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23-06-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

ITC Presser - Launch of the Competiveness Outlook 2021

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Small businesses unprepared for pandemic-sized climate shock ‘every decade’: ITC

21-06-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

OCHA Presser: Humanitarian Situation In Nigeria

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“Looming catastrophic food insecurity in Nigeria could eventually result in a famine”, warns UN Country Office

21-06-2021 | Edited News

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights - Pandemic Report

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“Central role of the State during pandemics and other health emergencies is to mount a robust health response while upholding human rights” says top UN human rights official

18-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: 41 Million Face Famine - WFP

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The impact of conflicts old and new, climate shocks and COVID-19 in addition to a lack of funding have left millions more people on the verge of famine than six months ago, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

17-06-2021 | Edited News

Drought ‘Is The Next Pandemic’ UNDRR 17 JUNE 2021

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Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic, the UN’s top official for disaster reduction said on Thursday, in a call for concerted action and new transboundary alliances to tackle the growing global threat.

15-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: G7 Famine Prevention Commitment - WFP

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“34 million people on the edge of famine could be helped through ‘Famine Prevention Compact’ endorsed by G7 leaders”, says UN World Food Programme (WFP) 

14-06-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

OCHA Presser: Lebanon Update

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“More than 1 Million Lebanese need relief assistance to cover their basic needs”, estimates the UN Office in Lebanon. As Lebanon is facing one of its worst financial and economic crises in its modern history grappling with an economic and financial meltdown, the UN estimates that over the next 8 months around $ 300 million are required to cover the crucial needs of 1,5 million Lebanese and 400,000 migrant workers affected by the ongoing crisis.

11-06-2021 | Edited News

UNHCR - IOM Presser: Venezuela Exodus

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Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.

11-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Update on Tigray- WFP - UNICEF - WHO 11 June 2021

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“A catastrophic food security situation for which people have already began to die”, says the UN World Food Programme (WFP) on the current situation in Tigray

08-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Cold European Spring - WMO 08 June 2021

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Chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for planet Earth as emissions rise: Confirmation that Europeans have just experienced their chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for the planet, amid rising greenhouse gas levels which will bring negative impacts for generations to come, UN weather experts said on Tuesday.

04-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Update - WHO

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Although some two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed globally, only 0.5 per cent have reached low-income countries where frontline health workers and the elderly have yet to receive a shot, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

03-06-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

FAO - UNEP Presser - Ecosystem Restoration Report

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Intense restoration of nature needed to address climate and biodiversity crises, says joint UNEP-FAO report

01-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Tigray Update - WFP 1 June 2021

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More than 90 % of Tigray’s population in need of emergency food assistance due to the conflict, says UN World Food Programme 

28-05-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Update DRC Volcanic Eruption - OCHA - UNHCR

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Thousands of people evacuated from Goma amid fears of another volcanic eruption

27-05-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights Council on OPT and East Jerusalem Special Session 27 MAY 2021

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UN’s top rights body votes to probe abuses in Palestinian territory, Israel: An international probe is to be set up to investigate rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel following the recent deadly escalation of violence there, after a vote at the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

21-05-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Humanitarian Situation in Gaza after Ceasefire 21 MAY 2021

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Israeli air raids on Gaza severely damaged health, education, water and energy facilities and left a “terrified and traumatized” population, said Humanitarian aid agencies

18-05-2021 | Edited News

Occupied Palestinian Territory OCHA - WHO 18 MAY 2021

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More than 220 people have now died in Gaza and the West Bank since violence erupted last week with Israel, where the toll has risen to 10 dead, the UN said on Tuesday, in a call for greater access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory and an end to hostilities.

14-05-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: oPT / Israel - OCHA

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Escalation of violence increases civilian suffering in Israel and Palestinian Territories - OCHA

11-05-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Occupied Palestinian Territory - OHCHR

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The UN rights office, OHCHR, appealed for “a redoubling of efforts to restore calm” on Tuesday in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, after days of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces that have marked a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.

11-05-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Somalia Climate Emergencies - OCHA

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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Somalia Climate Emergencies - OCHA

07-05-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: India - COVID-19 Alert - UNICEF

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A new wave of COVID-19 infections is spreading like “wildfire” across India, leaving many youngsters destitute, amid reports of four new cases every second and more than two deaths every minute, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Friday.

