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Vaccine Inequity Posing ‘Significant Risk’ To Global Economic Recovery: UN Report

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:29 pm | UN News

Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast, published ... More >>

UN Chief: Deadly School Shooting In Russia An ‘Act Of Senseless Violence’

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:26 pm | UN News

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven children. The UN chief was saddened to learn about their deaths, ... More >>

Credible Elections Can Help Propel Iraq Towards ‘Safe And Prosperous Future’

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:24 pm | UN News

A trusted electoral process with “free and wide-ranging participation” can steer Iraq towards a “safe and prosperous future”, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday. “The way to express one’s voice, to make one’s ... More >>

UN Chief 'Gravely Concerned' As Violence Escalates In Occupied Palestinian Territory And Israel

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:17 pm | UN News

The UN Secretary-General said he was "gravely concerned" at escalating violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Tuesday, while the UN rights office, OHCHR , appealed for “a redoubling of efforts to restore calm”, after airstrikes ... More >>

UN Denounces Attack On Peacekeepers In DR Congo

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:13 pm | UN News

The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s attack on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in which one Malawian blue helmet was killed. The attack, which took place near the town of Beni ... More >>

Myanmar Coup: ‘No Sign’ Of End To Brutal Crackdown On All Fronts

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:11 pm | UN News

Unsplash/Gayatri Malhotra | Protestors calling for democracy in Myanmar. 11 May 2021 One hundred days since the Myanmar military seized power, the "brutal" repression of protesters has continued, despite all international efforts to end ... More >>

Risky Business: COVID-19 And Safety At Work

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:00 pm | UN News

The numbers of home workers around the world have been swelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, putting a fresh focus on the need for employers to ensure that their employees are working in a safe environment. On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work , we ... More >>

ISIL Crimes Against Yazidis Constitute Genocide, UN Investigation Team Finds

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 6:51 am | UN News

A UN team investigating ISIL atrocities in Iraq has established “clear and convincing evidence” of genocide against the Yazidi religious minority, the Security Council heard on Monday. In his final briefing to ambassadors, Karim Khan, Special Adviser ... More >>

COVID’s Grip Keeps World In ‘Perilous Situation’

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 6:47 am | UN News

Amidst an “unacceptably high plateau” in COVID-19 cases and deaths globally, the UN health agency chief on Monday shone a light on last week’s death toll that totalledalmost 90 thousand people and 5.4 million reported cases. Despite decreased ... More >>

UN Chief And Senior Officials Express Deep Concern Over East Jerusalem Violence

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 6:24 am | UN News

The UN Secretary-General , António Guterres, and senior UN officials have expressed their deep concern over confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, particularly those which began on Friday evening, and continued ... More >>

The United Nations Remembers The Dead Of WWII

Sunday, 9 May 2021, 3:45 pm | UN News

The Second World War had a profound impact on the international community, and established the conditions for the creation of the United Nations. This weekend marks the official remembrance of the tens of millions of civilians and soldiers who died during the ... More >>

India’s New COVID-19 Wave Is Spreading Like ‘Wildfire’, Warns UN Children’s Fund

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 5:00 pm | UN News

7 May 2021 A new wave of COVID-19 infections is spreading like “wildfire” across India, leaving many youngsters destitute, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Friday. In the last 24 hours, India registered 3,915 coronavirus deaths and 414,188 ... More >>

WHO Approves Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 3:18 pm | UN News

A COVID-19 vaccine produced in China has been given the green light for global rollout, potentially paving the way for its use in underserved countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday. The UN agency has approved the Sinopharm ... More >>

Nearly 8 Years On, ‘Gaps, Inconsistencies, Discrepancies’ Remain Over Syria Chemical Weapons Declaration

Friday, 7 May 2021, 8:54 am | UN News

The Security Council heard new evidence in longstanding international efforts to eradicate Syria’s chemical weapons programme on Thursday, including the results of an investigation into the possible of use of chlorine gas in the city of Saraqib ... More >>

Guterres Renews Zero-emissions Appeal To Avoid Falling Into Climate Abyss

Friday, 7 May 2021, 6:35 am | UN News

All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous 2.4 degree Celsius temperature rise by the end of this century, UN Secretary General António Guterres said on Thursday. In his keynote speech at ... More >>

Cut Methane Emissions To Avert Global Temperature Rise, UN-backed Study Urges

Friday, 7 May 2021, 6:28 am | UN News

6 May 2021 Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a UN-backed ... More >>

Early-warning ‘Pandemic Hub’ Plan Unveiled By WHO’s Tedros And Germany’s Merkel

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 5:16 pm | UN News

An international hub for pandemic control is to open in Berlin to ensure better preparedness and transparency in the fight against likely future global health threats, the UN health agency announced on Wednesday. Supported by the German Government, ... More >>

155 Million Faced Acute Food Insecurity In 2020, Conflict The Key Driver

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 5:15 pm | UN News

At least 155 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity in 2020 because of conflict, extreme weather events and economic shocks linked in part to COVID-19, a UN-partnered flagship report said on Wednesday. It’s been five years since hunger ... More >>

Myanmar: Attacks On Healthcare Jeopardizing COVID-19 Response, UN Team Says

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 5:13 pm | UN News

There have been at least 158 reported attacks on medical personnel and facilities in Myanmar, with more than 139 doctors arrested and charged since the military coup in February, endangering not only vital health services but also the COVID-19 response, ... More >>

South Asia: ‘Real Possibility’ Health Systems Will Be Strained To A Breaking Point, UNICEF Warns

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 5:11 pm | UN News

Impacts of the deadly new surge in COVID-19 cases across South Asia are unlike anything the region has seen before, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said, warning of a “real possibility” that health systems there will be strained to ... More >>