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Disaster Prevention, Risk Reduction, Critical To Sustainable Future: UN Deputy Chief

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 6:43 pm | UN News

The world will experience 1.5 medium to large-scale disasters every day through the end of the decade, unless countries ramp up action on prevention and risk reduction, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday. ... More >>

UN Rights Chief Bachelet Holds ‘Valuable’ Meeting With China’s President Xi

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 6:54 am | UN News

On day three of her official mission to China, top UN rights official Michelle Bachelet described having a “valuable opportunity” to highlight rights issues and concerns with President Xi Jinping and other senior officials, the first such visit by a UN ... More >>

Monkeypox Outbreak Can Still Be Contained, Insists UN Health Agency

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 7:10 pm | UN News

The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk of transmission is low, the UN health agency said on Tuesday. “What we know from this virus and these modes ... More >>

International Community Urged To Support New Administration In Somalia

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:12 pm | UN News

The recent conclusion of the electoral process in Somalia offers a long-awaited opportunity to make progress on other urgent national priorities, the UN Special Representative for the county told the Security Council on Monday. James Swan, who ... More >>

More Consensus Needed Over Digital Technology For ‘People And The Planet’

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:29 am | UN News

While digital technologies have offered “boundless opportunities” for sustainable development, education and inclusion, the UN political chief warned on Monday that there is also a clear downside. “We have a critical opportunity to build consensus ... More >>

Middle East And North Africa: Addressing Highest Rates Of Youth Unemployment In The World

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:27 am | UN News

More than 33 million new jobs need to be created by 2030 in the Middle East and North Africa region by 2030, if the world’s largest unemployment hot spot is to be substantially improved, four United Nations agencies said on Monday. The joint-release ... More >>

Global Jobs Market Recovery ‘Has Gone Into Reverse’, Warns UN Labour Agency

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:26 am | UN News

The recovery of the global jobs market is going into reverse, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Monday, blaming COVID-19 and “other multiple crises” that have increased inequalities within and between countries. In its latest update on the world of work ... More >>

“COVID-19 Is Not Over”, Tedros Warns World Health Assembly

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:01 am | UN News

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told global health Ministers on Sunday that although reported COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined significantly, it is not time to lower the guard. Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus delivered his message ... More >>

Climate Change Threatening Access To Water And Sanitation

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:22 pm | UN News

Climate change is set to increase pressure significantly on people’s access to water and sanitation unless governments do more to prepare key infrastructure now, the UN warned on Friday. “Climate change is already posing serious challenges to ... More >>

Europe: WHO Supporting Countries Affected By Rare Monkeypox Outbreak

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:21 pm | UN News

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with countries where cases of the rare viral disease monkeypox have been reported, the UN agency said on Friday. The UN agency said in a statement that there were around 80 cases confirmed so far, ... More >>

More Than 59 Million Internally Displaced In 2021

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:13 pm | UN News

A record 59.1 million people were displaced within their homelands last year, or four million more than in 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday, citing the latest Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID). ... More >>

Demand For Lifesaving Aid Up 10 Per Cent This Year: UN Relief Chief

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:12 pm | UN News

The number of people in need has risen by around 10 per cent this year so far, the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief said on Thursday. Martin Griffiths , who is also the Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that around 303 million living in 69 countries, ... More >>

Countries Review Progress On Global Migration Compact

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:11 pm | UN News

Although many migrants worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, risking their own lives to save others, they were at times denied access to basic services and excluded from recovery plans, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in ... More >>

Food Insecurity Threatens Societies, Exacerbates Conflicts And ‘No Country Is Immune’

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:10 pm | UN News

“When war is waged, people go hungry,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Some 60 per cent of the world’s undernourished ... More >>

UN Marks First Ever International Day Spotlighting Women Working In The Maritime Industry

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:29 am | UN News

The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to “take stock and identify areas where improvement is needed”, the top UN official representing seafarers said. “ Women ... More >>

Global Economic Growth Downgraded Due To Spillover From Ukraine War

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:27 am | UN News

The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed by the war in Ukraine, according to the UN’s latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, launched ... More >>

First Polio Outbreak In 30 Years Declared In Mozambique

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:26 am | UN News

Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country’s north-eastern Tete province, had contracted the disease. This marks the second imported case of wild poliovirus in ... More >>

Long Path To Full Equality Says UN, Marking Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia And Biphobia

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 8:15 pm | UN News

Marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Tuesday, leaders from across the UN system called for a world where all people can live free from violence and discrimination. The Day  celebrates diversity ... More >>

Lebanon Elections: Guterres Calls For ‘Swift Formation’ Of Inclusive Government

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 8:14 pm | UN News

The UN Secretary-General has called for Lebanon’s political leaders to swiftly form an inclusive government in the wake of parliamentary elections on Sunday, that can help the crisis-wracked nation implement reforms to put the country “on the ... More >>

Return Of Commercial Flights From Yemeni Capital After 6 Years, An ‘Important’ Step

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 7:30 pm | UN News

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen , on Monday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from the capital city’s main airport after six years, as a potential game changer for citizens needing lifesaving medical treatment. Hans Grundberg noted that ... More >>