05-05-2021 | Edited News

WHO Global Hub for Pandemic Intelligence

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An international hub for pandemic control is to open in Berlin to ensure better preparedness and transparency in the fight against likely future global health threats, the UN health agency announced on Wednesday.

04-05-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Search And Rescue Operations In Italy - UNHCR

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“Italy: More than 450 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean disembark in Sicily signaling a sharp rise in sea arrivals in 2021 so far - UNHCR”

30-04-2021 | Edited News

Southern Madagascar - Hunger Crisis - WFP

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A humanitarian catastrophe caused by unrelenting drought is unfolding in southern Madagascar where children and adults are on the “periphery of famine”, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, in an urgent appeal for international support.

29-04-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UN Secretary-General’s press conference on the Informal Meeting on Cyprus

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UN chief pledges to fight for all Cypriots as impasse remains ahead of future talks

28-04-2021 | Edited News

Cyprus 5+1 Informal Talks - 28 April 2021

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Arrivals of the delegations of the “Informal 5+1 Meeting on Cyprus” at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and from the start of the talks.

27-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Cyprus 5+1 Informal Talks

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A fresh United Nations-led bid to seek to resolve decades of tensions in Cyprus was due to get under way in Geneva on Tuesday, with Secretary-General António Guterres “realistic” about the chances of making progress, his spokesperson said.

23-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing Ukraine Aid Delivery OCHA 23 April 2021

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UN-led aid convoy brings 23 tonnes of humanitarian goods across contact line in east Ukraine

20-04-2021 | Edited News

Venezuela School Meals - WFP

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The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has signed an agreement with the Government of Venezuela to begin operations to provide the most vulnerable children in the South American country with nutritious school meals, it announced on Tuesday. The agency’s goal is to reach 185,000 students by year’s end and 1.5 million by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. It estimated the food assistance programme’s annual budget at $190 million.

20-04-2021 | Edited News

Tigray Displaced - UNICEF

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‘No end’ to conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warns UNICEF Disturbing reports have continued to emerge of widespread abuse of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, nearly six months since conflict erupted, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

16-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: North-East Nigeria Alert - UNHCR, OCHA

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A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed groups go “house-to-house” in the search for aid workers, the UN said on Friday.

14-04-2021 | Edited News

UNFPA State of World Population 2021

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“Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy”, says UNFPA’s latest report on the “State of World Population”

13-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Mozambique UNICEF & WFP

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UNICEF warns of a “very, very serious protection crisis in Mozambique” where growing attacks by jihadists are adding to an already desperate situation

09-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: OHCHR update on Princess Latifa and Prince Hamzah

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It is still not clear if Jordan’s Prince Hamzah is under de facto house arrest or not, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Friday. Despite an ongoing investigation into the Prince’s disappearance, Marta Hurtado, spokesperson for the OHCHR, told journalists that “no charges have yet been brought…We are concerned at the lack of transparency around these arrests and detentions”.

09-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: WHO Vaccine Advice

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The UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that a critical shortage of vaccines has left some countries unable to start COVID-19 inoculation campaigns, while insisting on a “vaccines and” - rather than a “vaccines-only” – approach to prevent infections spreading.

30-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Mozambique - Palma Attacks-OCHA - IOM - UNHCR - WFP

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Grave concern for women and children targeted in northern Mozambique violence: Disturbing reports of targeted attacks against civilians have continued to emerge from the northern Mozambique town of Palma, marking a serious escalation of violence and volatility in the Cabo Delgado region.

29-03-2021 | Edited News

Post Covid-19 Cities Report UN-Habitat 29 March 2021

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UN-Habitat report calls for post COVID-19 cities to lead the way to a fairer, greener and healthier future. A new report by UN-Habitat published on Tuesday demonstrated how cities can re-duce the impact of future pandemics and become more equitable, healthy and envi-ronmentally friendly.

26-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Tigray Camps Update - UNHCR

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UN humanitarians reported on Friday that aid teams have reached two camps for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region for the first time since fighting began in November, only to find them destroyed and the former occupants “scattered”.