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‘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. 

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 

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

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.

‘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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Adapt or starve: COP27 spotlights agriculture challenges and solutions in the face of climate change

12 November 2022

Small-scale farmers from developing countries produce one-third of the world’s food, yet they only receive 1.7 per cent of climate finance even as they are forced to cope with droughts, floods, cyclones and other disasters.

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.

Eight billion people, one humanity; Development milestone ‘testament’ to power of health and science

11 November 2022

Next week, the world’s population is due to reach eight billion, which the UN chief is describing as “a testament to scientific breakthroughs and improvements in nutrition, public health and sanita

‘Fossil fuels are a dead end’, says top UN climate adviser on ‘Decarbonization Day’ at COP27

11 November 2022

Negotiations, sharing solutions aimed at curbing emissions by the world’s biggest-polluting industries, as well as continued calls for climate justice and finance for hard-hit developing countries were in the spotlight on Friday as the latest UN C

Global food imports on track to reach all-time high: FAO

11 November 2022

Food import costs globally are projected to reach nearly $2 trillion this year, or higher than previously expected, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report published on Friday. 

Displaced families face winter hardships, UN refugee agency warns

11 November 2022

Millions of people displaced by conflict or persecution from Ukraine, Afghanistan and across the Middle East could face a perilous winter as freezing temperatures add to the misery already that they are already suffering from spiralling prices, th

Sri Lanka: Cost-of-living crunch threatens to sink millions already facing hard choices 

11 November 2022

Amid a looming food security crisis linked to Sri Lanka’s cost-of-living crunch, the country’s most vulnerable breadwinners wonder how much longer they can cope, as the Government battles the nation’s worst economic crisis since independence in 19

ASEAN States ‘well-placed’ to advance human rights, freedoms and a strong global economy 

11 November 2022

As “deepening divisions” threaten global peace and security, “dangerous rhetoric” is raising nuclear tensions, the UN chief told a meeting of Asian leaders in Cambodia on Friday.

ASEAN States ‘well-placed’ to advance human rights, freedoms and a strong global economy 

11 November 2022

As “deepening divisions” threaten global peace and security, “dangerous rhetoric” is raising nuclear tensions, the UN chief told a meeting of Asian leaders in Cambodia on Friday.

Lift ‘suffocating’ unilateral sanctions against Syrians, urges UN human rights expert

10 November 2022

A UN-appointed independent human rights expert on Thursday, urged States to lift unilateral sanctions against Syria, warning that they are perpetuating and exacerbating the destruction and trauma suffered by ordinary citizens since the brutal war

‘Our futures are being stolen!’ Youth activists tell COP27 negotiators it’s past time to tackle ‘loss and damage’

10 November 2022

Armed with banners, picket signs, megaphones, and especially with heart-wrenching testimonies backed by scientific and economic facts, the youth took over the halls of COP27 on Th

Ukraine: UN and partners provide life-saving aid to some 13.5 million

10 November 2022

The United Nations and humanitarian partners are continuing to reach growing numbers of people impacted by the war on the ground with life-saving assistance, a UN spokesperson told journalists on Thursday.

Dirty fossil fuel investments and a new AI inventory of global emissions in the spotlight during ‘Finance Day’ at COP27

9 November 2022

The first of the ‘thematic’ days kicked off on Wednesday at COP27, focused on finance, and activists made it clear right from the start that there must be a global push to re-direct the hundred

‘10 gigatonne’ emissions boom leaves construction ‘off track’ for decarbonization by 2050

9 November 2022

The global building and construction boom has pushed the sector’s CO2 emissions to an all-time high of 10 gigatonnes, meaning that it is now “off track” to meet decarbonization pledges by 2050, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 

‘10 gigatonne’ emissions boom leaves construction ‘off track’ for decarbonization by 2050

9 November 2022

The global building and construction boom has pushed the sector’s CO2 emissions to an all-time high of 10 gigatonnes, meaning that it is now “off track” to meet decarbonization pledges by 2050, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 

Young people reconsidering parenthood due to climate change, UNICEF poll reveals

9 November 2022

Climate change is forcing nearly half of young Africans to rethink their plans to have children someday, a global poll conducted by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed, underlining their uncertainty about the future of a plan