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At Fez forum, UN chief calls for global ‘alliance of peace’ recognizing inclusion and richness of diversity

22 November 2022

In a world where “old evils – antisemitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, persecution of Christians, xenophobia, and racism – are receiving new leases on life”, the UN Alliance of Civilizations is helping to show the way on how to act in solidarity, UN Sec

UNEP honours five protectors of Mother Earth

22 November 2022

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Tuesday, the 2022 Champions of the Earth for their transformative action to prevent, halt or reverse ecosystem degradation.  

Honour traffic victims by making roads safer: Guterres

21 November 2022

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater global efforts to achieve the goal of reducing traffic deaths and injuries by half by 2030. 

‘Join forces’ for peaceful, prosperous continent, urges UN chief on Africa Industrialization Day

20 November 2022

On Africa Industrialization Day, Sunday, the UN chief urged everyone to “join forces to build a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous continent for all”.

COP27 closes with deal on loss and damage: ‘A step towards justice’, says UN chief

20 November 2022

After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulne

From the Field: In Ukraine, ‘I have grown used to the endless fear’

19 November 2022

Living with fear and the daily threat of death is something that all Ukrainians have had to reckon with since Russia’s invasion of 24 February, and local UN staff are no exception.

Rights experts decry harassment of activists attending COP27

18 November 2022

Independent human rights experts are in dialogue with Egyptian and UN authorities over the harassment of civil society representatives at the COP27 climate change conference, according to a statement issued on Friday. 

As COP27 deadline slips, UN chief urges negotiators to aim for ‘maximum ambition’ on loss and damage

18 November 2022

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference will close at least one day later than expected, the Egyptian Presidency announced on Friday, calling for negotiators to “shift gears” so an agreement can be reached on the remaining sticking points.

UN’s game plan for sanitation for all

17 November 2022

Ahead of World Toilet Day on 19 November, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching a new game plan to help governments achieve safely managed sanitation for their populations and m

Peru’s food crisis grows amid soaring prices and poverty: FAO

17 November 2022

Peru has become the most food-insecure country in South America, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

UN chief welcomes renewal of Black Sea Grain Initiative

17 November 2022

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which had been due to expire on Saturday.

Ukraine war: Risks of spillover ‘remain all too real’, Security Council hears 

16 November 2022

Some of the most intense bombardments in the war in Ukraine have occurred in recent days, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning against the risk of escalation and spillover into other countries

Invest more in Africa’s Sahel, or risk decades of armed conflict and displacement

16 November 2022

Without urgent investment in climate mitigation and adaptation, countries in the Sahel risk decades of armed conflict and displacement, exacerbated by rising temperatures, scarcity of resources and food insecurity, the UN has warned 

‘Bridges across digital divides’ needed to boost development, Guterres tells G20 

16 November 2022

With the right national policies, digital technology can give “an unprecedented boost to sustainable development”, particularly for the poorest countries, the UN chief told the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday. 

‘Bridges across digital divides’ needed to boost development, Guterres tells G20 

16 November 2022

With the right national policies, digital technology can give “an unprecedented boost to sustainable development”, particularly for the poorest countries, the UN chief told the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday. 

COP27: Protecting biodiversity is protecting the Paris Agreement

16 November 2022

While for many years the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis have been treated as separate issues, the reality – as highlighted on Wednesday at COP27– is that there is no viable route to limiting global warming to 1.5°C without urgently pro

COP27: Protecting biodiversity is protecting the Paris Agreement

16 November 2022

While for many years the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis have been treated as separate issues, the reality – as highlighted on Wednesday at COP27– is that there is no viable route to limiting global warming to 1.5°C without urgently pro

Horn of Africa: UNFPA launches $113 million appeal for drought-impacted women and girls

16 November 2022

The unprecedented drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting whole communities, but it is women and girls who are paying “an unacceptably high price”, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday, launching a $113.7 million appeal to meet thei

UNICEF launches new child-focused climate initiative to head off disasters

15 November 2022

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday launched a new climate financing initiative designed to help countries address current and growing impacts of the climate crisis, and better cope with disasters.

Humanitarians launch Haiti appeal to ease spiralling cholera-fuelled crisis

15 November 2022

The Haitian Government joined the UN and humanitarian partners to launch an appeal for $145.6 million in support of the coun

‘Milestone for humanity’ as UN celebrates 8 billionth birth

15 November 2022

The Day of 8 Billion, officially marked on Tuesday, is a milestone moment for human longev

Act together now, to prevent ‘raging food catastrophe’ next year: Guterres

15 November 2022

Without coordinated action, this year’s “crisis of affordability” threatens to become a dire global food shortage in 2023, the UN chief told the G20 Summit in Indonesia on Tuesday.

Keep the 1.5°C goal alive, experts and civil society urge on ‘Energy Day’ at COP27

15 November 2022

The troubling expansion of oil, gas and coal projects, despite science telling us that fossil fuels should stay in the ground to avert the worst impacts of climate change, was at

Act together now, to prevent ‘raging food catastrophe’ next year: Guterres

15 November 2022

Without coordinated action, this year’s “crisis of affordability” threatens to become a dire global food shortage in 2023, the UN chief told the G20 Summit in Indonesia on Tuesday.

Ukraine: UN convoy delivers vital aid to residents of Kherson

14 November 2022

Essential supplies have been delivered to thousands of people in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson for the first time since Russia’s invasion of 24 February, UN humanitarians announced on Monday.

UN chief highlights crucial role of G20 in resolving global crises

14 November 2022

With the global population now at eight billion and growing, action or inaction by the world’s largest economies, the G20, will be critical to determine if everyone gets to live on a peaceful and healthy planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterr

UN chief highlights crucial role of G20 in resolving global crises

14 November 2022

With the global population now at eight billion and growing, action or inaction by the world’s largest economies, the G20, will be critical to determine if everyone gets to live on a peaceful and healthy planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterr

COP27: Week two opens with focus on water, women and more negotiations on loss and damage

14 November 2022

On ‘Women and Water’ Day at COP27, the power of women as key drivers of climate solutions, and the crucial impact that the climate crisis is having on our water supply took centre stage in Sharm el

Sustainable food cold chains reduce waste, fight climate change: UN report

12 November 2022

Greater investment in sustainable food cold chains is needed to reduce hunger, provide livelihoods to communities, and adapt to climate change, two UN agencies said in a report published on Saturday.