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Thousands may have starved to death in besieged Syrian areas: UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief on Monday warned that thousands may have died of starvation during sieges affecting nearly half a million people in Syria.

Sex in Central Africa -- survival for some, shame for UN

While on the lookout for scraps of food or a little money at a Congolese peacekeepers base, an 18-year-old woman was raped by three men.

Vietnam calls for $48.5 million to respond to worst drought in 100 years

Vietnam has for the first time called on the international community to support a $48.5 million emergency response plan to address the worsening drought in the country.
April 27, 2016 | 11:34 am GMT+7

UN's Ban says time to scale up action on climate change

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said action on climate change must be faster and broader to turn the promises of the Paris deal on combatting global warming into concrete measures.
May 06, 2016 | 09:24 am GMT+7

UN backs Vietnam's call for $48.5 mln in aid to combat record drought

The United Nations has said it will call on the international community to pool a $48.5 million aid package following a request from the Vietnamese government for help to combat the worsening drought and saline intrusion.
May 06, 2016 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

U.S. detects banned substances in Vietnamese seafood exports

The U.S. has found traces of banned chemicals and antibiotics in some batches of catfish imported from Vietnam.
June 01, 2016 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

UN says four killed in attacks on two of its Mali sites

Attacks on United Nations sites in northern Mali killed four people, including one peacekeeper, and wounded more than a dozen, the UN mission said on Wednesday.
June 01, 2016 | 05:46 pm GMT+7

Syrian government still holding up food aid for besieged Daraya

The United Nations is still waiting for Syrian government agreement for an aid convoy to enter the besieged town of Daraya, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
June 07, 2016 | 10:25 pm GMT+7

S.Korea, U.N. Command join forces to halt illegal Chinese fishing

South Korea and the U.N. Command, which overseas the Korean War armistice, said on Friday they had begun a joint operation to keep Chinese fishing vessels from operating illegally off the west coast.
June 10, 2016 | 04:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese ethnic woman asks U.N. "not to forget" HIV victims as funding dries up

Lu Thi Thanh from the Thai ethnic group in Vietnam, who has lived with HIV for eight years and relies on ARV treatment, stepped onto the podium at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending Aids on June 9 to tell her survival story.
June 16, 2016 | 06:16 pm GMT+7

Countries must do more to help Greece with migrant crisis: U.N. chief

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Saturday for countries to do more to help cope with Europe's migrant crisis, saying Greece could not manage on its own.
June 18, 2016 | 06:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnam slow to deliver promised peacekeeping contributions: U.N.

Of the 46 countries that have pledged to provide resources to maintain United Nations peace operations, 14 have failed completely or only partially kept their promises.
June 19, 2016 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

China chides U.N. group over criticism of Vietnamese-American woman's detention

Sandy Phan-Gillis of Houston, Texas, who is accused of spying in China, has been held for more than a year.
July 07, 2016 | 11:49 am GMT+7

Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk: UN

Efforts to end the global AIDS pandemic by 2030 are lagging.
July 13, 2016 | 12:47 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese farmer to receive UN award for helping women adapt to climate change

She is a pioneer in helping fellow female farmers in the Mekong Delta adapt to climate change by switching to a new production model.
September 10, 2016 | 04:04 pm GMT+7
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