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Millions face flooding threat across west and central Africa

28 October 2022

In west and central Africa, some 3.4 million people need help after destructive flooding, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR,

UN Resident Coordinators a key link in achieving development goals

28 October 2022

As governments grapple with cascading crises involving food, finance, energy, climate and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN staff on the ground have been stepping up to help them address

Millions face flooding threat across west and central Africa

28 October 2022

In west and central Africa, some 3.4 million people need help after destructive flooding, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR,

Climate change: No ‘credible pathway’ to 1.5C limit, UNEP warns

27 October 2022

National pledges to reduce harmful emissions offer little hope of avoiding climate disaster, UN climate experts 

Countries’ climate promises still not enough to avoid catastrophic global warming: UN Report

26 October 2022

While plans submitted by most signatories of the Paris Agreement would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, they are still not ambitious enough to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century,

Climate change: CO2 and methane in our atmosphere reach record levels

26 October 2022

Atmospheric levels of the three main greenhouse gases warming our planet - carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide- all reached new record highs in 2021, according to a new report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization

Heatwaves to impact almost every child on earth by 2050: UNICEF report

25 October 2022

Heatwaves have become an unavoidable health hazard for many nations, but new data indicates that they are set to affect virtually every child on earth by 2050, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warned on Tuesday.

Political solution still the only path to peace in Syria: UN Special Envoy

25 October 2022

With peace in Syria still an elusive goal, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen appealed on Tuesday for the Security Council to support his efforts to move the parties closer towards a negotiated political solution to end the brutal 11-year conflict. 

UNDP to support refurbishment of damaged public buildings in Ukraine

25 October 2022

A €2 million agreement between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the UNDP Development Programme (UNDP), announced on Tuesday, will help restore damaged public buildings in Ukraine and contribute to recovery and reconst

Step up investment to deliver safe drinking water to all

24 October 2022

Governments must invest more in building safe drinking water systems, both to ensure greater access to this resource and to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a report published on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO), U

‘Game changer’ ideas on water and sustainability, centre-stage ahead of major water conference

24 October 2022

Some 1,200 scientists, representatives of the private sector and civil society met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to discuss potentially game-changing ideas related to water and sustainability.

‘Game changer’ ideas on water and sustainability, centre-stage ahead of major water conference

24 October 2022

Some 1,200 scientists, representatives of the private sector and civil society met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to discuss potentially game-changing ideas related to water and sustainability.

Kenya: UN steps up protection for drought-hit women and girls

23 October 2022

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the worst drought experienced in Kenya for 40 years, which is exacerbating the risk of sexual exploitation, violence, and abuse.

In visit to Viet Nam, UN chief stresses critical need for solidarity to overcome climate crisis

23 October 2022

UN Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the importance of global solidarity to combat the climate emergency during his visit to Viet Nam, which concluded on Saturday.

India's first solar-powered village promotes green energy, sustainability and self-reliance

22 October 2022

During his two-day visit to India this week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited a model project site in Gujarat state, which was declared as the country's first solar-powered village.  The Secretary-General commended t

INTERVIEW: Connection between human rights and climate change ‘must not be denied’

21 October 2022

The right to life, food, development, self-determination, water and sanitation, and adequate housing, is being denied to millions of people because of climate change, the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Protection

Millions at risk in flood-hit Nigeria; relief chief highlights hunger in Burkina Faso

21 October 2022

More than 2.8 million people have been impacted by Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade, with 1.3 million displaced and hundreds of lives lost, said the UN chief on Friday, expressing his sadness at the devastation.

Millions at risk in flood-hit Nigeria; relief chief highlights hunger in Burkina Faso

21 October 2022

More than 2.8 million people have been impacted by Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade, with 1.3 million displaced and hundreds of lives lost, said the UN chief on Friday, expressing his sadness at the devastation.

Ukraine war: Path of further escalation ‘must be reversed’, Security Council hears

21 October 2022

Russia’s military escalation in Ukraine will lead to more suffering worldwide and must be reversed, said the UN’s political affairs chief on Friday, adding that further talk of possible nuclear weapons use could lead to a “dangerous spiral”.

Ukraine: UN-led Grain Initiative helps anchor food supply, chart way out of crisis

20 October 2022

new report from UN trade and development body UNCTAD published on Thursday shows how the UN-led 

Guterres highlights UN partnership with India, as powerhouse for the SDGs

19 October 2022

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is in India, and he began his official visit on Wednesday by attending a tribute to the victims of the 2008 terrorist attacks that took place at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.

Somalia: UNICEF warns of unprecedented child deaths

18 October 2022

Thousands of severely malnourished boys and girls in Somalia are at risk of dying, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, urging donors to step up support amid historic drought. 

Surge in poverty-stricken children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

17 October 2022

Rising inflation and the Ukraine war have triggered a 19 per cent increase in child poverty across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a study by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), published on Monday, the 

Lifting 100 million out of poverty by 2025 still possible, despite recession threat

17 October 2022

A flagship UN poverty study released on Monday, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, finds that significant poverty reduction is possible, and new ways of

Plastics are piling up in soil across the world warns UN environment agency

17 October 2022

Plastics used in farming activities are accumulating in agricultural soil worldwide at an alarming rate, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published on Monday reveals.

Tigray: Fighting must end, urges Guterres, amid ‘staggering’ level of need

17 October 2022

Fighting in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is “spiralling out of control”, and there is no military solution to end nearly two years of brutal conflict which has left tens of thousands repor

Political solution ‘no longer sufficient’ to address current crisis in Haiti

17 October 2022

A political solution in Haiti continues to be elusive, and on its own is no longer sufficient to address the crisis and save thousands of lives that otherwise will be lost, the UN Special Representative in the country warned the Security Council o

A new, financially independent life for former child brides in Mozambique

16 October 2022

In Mozambique, more than 20 per cent of girls aged between 13 and 17 have been married or live with someone as if they were married.

Huge needs remain in Yemen as fragile peace extends beyond truce: UN deputy relief chief

16 October 2022

The UN’s deputy relief chief Joyce Msuya stressed on Sunday that life-saving humanitarian ass

Adapt and survive: 5 ways to help countries cope with the climate crisis

15 October 2022

From devastating floods in Pakistan, to wildfires in Siberia, the effects of the climate emergency are being felt across the world, and the United Nations is calling for more investment now, to help nations to adapt to an increas