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UN migration agency and EU step up aid for 325,000 Yemenis in need 

23 May 2022

The UN migration agency IOM and the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid wing (ECHO), said on Monday that they are scaling up their efforts to respond to the needs of more than 325,000 displaced by the conflict in Yemen, including migrants and the co

‘We Have to Make Peace with Nature’: UN Deputy Chief meets inspiring young climate leaders in Indonesia

23 May 2022

A portable solar generator in a black case, and an eggplant grown in organic soil, were among the diverse items that a group of young climate leaders in Jakarta shared with the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed this weekend, embodying the

‘We Have to Make Peace with Nature’: UN Deputy Chief meets inspiring young climate leaders in Indonesia

23 May 2022

A portable solar generator in a black case, and an eggplant grown in organic soil, were among the diverse items that a group of young climate leaders in Jakarta shared with the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed this weekend, embodying the

Middle East and North Africa: addressing highest rates of youth unemployment in the world

23 May 2022

More than 33 million new jobs need to be created by 2030 in the Middle East and North Africa region by 2030, if the world’s largest unemployment hot spot is to be substantially improved, four United Nations agencies said on Monday.

Middle East and North Africa: addressing highest rates of youth unemployment in the world

23 May 2022

More than 33 million new jobs need to be created by 2030 in the Middle East and North Africa region by 2030, if the world’s largest unemployment hot spot is to be substantially improved, four United Nations agencies said on Monday.

Global jobs market recovery ‘has gone into reverse’, warns UN labour agency

23 May 2022

The recovery of the global jobs market is going into reverse, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Monday, blaming COVID-19 and “other multiple crises” that have increased inequalities within and between countries. 

17 Rohingya feared dead amid storm off Myanmar coast: UNHCR

23 May 2022

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said it is shocked and saddened by reports that more than a dozen Rohingya – including children – have perished at sea off the coast of Myanmar over the weekend.

Forcibly displaced people worldwide reach record 100 million

22 May 2022

The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) inf

Biodiversity Day: UN chief calls to ‘build a shared future for all life’

22 May 2022

Three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66% of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions.

Biodiversity Day: UN chief calls to ‘build a shared future for all life’

22 May 2022

Three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66% of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions.

Syria: ‘Largest-ever number’ in need, warns UN relief chief

20 May 2022

With a scorching summer fast approaching, food prices rising and access to water and electricity limited in many parts of Syria, donors must make good on $4.3 billion in humanitarian pledges committed at last week’s Brussels funding conference, th

Climate change threatening access to water and sanitation

20 May 2022

 

Climate change is set to increase pressure significantly on people’s access to water and sanitation unless governments do more to prepare key infrastructure now, the UN warned on Friday.   

Climate change threatening access to water and sanitation

20 May 2022

 

Climate change is set to increase pressure significantly on people’s access to water and sanitation unless governments do more to prepare key infrastructure now, the UN warned on Friday.   

18 million in Africa’s Sahel on ‘the brink of starvation’

20 May 2022

As 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region teeter on the edge of severe hunger over the next three months, the UN released on Friday an additional $30 million from its emergency humanitarian fund, to boost the humanitarian response across four

First Person: Sweet taste of modern beekeeping

19 May 2022

Beekeepers in the southern Haitian commune of Bonbon are creating a buzz around honey in an area which is recovering from an earthquake in 2021.

Food insecurity threatens societies, exacerbates conflicts and ‘no country is immune’

19 May 2022

“When war is waged, people go hungry,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Demand for lifesaving aid up 10 per cent this year: UN relief chief

19 May 2022

The number of people in need has risen by around 10 per cent this year so far, the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief said on Thursday.

More than 59 million internally displaced in 2021

19 May 2022

A record 59.1 million people were displaced within their homelands last year, or four million more than in 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday, citing the latest Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID). 

Nations must ‘act together, urgently and with solidarity’ to end crisis of food insecurity

18 May 2022

Hunger levels around the world are at “a new high”, the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity.

Global economic growth downgraded due to spillover from Ukraine war

18 May 2022

The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed by the war in Ukraine, according to the UN’s latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, laun

UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in the maritime industry

18 May 2022

The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to “take stock and identify areas where improvement is needed”, the top UN official representing seafarers said.

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: Guterres

18 May 2022

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological Organiz

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: Guterres

18 May 2022

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological Organiz

Rescuing global goals, world’s ‘highest common priority’ – UN chief

17 May 2022

For a world in crisis, rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “must be our highest common priority,” the UN chief told Member States on Tuesday at a key development meeting in New York.

Syrian refugees in Iraq, risk losing access to basic food supplies

17 May 2022

Syrian families living in refugee camps in Iraq are facing new and alarming levels of food insecurity, according to figures released by the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday.

Human rights must be at heart of solution to Sri Lanka crisis : A UN Resident Coordinator blog

17 May 2022

The severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka shows no signs of ending any time soon, with the country’s newly installed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warning of more difficult days ahead.

Severe malnutrition or wasting, ‘excruciatingly painful’ threat to child survival

17 May 2022

Severe malnutrition, also known as severe wasting, is one of the top threats to child survival, yet perhaps one of the least known or understood, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Lebanon elections: Guterres calls for ‘swift formation’ of inclusive Government

17 May 2022

The UN Secretary-General has called for Lebanon’s political leaders to swiftly form an inclusive government in the wake of parliamentary elections on Sunday, that can help the crisis-wracked nation implement reforms to put the country “on the path

Return of commercial flights from Yemeni capital after 6 years, an ‘important’ step

16 May 2022

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Monday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from the capital city’s main airport after six years, as a potential game changer for citizens needing lifesaving medical treatment.

Return of commercial flights from Yemeni capital after 6 years, an ‘important’ step

16 May 2022

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Monday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from the capital city’s main airport after six years, as a potential game changer for citizens needing lifesaving medical treatment.