The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the “main contributing factor” in a potentially devastating one per cent drop in projected global economic growth this year, UN development economists UNCTAD said on Thursday.
The Small Body of the Constitutional Committee convenes in Geneva from 21 March to 25 March.
Nearly a month since Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 3.5 million refugees have fled the country, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, citing massive needs among the new arrivals.
The first injection to offer long-lasting protection against HIV is being rolled out in South Africa and Brazil, as an alternative to daily medication, UNITAID said on Friday.
After a missile attack near the airport in Lviv in western Ukraine early on Friday, UN humanitarians warned that the situation across the country remains dire, following Russia’s invasion of its neighbour on 24 February.
Counter-terrorism policies are used to target, constrain, and attack civil society across the globe, says human rights expert at UN - Detentions in Guantánamo, Xinjiang, and Northeast Syria highlighted as ongoing egregious violations of human rights.
US$4.3 billion needed to help over 17 million people across Yemen – OCHA Donors convene this Wednesday to pledge support for humanitarian response in war-torn Yemen - Ukraine adds to Yemen’s woes as hunger emergency spreads
Almost one child per second in Ukraine is becoming a refugee of the war, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as the total number of people who have now fled the country since the Russian invasion began, passed three million.
The UN rights office, OHCHR, reiterated deep concern on Friday at the increasing number of civilian casualties in Ukraine following the Russian invasion on 24 February, before issuing a reminder to Moscow that any targeting of non-combatants could be a war crime.
The global failure to deliver enough COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries “is prolonging the pandemic” and causing tens of thousands of preventable deaths every week, senior UN figures told the Human Rights Council on Thursday.
Top UN-appointed rights investigators on Wednesday urged renewed efforts for a political solution to Syria’s devastating war, which has been marked by an uptick of violence and a deepening humanitarian crisis.
On day 13 of the conflict in Ukraine and amid rising numbers of civilian casualties, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet repeated her ceasefire call, as humanitarians described on Tuesday as “apocalyptic”.
UN humanitarians on Friday described as "unprecedented" the continuing outflow of children and families fleeing Russian military action in Ukraine, while also welcoming as-yet unconfirmed assurances of safe passage for relief teams seeking to provide urgently needed assistance.
Urgent debate on Ukraine continues at the UN Human Rights Council, with statements from Poland, the EU, Germany, Venezuela, the US, China and Great Britain.
An urgent debate on the Ukraine crisis began at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday, as UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet led calls for a ceasefire, while insisting that Russia’s “military attack on Ukraine opened a new and dangerous chapter in world history”.
Launch of the humanitarian appeals in support of the people of Ukraine (Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan)
Well over 600,000 people have fled Ukraine in under a week, since Russia’s “special military action” began, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as they issued an appeal to protect civilians from further bloodshed.
Launch of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is available from the newsroom:
The scheduled work of the UN Human Rights Council was halted temporarily on Monday as Member States were called to vote on a request from Ukraine to hold an urgent debate on the matter and to condemn Russia’s military operation.
Amid reported deadly missile attacks linked to Russia’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine, including the capital Kiev and other cities, terrified families have been forced to seek shelter underground, the UN said on Friday, adding that at least 100,000 have been likely displaced by the violence.
UN will stand by people of Ukraine amid rising tensions in East UN aid agencies will continue to support the people of Eastern Ukraine, following Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk separatist regions.
Fourth tropical cyclone in a month to slam into Madagascar UN aid agencies on Tuesday appeal for $26 million in funding to help the most vulnerable.
Ethiopia conflict: thousands of Eritrean refugees flee new deadly attack on camp. Thousands of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia have fled their camp in Afar region after a deadly attack earlier this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.
Drought Crisis Ethiopia UNICEF
Online access to 15 million pages of the League of Nations archives is now possible thanks to the completion of the new UN Archives Geneva Platform.
Food security in Tigray has plummeted after 15 months of conflict with almost 40 % (2 million people) of the Tigrayan population, says the UN World Food Programme (WFP)
As the number of children and youth in desperate need of education skyrockets with the Covid-19 pandemic, ECW (Education Cannot Wait) welcomes significant new funding from Germany
Burkina Faso: UN Human Rights “deplores military takeover”, calls for immediate release of President
For the first time in three weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find the Eritreans living there “scared and struggling to get enough to eat”, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.
Escalating conflict in Yemen has seen an alarming number of air and drone strikes already this year, notably against civilians and non-military targets, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
The UN and partners launched a more than $5 billion funding appeal for Afghanistan and the region on Tuesday, in the hope of shoring up collapsing basic services there, which have left 22 million in need of assistance inside the country and 5.7 million more requiring help beyond its borders.
Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Geneva, chaired the hybrid briefing, attended by the spokespersons and representatives of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Meteorological Organization, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization.