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Ukraine: Support For War Crimes Investigations ‘Of Paramount Importance’

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 7:21 pm | UN News

Investigators probing allegations of war crimes in the Ukraine conflict must work closely together and in compliance with international standards of forensic best practice, the UN expert on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions said on ... More >>

‘We Cannot Rest’ Until Child Labour Is Eliminated, ILO Chief Tells UN Conference

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 6:58 am | UN News

Countries taking part in the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour this week in South Africa, are being urged to do more to end child labour by 2025. The strong call for urgent action at the conference taking place in Durban, aims ... More >>

Assistive Technology: A ‘Life Changer’ For Those Most In Need

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 6:52 am | UN News

Almost one billion people with disabilities and older persons are being denied access to assistive technology, according to a UN report published on Monday, calling on governments and industry to fund and prioritize access. Produced jointly by the World ... More >>

‘Coalition Of The Willing’ To Ensure Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 7:56 pm | UN News

Ensuring everyone has access to a healthy diet is among the goals of a UN-backed initiative launched on Friday in line with efforts to transform food systems globally.  The Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for all ( ... More >>

Unity Among Nations, In Push For Greater Space Security At UN-led Talks

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 7:55 pm | UN News

A new UN-led push to prevent an arms race in outer space has received wide-ranging support and participation from civil society and Member States – including all five permanent members of the Security Council - at talks in Geneva. The first Open-ended ... More >>

Mariupol Evacuations ‘a Glimmer Of Hope’ In Ukraine War

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:04 pm | UN News

The United Nations continues to explore all options to reach civilians affected by Russia’s brutal assault on Ukraine, deputy humanitarian affairs chief Joyce Msuya said in an update to the Security Council on Thursday. “Our recent efforts ... More >>

UN Envoy Condemns Latest Israeli Settlement Expansion Plan

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:03 pm | UN News

The top UN official in the Middle East has urged Israel to halt all settlement activity following the latest approval given to new construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, announced on Thursday. “I condemn today's decision by Israeli authorities ... More >>

World ‘at A Crossroads’ As Droughts Increase Nearly A Third In A Generation

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:02 pm | UN News

Humanity is “at a crossroads” when it comes to managing drought and accelerating ways of slowing it down must happen “urgently, using every tool we can”, said the head of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Thursday, calling ... More >>

Russia In Spotlight Over Ukraine Atrocities As Human Rights Council Meets

Friday, 13 May 2022, 6:34 am | UN News

The  UN Human Rights Council  met in special session on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities committed against civilians, linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Amid a  mounting ... More >>

WHO Ready To Support DPR Korea Battle COVID-19 Infections

Friday, 13 May 2022, 6:33 am | UN News

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it is committed to helping the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), respond to COVID-19, after its first declared infection was reported in the media there. Responding to a question ... More >>

UN Spotlights Plant Health, Crucial For Boosting Food Security Worldwide

Friday, 13 May 2022, 6:28 am | UN News

On the very first International Day of Plant Health , marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the ... More >>

New UN Campaign Aims To Bring More Young Voices To Halls Of Power

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 7:16 pm | UN News

To support young people’s political participation and amplify their voices in public life, the UN launched a campaign on Wednesday in collaboration with the Youth Envoy. “The intergenerational gap in power, influence and trust constitutes one ... More >>

UN Officials Call For Probe Into Killing Of Al Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 4:59 pm | UN News

Senior officials from across the United Nations are calling for an investigation into the killing on Wednesday of well-known Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh. The veteran Palestinian-American journalist, 51, was fatally shot while reporting ... More >>

Another European War ‘not An Impossibility’; Unity Crucial In Bosnia And Herzegovina

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 4:58 pm | UN News

Amidst rising tensions, a months-long political stalemate and increasing speculation about yet another conflict in Europe, the international community must stand firm behind a peaceful, unified Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country’s UN envoy told ... More >>

WHO Calls For Greater Regulation Of Cross-border Alcohol Marketing

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6:18 am | UN News

Alcohol is increasingly being marketed across borders, with young people and heavy drinkers particularly targeted, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report on Tuesday that calls for more effective regulation. The study outlines how ... More >>

Ukraine: UN Rights Office Probe Spotlights Harrowing Plight Of Civilians

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6:16 am | UN News

Almost 76 days since Russia invaded Ukraine, countless civilians remain caught up in the horror and destruction of war, UN rights investigators said on Tuesday.  The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine confirmed that more than 3,380 ... More >>

Afghanistan: Nearly 20 Million Going Hungry

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 7:03 pm | UN News

Nearly 20 million people in Afghanistan – almost half the population – are facing acute hunger, humanitarians warned in a UN-backed report, published on Monday. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis for the country ... More >>

High-level UN Conference Debates Precious Commodity: Land

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 6:54 am | UN News

The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), kicked-off on Monday, in the Ivorian capital. Against the backdrop of a UNCCD warning that up to 40 per cent of all ice-free land ... More >>

UN Joins Faith-based Initiative For Shift Towards Climate-responsible Finance

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 6:46 am | UN News

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) joined religious leaders and others on Monday in signing a landmark joint appeal for climate-responsible finance “as a moral imperative towards children”. The World Council of Churches (WCC), UNEP , Muslim ... More >>

Moldova: 'A Small Country With A Big Heart'

Monday, 9 May 2022, 7:08 am | UN News

Chisinau in spring – there are chestnut trees in bloom, music pouring from sidewalk cafés, children and young people everywhere. However, it just seems peaceful in the capital of Moldova, if you listen you can hear everyone speaking about the war, ... More >>