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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 >>

Top Economists Warn COVID-19 Impacts Will Be Severe And Long-lasting For Developing Countries

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 11:06 am | United Nations

The multilateral system has to fundamentally change in the spirit of international solidarity to confront the severe impacts of COVID-19, according to members of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, convened ... More >>

‘Make Or Break Moment’ For Forests

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 9:50 am | United Nations

Forests are at the core of our efforts to restore our relationship with the natural world, the deputy UN chief said on Monday at the UN Forum on Forests . <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/f65d855b48742f3c6bc8.jpeg" ... More >>

Ocean Science And Technology Critical To Restore Deteriorating Global Marine Environment, Warns Latest UN Assessment

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:13 pm | United Nations

21 April, New York -- The world is at risk of losing many of the benefits the ocean provides, warns the latest United Nations assessment on the state of the world’s ocean, which was released today, ahead of Earth Day (22 April). The first World Ocean ... More >>

United Nations Launches New Flagship Report On State Of The Ocean

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 6:21 am | United Nations

Speakers The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II) The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II) is the major output of the second cycle of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the States of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic ... More >>

United Nations Economic And Social Council (ECOSOC)High-level Meeting On “A Vaccine For All”

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:08 am | United Nations

World needs safe and effective vaccines available for All Leaders call for immediate efforts to ensure equitable access to vaccines   New York, 20 April 2021 – As we continue the battle to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders were ... More >>

Growing Calls For Revamping Development Financing To Ensure Sustainable Global Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 11:13 am | United Nations

Forum to highlight new initiatives to tackle inequalities exacerbated by pandemic With many economies reeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as inequalities continue to widen, world leaders will discuss options to unlock concrete investments ... More >>

COVID ‘long Way From Over’ As Cases And Deaths Surge – WHO

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:31 am | United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be brought under control “within months”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday. Although January and ... More >>

Volcanic Eruption Leaves ‘entire Population’ Of Saint Vincent Without Clean Water

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:14 am | United Nations

Last week’s eruption of La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,has left the entire population of the main island without clean water and electricity, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday. More >>

Growing Calls For Revamping Development Financing To Ensure Sustainable Global Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:31 am | United Nations

Forum to highlight new initiatives to tackle inequalities exacerbated by pandemic NEW YORK, 12 April – With many economies reeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as inequalities continue to widen, world leaders will discuss options to unlock ... More >>

Humanitarian Catastrophe In Northern Mozambique ‘beyond Epic Proportions’

Friday, 9 April 2021, 1:39 pm | United Nations

The UN and partners are “following with deep concern” new reports of violations against civilians in northern Mozambique, the UN Spokesperson said on Thursday. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/fbcdc3abb7166b5972aa.jpeg" ... More >>

One In Three Travel Destinations Still Fully Closed To International Tourists: UN Agency

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 12:17 pm | United Nations

Around a third of 217 world travel destinations surveyed remain completely closed to international tourists, as concerns grow over the impact of new coronavirus variants, and some governments reverse efforts to ease restrictions, according to a new report ... More >>

Yemen: UN Migration Agency Calls For Urgent Humanitarian Access After ‘horrific’ Fire

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 12:05 pm | United Nations

The UN migration agency (IOM) on Monday called for “urgent humanitarian access” to an overcrowded migrant detention centre in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, where a deadly fire reportedly led to multiple deaths at the facility at the weekend. IOM also called ... More >>

UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry Into Paris Agreement With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:53 am | United Nations

Watch live at webtv.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Office Expresses ‘strong Concern’ At Use Of Force Against Demonstrators

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 9:13 am | United Nations

The United Nations in Myanmar has voiced strong concerns over Tuesday’s reported use of force by security forces against demonstrators protesting the military takeover and arrests of elected leaders and politicians. “I call on the security forces ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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