Israel urged to allow humanitarians to continue working in Palestine

Allow human rights and humanitarian organizations to continue their work in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), UN agencies and other partners have urged Israel. On Thursday morning, Israeli Forces broke into, searched and sealed the offices of seven Palestinian human rights and humanitarian organizations³ in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Their property was confiscated… Continue reading Israel urged to allow humanitarians to continue working in Palestine

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Living Sustainably: 10 Tips on How to Be More Sustainable

10 Sustainable Tips to Level Up Your Personal Sustainability Do you drive an electric car, subsist on lentils, and refuse to throw anything away? Is your library stocked with dog-eared copies of Silent Spring, A Sand County Almanac, and The World Without Us and your home outfitted with solar panels, smart switches, beehives, and compost… Continue reading Living Sustainably: 10 Tips on How to Be More Sustainable

Grain deal ‘victory for diplomacy,’ UN chief tells journalists in Ukraine

Speaking at a press conference alongside Presidents Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to visit “again during such a difficult period”.  Despite that the Black Sea Grain Initiative was signed a few weeks ago, the UN chief reiterated that “there is no solution to the global food crisis without ensuring full global… Continue reading Grain deal ‘victory for diplomacy,’ UN chief tells journalists in Ukraine

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South Sudan: ‘Urgent collective efforts’ needed in most dangerous humanitarian situation

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, called on Thursday for joint action to address the aid crisis in the country and end attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers. “It takes a village to raise a child. In the same way, it takes an array of partners to… Continue reading South Sudan: ‘Urgent collective efforts’ needed in most dangerous humanitarian situation

UN deplores deadly attack in Afghanistan, killing scores and injuring many others

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned on Thursday, a fatal attack on a Mosque in the capital, Kabul. “We deplore yesterday’s attack in a Kabul Mosque, the latest in a disturbing series of bombings which have killed & injured more than 250 people in recent weeks, the highest monthly number of civilian casualties… Continue reading UN deplores deadly attack in Afghanistan, killing scores and injuring many others

First Person: Heartbroken but hopeful, under Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Zarina* is a young Afghan woman entrepreneur. Her drive for innovating, and passion for baking made her one of Afghanistan’s youngest entrepreneurs. Her business is still running, but her clients are scarce and her plans for expansion across the country had to be shut down. “I told myself that I should travel to Kabul and… Continue reading First Person: Heartbroken but hopeful, under Taliban rule in Afghanistan

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UN chief pays second call on Ukraine, will visit grain-exporting Black Sea Port

Secretary-General António Guterres arrived on Wednesday to Lviv, the largest city in Western Ukraine. “Tomorrow, he will join President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a meeting hosted by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine,” UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq told a regular press briefing in New York. “He will go on to visit Odesa and then Istanbul… Continue reading UN chief pays second call on Ukraine, will visit grain-exporting Black Sea Port

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WHO warns of disease threat amid Horn of Africa drought

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday highlighted the need to support millions facing starvation and disease in the Horn of Africa. Speaking from Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said drought, conflict, climate change and increasing prices for food, fuel and fertilizer, are all contributing to lack of access to sufficient food.  The… Continue reading WHO warns of disease threat amid Horn of Africa drought

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Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria completes mission to northeast

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Imran Riza, on Wednesday concluded a four-day mission to the northeast, where he visited camps hosting thousands of displaced persons.  The region is in the grip of a severe water crisis in all aspects – from drinking water, to irrigation, food production, and power generation – which… Continue reading Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria completes mission to northeast

UN agriculture agency helps protect against threat of locust in Yemen

Following heavy widespread rains in Yemen, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) remains on high alert as the threat of desert locust emergence looms, the UN agency said on Wednesday. To avert losses triggered by the voracious pest, FAO recently delivered various equipment and machinery to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Fisheries (MAIF) in Aden.… Continue reading UN agriculture agency helps protect against threat of locust in Yemen

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Statement: In solidarity, we honour the global humanitarian community

On World Humanitarian Day, as humanitarian needs globally have reached an all-time high, we salute and honour humanitarians’ life-saving work.  They save and protect lives and ensure access to essential resources including food, shelter and health services in the toughest locations for the 305.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide.  Statement: In solidarity,… Continue reading Statement: In solidarity, we honour the global humanitarian community

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The World Health Organization steps up assistance to flood-ravaged Yemen

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided emergency assistance, in an urgent response to the needs of communities affected by floods in Yemen, the UN agency said on Wednesday. In addition to health and laboratory supplies, it has supported specialized trauma teams and joined field missions along with national health authorities and other humanitarian partners.… Continue reading The World Health Organization steps up assistance to flood-ravaged Yemen

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UNICEF Reaches 350,000 Children With Cash Assistance Through “Spilno” Program

