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Avoid ‘risky Winner-take-all Tactics’ In Somalia, UN Security Hears

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:25 am | UN News

Increased “brinkmanship, pressure tactics, and tests of strength” are threatening progress in Somalia, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Monday, warning that they must be resolved “through dialogue and compromise”. “Growing ... More >>

2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 7:56 am | UN News

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More >>

Three Killed In Attack On UN World Food Programme Convoy In DR Congo

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:43 am | UN News

The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a World Food Programme (WFP) staff member, together with an Italian embassy official, were killed on Monday during an attack on a UN convoy in the east of the country, the agency ... More >>

‘No Place’ For Coups In Today’s World, UN Chief Tells Myanmar Military

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:41 am | UN News

On the opening day of a new UN Human Rights Council session on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his “full support to the people of Myanmar”, three weeks after the military takeover that has brought thousands out onto the streets ... More >>

Rohingya Refugees: UN Agency Urges Immediate Rescue To Prevent ‘Tragedy’ On Andaman Sea

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:29 am | UN News

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Monday, called for immediate efforts to search and rescue a group of Rohingya refugees, who have been adrift on the Andaman Sea for over a week. The precise number and location of the refugees is unknown, and ... More >>

Probes On Extrajudicial Killings, ‘Important Step’ In Fighting Impunity In Colombia – UN Rights Office

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 4:40 pm | UN News

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, welcomed on Friday, progress on the investigation in Colombia of people falsely presented as having been killed in combat as "an important step in fighting impunity". So-called “false positives” cases ... More >>

UN Chief Lauds ‘day Of Hope’ As US Officially Rejoins Paris Climate Accord

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 4:39 pm | UN News

The official return of the United States to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change represents good news for the country and the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday during a virtual event to mark the occasion. The US, under ... More >>

‘Exercise Restraint And Calm’, UN Chief Urges After Violent Outbreak In Somalia

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 4:37 pm | UN News

The UN chief expressed grave concern on Friday over an outbreak of violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Farhan Haq, Secretary-General António Guterres called on all parties to “exercise restraint ... More >>

Five Million Yemenis ‘One Step Away From Famine’– UN Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council

Friday, 19 February 2021, 4:24 pm | UN News

Malnutrition rates in Yemen are at “record highs” as the country is “speeding towards the worst famine the world has seen in decades”, the UN EmergencyRelief Coordinator told the Security Council on Thursday, citing newly released data. “We ... More >>

‘Put Syrians First…finally’, UN Rights Investigators Urge After Deadly Decade Of Conflict

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:49 am | UN News

Along with an end to the “instrumentalization” of humanitarian aid, victims of Syria’s decade-long civil war and their families need justice to help rebuild their lives, Human Rights Council-appointed investigators said on Thursday. After ... More >>

‘Triple Threat’ Adds To Long-standing Crises Menacing Food Security In Somalia – FAO

Friday, 19 February 2021, 5:56 am | UN News

Poor rainfall, flooding and desert locusts are contributing to extreme food insecurity in Somalia, threating 2.6 million people, the UN agriculture agency said in a new analysis released on Wednesday. In a joint report, the UN The Food and Agriculture ... More >>

COVID Infections Drop 16% Worldwide In One Week: WHO

Friday, 19 February 2021, 5:51 am | UN News

In its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the number of global infections have fallen by 16 per cent in a week – 500,000 fewer cases – regions, including Europe, are still in the grip ... More >>

Food Insecurity In Syria Reaches Record Levels: WFP

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 4:22 pm | UN News

The number of Syrians who lack access to sufficient food has reached a record 12.4 million, or nearly 60 per cent of the population, the World Food Programme ( WFP ) reported on Wednesday, citing “alarming” new national data. Economic crisis, ... More >>

Myanmar Crisis: ‘Terrified’ UN Rights Expert Sounds Alarm Ahead Of Expected Protests

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 5:02 pm | UN News

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar raised has warned of the potential for a sharp uptick in violence on Wednesday, as protests continue against the 1 February military takeover of the government. Special Rapporteur ... More >>

Transparency Must Rule Iraqi Elections, ‘Loyalties Cannot Be For Sale’, Security Council Hears

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 7:24 am | UN News

A deadly rocket attack on Monday night in Erbil drew condemnation from the UN envoy in Iraq, who told the Security Council on Tuesday that “such reckless attempts to inflame tensions pose grave threats” to the country’s security. “Close collaboration ... More >>

Armed Group Atrocities Creating Havoc In Eastern DR Congo: UN Refugee Agency

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 7:13 am | UN News

Atrocities committed by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have become part of a systematic pattern to disrupt lives, instill fear and create havoc, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR , said on Tuesday, expressing alarm over ... More >>

Secretary-General Underscores Need For Peace And Stability In Africa’s Sahel Region

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 7:09 am | UN News

The UN Secretary-General has underlined his concern for Africa’s Sahel region, where deteriorating security and violence are aggravating an already difficult humanitarian situation that is unfolding amid the COVID-19 pandemic and climate emergency. António ... More >>

Fire At Afghan-Iranian Border Hits Vital Humanitarian Assistance: UN Migration Agency

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 7:07 am | UN News

A catastrophic fire on Saturday, at a border between Afghanistan and Iran has damaged an UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) reception centre, stalling services for Afghan migrants returning to their country. The blaze erupted after small arms ... More >>

Myanmar: ‘World Is Watching’, UN Special Envoy Urges Military To Refrain From Violence

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 6:49 am | UN News

The UN Special Envoy on Myanmar has called on the country’s military leadership to refrain from violence and fully respect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, amid ongoing protests against the military takeover. In a conversation ... More >>

Three Die As New Ebola Outbreak Declared In Southern Guinea

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 7:21 am | UN News

Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, three of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday. This is the first time ... More >>