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WHO welcomes initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases, responsible for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide

12 April 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, welcomed the setting up of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung dise

Cyprus: Rights experts call for urgent solutions for missing persons tragedy

12 April 2022

A top UN-appointed human rights panel issued an appeal on Tuesday for faster progress towards finding the remains of those who disappeared during deadly violence that split the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, decades ago.

Humanitarians urge action to avert famine in Somalia and South Sudan

12 April 2022

The threat of famine is very real in Somalia and South Sudan and urgent action is needed now to avoid a catastrophe, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.

Ukraine conflict putting global trade recovery at risk: WTO

12 April 2022

The war in Ukraine has created immense human suffering but it is also putting the fragile recovery of global trade at risk, and the impact will be felt across the planet, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday. 

‘Build forward fairer’ report, urges new social contract for Asia and the Pacific

12 April 2022

The Asia and Pacific region’s economic recovery from COVID and other global shocks, must be anchored in an inclusive “new social contract”, to protect the vulnerable in the years ahead, according to a new Economic and Social Survey of the region,

COVID-19 vaccine access in conflict areas remains critical

11 April 2022

Although safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations are available, the pandemic is still far from over, and countries affected by conflict are in danger of being left behind, the UN Security Council heard on Monday. 

Ukraine war: Trauma ‘risks destroying a generation’, Security Council hears

11 April 2022

Increasing reports of sexual violence and human trafficking in Ukraine - allegedly committed against women and children in the context of massive displacement and the ongoing Russian invasion - are raising “all the red flags” about a potential pro

Oman now 100th country to ratify Maritime Labour Convention

11 April 2022

Oman has become the 100th country to ratify a 2006 treaty that protects the rights, pay and conditions of seafarers - a milestone that was commemorated on Monday by a ceremony at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in G

Ukraine resilience-building programme to help most vulnerable

11 April 2022

A UN-led development plan for Ukraine launched on Monday, to provide immediate economic help and longer-term assistance to the millions left struggling to meet basic needs, in the wake of the Russian invasion.

First Person: From taking lives to saving lives, in DR Congo

10 April 2022

Fabien Mwingwa once fought as a child soldier with an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The dangers of defending women accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea

9 April 2022

In Papua New Guinea, defending women accused of sorcery, has become a life-threatening occupation.

New COVID wave a reminder pandemic is ‘far from over’: Guterres

8 April 2022

Governments and pharmaceutical companies need to work together in a better way, to deliver vaccines “to every person, everywhere” – not simply in the wealthiest nations, said the UN chief on Friday.

Respect and protect basic human rights in Sri Lanka, UN experts urge

8 April 2022

Following this week’s crackdown on non-violent demonstrations in Sri Lanka, independent UN human rights experts urged the government on Friday to “ensure that all human rights be respected and protected” and guarantee the fundamental rights of pea

UN unveils plan to prevent stricken oil tanker disaster off Yemen coast

8 April 2022

Critical funding and timely action are needed to prevent a decaying tanker anchored close to Yemen’s coastline from sparking a major oil spill, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the country said on Friday in New York. 

Sub-Saharan Africa under threat from multiple humanitarian crises

8 April 2022

The number of hungry people in the Sahel and West Africa has quadrupled over the last three years, currently reaching 41 million, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.

Ukraine war drives international food prices to ‘new all-time high’

8 April 2022

Global food prices have reached “a new all-time high,” the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday, “hitting the poorest the hardest.”

Ukraine war drives international food prices to ‘new all-time high’

8 April 2022

Global food prices have reached “a new all-time high,” the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday, “hitting the poorest the hardest.”

Ukraine war drives international food prices to ‘new all-time high’

8 April 2022

Global food prices have reached “a new all-time high,” the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday, “hitting the poorest the hardest.”

Ukraine war drives international food prices to ‘new all-time high’

8 April 2022

Global food prices have reached “a new all-time high,” the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday, “hitting the poorest the hardest.”

Ukraine: UN relief chief joins call for probe after ‘horrifying’ visit to Bucha

7 April 2022

The UN’s top humanitarian official has joined the call for an investigation into the killing of hundreds of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine, following a visit to the city on Thursday. 

Ukraine: UN relief chief joins call for probe after ‘horrifying’ visit to Bucha

7 April 2022

The UN’s top humanitarian official has joined the call for an investigation into the killing of hundreds of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine, following a visit to the city on Thursday. 

Ukraine: UN relief chief joins call for probe after ‘horrifying’ visit to Bucha

7 April 2022

The UN’s top humanitarian official has joined the call for an investigation into the killing of hundreds of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine, following a visit to the city on Thursday. 

Ukraine: UN relief chief joins call for probe after ‘horrifying’ visit to Bucha

7 April 2022

The UN’s top humanitarian official has joined the call for an investigation into the killing of hundreds of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine, following a visit to the city on Thursday. 

More resources need to help secure Mali, peacekeeping mission head tells Security Council 

7 April 2022

The UN’s peacekeeping chief in Mali on Thursday, made an urgent call for adequate resources for the mission to carry out its mandate, and meet the growing demand to address a deteriorating security situation across the north and centre of the rest

More resources need to help secure Mali, peacekeeping mission head tells Security Council 

7 April 2022

The UN’s peacekeeping chief in Mali on Thursday, made an urgent call for adequate resources for the mission to carry out its mandate, and meet the growing demand to address a deteriorating security situation across the north and centre of the rest

More resources need to help secure Mali, peacekeeping mission head tells Security Council 

7 April 2022

The UN’s peacekeeping chief in Mali on Thursday, made an urgent call for adequate resources for the mission to carry out its mandate, and meet the growing demand to address a deteriorating security situation across the north and centre of the rest

More resources need to help secure Mali, peacekeeping mission head tells Security Council 

7 April 2022

The UN’s peacekeeping chief in Mali on Thursday, made an urgent call for adequate resources for the mission to carry out its mandate, and meet the growing demand to address a deteriorating security situation across the north and centre of the rest

‘Decisive steps’ needed to keep boys in school – UNESCO report

7 April 2022

Although girls have more difficulty accessing education and make up most out-of-school children at the primary level, challenges facing boys are increasing at later stages, according to a report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scient

‘Decisive steps’ needed to keep boys in school – UNESCO report

7 April 2022

Although girls have more difficulty accessing education and make up most out-of-school children at the primary level, challenges facing boys are increasing at later stages, according to a report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scient

‘Decisive steps’ needed to keep boys in school – UNESCO report

7 April 2022

Although girls have more difficulty accessing education and make up most out-of-school children at the primary level, challenges facing boys are increasing at later stages, according to a report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scient