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Tanzania: UN Chief Calls For Safe, Peaceful Voting Process

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:07 am | UN News

The UN Secretary-General has called on everyone involve inTanzania's political process to ensure that Wednesday’s general elections are held in a safe, inclusive and peaceful manner, amid reports of intimidation and harassment of political opponents, ... More >>

‘Serious Concerns’ Over Rights Situation In Myanmar Ahead Of Next Month’s Elections

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:06 am | UN News

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) voiced “serious concerns” on Tuesday over the situation in Myanmar – including rights violations and proliferation of hateful speech against minority communities – as the country prepares for general elections ... More >>

Yemeni Children Suffer Record Rates Of Acute Malnutrition, Putting ‘Entire Generation’ At Risk

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:05 am | UN News

Yemeni children are suffering acute malnutrition at unprecedented rates as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis grinds on and funding falls far short of what is needed to offset the effects of conflict and economic collapse, UN agencies said in a ... More >>

Global Foreign Direct Investment Halved Amid Pandemic, But China Remained Resilient

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 6:32 am | UN News

World Bank/Shynar Jetpissova Major infrastructure projects like this dam on the Nura River in Kazakhstan often require foreign direct investment. (file) Foreign direct investment (FDI), a bellwether of globalisation and economic confidence, fell ... More >>

Africa Climate Change Report Reveals Heat Rising North And South, Sahel Getting Wetter

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 4:04 pm | UN News

WMO/Cornel Vermaak Drought in Africa will adversely impact the productivity of major cereal crops, says a report launched by WMO today. Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency ... More >>

Climate Action: UN Chief Encouraged By Japan’s 2050 Net Zero Pledge

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 3:58 pm | UN News

Unsplash/Jezael Melgoza The capital of Japan, Tokyo, requires huge amounts of electricity to power the city. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Japan’s announcement on Monday that it would reduce carbon emissions to zero, by 2050, as ... More >>

UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set To Enter Into Force In January

Monday, 26 October 2020, 8:19 am | UN News

In what leading campaigners are describing as “a new chapter for nuclear disarmament”, the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will now come into force on 22 January, after Honduras became the 50th Member State to ratify on ... More >>

Science, Unity And Solidarity, Key To Defeating COVID: UN Chief

Monday, 26 October 2020, 8:17 am | UN News

Better preparation, listening to the science and acting together in solidarity, are some of the main ways that countries across the world can overcome the on-going COVID-19 crisis, the UN chief told the World Health Summit on Sunday. The Berlin-based ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Mission Voices ‘Deep Revulsion’ Over Deadly Bomb Attack On Kabul College

Monday, 26 October 2020, 8:16 am | UN News

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan ( UNAMA ) has expressed “deep revulsion” at the killing on Saturday night of at least 24 people, according to latest reports, and injuring of dozens of others in a suicide attack outside an education centre. ... More >>

UN Expresses Hope ‘new Opportunities’ Will Arise From Sudan’s Recognition Of Israel

Sunday, 25 October 2020, 7:51 am | UN News

The UN chief on Saturday said he was taking note of the announcement that Sudan has agreed to normalize relations with Israel, expressing hope that further cooperation will advance international peace and prosperity. The statement from UN Secretary-General ... More >>

Step Up Action To Achieve COVID-19 Ceasefire, Guterres Says In UN Day Message

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 2:00 pm | UN News

The UN’s 75th anniversary this Saturday, which falls as countries continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, is an opportunity to accelerate action to achieve a global ceasefire during the crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said. ... More >>

UN Salutes New Libya Ceasefire Agreement That Points To ‘a Better, Safer, And More Peaceful Future’

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 8:38 am | UN News

Warring parties in Libya on Friday agreed an historic ceasefire, which was hailed by the head of the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL), who led the mediation, as a courageous act that can help secure a “a better, safer, and more peaceful ... More >>

Behind The Global Ceasefire Call: 75 Years Of UN Mediation, Preventing Conflict, Promoting Peace

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 8:36 am | UN News

When Member States signed the United Nations Charter 75 years ago, it was to prevent more existential conflicts and save succeeding generations from a third world war. Conflict prevention is part of the Organization’s DNA and remains a central priority ... More >>

Collapsing Consumer Demand Amid Lockdowns Cripple Asia-Pacific Garment Industry

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 9:05 am | UN News

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered government lockdowns, collapsed consumer demand, and disrupted imports of raw materials, battering the Asia Pacific garment industry especially hard, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the International ... More >>

Secretary-General Underscores Value Of UN Partnerships In Southeast Asia

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 9:04 am | UN News

At a time of global challenge and uncertainty, partnership between the United Nations and regional bodies remains indispensable, the UN Secretary-General told foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during a virtual ... More >>

Kosovo: Show Solidarity In Face Of COVID, UN Mission Chief Urges

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 9:02 am | UN News

The top UN official in Kosovo, briefing the Security Council on Wednesday, called for solidarity as its new Government grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and a host of other challenges. “For places such as Kosovo, still suffering the consequences ... More >>

Safeguard Human Rights Defenders, Rights Of NGOs In India, Bachelet Urges

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 8:38 am | UN News

Highlighting that India has long had a strong civil society at the forefront of “groundbreaking human rights advocacy within the country and globally", the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, voiced concerns on Tuesday that “vaguely ... More >>

One In Six Children Living In Extreme Poverty, With Figure Set To Rise During Pandemic

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 8:36 am | UN News

An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released ... More >>

Burkina Faso ‘one Step Short Of Famine’, Warns UN Food Relief Agency

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 8:55 am | UN News

Unless access is urgently granted to humanitarian organizations, thousands in the Central Sahel will be “pushed into further destitution”, the UN emergency food relief agency warned on Monday. Ahead of Tuesday’s High-Level Ministerial Conference ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccine: UNICEF To Stockpile More Than Half A Billion Syringes By Year’s End

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 8:31 am | UN News

With countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world gearing up to distribute COVID-19 vaccines following trials, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF has begun laying the groundwork for the rapid, safe and efficient delivery by buying and pre-positioning ... More >>