World’s problems must be tackled together, say UN and EU at Geneva exhibition
The independence of Venezuela’s justice system has been “deeply eroded”, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the State’s repression of government opponents, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Thursday.
The temporary reduction in carbon emissions caused by global COVID-19 lockdowns did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. Greenhouse gas concentrations are at record levels, and the planet is on path towards dangerous overheating, the multi-agency United in Science 2021 warns.
The future of Syria is bleak, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, highlighting escalating conflict in several areas of the war-ravaged country, demonstrations linked to a plummeting economy and a return to siege tactics.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday hailed significant international financial support and solidarity with the people of Afghanistan at a flash appeal in Geneva, in which he appealed for a “lifeline” for the country’s most vulnerable people.
The international community should urgently offer a “lifeline” to millions of vulnerable Afghans “who face perhaps their most perilous hour”, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.
Rights abuses intensifying in eastern DR Congo with millions in need: UNHCR
UN warn of ‘urgent imperative’ to start winter planting to avoid acute food insecurity in Afghanistan
UN - Rath Museum Geneva: More than 200 works of art from United Nations Geneva have for the first time left the historic Palais des Nations to make the journey across the city to Musée Rath, where they will be on display until 10 October 2021.a 03 September 2021
Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years disproportionately impacting poorer countries, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) said on Wednesday.
"Presentation of the Regional Refugee Preparedness and Response Plan for Afghanistan"
Launch of the UNICEF Gender and Migration Report UNICEF
Low and middle-income countries now carrying the burden of hypertension, new report finds
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet led calls on Tuesday for Afghanistan’s new Taliban leaders to respect the rights of all Afghans, with the treatment of women and girls “a fundamental red line” that should not be crossed.
UN humanitarian agencies and their partners still have access to people in need across Afghanistan, they indicated on Friday, despite the prevailing “sense of fear” felt by many.
UN agencies urge Taliban to make good on promises to protect vulnerable Afghan civilians continue to bear the brunt of the Taliban takeover in the country where humanitarian needs remain critical and widespread among existing and newly displaced populations, UN agencies said on Tuesday.
Afghanistan is on course to witness its highest number of documented civilian casualties in a single year since records began, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
UN rights chief warns of likely war crimes in Afghanistan as Taliban reclaims control.
The latest data on climate change from the world’s leading experts in the field indicates that the existential phenomenon is widespread, rapid and intensifying, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday, while also noting that its worst impacts could be slowed if emissions were reduced quickly.
The World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday that it is facing a 70 per cent funding shortfall in Myanmar, where millions face growing food insecurity.
Ceasefire in Tigray more urgent than ever: UN emergency relief chief
Attacks on healthcare facilities and personnel from 2018-2020 in 17 countries have had a devastating impact on the delivery of lifesaving services around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
The people of Beirut need to see accountability for the deepening crisis they have faced after the devastating port blasts in the Lebanese capital 12 months ago, the UN right chief said on Tuesday.
UN Children's Fund UNICEF warned on Friday of an estimated tenfold increase in the number of children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition over the next 12 months in Tigray, the development coming amid calls for greater aid access to the wartorn Ethiopian region from UN emergency relief chief Martin Griffiths and others.
“Education, safety, friends and food have been replaced by anxiety, violence, and teenage pregnancy,” because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Tuesday.
World Health Organization spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic on the WHO Director-General’s call for support from China in the continued scientific search for the origins of COVID-19.
The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service completed its first scheduled passenger flight to Mekelle on Thursday after a month-long break linked to the eight-month conflict in Tigray, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service, chaired the hybrid briefing which was attended by spokespersons of the United Nations Refugee Agency, the World Meteorological Organization, and the World Health Organization.
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) concerned about worsening access to provide life-saving medicines and supplies in Afghanistan
“We are going through the worst humanitarian crisis since independence”, says UNICEF ahead of South Sudan’s 10 years anniversary
First food supplies to school children arrived in Venezuela, the UN World Food Programme announced
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.
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.