UN News Updates: 30 December 2017

29 December 2017

UN chief welcomes exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine

UN chief condemns attack on church near Cairo, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Free and fair elections ‘confirm Liberia’s steady march towards lasting peace,’ says UN chief

‘No clear evidence’ social media leads to more violent behavior, UN-backed study reports

New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health

UNESCO chief ‘deeply regrets Israel’s decision to withdraw from agency


28 December 2017

Peru: Pardon of former President Fujimori a ‘slap in the face’ for victims, say UN rights experts

Legacy of UN Mission in Liberia tied to former President Johnson Sirleaf, says senior UN official

Yemen: Amid spike in casualties, UN relief official says civilians bearing brunt of ‘absurd war’

Attack on civilians in Kabul another ‘despicable crime’ in a year of atrocities – UN Mission

Brutality against children ‘cannot be the new normal’ stresses UNICEF


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