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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="" 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="" 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="" ... More >>

UN Reaches Agreement On Ocean Conservation & Marine Biodiversity

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 3:31 am | United Nations

Today, in New York, the United Nations adopted a historic agreement aiming to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction which cover over two-thirds of the ocean. “You have pumped new life ... More >>

700,000 Ukrainians Affected By Water Shortages From Dam Disaster

Saturday, 17 June 2023, 8:55 am | United Nations

UN humanitarians continue bringing life-saving aid to survivors of the flooding from the Kakhovka Dam, but they’ve warned that hundreds of thousands more people in the country’s south face severe water shortages. On Friday, relief supplies ... More >>

Polar Scientists Call For More Research Into Rapid Sea Ice Reduction

Saturday, 17 June 2023, 8:51 am | United Nations

Sea ice is reducing at an unprecedented rate, prompting polar scientists to call for an urgent increase in research and observation, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. The rapid changes in the Artic and Antarctic have serious implications ... More >>

Hate Speech Has No Place In Our World

Saturday, 17 June 2023, 8:48 am | United Nations

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has called on everyone to work together to build a more respectful and civil world, and for effective action to end hate speech, ahead of the International Day for Countering Hate Speech on ... More >>

Sudan’s Darfur Spiralling Into Humanitarian Calamity

Saturday, 17 June 2023, 8:45 am | United Nations

With the conflict between rival militaries in Sudan entering its third month, the people of Darfur are “trapped in a living nightmare”, the UN’s top aid official has said . UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths warned in a statement ... More >>

WHO Strongly Condemns Deadly Attack In Somalia

Monday, 12 June 2023, 8:40 am | United Nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday condemned in the strongest possible terms the deadly attack on the Pearl Beach Hotel and Restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left 16 dead, including a staff member. The attack occurred on Friday and left ... More >>





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