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Ethiopia: UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ by escalation in fighting across Tigray

15 October 2022

The UN Secretary-General issued a statement on Saturday expressing grave concern over the e

Global food crisis: Let’s move from ‘despair to hope and action’, urges Guterres

14 October 2022

In the face of the growing hunger crisis, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization stressed on Friday, ahead of World Food Day, the need to “harness the power of solidarity and collec

‘Catastrophic’ hunger recorded in Haiti recorded for first time, UN warns

14 October 2022

An unrelenting series of crises has trapped vulnerable Haitians in a cycle of growing desperation, without access to food, fuel, markets, jobs and public services, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Progr

World Food Day: Another year of global record hunger looms amid food and climate crisis

13 October 2022

The world is at risk of yet another year of record hunger as the global food crisis continues to drive more people into worsening levels of acute food insecurity, The World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Thursday.

World Food Day: Another year of global record hunger looms amid food and climate crisis

13 October 2022

The world is at risk of yet another year of record hunger as the global food crisis continues to drive more people into worsening levels of acute food insecurity, The World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Thursday.

Haiti: ‘Bearers of hope’, saving newborn lives, amid growing turmoil

13 October 2022

As protection, healthcare and essential services break down, the violence and volatile political and economic crisis engulfing Haiti has rapidly deteriorated into what the UN has described overall as a 

Business leaders deliver bold solutions to unlock long-term investment in SDGs

12 October 2022

Top business executives joined the UN chief on Wednesday to present transformative solutions for bridging the estimated $4.3 trillion-dollar financing gap for countries the reach the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - the world’

Business leaders deliver bold solutions to unlock long-term investment in SDGs

12 October 2022

Top business executives joined the UN chief on Wednesday to present transformative solutions for bridging the estimated $4.3 trillion-dollar financing gap for countries the reach the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - the world’

Africa: Response to climate crisis doesn’t match ‘magnitude of the challenge’

12 October 2022

African States are on the front line of the climate crisis, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, but far more action is needed to turn the tide on rising emissions, and reduce global warming.

Climate change: WMO report urges faster action on transition to clean energy

11 October 2022

The UN weather agency issued an urgent appeal on Tuesday for governments everywhere to switch to cleaner forms of energy, such as solar, wind and hydro-electric power.

UN Development Programme calls for debt relief now for 54 countries

11 October 2022

Fifty-four countries that are home to more than half of the poorest people on the planet need urgent debt relief now, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a paper published on Tuesday that calls for rich countries to step up. 

UN Development Programme calls for debt relief now for 54 countries

11 October 2022

Fifty-four countries that are home to more than half of the poorest people on the planet need urgent debt relief now, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a paper published on Tuesday that calls for rich countries to step up. 

UN relief chief appeals for concerted action to tackle deadly heatwave threat

10 October 2022

Heatwaves already kill thousands of people every year and they risk overwhelming the world’s aid response, unless action is taken to mitigate climate change, the UN’s emergency relief chief said on Monday.

Australian surfers ride climate action wave

9 October 2022

Surfers have an intimate knowledge of the ocean, but have not been seen as leading figures amongst groups leading on climate change solutions.

Historic net-zero international flight goal agreed at UN conference

9 October 2022

State members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a long-term goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, following two weeks of intensive diplomacy at the UN agency’s 41st Assembly, on Friday.

UN chief calls for ‘enhanced security support’ for Haiti, as crisis worsens

9 October 2022

Amid a deteriorating security situation in Haiti, UN Security-General António Guterres called on Sunday for the Security Council to consider deploying armed forces to help the country address immense humanitarian concerns.<

Is it possible to be a ‘sustainable tourist’? 12 ways to make a positive impact on your travels

8 October 2022

After a period of plummeting tourism numbers during the pandemic, tourism is having a resurgence. This is good news for many workers and businesses, but it could be bad for the planet.

Is it possible to be a ‘sustainable tourist’? 12 ways to make a positive impact on your travels

8 October 2022

After a period of plummeting tourism numbers during the pandemic, tourism is having a resurgence. This is good news for many workers and businesses, but it could be bad for the planet.

Climate crisis intensifying heatwaves, UN-backed report warns ahead of COP27

8 October 2022

Greater action is needed now to avert the recurrence of disastrous heatwaves, which are being intensified by the climate crisis, the UN humanitarian affairs agency, OCHA, and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), said in a report i

Climate crisis intensifying heatwaves, UN-backed report warns ahead of COP27

8 October 2022

Greater action is needed now to avert the recurrence of disastrous heatwaves, which are being intensified by the climate crisis, the UN humanitarian affairs agency, OCHA, and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), said in a report i

Pakistan’s ‘climate carnage beyond imagination’, UN chief tells General Assembly

7 October 2022

The people of Pakistan are the victims of “a grim calculus of climate injustice”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the UN General Assembly on Friday, reminding that while the country was responsible for less than one per

Pakistan’s ‘climate carnage beyond imagination’, UN chief tells General Assembly

7 October 2022

The people of Pakistan are the victims of “a grim calculus of climate injustice”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the UN General Assembly on Friday, reminding that while the country was responsible for less than one per

Aid relief reaches Ukraine towns and cities reclaimed from Russian control

7 October 2022

Urgently needed aid relief has reached areas of northeast Ukraine recently reclaimed from Russian control amid ongoing fighting,

World Cotton Day focuses on the fibre’s role in weaving socio-economic development

7 October 2022

Cotton is a constant thread in our lives, from field to fabric, the UN agriculture agency, FAO, upheld on Friday, World Cotton Day, drawing attention to the natural fibre’s contribution in weaving socio-economic development and champio

WTO anticipates sharp slowdown in world trade growth in 2023

6 October 2022

Trade growth is expected to lose momentum in the second half of this year and remain subdued in 2023, as the global economy sustains multiple shocks, such as ripple effects from the war in Ukraine, the latest forecast from the World Trade Organiza

Climate change heightens threats of violence against women and girls

5 October 2022

Climate change and environmental degradation are escalating the risk and prevalence of violence against women and girls across the world, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

New UN report urges Europe to step-up action over triple environmental crisis

5 October 2022

A new UN report presented on Wednesday to the Organization’s highest pan-European environmental policy body, covering 54 countries, is calling for greater action to tackle the triple environmental crisis roiling the planet.

Ten years of Afghan economic growth, reversed in just 12 months: UNDP

5 October 2022

A year on from the Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan is gripped by “cascading crises”, including a crippled economy that humanitarian aid alone cannot address, according to a 

Ten years of Afghan economic growth, reversed in just 12 months: UNDP

5 October 2022

A year on from the Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan is gripped by “cascading crises”, including a crippled economy that humanitarian aid alone cannot address, according to a