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UN convenes Lake Chad countries, amid growing regional crisis

23 January 2023

Amid worsening security, economic, and humanitarian crises, the third Lake Chad Basin High Level Conference has begun, aimed at addressing a range of long-standing issues and the needs of the population, including some 11 million people, who are i

‘Let’s all become the champions the ocean needs’ – UN chief Guterres

23 January 2023

On the last day of his visit to Cabo Verde, UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the Ocean Race Summit Mindelo, saying that “ending the ocean emergency is a race we must win.” 

In drought-stricken Cabo Verde, UN chief finds hope for creating sustainable oasis

22 January 2023

The Secretary-General spent Sunday travelling through the diverse and varied landscapes of Santo Antão, where, after five years of intense drought, several development projects supported by the United Nations are helping to transform the agricultu

In drought-stricken Cabo Verde, UN chief finds hope for creating sustainable oasis

22 January 2023

The Secretary-General spent Sunday travelling through the diverse and varied landscapes of Santo Antão, where, after five years of intense drought, several development projects supported by the United Nations are helping to transform the agricultu

Cabo Verde ‘on the frontlines’ of climate crisis, says Guterres ahead of Ocean Summit

21 January 2023

How can a country secure a sustainable future if 99.3 per cent of its territory is water?

UN refugee chief praises Moldova for opening the country to Ukrainians fleeing war

21 January 2023

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees congratulated Moldova on Saturday, for its decision to initiate temporary protection for refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Ukraine: UN aid reaches Soledar as IAEA boosts safety measures at nuclear sites

20 January 2023

 
The first UN aid convoy to reach the vicinity of the battered eastern Ukrainian city of Soledar, since the Russian invasion began nearly a year ago, arrived on Friday morning, providing support for more than 800 civilians in need.

Madagascar: innovative relief project offers hope for sustainable future

20 January 2023

An innovative project seeking to develop climate resilience, self-sufficiency and the empowerment of vulnerable rural communities in southern Madagascar, could offer a game-changing template for future humanitarian work, the UN World Food Programm

Around 2 million facing food insecurity across Lebanon

19 January 2023

Some two million people in Lebanon, including 1.29 million Lebanese residents and 700,000 Syrian refugees, are suffering some form of food insecurity as a result of the multiple crises afflicting the country, with the situation expected to get wor

Around 2 million facing food insecurity across Lebanon

19 January 2023

Some two million people in Lebanon, including 1.29 million Lebanese residents and 700,000 Syrian refugees, are suffering some form of food insecurity as a result of the multiple crises afflicting the country, with the situation expected to get wor

Ukraine war: No chance for serious peace negotiations yet, says UN chief

18 January 2023

The UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that he did not believe that there was an opportunity yet, to organise “a serious peace negotiation” between the warring parties in Ukraine, nearly a year on from Russia’s full-scale invasion.

UN aims to boost aid to frontline areas of Ukraine; Black Sea grain exports near 18 million tonnes

18 January 2023

The UN on Wednesday said that it aims to increase the number of inter-agency convoys providing aid to parts of Ukraine “close to the frontlines”, in support of work being carried out by local organisations and volunteers.

Pakistan still an ‘ongoing nightmare’ for millions of children, following major flooding

17 January 2023

Four million children are fighting for survival near contaminated and stagnant flood waters in Pakistan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

Economic slowdown may force workers into ‘lower quality’ jobs

16 January 2023

Finding a decent and well-paid job is likely to be harder this year, thanks to the continuing global economic downturn, the UN labour agency said on Monday.

Economic slowdown may force workers into ‘lower quality’ jobs

16 January 2023

Finding a decent and well-paid job is likely to be harder this year, thanks to the continuing global economic downturn, the UN labour agency said on Monday.

Yemen: Lull in major fighting provides space for dialogue

16 January 2023

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. 

Ukraine: Civilian attacks ‘must end immediately’ says UN, as search for Dnipro survivors continues

16 January 2023

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned Russia’s attack on a large residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro at the weekend that has left at least 40 civilians dead, including three children, and at least 75 injured, with those

UN chief calls for renewable energy ‘revolution’ for a brighter global future

14 January 2023

Renewable energy is the only credible path forward if the world is to avert a climate catastrophe, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday, outlining a five-point plan for a just transition.

Ukraine: ‘Humanitarian and human rights catastrophe’ continues, Security Council hears

13 January 2023

As Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine nears its one year anniversary, the head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs updated the Security Council on Friday, noting that the fighting and suffering continues “with no end in sight”.

Water’s a ‘dealmaker’ for multilateral cooperation and the SDGs

13 January 2023

Water can be a “dealmaker” for stability and cooperation as well as for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers from the co-hosts of the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference said on Friday.

Water’s a ‘dealmaker’ for multilateral cooperation and the SDGs

13 January 2023

Water can be a “dealmaker” for stability and cooperation as well as for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers from the co-hosts of the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference said on Friday.

2022 confirmed as one of warmest years on record: WMO

12 January 2023

The UN weather agency, WMO, said on Thursday that 2022 was the fifth or sixth warmest year on record, adding to deep concerns that the likelihood of breaching the 1.5 degree Celsius limit of the Paris Agreement “is increasing with time”.

UN report calls for re-thinking social protection as the world ages

12 January 2023

With the number of people aged 65 and over projected to more than double by the middle of the century, the rights and well-being of older persons must be prioritized in efforts to achieve a sustainable future, the UN said in a new report launched

World Bank: sharp, long-lasting slowdown to hit developing countries hard

10 January 2023

Growth in emerging market and developing economies will be hit hard over the next two years, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report.

Guterres urges radical global finance shake-up to help Pakistan after deadly floods

9 January 2023

UN-led efforts to encourage the international community to stand with Pakistan after deadly floods last summer, continued on Monday in Geneva, where Secretary-General António Guterres urged radical reform of the global financial system, in favour

Guterres urges radical global finance shake-up to help Pakistan after deadly floods

9 January 2023

UN-led efforts to encourage the international community to stand with Pakistan after deadly floods last summer, continued on Monday in Geneva, where Secretary-General António Guterres urged radical reform of the global financial system, in favour

Security Council unanimously agrees to extend Syria cross-border aid lifeline

9 January 2023

Trucks transporting food, medicine and other desperately needed aid into northwestern Syria from Türkiye, will continue their lifesaving journeys for another six months following a vote in the UN Security Council on Monday.

Mayors from around the world to meet for first ever ‘healthy cities’ summit

9 January 2023

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that it will co-host the inaugural Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit in London, on 15 March.

Ozone layer recovery is on track, due to success of Montreal Protocol

9 January 2023

The Earth’s ozone layer is on track to recover within four decades, a UN-backed panel of experts said on Monday.

‘I don’t want to see more graves go to the sea’: Saving a Belize village from man-made erosion

8 January 2023

Rising sea levels are threatening the very existence of Monkey River, a coastal village in south-east Belize. With the support of the UN, the community is trying to stem the tide, and protect what is left.