UN launch plan to alleviate suffering in 2022 as humanitarian needs continue to rise
A summit for sustainable finance opened on Monday in Geneva in which speakers highlighted how transitioning to a sustainable economy today is our joint responsibility, particularly in view of the climate emergency. The financial sector has a crucial role to play, alongside regulatory authorities and innovators, they maintained. Between 2019 and 2020, sustainable investment rose by 31 per cent in Switzerland, to over 1,500 billion francs, the organisers of the Building Bridges Summit said.
Amid escalating conflict in Yemen, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday that access to lifesaving aid is becoming harder for civilians in Marib governorate, including more than one million people who are estimated to be displaced there.
In Geneva the Young Activists Summit is taking place. Six young people with inspirational plans for our world have come to the United Nations to share their hopes and dreams, and to show other young people what can be achieved when a vision of making the world a better place becomes reality.
According to reports, at least 1,000 individuals are believed to have been detained over the past couple of weeks – with some reports putting the figure much higher.
Amid growing concerns about the plight of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers at the Poland-Belarus border, UN agencies on Friday urged all parties to respect their human rights and to refrain from using them for political ends.
Miscellaneous shots of video mapping on the front wall of Palais des Nations, Geneva. Various shots of the silent march preparation in support of the COP26 in Glasgow, starting in front of the Palais des Nations going to the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of a global risk of syringe shortage in 2022
Sudan coup: Human Rights Council hears calls for return to democratic rule International calls for the restoration of democratic government in Sudan continued on Friday, as the Human Rights Council met in special session in Geneva to discuss the recent coup by the Sudanese military against the Transitional Government.
With cyclones occurring more frequently and causing a lot of damage, the World Food Programme (WFP) has started a drone hub to respond faster to emergencies
Tigray - Joint investigation into alleged violations of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law committed by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia – report by the UN Human Rights Office and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
Half of Afghanistan’s population face acute hunger without urgent humanitarian relief
‘Big disappointment’ over lack agreement in Syria constitution drafting process
Syria Constitutional Committee – Day 5 Arrivals and Meeting
Syria Constitutional Committee – Day 4 Arrivals and Meeting
Syria Constitutional Committee – 2 Day Arrivals and Meeting
Shameful milestone’ in Yemen as 10,000 children killed or maimed since fighting began
Ongoing conflict and violence across Yemen continue to impact heavily on the country’s people who desperately need the fighting to end, so that they can rebuild their lives, the UN’s senior humanitarian official in the country said on Monday.
The first official clinical definition of “post COVID” condition has been agreed upon after global consultation and released to help boost treatment for sufferers, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.