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Latest news: United Nations

Local support for UN ceasefire in Gaza

ACT Independent Senator David Pocock has supported the Australian Government’s call yesterday for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Humanitarian aid trucks reach Gaza, Israel warns on attacks

A long-awaited convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid has crossed into southern Gaza for the first time since Israel began a devastating siege 12 days ago, as Israel's military pounded northern Gaza and warned it would increase its attacks.

Finland joins NATO, Russia threatens ‘countermeasures’

Finland has officially joined the NATO alliance in a historic realignment of Europe's post-Cold War landscape triggered by Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Russia in UN spotlight over Ukraine war

Shelling has hit southern Ukraine, while Russia sought to defend its seven-month war even as it moves to escalate the conflict with the expected annexation of regions in the east and south that its forces have seized.

Progress at Black Sea grain export talks in Turkey

Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey have hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports blocked by Russia and ease the risk of starvation faced by millions.

‘Sabotage’ as UN human rights head visits China

China says the US, UK and other foreign powers are seeking to sabotage its foreign relations by orchestrating criticism surrounding a trip by the top United Nations official for human rights.

Dipolomatic efforts underway to save Mariupol fighters in Ukraine

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says diplomatic efforts are under way to save the remaining fighters holed up inside the Azovstal steelworks in the city of Mariupol, as more civilians were evacuated from the bombed-out plant.

UN accepts Canberra as an international tree city of the world

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has named Canberra an International Tree City of the World, coinciding with this year’s Tree Week, 30 April - 8 May.

UN urges ceasefire amid Russian attacks in east Ukraine

Thousands of Russian troops backed by artillery and rocket barrages have begun an offensive in eastern Ukraine as the US and UK led pledges for more arms and money to the government in Kyiv and the United Nations sought a ceasefire.

UN Women Australia CEO shares hopes for IWD

UN Women’s theme for 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD), taking place on 8 March, recognises the unsung contributions of women and girls. Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow aims to celebrate...

Ukraine pleads for help as Russia invades

Russia has ignored global condemnation to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, unleashing air strikes on cities and military bases in an attack that could rewrite the post-Cold War security order.