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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 >>

Trafficking In The Sahel: Muzzling The Illicit Arms Trade

Sunday, 11 June 2023, 7:46 am | United Nations

Shoppers in Mali’s Gao, Timbuktu, and Ménaka regions can snap up AK-pattern assault rifles for $750 and cartridges for 70 cents apiece, from locally handcrafted pistols to smuggled French and Turkish machine guns, as a dizzying array of illegal weaponry ... More >>

UN Suspends Food Assistance As Ethiopia Wrestles With Aid Diversions

Saturday, 10 June 2023, 5:31 am | United Nations

Amid media reports of widespread theft of aid deliveries in Ethiopia, the UN World Food Programme ( WFP ) announced on Friday the immediate temporary suspension of food assistance to the country. “Food diversion is absolutely unacceptable,” ... More >>

Sudan Crisis Still Having Devastating Impact On Civilians

Saturday, 10 June 2023, 5:26 am | United Nations

Warring parties in Sudan must do more to protect civilians caught up in the conflict, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday, in response to recent deadly attacks and ongoing violations. “We are concerned by the continued devastating impact of ... More >>

Ukraine Flood Disaster: Needs Grow As Long-term Impacts Loom

Saturday, 10 June 2023, 5:24 am | United Nations

The humanitarian situation following the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine is still a “moving target”, immediate needs are “huge”, and concerns are rising for what the future holds, according to the UN’s top official in the country, ... More >>

UN Investigative Team Outlines ISIL Chemical Weapons Use

Friday, 9 June 2023, 9:57 am | United Nations

During their nearly four-year reign of terror in Iraq, ISIL extremists developed at least eight chemical agents, tested them on humans, and carried out at least 13 attacks, UN experts reported on Thursday. Senior officials with the UN Investigative ... More >>

Ukraine: Dam Destruction "Monumental Humanitarian, Economic & Ecological Catastrophe"

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 9:13 am | United Nations

Tens of thousands of civilians in Ukraine are in danger on the frontline, after the apparent destruction of a huge dam on Tuesday, which the UN chief described as a “monumental humanitarian, economic and environmental catastrophe” resulting ... More >>

Horn Of Africa: Over 7 Million Children Under The Age Of 5 Remain Malnourished

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 9:11 am | United Nations

More than seven million children under the age of five remain malnourished and in need of urgent nutrition aid, and over 1.9 million boys and girls are at risk of dying from severe malnutrition. As the region comes out of one of the worst droughts ... More >>

Russia Confirms Participation In Grain Deal For At Least 60 More Days

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 9:58 am | United Nations

Russia has confirmed that it will continue to take part in the UN-brokered Black Sea Initiative for a further 60 days, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday. Speaking at the daily press briefing, António Guterres welcomed Russia’s decision ... More >>

Largest River And Wetland Restoration Initiative In History Launched At UN Water Conference

Friday, 24 March 2023, 6:09 am | United Nations

* Freshwater Challenge led by Colombia, DR Congo, Ecuador, Gabon, Mexico, Zambia * Aims to restore 300,000km of rivers and 350 million hectares of wetlands by 2030 New York, 22 March 2023 - A coalition of governments today launched the Freshwater ... More >>

Earthquake Disaster Latest: Fresh Snow Compounds Syrians’ Misery

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 11:20 am | United Nations

Fresh snowfall in Syria on Wednesday has compounded the already desperate situation faced by millions of people in the five governorates whose lives have been shattered by the earthquake disaster, the UN’s top humanitarian official in the country said. ... More >>

Yemen: Lull In Major Fighting Provides Space For Dialogue

Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 1:44 pm | United Nations

Warring parties in Yemen should take advantage of the current absence of major fighting and use it to advance their talks towards peace, the top UN official in the country said on Monday in his latest briefing to the Security Council. Special Envoy Hans ... More >>

UN’s Highest Environmental Honour Celebrates Ecosystem Restoration

Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 5:46 am | United Nations

Nairobi, 22 November 2022  – The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced its 2022  Champions of the Earth , honouring a conservationist, an enterprise, an economist, a women’s rights activist, and a wildlife biologist ... More >>

UN Secretary-General: Message On The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia And Transphobia, 17 May

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 5:45 am | United Nations

New York, 17 May 2022 Around the world, millions of LGBTIQ+ people continue to face injustice, simply for who they are, or whom they love. I am deeply concerned by continued violence, criminalization, hate speech and harassment against LGBTIQ+ people, and ... More >>

President Of The General Assembly In Palau To Highlight Climate Change Mitigation, Partnerships

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 6:25 am | United Nations

New York, 12 April – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E Abdulla Shahid, is undertaking an official visit to the Republic of Palau until Friday, 15 April, to stand in solidarity with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on issues of climate ... More >>

The UN Secretary-General: Video Message On The Launch Of The Third IPCC Report

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:03 am | United Nations

New York, 4 April 2022 The jury has reached a verdict. And it is damning. This report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a litany of broken climate promises. It is a file of shame, cataloguing the empty pledges that put us firmly on track ... More >>

Ukraine: Secretary-General Calls For Probe Into Bucha Killings

Monday, 4 April 2022, 12:51 pm | United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday called for an independent investigation into the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, a suburb of the capital, Kyiv. Images have emerged of bodies found in streets and in yards in the wake of ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Statement On The COVID-19 Pandemic, Two Years On

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 5:15 pm | United Nations

Two years ago, the lives of people around the globe were upended by a virus. COVID-19 spread quickly and relentlessly into every corner of the world — shutting down economies, choking off transportation networks and supply chains, closing schools, ... More >>

UN Relief Chief Outlines Immediate Humanitarian Priorities For Ukraine

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 12:52 pm | United Nations

Allowing civilians to safely leave areas under fire in Ukraine, and delivering desperately needed aid to these locations, are among immediate priorities for humanitarians, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, told the Security Council ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Remarks To The General Assembly Emergency Special Session On Ukraine

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 5:23 pm | United Nations

The fighting in Ukraine must stop. It is raging across the country, from air, land and sea.    It must stop now. Russian missile and air bombardments are pounding Ukrainian cities day and night. The capital, Kyiv, is encircled from ... More >>





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