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In Mozambique, it’s ‘a matter of the heart’ says Guterres

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:26 am | UN News

Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said “undeniable moral authority” lay with its people, who had borne the brunt ... More >>

Pave way for sustainable development, UN chief urges

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:14 am | UN News

As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to ... More >>

New UN poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:11 am | UN News

There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report published on Thursday. More >>

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in DR Congo

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:10 am | UN News

Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that’s in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record. More >>

Nothing left to go back for: Extraordinary cyclone stories

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:41 am | UN News

As UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, ... More >>

A quarter of Pacific islanders live without 'basic needs'

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:27 am | UN News

While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political ... More >>

UN agencies welcome road map to help integrate Venezeulans

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:40 am | UN News

A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday. More >>

Homicide kills far more people than armed conflict

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:29 am | UN News

Some 464,000 people across the world were victims of homicidal violence in 2017, more than five times the number killed in armed conflict over the same period, UN researchers said on Monday. More >>

UN rights chief appalled by US border detention conditions

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:28 am | UN News

Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday, underscoring that children should never be held in immigration detention, or separated from their families. More >>

With Caribbean island life under threat, UN pushes unity

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 3:11 pm | UN News

To counter global challenges that are a particular threat to vulnerable island nations like those in the Caribbean, it’s vital to “face the headwinds together”, especially in the face of the destruction being wrought by climate change, the UN chief told ... More >>

Libya detention centre attack could amount to a war crime

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 8:23 am | UN News

A missile attack on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees “deserves more than condemnation”, UN agencies said on Wednesday, as both the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the head of the UN mission ... More >>

DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 9:05 am | UN News

Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen. More >>

New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an 'important day'

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:27 am | UN News

The top UN official charged with representing the interests of children caught up in armed conflict, has signed a landmark new agreement on child protection with the Force Commander of a main Syrian opposition military alliance, it was announced on ... More >>

1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:24 am | UN News

More than 1.4 million displaced people in over 60 refugee hosting countries will need resettlement next year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday , while also supporting a call for far greater protection for vulnerable LGBTI individuals ... More >>

UN chief welcomes possibility of talks between US and Korea

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:22 am | UN News

As the clicking of cameras and flash of lightbulbs captured on Sunday the first sitting United States President to set foot inside North Korea, Secretary-General António Guterres offered his full support to a potentially reset relationship that may render ... More >>

One migrant child reported dead or missing every day

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:59 am | UN News

Around 1,600 children were reported dead or missing between 2014 and 2018 – an average of almost one every day – but many more go unrecorded, a new UN report revealed on Friday. More >>

Ebola fight ongoing amid evidence of massacres in DR Congo

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:57 am | UN News

The vital work of tracing people infected with deadly Ebola virus disease in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is progressing, despite evidence of “several” massacres in the affected area earlier this month, the UN said on Friday. More >>

UN chief appeals to G20 leaders for stronger commitments

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:55 am | UN News

The annual G20 summit of leaders from the largest and fastest-growing economies, got underway on Friday in Osaka, Japan, against a backdrop of what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as “a moment of high political tension”. More >>

Syria’s Idlib ‘on the brink’ of a nightmare

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:37 am | UN News

The heads of 11 global humanitarian organizations warned on Thursday that the embattled rebel-held province of Idlib in Syria, stands on the brink of disaster, with three million civilian lives at risk, including one million children. More >>

After Rio Grande tragedy, UNICEF chief highlights US border

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:30 am | UN News

The shocking image of a drowned Central American migrant and his infant daughter on the banks of the river dividing Mexico and the United States, continues to evoke strong reactions, the latest from the head of the UN Children’s Fund. More >>

 

 

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