| Latest News, Videos and Live Video

Friday December 19th 2014

United Nations (UN) News Latest Real-Time Updates

United Nations latest news updated in real-time by rss feeds, the first feed is from the UN and lower down is a feed from news outlets.

For Live UN Video See This Page!

UN News Centre – Top Stories

General Assembly decides to refer UN report on human rights in DPR Korea to Security Council

Condemning “ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution today by which it would transmit a UN-backed report probing such violations to the Security Council.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:39 pm

UN envoy condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria

The United Nations’ top official in West Africa has strongly condemned a series of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria which reportedly left over 30 people dead and resulted in the abduction of some 200 others.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:59 pm

Ebola: ‘Regrettable loss’ caused by warehouse fire in Guinea

A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea today that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but “a regrettable loss” in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly replace. An investigation into the fire was underway.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:32 pm

UN expert group on arbitrary detention welcomes the release of detainees in Cuba, US

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today welcomed the recent release of a number of detainees in Cuba and the United States, some of whose cases have been followed by the expert group.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:20 pm

Amid heightened tensions, Security Council extends UN mission in Golan

The United Nations Security Council this morning extended the mandate of its mission in the Golan until 30 June 2015, as it condemned recent fighting in the area and stressed that both Israel and Syria must “scrupulously” abide by the terms of the disengagement accord to prevent any breaches of the ceasefire.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:17 pm

World wood production up for fourth year; paper stagnant as electronic publishing grows – UN report

Continuing steady growth in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, global wood production has fully recovered from the economic downturn of 2008-2009, though production of pulp and paper stagnated largely due to a decline in consumption in China, data released by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Agency (FAO) revealed today.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:17 pm

Asia-Pacific report: World’s most disaster prone region experiences three-fold rise in deaths

Asia and the Pacific is the world’s most natural disaster-prone area and accounts for more than 60 per cent of the world’s hungry people, but continues to drive the global economic recovery, according to the United Nations Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014, released today.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:09 pm

Afghanistan: UN officials urge reforms, fight against drug trade to ensure country’s security

As Afghanistan builds upon recent political developments, including the formation of a unity government, the country’s authorities and the international community must not ignore the immense challenges that lie ahead, from simmering insecurity to an escalating drug crisis, two senior United Nations officials declared today during their briefing to the Security Council.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:09 pm

UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity

The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum for other similar cases currently underway in the country.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:24 pm

UN launches appeal for life-saving aid to millions of Syrians, support to host communities

As Syria’s war rages on into its fifth year, the needs for food, shelter and medicine are astronomical, several United Nations agencies said today as they launched a major appeal, requesting over $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and throughout the region.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:00 pm

United Nations – Google News

General Assembly decides to refer UN report on human rights in DPR Korea to … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

General Assembly decides to refer UN report on human rights in DPR Korea to
UN News Centre
18 December 2014 – Condemning “ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution today by which it would transmit a …
From North Korea, As UNGA Votes, FM Trolls EU on CIA TortureInner City Press

all 19 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:45 pm

UN envoy condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

UN envoy condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria
UN News Centre
18 December 2014 – The United Nations' top official in West Africa has strongly condemned a series of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria which reportedly left over 30 people dead and resulted in the abduction of some 200 others. In a press release issued

and more »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:13 pm

Ebola: ‘Regrettable loss’ caused by warehouse fire in Guinea – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Ebola: 'Regrettable loss' caused by warehouse fire in Guinea
UN News Centre
18 December 2014 – A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea today that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but “a regrettable loss” in supplies, which the UN mission there

and more »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:33 pm

Amid heightened tensions, Security Council extends UN mission in Golan – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Amid heightened tensions, Security Council extends UN mission in Golan
UN News Centre
18 December 2014 – The United Nations Security Council this morning extended the mandate of its mission in the Golan until 30 June 2015, as it condemned recent fighting in the area and stressed that both Israel and Syria must “scrupulously” abide by
UN urges end to Syria fighting in Golan buffer zoneThe Times of Israel
UN urges Syrian warring parties to stop fighting in UN zoneSunHerald.com

all 71 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:30 pm

World wood production up for fourth year; paper stagnant as electronic … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

World wood production up for fourth year; paper stagnant as electronic
UN News Centre
… the fourth consecutive year, global wood production has fully recovered from the economic downturn of 2008-2009, though production of pulp and paper stagnated largely due to a decline in consumption in China, data released by the United Nations

and more »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:30 pm

Afghanistan: UN officials urge reforms, fight against drug trade to ensure … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Afghanistan: UN officials urge reforms, fight against drug trade to ensure
UN News Centre
Among the numerous threats contributing to Afghanistan's overall precariousness has been the precipitous rise in the illicit drug trade, added Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in his statement to the

and more »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:17 pm

United Nations concerned by ‘highly intrusive’ digital spying – Reuters


Reuters

United Nations concerned by 'highly intrusive' digital spying
Reuters
It also calls on states to provide an effective remedy when a person's right to privacy has been violated by unlawful or arbitrary surveillance and encourages the U.N. Human Rights Council to consider establishing a special procedure to identify and

and more »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:48 pm

UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes
UN News Centre
18 December 2014 – The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would …

and more »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:29 pm

United Nations Launches $7 Billion Appeal for Syrian Refugee Crisis – Newsweek


Newsweek

United Nations Launches $7 Billion Appeal for Syrian Refugee Crisis
Newsweek
“A traditional humanitarian response is no longer enough,” Gina Casar, under secretary-general and associate administrator of the U.N. Development Programme, said in a statement. “The task ahead requires a comprehensive response to the crisis that …
UN launches appeal for life-saving aid to millions of Syrians, support to host UN News Centre
Syria crisis: United Nations appeals for $8.4 billion for humanitarian relief Radio Australia
UN launches 2015 Syria appeal, focuses on helping refugees' host nationsYahoo News
New York Times
all 118 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 2:51 pm

United Nations vote on death penalty moratorium puts US in awkward spot – Al Jazeera America


United Nations vote on death penalty moratorium puts US in awkward spot
Al Jazeera America
NEW YORK — The United Nations General Assembly is expected on Thursday to vote once again on a draft resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty, with the United States likely to become even more isolated in its support for capital …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 7:07 am