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Climate Change: Hurricanes and cyclones bring misery to millions, as Ian makes landfall in the US

28 September 2022

Hurricane Ian caused devastation across western Cuba and increased its strength and size as it made landfall mid-afternoon local time on Wednesday, in the United States; meanwhile Typhoon Noru underwent an “explosive” intensification before it hit

Join forces to prevent ‘food availability crisis’ urges FAO chief

28 September 2022

As the war in Ukraine stokes a crisis for countries who are struggling just to access the food their populations want and need, the international community needs to ensure that doesn’t spill over into a “food availability crisis”, the head of the

Join forces to prevent ‘food availability crisis’ urges FAO chief

28 September 2022

As the war in Ukraine stokes a crisis for countries who are struggling just to access the food their populations want and need, the international community needs to ensure that doesn’t spill over into a “food availability crisis”, the head of the

World ‘must engage’ or risk Afghanistan’s collapse, Security Council hears

27 September 2022

“Patience is running out” for many in the international community when it comes to effectively engaging with Afghanistan’s de facto rulers, the Taliban, senior UN envoy for the country, Markus Potzel, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

UN urges investment in clean, sustainable tourism, as numbers bounce back

27 September 2022

International tourism is showing strong signs of recovery, with tourist numbers rising to 57 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

Security Council urged to act in face of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Haiti

26 September 2022

The Security Council must act urgently to support Haiti as the gang, economic, and fuel supply crises there “intersect in altogether new and frightening ways”, the head of the UN Mission in the country, BINUH, said on Monday. 

Ukraine: UN and partners ramp up assistance to over 150,000 in Kharkiv region

26 September 2022

The UN and its humanitarian partners are stepping up efforts to assist more than 150,000 people who have been impacted by fighting across the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, where Government forces recently announced they had regained full control afte

‘We need all ands on deck!’ The world’s ‘to-do list’ is long and time is short, UN deputy chief tells Global Citizens Festival

25 September 2022

Every problem we face is a problem that we created – so it’s a problem we can solve together, declared UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Saturday, rallying the crowd gathered in New York’s Central Park for the 2022 Global Citizen Festi

Australia: Groundbreaking decision creates pathway for climate justice on Torres Strait Islands

23 September 2022

The UN Human Rights Committee found on Friday that Australia’s failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Islanders against climate change impacts, has violated their rights to enjoy their culture, free from “arbitrary interference” with thei

400 million new green and digital sector jobs, will pave way to ‘rebalance societies’

23 September 2022

A year after the UN launched an initiative to accelerate green and digital job creation, and expand social protection, the Secretary-General on Friday urged world leaders to “put people first” by making massive investments in their future wellbein

Canada braces for Hurricane Fiona after a week of lashing wind and rain in Caribbean

23 September 2022

After lashing parts of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with 140 kilometres-per-hour winds, Hurricane Fiona is expected to make landfall in Canada late Friday and Saturday, the UN said.

 

Half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without aid

23 September 2022

The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian intervention, UN agencies said on Friday.

Barbados Prime Minister Motley calls for overhaul of unfair, outdated global finance system

22 September 2022

Mia Amor Motley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, urged world leaders to “use the power of the pen” and impose natural disaster and pandemic clauses in developing countries’ debt, as well as remove the current barriers to accessing financial assist

Sahel security crisis ‘poses a global threat’, Guterres warns

22 September 2022

Rising insecurity, including the proliferation of terrorist and other non-State armed groups, coupled with political instability, is creating a crisis in the Sahel that poses a “global threat”, the UN chief warned Thursday’s high level meeting on

Least developed countries impacted by ‘range of interlinked crises’ – Assembly President

22 September 2022

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine war and rising costs are ‘severely and disproportionately affecting’ Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the President of the UN General Assembly told their annual ministerial meeting on Thursday.

Least developed countries impacted by ‘range of interlinked crises’ – Assembly President

22 September 2022

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine war and rising costs are ‘severely and disproportionately affecting’ Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the President of the UN General Assembly told their annual ministerial meeting on Thursday.

Renewable energy jobs rise by 700,000 in a year, to nearly 13 million

22 September 2022

Worldwide employment in the renewable energy sector reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in just 12 months, despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report published by the I

Renewable energy jobs rise by 700,000 in a year, to nearly 13 million

22 September 2022

Worldwide employment in the renewable energy sector reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in just 12 months, despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report published by the I

1.5 degree climate pledge ‘on life support’, Guterres tells leaders during frank exchanges

21 September 2022

During a private meeting of Heads of State and Government, held on Wednesday at UN Headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for more action and leadership to tackle the climate crisis, warning that efforts to keep the

Yemen: Marking ‘significant milestone’, UN says stricken tanker salvage operation can begin

21 September 2022

The salvage of the ageing supertanker SFO Safer, off the Yemeni coast, can now begin, the UN said on Wednesday, after it announced that more than $75 million has been pledged to carry out the vital operation.

Yemen: Marking ‘significant milestone’, UN says stricken tanker salvage operation can begin

21 September 2022

The salvage of the ageing supertanker SFO Safer, off the Yemeni coast, can now begin, the UN said on Wednesday, after it announced that more than $75 million has been pledged to carry out the vital operation.

Famine looms in Somalia, but many ‘hunger hotspots’ are in deep trouble

21 September 2022

The number of people facing life-threatening levels of hunger worldwide without immediate humanitarian aid, is expected to rise steeply in coming weeks, the UN said on Wednesday, in a new alert about looming famine in the Horn of Africa and beyond

Famine looms in Somalia, but many ‘hunger hotspots’ are in deep trouble

21 September 2022

The number of people facing life-threatening levels of hunger worldwide without immediate humanitarian aid, is expected to rise steeply in coming weeks, the UN said on Wednesday, in a new alert about looming famine in the Horn of Africa and beyond

Influential young changemakers recognized by UN

21 September 2022

On Wednesday, the UN announced the 2022 cohort of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing their efforts to bring about a fairer future for people and the planet.

Irrational war on drugs, destruction of the Amazon, expose humanity’s failures, Colombia’s Petro tells UN

20 September 2022

During his first speech at the General Assembly as the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro said that the world’s addiction to money, oil and carbon is destroying the rainforest and its people under the excuse of a “hypocritical” war against drugs

Pakistan floods: Six month wait for water to recede, warn relief agencies

20 September 2022

Millions of people in Pakistan are still deeply affected by catastrophic flooding which “is not going anywhere”, UN relief agencies said on Tuesday.

Pakistan floods: Six month wait for water to recede, warn relief agencies

20 September 2022

Millions of people in Pakistan are still deeply affected by catastrophic flooding which “is not going anywhere”, UN relief agencies said on Tuesday.

Rescuing the SDGs: General Assembly highlights ‘world’s to-do list’

19 September 2022

The UN Secretary-General and the President of the 77TH General Assembly joined world leaders and Goodwill Ambassadors on Monday in a global call to rescue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and get back on track to building a better world th

UN spotlights transformational potential of family farming for world food supply

19 September 2022

A Global Forum highlighting the UN’s Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) got underway on Monday, aimed at identifying priority policies to boost support for family farmers and agricultural development worldwide.

UN spotlights transformational potential of family farming for world food supply

19 September 2022

A Global Forum highlighting the UN’s Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) got underway on Monday, aimed at identifying priority policies to boost support for family farmers and agricultural development worldwide.