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New technologies aid fight against global terrorism

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Terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in the fight against them,...

Guterres meets DRC president

On the final day of a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres said the country was experiencing a...

Nuclear test ban treaty a “central pillar” of global disarmament

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The legacy of nuclear testing is “nothing but destruction,” and in a world of rising tensions, “collective security depends” on bringing a global treaty...

Guterres pledges UN support for Sudan

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated Sudan after the military council and civilian opposition alliance agreed on a power-sharing accord at the weekend. A statement issued...

Lives of children in the Mediterranean should have priority over politics

The fate of 130 children aboard rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea should not be put at risk by political point-scoring, the UN said,...

UN ceasefire proposal accepted by Libya

Libya’s internationally recognised government, facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the...

UN agency concerned by fines for migrant rescue vessels

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A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organisations carrying out search and rescue operations off...

UN chief laments ending of Cold War-era disarmament treaty

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres regrets the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia has ended. In a statement, the UN chief...

Record number of children killed and maimed in conflict

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2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict according to a new UN report with the highest number...

ISS: Can the AU and UN find common ground on Sudan?

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Recent developments around Sudan’s transfer of political power show why a more strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN),...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...