Opinion

Self-determination is the key for peace in South Sudan

An indigenous, all-inclusive national peace process is indispensable to permanent peace and stability in South Sudan.

Laura Nyantung Beny

by Laura Nyantung Beny

Laura Nyantung Beny

Africa

Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

The United Nations says one peacekeeper remains missing after an attack by Christian 'anti-Balaka' attackers on Monday.

Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

Opinion

UN Peacekeepers: Keeping the peace or preventing it?

The UN peacekeepers' capacity to commit rape with impunity undermines prospects for sustainable peace around the world.

Nimmi Gowrinathan

by Nimmi Gowrinathan
- Kate Cronin-Furman

Nimmi Gowrinathan

Africa

UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC

ICC will investigate reports of rapes and killings by soldiers if DRC government fails to, UN rights chief says.

UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC

Latin America

UN votes to end Haiti peacekeeping mission in October

Security Council unanimously votes to replace 2004 mission with a smaller police-only force as stability emerges.

UN votes to end Haiti peacekeeping mission in October

Syria's Civil War

Russia slammed for vetoing yet another Syria resolution

UK ambassador to UN asks how anyone could 'look at the faces of lifeless children' and yet veto resolution.

Interactive

Where do we spend more money?

Test your knowledge on annual global humanitarian spending.

Where do we spend more money?

Middle East

UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara

Proposals from both Morocco and Polisario independence movement should be addressed, UN chief tells Security Council.

UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara

Human Rights

African migrants 'sold at open slave markets' in Libya

People are held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation after being sold for up to $500, UN agency says.

IOM: African migrants traded in Libya's 'slave markets'

Middle East

Security Council weighs options over Syria attack

Three different draft resolutions circulated at the Security Council as US weighs military intervention.

Security Council weighs options over Syria attack

Poverty & Development

US ends funding for UN body focused on family planning

UN Population Fund rejects state department's claim that agency backs 'coercive abortion or involuntary sterilisation'.

US ends funding for United Nations Population Fund

UN

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force

Security Council cuts number of MONUSCO mission troops as US seeks cutting costs and streamlining of UN's operations.

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force

US & Canada

UN: 'Alarming' US trend against free speech, protest

Bills introduced in 19 US states are threatening freedom of speech and the right to protest, UN experts say.

UN experts raise alert over 'alarming' US state bills

UN

Sexually abused by aid workers

What happens when United Nations workers abuse their power?

Sexually abused by aid workers

Africa

Bodies of missing UN workers found in DRC

Three bodies discovered - including a decapitated woman's - during search for Congolese, American, and Swedish UN staff.

Bodies of missing UN workers found in DRC