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UN Pays Tribute To Victims And Survivors Of The 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 5:23 am | United Nations

The UN renewed its commitment to never forget the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda during a candle lighting ceremony on Friday to mark 30 years since the horrific events there unfolded. More >>

Wave Of Increased Food Insecurity Hits West And Central Africa

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 5:00 am | United Nations

Almost 55 million people are facing further food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central Africa during the region’s three-month lean season from June through August, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. More >>

Nigeria First Country To Introduce ‘revolutionary’ Meningitis Vaccine

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 4:40 am | United Nations

Nigeria has become the first country to roll out a “revolutionary” five-in-one vaccine against meningitis, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Friday. More >>

Widespread Destruction Across Khan Younis As Gazans ‘struggle To Survive’

Friday, 12 April 2024, 1:36 pm | United Nations

People in Gaza are struggling to survive, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, who was part of a team carrying out an assessment mission on Wednesday in the southern city of Khan Younis following the Israeli military ... More >>

Getting Children Back To School In Deadly Gang-ravaged Haiti

Monday, 8 April 2024, 2:25 pm | United Nations

Against the backdrop of a humanitarian crisis and gang violence in Haiti, UN agencies are warning that children are suffering not just from a lack of schooling but also through witnessing violence. More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Volker Türk Remarks At HRC Interactive Dialogue On The Situation In Ukraine

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 9:21 am | United Nations

Mr President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Peace is not a word that I hear very often these days. The situation in Ukraine has been added to a litany of continuous suffering, and the world’s attention seems jaded by the multiple crises ... More >>

Gaza Doctors ‘terrified’ Of Deadly Disease Outbreak As Aid Teams Race To Deliver

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:59 am | United Nations

As the pause in fighting in Gaza appeared to enter a fifth day on Tuesday, UN humanitarians warned that aid deliveries needed to multiply immediately to save the lives of the injured and stem the risk of a deadly disease outbreak that has left doctors “terrified”. ... More >>

Why Is The COP28 Conference Important?

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:41 am | United Nations

Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change at COP21 in 2015, subsequent conferences have revolved around implementing its key goal: halt global average temperature rise to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit the rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial ... More >>

Hopes For A Sustainable Planet Must Not ‘melt Away’: Guterres

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 11:34 am | United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres was briefing reporters in New York after seeing for himself over the weekend the “profoundly shocking” speed at which ice is melting in Antarctica – three times faster than the rate in the early 1990s. ... More >>

Military Coup Has Exacerbated Already Severe Climate Risks In Myanmar: UN Experts

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 9:17 am | United Nations

GENEVA (27 November 2023) – UN experts* warned today that the military coup in Myanmar had not only caused a human rights and humanitarian crisis, it was also increasing the climate vulnerability of the people of Myanmar. “It is imperative that world ... More >>

General Assembly Resolution Upholds The Olympic Truce

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 10:31 am | United Nations

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2311/4aa0ff5c9bf1e4e53895.jpeg" width="720" height="393"> Ahead of the Summer Olympics in Paris next year, the UN General Assembly has urged countries to maintain the ancient ... More >>

‘This Must Stop,’ UN Chief Says As Deaths, Displacement Ripple Across Gaza

Monday, 20 November 2023, 9:59 am | United Nations

Spikes in casualties, attacks on schools and shelters, including the death of a UN worker, and crippling fuel shortages blocking aid deliveries rippled across Gaza over the weekend, as the World Health Organization (WHO) helped to evacuate 31 babies ... More >>

Gaza City: Babies Dying In Hospital Amid Scenes Of Devastation

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 9:31 am | United Nations

The UN’s health agency WHO said on Sunday night that according to the Gaza health authorities, 37 premature babies at the hospital were relocated over the weekend to an operating room without their incubators, with health workers trying to heat ... More >>

UN Condemns Deadly Strike On Gaza Hospital

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 10:51 am | United Nations

The Health Ministry in the Hamas-controlled enclave blames the Israeli military for the airstrike which hit the al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza City. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2310/0a5d9b3ff8f6a7285472.jpeg" width="720" height="393"> The details have yet to be verified, ... More >>

Secretary-General António Guterres Message On The World Population Day

Monday, 10 July 2023, 5:24 pm | United Nations

Our human family is larger than ever. Yet leaders are falling woefully behind in efforts to build a peaceful and prosperous world for all. Halfway to the 2030 deadline the Sustainable Development Goals are dangerously off track. Gender equality is almost ... More >>

Syrians Facing Ever Worsening Conditions

Friday, 30 June 2023, 6:55 am | United Nations

Syrians are facing an “ever worsening humanitarian crisis” amid the ongoing 12-year-long conflict, top UN officials told the Security Council on Thursday, ahead of the General Assembly’s vote on a draft resolution that would address the issue ... More >>

Displacement Soars Amid Shrinking Humanitarian Access in Sudan

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 8:05 am | United Nations

Humanitarian needs have soared among people displaced by fighting in Sudan, with the number of those fleeing expected to surpass projections while aid access remains extremely uncertain, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR , said on Tuesday. “We’ve already ... More >>

Security In Eastern DR Congo Continues To Worsen

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 9:20 am | United Nations

A senior UN official warned the Security Council on Monday that the security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has continued to deteriorate over the past three months, despite a lull in fighting between M23 rebels and the national ... More >>

Secretary-General Remarks At The Paris Summit On A New Global Financing Pact

Monday, 26 June 2023, 5:49 am | United Nations

Bilingual as delivered; scroll down for all-English. Monsieur le Président, Madam Prime Minister, Mesdames et Messieurs les experts et représentants de la société civile, Excellences, Cher Emmanuel Macron, merci d’organiser ce sommet important, ... More >>

Report Reveals War’s ‘stark Impacts’ On Ukraine Society

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 9:47 am | United Nations

Twenty-two percent of households in Ukraine are spending over a quarter of their monthly income on healthcare, according to a report issued on Monday by 12 UN agencies in the country. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2306/94b166b7eca985461104.jpeg" ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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