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Small Island States Meet In Antigua And Barbuda Charting New Course To Sustainable Prosperity

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 4:26 am | UN News

Good morning from the blue waters and lush green hills of the Caribbean where this Monday morning we have been reporting live from the high level opening of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) on the beautiful ... More >>

Gaza: Mass Casualties Reported In Israeli Attack On Camp For Displaced

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 3:55 am | UN News

Dozens of people are believed to have died in an Israeli overnight attack on a camp for displaced Gazans in Rafah in the south of the enclave, the latest gruesome development in more than seven months of war between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters, ... More >>

In Antigua, Island Youth Build ‘Wall Of Commitment’ To Turn Tide Against Climate Crisis

Monday, 27 May 2024, 5:37 pm | UN News

When world leaders officially open the SIDS4 on Monday, one of the manifestations of young people’s hopes for a better future that will greet them is a solid “wall of commitment” imploring them to take more action against the ravages of climate ... More >>

Alert: COVID-19 eliminated a decade of progress in global level of life expectancy

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 5:14 pm | UN News

Data crunched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the COVID-19 emergency reversed more than a decade of gains in life expectancy, reinforcing the need for countries to agree on a global pandemic treaty to protect future generations. More >>

Alert: WMO warns of up to seven major hurricanes in North Atlantic in 2024

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 5:09 pm | UN News

The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a warning for an “above average” hurricane season in the North Atlantic in 2024. Based on data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this would mark the ninth ... More >>

Civilians In Ukraine Describe Continued Russian Attacks In Northeastern Regions

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 4:08 pm | UN News

Civilians in the northeast of Ukraine are experiencing escalated hostilities as Russian armed forces have taken control of several villages, according to testimonies received by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU). More >>

World News In Brief: UN Aid Chief On Rafah, Gaza Fuel Shortage, Rising Hunger In Haiti

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 4:05 pm | UN News

Global uproar calling for an end to the Israeli incursion in Rafah “has grown too loud to ignore”, UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator Martin Griffiths said on Friday, in a fresh appeal for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all hostages. More >>

Alert: Nations Agree Landmark Treaty On Traditional Knowledge, Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 3:57 pm | UN News

Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – a specialized UN agency – on Friday agreed to a groundbreaking new treaty addressing intellectual property (IP) in relation to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge. More >>

Alert: Sudan: Deteriorating Situation In El Fasher, Health System Collapsing Nationwide

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 3:51 pm | UN News

The humanitarian situation for some 800,000 civilians in El Fasher, Sudan, and surrounding areas in North Darfur continues to deteriorate amid ongoing clashes between rival military forces, the UN reported on Friday. More >>

Security Council Denounces Attacks Against Aid Workers, UN Personnel

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 3:48 pm | UN News

The United Nations Security Council on Friday strongly condemned rising attacks on humanitarian workers and UN personnel, urging all conflict parties to ensure their safety and access. More >>

Myanmar: UN Rights Office Warns Of Growing Crisis In Rakhine State

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 5:46 am | UN News

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for an end to renewed violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where reports have emerged of attacks against the minority Muslim Rohingya community, including beheadings and the razing of homes. More >>

Gaza: World Court Orders Israel To Halt Military Operations In Rafah

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 5:43 am | UN News

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday issued new provisional measures that order Israel to immediately end military operations in Rafah in southern Gaza and to open the governate’s border crossing for urgent aid deliveries. More >>

Afghanistan Is ‘Not A Hopeless Crisis’, Top UN Aid Official Says

Friday, 24 May 2024, 7:28 pm | UN News

The international community cannot abandon Afghanistan, a senior UN aid official said on Thursday, urging continued engagement and support for the population. More >>

UN Establishes International Day Of Reflection For Srebrenica Genocide

Friday, 24 May 2024, 7:26 pm | UN News

The UN General Assembly on Thursday designated 11 July as the International Day of Reflection and Commemoration of the 1995 Genocide in Srebrenica, in which at least 8,372 people were killed, thousands displaced and whole communities destroyed. More >>

‘Appalling’ Attacks In Kharkiv, Plea To Aid Myanmar Civilians, Maritime Tribunal Boosts Climate Action, Civilian Week

Friday, 24 May 2024, 7:22 pm | UN News

The UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine on Thursday said she was “deeply disturbed” at the relentless attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv which have been continuing virtually non-stop for nearly two weeks. More >>

Increasing Disease And Humanitarian Strain In Gaza Amid Aid Shortages

Friday, 24 May 2024, 6:30 pm | UN News

Living conditions in Gaza continue to deteriorate, with reports of an increase in diarrhoea and suspected cases of Hepatitis A, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday. More >>

WHO Report Reveals Major Health Disparities Between European Teens

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:58 am | UN News

A report published on Thursday from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European region has revealed alarming health disparities in young people, especially those from less affluent families, representing a “vicious cycle of disadvantage”. More >>

‘Now Is The Time To Unleash Africa’s Peace Power’ Guterres Tells Security Council

Friday, 24 May 2024, 6:10 am | UN News

Peace is the key to unlocking Africa’s future and for strengthening the continent’s voice and influence in building peace globally, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday. More >>

UNICEF Addressing Child Trauma And Displacement In Ukraine’s Kharkiv

Friday, 24 May 2024, 4:00 am | UN News

Fresh fighting along the frontline in Ukraine has again driven thousands of civilians from their homes and villages near the country’s second largest city, Kharkiv, close to the Russian border. More >>

‘Critical Gaps’ In Understanding Climate Change Fuel Tropical Disease Spread

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 9:34 am | UN News

A comprehensive review by the UN health agency has revealed critical gaps in understanding the full impact of climate change on malaria, dengue, trachoma and other tropical diseases. More >>





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