New UN guidance affirms children’s right to a clean, healthy environment

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued new guidance on Monday that calls for governments to take action to protect boys and girls in the face of the deepening climate crisis. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/08/1140122
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New UN guidance affirms children’s right to a clean, healthy environment
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Many countries ‘unsupported and unprepared’ to address climate health risks: WHO

08 Nov 2021

Although governments are prioritizing public health measures to protect their people from climate impacts, many lack the funds to take effective action, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report issued on Monday. 

UNICEF warns of deepening inequalities in Europe and Central Asia

09 Mar 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters and ongoing conflict have deepened inequalities among children in Europe and Central Asia, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Thursday, calling for more robust support for boys and girls at risk of poverty and social exclusion. 

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World News in Brief: Human rights in Haiti, 750,000 hit by East Africa floods, Namibia health milestone

06 May 2024

UN independent human rights experts on Monday issued a stark warning about the ongoing severe violations of women and girls’ rights in Haiti, highlighting the near total impunity of armed gangs amid the ongoing crisis there.