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Cyprus talks approaching "make or break moment"

Espen Barth Eide. Photo: UN/Department of Political Affairs

Cyprus is fast approaching a "make or break moment" in long-running negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement, and end decades of division between its Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. That's according to…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Commendation for Cypriot leaders

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus (left), and Mustafa Akinci, Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community (right). UN Photo/Isaac Billy.

The leaders of the two communities in Cyprus have been praised by the UN Secretary-General for their efforts to…

25 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Europe urged to increase relocation of refugees and migrants

Child refugees in Idomeni, Greece, March 2016. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

"Unnecessarily slow and challenging." That's how the implementation of a European Union (EU) agreement to relocate thousands of asylum-seekers…

13 Sep 2016 / Listen /

UN welcomes US-Russia accord to reinstate Syria ceasefire

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria speaks to the press on the Intra-Syrian Geneva Talks 2016. 25 January 2016. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

The Russian Federation and the United States have agreed to reinstate a ceasefire in war-torn Syria starting next week,…

9 Sep 2016 / Listen /
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