School meals a critical safety net amid global food crisis - WFP
At the bi-weekly Geneva press briefing on Tuesday, UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Marta Hurtado made the following comments on Afghanistan girls' education.
Conclusion of the Seventh Meeting of the Supervisory Committee on the Implementation of the Detainees’ Exchange Agreement
At the bi-weekly press briefing on Friday, UN Human Rights Office spokesperson made the following comments on a new report by the Office published today on Belarus.
10 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in extreme jeopardy with insecurity trickling into neighboring countries
Release of comprehensive report by the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine to the Human Rights Council
Launch of UN Syria Commission’s latest report
The Syrian conflict will only be resolved if all parties involved in it are prepared to make the kind of compromises on humanitarian grounds that followed last month’s earthquake disaster, UN negotiator Geir Pedersen said on Wednesday.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Tuesday delivered his global update to the 52nd UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, covering country situations and thematic issues.
Launch of the latest report of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
Malawi’s deadly cholera outbreak could worsen if - as expected - Tropical Cyclone Freddy triggers further heavy rainfall in the south of the country, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.
High Commissioner’s report on the Occupied Palestinian Territory to 52nd session of the Human Rights Council
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk expressed his support on Friday for the “restoration of civilian rule and the transition to democracy” in Sudan following the country's military coup in October 2021, during an update to the Member States at the Human Rights Council.
UN Human Rights Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani on human rights crisis in Myanmar and James Rodehaver Chief of Un Human Rights office for Myanmar.
Crimes against humanity in Nicaragua that have held the population “hostage” have likely been committed by pro-Government groups and sanctioned at the highest level since 2018, UN-appointed independent rights investigators said on Thursday, in their first report to be presented to the Human Rights Council.
UN refugee agency issues alert for Horn of Africa as rains fail for sixth time
The UN's Emergency Relief Chief Martin Griffiths appealed on Monday for $4.3 billion to assist 17.3 million of Yemen’s most vulnerable people, who've been severely impacted by years of war and economic hardship.
STORY: Tropical Storm Freddy Threats Mozambique Speakers: - Ms. Clare Nullis, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Spokesperson
As the death toll from the 6 February earthquake disaster topped 41,000 in Türkiye, the UN development experts estimated that 1.5 million people have been made homeless in the south of the country, where at least 500,000 new homes will need to be built.
Almost a year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the UN appealed on Wednesday for $5.6 billion to help millions of people affected inside the war-torn country and beyond.
Speakers: - Corinna Fleischer, WFP Regional Director in the Middle East, Northern Africa and Eastern Europe - Sivanka Dhanapala, UNCHR Representative in Syria - Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) - Catharina Boehme, Chef de Cabinet, World Health Organization (WHO)
UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, called for assurances that there would be no political obstacles to delivering the much-needed assistance inside Syria.
Türkiye, Syria quake latest: full scale of disaster still unfolding, UN humanitarians warn The full scale of the double earthquake disaster in Türkiye and Syria is still unfolding, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as they stressed the critical need to step up search and rescue efforts for victims and ensure that lifesaving aid reaches all those who need it. According to the Government of Türkiye, at least 3,381 people died and more than 20,000 were injured after a 7.8 magnitude quake struck close to the southern city of Gaziantep early on Monday, followed by another 7.5 magnitude earthquake several hours later.
“UNDP – New report "Journey to and from Extremism" focusing on violent extremism in Sub Saharan Africa” Speakers are Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and Nirina Kiplagat, main author and UNDP Regional Peacebuilding Advisor.
UN Health agency launches the Global Breast Cancer Initiative to tackle the most common cancer with some of the greatest inequities
Two years after coup, Myanmar faces profound ‘regression’ – UN rights office Jeremy Laurence, spokesperson, OHCHR, and James Rodehaver, chief of Myanmar Team, OHCHR (speaking from Bangkok).
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed on Tuesday for $1.6 billion to fund core operations this year, as the people it helps face hitting “rock bottom”.
UN aid coordination office OCHA called on Tuesday for sustained and long-term funding for the troubled Lake Chad region, warning that 1 million people now need humanitarian aid there. The appeal came during the Third High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region.