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13-07-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing Tigray Update WFP - WHO 13 July 2021

ENG

UN humanitarians appealed on Tuesday for better access to Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, after the first aid trucks in days to reach the local capital, Mekelle, encountered multiple, rigorous checks on their way there.

09-07-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Afghanistan Health Needs - WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) concerned about worsening access to provide life-saving medicines and supplies in Afghanistan

06-07-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: South Sudan - Humanitarian Crisis - UNICEF

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“We are going through the worst humanitarian crisis since independence”, says UNICEF ahead of South Sudan’s 10 years anniversary

02-07-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: First Food Supplies For Venezuela - WFP

ENG

First food supplies to school children arrived in Venezuela, the UN World Food Programme announced 

02-07-2021 | Edited News , Conference extracts , Photo stories

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Day 5

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01-07-2021 | Edited News , Conference extracts , Photo stories

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Day 4

ENG

30-06-2021 | Edited News , Photo stories

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Day 3

ENG

29-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Heatwave Alert - WMO

ENG

A "pressure-cooker" heatwave that's broken temperature records twice in two days continues to threaten vulnerable people in the US northwest and western Canada, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

29-06-2021 | Edited News

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

ENG

UN humanitarians expressed concern on Tuesday at the latest developments in Ethiopia's Tigray region, highlighting the ongoing famine-like conditions and potential for disease outbreaks unless aid access is forthcoming.

29-06-2021 | Edited News , Photo stories

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Day 2

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Meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Switzerland - Day Two

28-06-2021 | Edited News , Conference extracts , Photo stories

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Day 1, Opening

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Meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Switzerland 28 June 2021

25-06-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: WFP-WHO Syria Aid Appeal 25 June 2021

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The imminent closure of the last cross-border aid lifeline to north-west Syria must be postponed beyond the 10 July deadline, UN humanitarians said on Friday, noting that no cross-line supplies had reached Idlib from Damascus in nearly a year.

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

ENG

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 

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

ENG

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

ENG

“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

ENG

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

ENG

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.