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Yemen resilient & ‘unscathed’ in face of latest Gulf crisis

Friday, 17 January 2020, 3:21 pm | UN News

Despite the threat posed by recent tensions in the Gulf, Yemen was able to weather the crisis thanks in part to restraint exercised by its political leaders, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Thursday. More >>

Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams

Friday, 17 January 2020, 3:20 pm | UN News

Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to “unabated violations of their rights”, including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual ... More >>

2019 second hottest year on record, UN confirms

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:17 am | UN News

Last year was the second warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization ( WMO ) confirmed on Wednesday. More >>

UN peacekeepers protecting hundreds displaced

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:16 am | UN News

Fresh clashes in the Central African Republic’s southeast have driven some 400 people to seek shelter at a UN base there, the United Nations Spokesperson said on Wednesday. More >>

Alert: Implementing peace deal only path for stabilization

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:14 am | UN News

Implementation of the 2015 peace agreement in Mali provides the only pathway for stabilization there, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Wednesday. More >>

UN moves to tackle ‘hidden abuse’ against European Children

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:38 am | UN News

Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, the UN health agency (WHO) said on Tuesday. More >>

Colombia: ‘Significant strides’ towards integrated peace

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:12 am | UN News

Colombia has continued to make “significant strides in its peace process”, the top UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Monday. More >>

UN agency urges China to continue search for source of virus

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:56 am | UN News

It is “essential” for China to continue investigating the source of a previously unknown strain of coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Monday, following confirmation that an infected patient is being treated in Thailand. More >>

Syria: Civilians face ‘daily nightmare’ in Idlib

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:55 am | UN News

Following a sharp escalation of hostilities in southern Idlib, “at least 300,000 civilians have fled their homes” since mid-December, the UN Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria crisis said on Tuesday, voicing concern for their well-being. More >>

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:54 am | UN News

Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday, citing Sudanese Government data. More >>

More international support needed to curb measles outbreak

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:53 am | UN News

Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world’s worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 deaths since the start of last year. More >>

UN chief monitoring Venezuela developments ‘with concern’

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:52 am | UN News

The latest twist in Venezuela’s ongoing political crisis “make urgently needed dialogue even more difficult to achieve”, the UN Secretary-General has said. More >>

Libya: UN refugee agency deeply concerned by shelling

Sunday, 5 January 2020, 6:21 am | UN News

Shelling near a major facility run by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, has sparked deep concern for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers there. More >>

Nearly 300,000 Syrians displaced from Idlib since December

Sunday, 5 January 2020, 6:20 am | UN News

Amidst concern for the safety and protection of more than three million civilians in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave, the UN’s most senior humanitarian and political affairs officials briefed the Security Council on Syria behind closed doors on Friday. More >>

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed

Sunday, 5 January 2020, 6:20 am | UN News

The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his father during an emotional reunion in the capital Juba on Friday. More >>

World Braille Day marks key communication tool for millions

Sunday, 5 January 2020, 6:19 am | UN News

Being marked for only the second time ever, World Braille Day on Saturday raises awareness of the importance of the tactile global communication system which helps enable blind and visually impaired people, to realize their full human rights. More >>

Investing in health workers yields ‘triple dividend’

Friday, 3 January 2020, 10:50 am | UN News

At the start of the new year and new decade, the head of the United Nations health agency thanked “the brave health workers” around the globe and asked that the world do better in supporting them. More >>

UNICEF chief hopes 2020 will be 'a year of peace' for Syria

Friday, 3 January 2020, 10:49 am | UN News

Only an end to the war in Syria can bring safety to children there, the head of the UN child rights agency said on Thursday. More >>

UN envoy commends successful Guinea-Bissau election

Friday, 3 January 2020, 10:49 am | UN News

The head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel ( UNOWAS ) has underlined the Organization’s support for Guinea-Bissau following the conclusion of its presidential election. More >>

Year of the Nurse & Midwife highlights ‘backbone’ of health

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 11:29 am | UN News

The world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives to achieve the commitment of providing all people with access to health care by 2030, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) has warned. More >>

 

 

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