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Smoking And Drinking Link To Recreational Drug Use By Young People: UN-backed Report

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:40 pm | United Nations

The use of alcohol and tobacco by young people and children is closely linked to the use of illicit drugs, a UN-backed narcotics control body warned on Thursday. The International Narcotics Control Board ( INCB ) annual report cites studies which ... More >>

Myanmar: ‘Multidimensional And Long-standing’ Root Causes Behind Rights Minority Abuses

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:36 pm | United Nations

The Human Rights Council on Thursday held an interactive dialogue with UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet , on the root causes of violations and abuses suffered by the Rohingya mainly-Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar. She said the ... More >>

North Korea And The International Community Should Join Forces To Tackle COVID-19, Says UN Expert

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:39 am | United Nations

GENEVA (26 February 2020) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has urged North Korea and the international community to join forces to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The Special ... More >>

UN Chief Appeals For End To Syria’s ‘man-made Humanitarian Nightmare’

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 1:43 pm | United Nations

In a tersely delivered statement on Friday, the UN Secretary-General appealed for an end to the “ man-made humanitarian nightmare ” currently unfolding in Syria, where ongoing military operations in the north-west have displaced hundreds of thousands ... More >>

UN Must Continue To Be A Forum For Dialogue On Decolonization: Guterres

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 1:31 pm | United Nations

With 17 non-self-governing territories remaining worldwide, the United Nations must continue to be the place where their concerns can be heard, the Secretary-General said in New York on Friday. António Guterres was speaking at the opening of the ... More >>

Escalating Burkina Faso Violence Brings Wider Sahel Displacement Emergency Into Focus

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 1:29 pm | United Nations

Deadly attacks on villages in Burkina Faso have forced 150,000 people to flee in just the last three weeks, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning of a displacement emergency in the wider Sahel region . Amid a devastating surge ... More >>

On World Social Justice Day, The UN Labour Agency Says ‘put People And Planet First

Friday, 21 February 2020, 11:52 am | United Nations

World Bank/Eric Miller Reduce inequality around the world, the United Nations labour agency urged on Thursday, World Social Justice Day . The gap between the rich and the poor is larger than previously thought. Globally, the poorest 20 per cent of ... More >>

Polio Eradication A UN Priority, Says Guterres In Pakistan Visit

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 1:41 pm | United Nations

In one of the last bastions of polio on the planet, millions of children are being given a fighting chance against the paralyzing and potentially fatal disease. During his first official visit to Pakistan as UN Secretary-General, António Guterres stopped ... More >>

Spike In Civilian Casualties In North-west Myanmar

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 1:38 pm | United Nations

UN rights experts ‘gravely’ concerned at spike in civilian casualties in north-west Myanmar following internet shutdown 18 February 2020 Independent UN human rights experts on Tuesday voiced grave concern over the killing and displacement of civilians ... More >>

‘This Is A Time For Facts, Not Fear,’ Says WHO Chief As COVID-19 Virus Spreads

Sunday, 16 February 2020, 12:28 pm | United Nations

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will ... More >>

World Health Organization: Coronavirus Must Generate ‘solidarity Not Stigma’

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 12:45 pm | United Nations

Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are “identified and stopped quickly”, the UN health agency said on Friday. The Director-General of the World Health Organization ( WHO ), Tedros ... More >>

Transitional Justice Processes Critical To Lasting Peace, Security Council Hears

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:10 am | United Nations

For countries to move forward after conflict or mass atrocities, suffering must be acknowledged and justice served, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Security Council on Thursday. Michelle Bachelet was speaking during an open debate ... More >>

Meeting Of Top Scientists Underway To Slow Coronavirus Spread

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:49 pm | United Nations

Health Deaths from the coronavirus epidemic have surpassed 1,000, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) confirmed on Tuesday, as hundreds of health experts began meeting at its headquarters in Geneva to help halt the spread of the disease, now officially ... More >>

UN Underlines Need For Dialogue To Resolve Israel-Palestine Conflict

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:42 pm | United Nations

eace and Security Rising tensions and instability across the globe, particularly in the Middle East, underscore the need to resolve the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on ... More >>

$683 Million Appeal To Deliver Reproductive Health Services, Where They’re Most Needed

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:29 pm | United Nations

  Women With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund ( UNFPA ) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health ... More >>

Hospitals In Yemen Attacked, Disrupting Healthcare For Thousands Of Vulnerable Civilians

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 12:08 pm | United Nations

11 February 2020   Attacks on health facilities in Yemen’s Marib province, East of the capital Sana’a, have left some 15,000 people – many of them displaced from other parts of the country – with severely limited options for medical care, ... More >>

28 militiamen sentenced in Central African Republic

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 12:01 pm | United Nations

The sentencing of 28 militia members on Friday in the Central African Republic (CAR) for an array of violent crimes, including the murder of civilians as well as 10 UN peacekeepers, has been hailed as a major step forward in the fight against impunity ... More >>

Antarctic continent posts record temperature

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 11:28 am | United Nations

Fresh fears of accelerating damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea level rise have been fuelled by confirmation from the UN’s weather agency that the Antarctic likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18°C on Thursday. Speaking to journalists ... More >>

Resolving Israel-Palestinian conflict

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 12:14 pm | United Nations

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is “key to sustainable peace in the Middle East”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, maintaining that the lack of any progress only “furthers radicalization across the region”. António Guterres told the ... More >>

Ocean Conference has potential to be a ‘global game-changer’

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 11:30 am | United Nations

The second global Ocean Conference taking place in Portugal in a few months’ time promises to be “a critical moment” for the health of life under water and on land, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday, as preparations got ... More >>



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