Syrians gather in Geneva for fresh round of talks aimed at writing new constitution for war-torn country. A fourth round of intra-Syrian talks hosted by the United Nations in Geneva could present an opportunity to “focus more heavily” on securing a peaceful political solution to almost a decade of fighting, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen said on Sunday.
UN appeals for $35 billion to help record world’s ‘most vulnerable and fragile’ in 2021. A record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, a near- 40 per cent increase on 2020 which is “almost entirely from COVID-19”, the UN’s emergency relief chief said on Tuesday.
First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum
“A good day for Afghanistan” as donors pledge support, anticipating peace. International donors pledged financial and political backing for Afghanistan’s peace process at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva on Tuesday, anticipating a sustainable ceasefire that will help the country rebuild and heal after decades of conflict.
UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing Ethiopia Update - OCHA UNHCR OHCHR WFP 24NOV2020
Carbon dioxide levels hit a new high despite COVID lockdowns - WMO. Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019 and are expected to keep rising this year despite a slight reduction in emissions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Monday.
Afghanistan pledging conference eyes development goals for coming four years