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World ‘dangerously Unprepared’ For Future Pandemics Unless Leaders Tackle Inequalities, UNAIDS Warns

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 10:19 am | United Nations

In an urgent call to action ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the agency focused on ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, said that if transformative measures are not taken, the world will stay trapped in the COVID-19 crisis and remain ... More >>

Countries Most At Risk, Lead The Way On Climate Action

Friday, 29 October 2021, 11:40 am | United Nations

Vulnerable countries are stepping up and taking climate action, amid a slow response from some of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, said the United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP ) on Thursday. In a new analysis, released ahead of the COP26 climate ... More >>

Middle East Green Initiative: ‘pathbreaking Work’ To Protect The Planet

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 11:09 am | United Nations

The Middle East Green Initiative launch in Saudi Arabia on Monday was hailed by the UN’s deputy chief as a valuable commitment and strategic vision, to transition regional economies away from unsustainable development, to a model “fit for the ... More >>

COP26: Praise For Updated National Climate Plans, But ‘nowhere Near’ Goal

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 10:50 am | United Nations

New or updated climate action plans by governments can be effective in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but greater efforts are needed to keep global warming at bay, the UN climate change office (UNFCCC) said in a new report on Monday. <img ... More >>

Haiti: Earthquake leaves mounting death toll

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 9:44 am | United Nations

Haiti: Earthquake leaves mounting death toll, injuries and extensive damage Humanitarian Aid Four days after a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit south-western Haiti, the level of destruction and desperation is becoming increasingly evident, the United ... More >>

Afghanistan is facing a ‘cultural disaster’

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 9:49 am | United Nations

Afghanistan faces a “cultural disaster”, following the fall of Kabul to Taliban forces, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Tuesday , in a statement urging countries to provide urgent assistance to human rights defenders, including those working on ... More >>

Israel urged to protect Palestine rights defenders

Saturday, 14 August 2021, 3:09 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts expressed deep concern on Friday over Israeli military interference in the work of a well-known, independent Palestinian child rights organization, in the occupied West Bank. More >>

UN Experts Urge Israel To ‘protect And Encourage’ Palestine Rights Defenders

Saturday, 14 August 2021, 3:03 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts expressed deep concern on Friday over Israeli military interference in the work of a well-known, independent Palestinian child rights organization, in the occupied West Bank. During a night-time raid at ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Chief Following Escalation In Fighting ‘with Deep Concern’

Friday, 13 August 2021, 9:20 am | United Nations

With Taliban fighters continuing to gain ground in Afghanistan, the UN Secretary-General is following events “with deep concern” said the UN Spokesperson on Thursday, including the battle for Herat and Kandahar, the country’s second and third largest ... More >>

Hiroshima Memorial: UN Chief Laments Slow Progress On Nuclear-free Goal

Friday, 6 August 2021, 12:49 pm | United Nations

Underlining UN commitment to achieving a nuclear-free world, Secretary-General António Guterres has urged governments to strengthen efforts to make this goal a reality. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2108/6745e9f3de1ed15b756a.jpeg" ... More >>

UN Condemns ‘abhorrent’ Assassination Of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 10:07 am | United Nations

Perpetrators behind the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse must be brought to justice, the United Nations said on Wednesday. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/7b242bfdcf73718af75e.jpeg" width="720" height="324"> UN Photo/Cia Pak President Jovenel ... More >>

Japan: UN Chief Praises Work Of Emergency Responders In Wake Of Deadly Landslide

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 9:38 am | United Nations

The UN chief on Monday extended his condolences to the families of those who died in a landslide, which struck the Japanese coastal city of Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture, over the weekend. According to news reports, at least four have been declared dead, ... More >>

UN Food Systems Summit Releases Potential Solutions For Local, Regional And Global Action

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 10:37 am | United Nations

Net-zero emissions from food and land use, reimagining school meals and advancing healthy diets will be on the agenda at the Pre-Summit next month The UN Food Systems Summit has revealed the 15 action areas with more than 50 solution clusters that ... More >>

Proposed Roadmap Shows How Universal Access To Sustainable Energy Can Be Achieved By 2030 Transforming Lives Of Millions

Monday, 21 June 2021, 9:40 am | United Nations

New York, 18 June 2021 – Everyone in the world could have access to clean, affordable energy within the next nine years if countries modestly increase investments, according to new reports released today, in advance of a major ministerial meeting on 21-25 ... More >>

Israel-Palestine: Political Solution Only Way To End ‘senseless’ Cycles Of Violence

Friday, 28 May 2021, 10:22 am | United Nations

Only a political solution will end the “senseless and costly cycles of violence” between Israelis and Palestinians, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland said in a briefing to the Security Council on Thursday. Ambassadors met in person in New York ... More >>

Up To 400,000 Could Be Displaced By New Goma Eruption In DR Congo, Warns UNICEF

Friday, 28 May 2021, 9:41 am | United Nations

With fears that one of the world’s most active volcanoes could erupt again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that up to 400,000 – nearly 280,000 children – could be displaced and ... More >>

UN Chief Appeals To Business Leaders To Help Quell ‘a Tsunami Of Suffering’ Caused By COVID

Friday, 28 May 2021, 9:36 am | United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought “a tsunami of suffering”, taken over 3.4 million lives and 500 million jobs, while wiping trillions of dollars from global balance sheets, Secretary-General António Guterres told business leaders on Thursday, appealing ... More >>

UN Chief Calls On World’s Leading Businesses To Ramp Up Efforts To Urgently Accelerate Access To COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, 28 May 2021, 8:54 am | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General today called on some of the world’s leading philanthropists and business leaders to urgently help to ramp up critical global efforts to ensure vaccine equity, and join the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed ... More >>

UN Launches Programme On Gender Responsive Peacebuilding In Extractive Industries In Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 5:30 am | United Nations

Honiara – The UN, through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), launched a programme Wednesday on Gender Responsive Peacebuilding in Extractive Industries in Isabel Province. The programme ... More >>

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks To 2021 Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Friday, 7 May 2021, 5:55 am | United Nations

6 May 2021 Excellencies, Friends, I thank Chancellor Merkel and the German government for convening this year’s Petersberg Climate Dialogue with the United Kingdom, president of this year’s UN climate conference. Six months ahead of COP26, and ... More >>