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Myanmar: UN Condemns Escalating Violence In Deadliest Day Of Protests So Far

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:59 am | UN News

In response to the killing of at least 18 protesters demonstrating against Myanmar’s military coup, the UN human rights office ( OHCHR ) on Sunday together with the UN chief, strongly condemned the “escalating violence” and called for an immediate ... More >>

Palestinian Elections Raise Hopes For Two-State Solution, Middle East Coordinator Tells Security Council

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 4:26 pm | UN News

The holding of free and fair elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territory will help “clear the path” for restoring a legitimate political horizon to realize a long sought two-State solution, the leading UN diplomat for the region told the ... More >>

Pandemic Pushing People ‘even Further Behind’, UN Rights Chief Warns

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 4:24 pm | UN News

As the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace, people worldwide are “being left behind – or pushed even further behind”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned on Friday. Delivering a global update to the Human Rights Council , Michelle Bachelet ... More >>

Myanmar Ambassador To UN Denounces Military Coup, As Envoy Warns Democratic Processes Have Been ‘Pushed Aside'

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 3:36 pm | UN News

As the democratically elected leader of Myanmar, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is still in detention following the military takeover that triggered country-wide protests, violence and arrests, the UN envoy for the country observed on Friday, ... More >>

Côte D'Ivoire Takes Delivery Of Latest COVAX Vaccine Shipment, In Further Boost For Africa

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 3:31 pm | UN News

Côte d'Ivoire received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine on Friday making it the second African nation in a week to benefit from the first shipments of shots from the UN-backed global COVAX initiative, the UN Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) has ... More >>

Condemnation Over New Attack On Nigeria School, ‘More Than 300’ Girls Missing

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 3:28 pm | UN News

An attack on a secondary school in northwest Nigeria on Friday in which several hundred girls are still missing, has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General, and UN Children’s Fund , UNICEF. The UNICEF representative in the country, Peter ... More >>

UN Climate Report A ‘Red Alert’ For The Planet: Guterres

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 2:43 pm | UN News

Nations are “nowhere close” to the level of action needed to fight global warming, a UN climate action report said on Friday, urging countries to adopt stronger and more ambitious plans to reach the Paris Agreement goals, and limit the temperature ... More >>

Relief Programmes Hit By Ongoing Crisis In Myanmar, UN Humanitarian Office Says

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 2:29 pm | UN News

The political unrest in Myanmar has impacted the ability of humanitarians to respond to the needs of vulnerable communities, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country’s conflict-affected areas, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian ... More >>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:11 am | UN News

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More >>

‘Industry 4.0’ Tech For Post-COVID World, Is Driving Inequality: UNCTAD

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:07 am | UN News

Developing countries must embrace ground-breaking technologies that have been a critical tool in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, or else face even greater inequalities than before, UN economic development experts at UNCTAD said on Thursday. “Very ... More >>

UN Agencies Begin Registering Asylum Seekers At US-Mexico Border

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:51 am | UN News

UNICEF/César Amador | Asylum seekers, including children, at the Matamoros camp awaiting their US immigration hearings in Mexico. UN agencies have begun preparing individuals and families at the Matamoros informal camp, near the United States-Mexico ... More >>

Mother Of Terrorism Victim Works To ‘Turn The Page’ On Violent Extremism

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:38 am | UN News

IMAD Association | Latifa Ibn Ziaten received the Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity 2021   A Moroccan-French woman whose son was killed in a terrorist attack nearly a decade ago, has been commended for her powerful activism countering youth ... More >>

Ghana Receives First Historic Shipment Of COVID-19 Vaccinations From International COVAX Facility

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:37 pm | UN News

Six hundred thousand doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine from the UN-partnered COVAX initiative have arrived in Ghana: a historic first for the international partnership to provide equitable innoculations for all. Confirming the news on Wednesday, the ... More >>

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova Joins UNFPA To Tackle Stigma And Advance Women’s Health

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:33 pm | UN News

The UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, on Wednesday appointed supermodel, philanthropist, and impact investor Natalia Vodianova as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, in an effort to empower women and girls, including fighting stigma surrounding ... More >>

Pandemic Recovery Presents Historic Opportunity To Ensure Human Rights For All: Guterres

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:18 pm | UN News

Human rights have been battered in the COVID-19 pandemic but recovery represents a chance to improve on the status quo and finally ensure dignity for all, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Wednesday. The UN chief addressed ... More >>

COVID-19 Imperils ‘Historic Advances’ In Children’s Access To School Meals: UN Report

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:14 pm | UN News

Hard-won gains in efforts to provide millions of the world’s most vulnerable children with nutritious food, through free daily meals at school, are at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout, a UN World Food Programme (WFP) report said ... More >>

Myanmar: Stop Harassment Of Workers, UN Agency Urges Military

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:09 pm | UN News

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has called on the military in Myanmar to end the harassment and intimidation of workers by security forces, and ensure that they can exercise their rights to freedom of expression, in a climate ... More >>

UN Independent Experts ‘Appalled’ By Deportation Of Migrants To Myanmar, In Defiance Of Court Order

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 4:49 pm | UN News

Independent UN human rights experts castigated Malaysia on Wednesday over its decision to deport more than1,000 detained migrants back to crisis-ridden Myanmar – despite a court order to suspend their return, pending a judicial review. Malaysian immigration ... More >>

First Wave Of COVID-19 Vaccine Syringes Start Journey To Maldives

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 5:54 am | UN News

The critical task of ensuring that all countries have enough medical equipment to vaccinate people safely against COVID-19 gathered pace on Tuesday, with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announcing that 100,000 syringes have been sent to the Maldives, ahead ... More >>

ILO Urges Better Policies To Protect Workers, Businesses, As Digital Platforms Proliferate

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 5:43 am | UN News

The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday highlighted the need for enhanced international policy cooperation to provide decent work opportunities and foster sustainable business growth in the digital economy. According to the agency, ... More >>