims to seek funding support of $1.5 billion, in order to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of people affected by climatic events and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Region - mainly in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
  23 Feb 2017   1m13s 14 302 0
UN special envoy underscores need to keep up momentum 'on the political track' for Syria
Description: Ahead of UN-facilitated Intra-Syrian negotiations, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, has reiterated the importance of a political solution to the Syrian crisis noting, "it is time to talk and fight on the table, not in the field.”
  23 Feb 2017   1m18s 10 310 0
UN chief urges ‘decisive action' as four countries grapple with devastating food insecurity
Description: UN chief António Guterres today urged the world to take ‘decisive’ action to alleviate the dire food insecurity in four countries, while urging the parties to conflict to abide by international humanitarian law and allow humanitarian access.
  22 Feb 2017   1m4s 19 465 0
UN chief urges more efforts to safeguard stability in Europe and beyond
Description: UN chief Guterres has urged parties to ‘step up efforts’ to safeguard Europe’s stability, pledging the UN’s commitment to supporting a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine, which upholds the country’s territorial integrity and independence.
  21 Feb 2017   1m43s 15 584 0
'Outstanding diplomat,' says Guterres, as UN honours late Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin
Description: UN chief António Guterres has described the late Vitaly Churkin as ‘an outstanding diplomat’ and an ‘extra-ordinary human being,’ as member states mourned the passing of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to United Nations.
  21 Feb 2017   1m12s 17 557 0