On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, young researchers discussed the future of Sports, Culture and Tourism with top international officials.
Siberia ‘sets extreme weather record’ for Arctic Circle. Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) have been approved pending final verification by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), it said on Tuesday.
Human Rights Council unanimously calls on top UN rights official to take action on racist violence. The UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, is to spearhead efforts to address systemic racism on people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, the Human Rights Council decided on Friday.
Global deliveries of critical equipment to tackle COVID-19 pandemic will grind to a halt unless urgent funding is made available to maintain air fleet, UN World Food Program warns.
I am my brother’s keeper, George Floyd’s brother tells UN Human Rights Council. The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday heard powerful testimony from the brother of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of US police officers sparked worldwide protest.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi discusses the findings in UNHCR’s flagship annual report, Global Trends in Forced Displacement. The report, which details the figures in the numbers of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people as of end 2019, will be launched on Thursday, June 18.
Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact. The COVID-19 crisis has put another 200,000 Syrian refugees in need of emergency assistance in the last three months alone, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funding to confront new challenges posed by the health emergency.
Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate. After a three month long COVID-19-enforced break, the Human Rights Council resumed its work at UN Geneva on Monday, giving the green light to a rare Urgent Debate on racism, alleged police brutality and violence against protesters sickened by the killing of American George Floyd in police custody.
YEMEN: Severe funding gaps for humanitarian aid as cases of Covid-19 are on the rise
Conflict-hit Nigerian families hit by COVID lockdowns on ‘life-support’: WFP . Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including conflict-hit communities “on life-support” in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.