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More Breathing Devices Needed For Premature Babies Born In Ukraine

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 7:03 am | UN News

The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday in Geneva. “The war increases levels ... More >>

WHO Calls For Optimizing Brain Health To Benefit People And Society

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 7:00 am | UN News

At some point in their life, one in three people will develop some type of neurological disorder – the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, launching its first-ever position ... More >>

Dozens Missing After Migrant Boat Sinks In Aegean Sea – UNHCR

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 6:59 am | UN News

Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. “Very sad news from the Aegean: Dozens of people are ... More >>

Sri Lanka: UNFPA Appeals For $10.7 Million For ‘Critical’ Women’s Healthcare

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 6:23 am | UN News

The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, according to a statement issued on Monday. “ UNFPA is committed to meeting the ... More >>

Unprecedented Global Challenges Are ‘Not Insurmountable’ – UN Chief

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:46 am | UN News

Nearly a year ago, the UN chief released his report, Our Common Agenda (OCA), a blueprint for global cooperation moving forward, and reinvigorated multilateralism. On Thursday, he updated the General Assembly on progress made so far, saying the ... More >>

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:40 am | UN News

Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. Due to drought and lack of livelihood ... More >>

Nuclear-free World Is Possible, Test-ban Treaty Chief Says

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:34 am | UN News

Nuclear weapons will continue to pose a risk to humanity unless countries fully adhere to the treaty that prohibits their testing, a senior UN official said at a press conference in New York on Friday. Journalists were briefed by Robert Floyd, ... More >>

Nuclear Technology Helps Mexico Eradicate Invasive Insect Pest

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 6:15 am | UN News

One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In cooperation with IAEA and the Food and Agricultural Organization ... More >>

Healthy Life Expectancy In Africa Grows By Nearly 10 Years

Friday, 5 August 2022, 6:31 am | UN News

Healthy life expectancy among Africans living in mainly high and upper middle-income countries on the continent, has increased by almost 10 years, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Thursday . The World Health Organization announced the good news after ... More >>

UN Renews Commitment To Yazidi Community Eight Years After ISIL Onslaught

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 7:04 am | UN News

Every effort must be made to support the Yazidi community in Iraq, the United Nations said on Wednesday, marking eight years since the extremist group ISIL launched a brutal assault on the religious minority. ISIL, also known by the Arabic moniker, ... More >>

Horn Of Africa Faces Most ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity In Decades, Warns WHO

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:55 am | UN News

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that the Greater Horn of Africa is experiencing one of the worst famines of the last 70 years. More than 37 million people are facing acute hunger, with approximately seven million children under the ... More >>

UN And Partners Roll Out #LetMeLearn Campaign Ahead Of Key Education Summit

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:17 am | UN News

Amid the education crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations is partnering with leading children’s charity Theirworld and others in the sector, to launch the #LetMeLearn campaign , urging world leaders to listen to the voices ... More >>

American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis: UN Environment Agency

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:16 am | UN News

Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment ... More >>

Breastfeeding: ‘More Critical Than Ever’ Start To Life

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:49 am | UN News

It’s more critical than ever to begin life as a newborn being breastfed , according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Executive Director of UN Children’s Fund UNICEF. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNICEF chief Catherine ... More >>

Ukraine: Guterres Welcomes Departure Of First Grain Ship, To Help Ease Food Crisis

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:48 am | UN News

The UN chief on Monday welcomed the departure of the first ship from the Ukrainian port of Odesa, carrying grain under the landmark deal signed by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye, overseen by the UN. The Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tonnes of corn, ... More >>

Jordan: As Vast Za’atari Refugee Camp Turns 10, Syrians Face Uncertain Future

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:46 am | UN News

Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain future, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. “With the increase in food ... More >>

Ukraine: Prospects For End To War Look Bleak, Despite ‘Encouraging’ Grain Deal

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:45 am | UN News

The war in Ukraine shows no signs of ending, more than five months after the Russian invasion, and fighting is intensifying, the UN Security Council heard on Friday.  Ambassadors were briefed by UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, who pointed ... More >>

UN General Assembly Declares Access To Clean And Healthy Environment A Universal Human Right

Friday, 29 July 2022, 5:19 pm | UN News

With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. The resolution, based on a similar text adopted ... More >>

UN Welcomes New Centre To Put Ukraine Grain Exports Deal Into Motion

Friday, 29 July 2022, 7:20 am | UN News

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the official start of the operation based in the Turkish capital, Istanbul, that will help implement the UN-brokered deal to resume exports of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea, amid the ongoing conflict ... More >>

FAO Warns 90 Per Cent Of Earth’s Topsoil At Risk By 2050

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 5:29 pm | UN News

A full 90 per cent of the Earth’s precious topsoil is likely to be at risk by 2050, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO . In a bid to protect soil globally and help farmers, the FAO warned on Wednesday that the equivalent of ... More >>