Disasters wreak havoc in Asia

Mudslides have killed at least 337 people, injured 214 others and left 1,148 missing in China ’s Gansu province up to August 9.

New UNICEF chief appointed

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the former United States security advisor and diplomat Anthony Lake as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on March 16.

Death toll from Haiti quake rises to 170,000

Haitian President Rene Preval confirmed on January 27 that nearly 170,000 people had died in the earthquake which occurred on January 12 in the country, substantially higher than the previous estimate of 150,000.
Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake World

Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

Hundreds, possibly thousands of people have been buried beneath the rubble of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, which hit the Caribbean country of Haiti on January 12, an official from an international aid organisation in Haiti has reported.
UN climate summit opens in Copenhagen World

UN climate summit opens in Copenhagen

The United Nations climate summit opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Dec. 15 with strong calls for world leaders to reach a “fair ambitious and comprehensive” deal.

UNSC condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

UN Security Council President Le Luong Minh on Oct. 28 condemned Taliban’s terrorist attacks on a guesthouse in the Afghan capital city of Kabul earlier in the day which killed five UN staff and a local security worker.

UNSC adopts VN-drafted resolution on women, peace

The UNSC has adopted a resolution drafted by Vietnam that calls for int'l community and member states to ensure women have full participation in all stages of conflict settlement and post-conflict reconstruction.