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As COP25 goes into the night, Guterres calls for ambition

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:10 pm | UN News

With national delegations thrashing out an outcome agreement at the UN COP25 climate change conference in Madrid, the UN chief has called on countries to be more ambitious, side strongly with science, and commit to stronger action. More >>

Year on from Yemen talks, UN Envoy hails shift towards peace

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:09 pm | UN News

When warring parties in Yemen met in a renovated castle outside the Swedish capital last December for UN-brokered talks, they showed that perhaps there could be a way out of brutal conflict and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the UN Special ... More >>

UN report cites ‘multiple root causes’ of Chile protests

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:08 pm | UN News

During the recent mass protests which led Chile to declare a state of emergency, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a report published on Friday that international human rights norms had been violated by both ... More >>

‘Air bridge’ vaccination operation begins in DR Congo

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:06 pm | UN News

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) ... More >>

COP25: Italy and Mexico pave the way on climate education

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:24 am | UN News

A commitment by Italy and Mexico to ramp up climate and environmental education has been welcomed by the UN office which supports global efforts to respond to climate change. More >>

Deliver ‘significant results now’, COP25 told

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:42 am | UN News

It is “imperative” that the COP25 climate conference underway in Spain delivers “significant results now”, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), said on Tuesday. More >>

Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives, majority children

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:41 am | UN News

Seventy people have now died from Samoa’s measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease. More >>

Aung San Suu Kyi appears at ICJ

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:40 am | UN News

Making the appeal is the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee , who reports that online hostility against activists has increased since the announcement last month of international legal proceedings over the atrocities. More >>

Human Rights Day celebrates activism of global youth

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 4:13 pm | UN News

The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human Rights Day , celebrated on Tuesday. More >>

Inequality threatening human development, report warns

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:54 am | UN News

Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” indicates that many societies are not working as they should, the UN Development Programme ( UNDP ) argues in its latest report released on Monday. More >>

Corruption thwarts attempts to build a better world

Monday, 9 December 2019, 5:16 pm | UN News

As we enter a decade of ambitious action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ), stepping up efforts to eradicate corruption and promote good governance is “essential…to deliver on our global pledge to leave no one behind”, the ... More >>

Decade ending 2019 likely to be hottest on record

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:34 am | UN News

Exceptional global heat driven by greenhouse gas emissions mean this decade will most likely go down as the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization ( WMO ) which released its provisional statement on the State of the ... More >>

Protests & unrest show ‘renewed sense of patriotism’ in Iraq

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:51 am | UN News

After decades of sectarian strife and conflict, “a renewed sense of patriotism has taken hold”, the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) told the Security Council on Tuesday. More >>

Zimbabwe ‘facing worst hunger crisis in a decade’

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:34 am | UN News

Zimbabwe is facing its worst hunger crisis in a decade with half of the population – 7.7 million people – food insecure, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. More >>

Green economy not to be feared

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:31 am | UN News

A green economy is “not one to be feared but an opportunity to be embraced”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday , in a keynote speech to delegates at the opening of the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid on Monday. More >>

Armed groups kill Ebola health workers in eastern DR Congo

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:19 am | UN News

Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline healthworkers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. More >>

UN commemorates Day of Solidarity with Palestine

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:27 am | UN News

The United Nations has underlined its unwavering commitment to the Palestinian people in their ongoing struggle to achieve self-determination, independence and sovereignty. More >>

Measles claims twice as many lives than Ebola in DR Congo

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:19 am | UN News

Since the beginning of 2019, measles has taken more than 5,000 lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Wednesday, pointing out that over 90 per cent of the deaths were children under-five. More >>

UN emissions report: World on course for spike

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:19 am | UN News

Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, warns ... More >>

UN mission in DR Congo appeals for calm as protests continue

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10:37 am | UN News

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has met with national authorities in the wake of an attack against its headquarters in Beni on Monday, which left the building badly damaged. More >>



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