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Nobel Laureate Dmitry Muratov Won’t Keep ‘a Single Cent’ Of His Prize Money

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 5:56 pm | UN News

Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. He shares the prestigious award with Maria Ressa, another campaigning journalist from the Philippines. The pair received the award ... More >>

UN Condemns 'despicable' Suicide Attack At Mosque In Southern Afghanistan

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 5:54 pm | UN News

The United Nations has condemned the deadly suicide bombing during Friday prayers at the largest Shia mosque in the city of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan, which killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more. The attack marked the second consecutive ... More >>

Step Up, Urges WHO As Figures Reveal 1 In 4 Adults Don’t Exercise Enough

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 7:33 am | UN News

Up to five million premature deaths a year could be prevented if the global population was more active, but many people live in areas with little or no access to spaces where they can safely walk, run, cycle or engage in other physical activities. Where ... More >>

Mali Maestro’s Message Of Peace To Sahel Region’s Youngsters Drawn To Extremism

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 7:31 am | UN News

An ambitious project to raise awareness about rising insecurity and mass displacement in the Sahel has resulted in an original musical score from Mali songwriter Vieux Farka Touré. In partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ... More >>

Climate Action Is Now Officially About Defending Our Human Rights

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 7:21 am | UN News

The official countdown to COP26 is on! In two weeks, world leaders will get together in Glasgow, Scotland, to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Young people, environmental activists, indigenous ... More >>

Colombians Cling Tenaciously To Peace Gains, Security Council Hears

Friday, 15 October 2021, 5:40 pm | UN News

Five years after an historic Peace Agreement was reached in Colombia, the process continues to show the benefits of ending the conflict through negotiation and keeping victims at the heart of the discussion moving forward. That was the main message ... More >>

Sustainable Transport Key To Green Energy Shift: UN Secretary-General

Friday, 15 October 2021, 5:40 pm | UN News

With global transport at a crossroads, government leaders, industry experts, and civil society groups are meeting in Beijing, China, for a UN conference to chart the way forward to a more sustainable future for the sector, and greater climate ... More >>

Biodiversity Commitment Builds Hope For 'Living In Harmony With Nature'

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:51 pm | UN News

More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2030 at the latest. The Kunming Declaration , adopted at the end of ... More >>

COVID-19 Deaths At Lowest Level In Nearly A Year, WHO Reports

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:49 pm | UN News

Although COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, vaccine inequity persists, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, again calling for greater support for developing countries. Agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported ... More >>

When Disaster Strikes, Developing Countries Still Too Vulnerable

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:48 pm | UN News

Many developing nations remain unprotected against disaster, even though it is accepted that building community resilience has many benefits, beyond saving lives and livelihoods. That’s the alert from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who on Wednesday ... More >>

Paraguay Violated Indigenous Rights, UN Committee Rules In Landmark Decision

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:47 pm | UN News

Paraguay’s failure to prevent the toxic contamination of indigenous people’s traditional lands by commercial farming violates their rights and their sense of “home”, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday. ... More >>

First Person: Levelling The Gender Playing Field In Jordan

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:12 pm | UN News

Discussing gender equality in Jordan can lead to difficult conversations, as Balqees Shahin, a volunteer for the UN Women gender equality campaign HeforShe , has discovered. Marking International Day of The Girl Child on Monday, Ms. Shahin told UN News that ... More >>

Yemen’s Future Recovery Hangs In Balance, Warns Senior UN Aid Coordinator

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:09 pm | UN News

Ongoing conflict and violence across Yemen continue to impact heavily on the country’s people who desperately need the fighting to end, so that they can rebuild their lives, the UN’s senior humanitarian official in the country said on Monday. “ I’ve ... More >>

'It Will Help Me To Achieve My Dream': Helping Iraqi Girls Stay In School

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:08 pm | UN News

When COVID-19 closed schools in Basra, southern Iraq, the academic prospects for many schoolgirls were put at risk. On International Day of The Girl Child , we look at a UN program which is helping girls in the region to keep learning. When COVID-19 ... More >>

Afghanistan Crisis Worsening As Temperatures Drop, Warns UNHCR

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:06 pm | UN News

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is worsening and funding for emergency aid is urgently needed to help 20 million people there, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. A month since the UN-led $606 million appeal for solidarity for ... More >>

Diversity, A ‘Source Of Strength’, UN Chief Tells Security Council

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:05 pm | UN News

Inclusion is fundamental to rebuild societies in the wake of war and achieve durable peace, UN Secretary-General told world leaders, ambassadors and prominent global citizens meeting in the Security Council on Tuesday. The UN chief addressed an open ... More >>

Alert Over Spike In Security Operations Against Libya Migrants

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:03 pm | UN News

Migrants and asylum seekers in Libya have been facing increasingly heavy-handed treatment from targeted security operations, that have resulted in at least one death and a steep increase in detentions. In an alert on Tuesday, the UN human rights office ... More >>

With Clock Ticking, Sustainable Transport Key To Global Goals

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 8:44 pm | UN News

From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, new and emerging technologies along with innovative policy changes, are critical for combating climate change. But to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, ... More >>

WHO Advisory Group Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shot For Immunocompromised People

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 6:10 pm | UN News

People with weaker immune systems should receive an additional shot of approved COVID-19 vaccines, an advisory group to the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The recommendation follows a four-day meeting of the Strategic Advisory ... More >>

WHO: Global Health Community Prescribes Climate Action For COVID Recovery

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 6:42 am | UN News

Ambitious national climate commitments are crucial for States to sustain a healthy, green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN health agency report launched on Monday in the lead-up to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, ... More >>