Israel to cut $6 million dollars in UN funding over anti-settlement vote

Israel has announced that it is cutting approximately $6 million in its annual dues to the United Nations this year to protest last month’s Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as “a... Read more »
Australia launches investigations over torture of juveniles at Northern Territory detention centre

Australia launches investigations over torture of juveniles at Northern Territory detention centre

Northern Territory halts use of restraint chairs and spithoods after evidence of ‘torture’ of children at youth detention centre uncovered Australian government has suspended the use of restraint chairs and spithoods in Northern... Read more »
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Jerusalem and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday is a bid to ease tensions in the region. (Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

UN condemns attacks on hospitals in war zones, demands protection of hospitals

Deliberate attacks on hospitals amount to “war crimes,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said just hours after a hospital was targeted in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “Let us be clear: Intentional and direct... Read more »

UN to hold emergency talks after North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test

he United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today in New York after North Korea claimed it had carried out a “successful” hydrogen bomb test, diplomats said.The closed-door morning talks... Read more »

Tens of Thousands Flee over Worst Floods in Paraguay

With further rain looming, more families abandoned their homes in Paraguay, the country hardest hit by the worst flooding in decades in the area bordering Uruguay and Argentina, which has already forced... Read more »
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21 and Christiana Figueres (L), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, hold hands as they react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

What will the Paris climate deal mean for Australia?

Australia’s target of a 26 to 28 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030 remains unchanged, but the Paris climate deal will put pressure on the Government... Read more »
Snapshots of iconic monuments in orange. Collage by Tribune International

UN launches ‘Orange the World’ campaign for action on violence against women

Over 450 ‘orange events’ planned in more than 70 countries including lighting of the Niagara Falls, Council of Europe building, India Gate, and the ruins of Petra in Jordan Hundreds of iconic... Read more »
NSW Premier, Mike Baird, with top Australian actress, Cate Blanchett, at an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Sydney Opera House turns #UNBlue to celebrate 70th anniversary

SYDNEY (Australia) – The Sydney Opera House was one of the first buildings to light up the sky to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and commemorate UN Day. More than... Read more »
Asylum seekers in Australia

UN expert postpones Australia visit over ‘unacceptable’ restrictions

MELBOURNE, (Australia) — A United Nations human rights expert has postponed an official visit to Australia because of lack of cooperation from the government and concerns that the people who spoke to... Read more »

Digital platform on family farming launched by FAO

New initiative aims to inform policy makers, continue global conversation on food security Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO has launched a new digital... Read more »

United Nations honours fallen Pakistani peacekeeping soldiers

United Nations on Friday awarded posthumous awards to five Pakistani peacekeepers who laid down their lives while serving the cause of peace around the world in 2014 In a solemn ceremony held... Read more »
The Burma government has refused to grant citizenship to the Rohingya minority, saying they are recent illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Migrant crisis: Who are the Rohingya boat people of Asia?

The 1.1 million Rohingya community – a Muslim group which claims to be descended from Arab traders – has fled in droves from their homes in Burma across south-east Asia following increasing... Read more »

International Day of Families being observed today (May 15)

International Day of Families will be observed on May, 15 across the world to promotes the importance of a healthy and well-balanced family.  The day 2015 theme is:”Men in charge? Gender equality... Read more »

Almost all 436 mosques destroyed in Central African Republic unrest

Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday,... Read more »

Australia and US vote against Palestine UN resolution on Israel

United Nations Security Council has failed to adopt a draft resolution demanding Israel end the occupation of Palestinian territories within two years as Australia and the United States vote against the proposal in New York... Read more »