NEW YORK (August 17, 2022) – UNICEF’s humanitarian cash assistance program has now reached more than 350,000 children in Ukraine. The ‘Spilno’ program, launched on March 31, 2022 together with the Ministry of Social Policy, was created to address the needs of families with children, who are among the most vulnerable groups in Ukraine. Since then,… Continue reading UNICEF Reaches 350,000 Children With Cash Assistance Through “Spilno” Program

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Sri Lanka’s economic crisis pushes health system to brink of collapse

Sri Lanka is in the midst of the worst socio-economic crisis in its history, and the once robust health-care system is nearing collapse, with patients at risk from power shortages, a lack of medicines, and equipment shortages. When Ruchika found out she was pregnant with her second child, in October 2021, she could not have… Continue reading Sri Lanka’s economic crisis pushes health system to brink of collapse

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Technical Officer at World Health Organization (WHO) Cairo, Egypt

August 17, 2022 Deadline: 27 August 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 1 year. The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. Key Job… Continue reading Technical Officer at World Health Organization (WHO) Cairo, Egypt

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Technical Officer at World Health Organization (WHO) Cairo, Egypt

You are here: Home / Egypt / Technical Officer at World Health Organization (WHO) Cairo, Egypt August 17, 2022 Deadline: 25 August 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 1 year. The primary role… Continue reading Technical Officer at World Health Organization (WHO) Cairo, Egypt

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Administration Associate at WFP, Cairo, Egypt

You are here: Home / Administration / Administration Associate at WFP, Cairo, Egypt August 17, 2022 Deadline: 27 August 2022 The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Administration Associate in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this project is 1 year. World Food Programme is the… Continue reading Administration Associate at WFP, Cairo, Egypt

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Regional Head of Talent Acquisition at WFP, Cairo, Egypt

You are here: Home / Administration / Regional Head of Talent Acquisition at WFP, Cairo, Egypt August 17, 2022 Deadline: 28 August 2022 The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Head of Talent Acquisition in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this project is 2… Continue reading Regional Head of Talent Acquisition at WFP, Cairo, Egypt

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First Person: ‘We are the hope, we are the power keeping Afghanistan together’

Mahbouba Sera, one of the world’s most prominent women’s rights activists, chose to stay in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover in August 2021, to witness what was happening to her country, and to work for a society that benefits all of its people. “The first nights and days were especially horrible. Afghanistan was turning into… Continue reading First Person: ‘We are the hope, we are the power keeping Afghanistan together’

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Sidelined in Afghanistan, a Wheelchair Athlete Refuses to Give Up

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN – Fatima was born with a disability which confines her to a wheelchair. When she started school, she endured bullying and insults. She would often come home crying. But her parents were supportive, and Fatima refused to give up on herself. In 2018, she joined a wheelchair basketball team organized by a community organization… Continue reading Sidelined in Afghanistan, a Wheelchair Athlete Refuses to Give Up

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Rohingya refugees share concerns with UN rights commissioner during visit to Cox’s Bazar

During her first official visit to Bangladesh, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, met with a host of officials, civil society representatives and Rohingya refugees on Tuesday. In Cox’s Bazar, she visited camps housing Rohingya refugees who, after terrible repression and human rights violations, fled Myanmar five years ago “to get some… Continue reading Rohingya refugees share concerns with UN rights commissioner during visit to Cox’s Bazar

Amidst military rule, UN envoy travels to Myanmar for first time

The visit follows the Security Council’s latest call for an end to the violence and unimpeded humanitarian access to the Southeast Asian nation. Ms. Heyzer, a women’s rights activist from Singapore, will focus on addressing the deteriorating situation there, according to the UN.  News agencies cited security officials who wished to remain anonymous in reporting that… Continue reading Amidst military rule, UN envoy travels to Myanmar for first time

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UN HIV/AIDS advocate and ‘proud champion’ of women dies at 92

“She consistently called attention to the importance of addressing the needs of women, and of involving women directly in making and carrying out development policy, which she believed was particularly important for population policies and programmes,” UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement on behalf of the UN chief. A native of Pakistan, she served as… Continue reading UN HIV/AIDS advocate and ‘proud champion’ of women dies at 92

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First Person: ‘I realized Afghan women were still fighting. And I chose to be one of them’

Nasima*, 36, is a peacebuilder and a women’s rights activist in Afghanistan. After the Taliban regained effective control of the country a year ago, she continued to work in Afghanistan, in what would soon become one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. “I was in my office on 15 August 2021. At 8 a.m.,… Continue reading First Person: ‘I realized Afghan women were still fighting. And I chose to be one of them’

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WFP: First Ukrainian humanitarian grain shipment leaves for Horn of Africa

The first vessel transporting Ukrainian wheat grain to support humanitarian operations run by the World Food Programme (WFP) has left the port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, the UN agency reported on Tuesday.  The MV Brave Commander departed with 23,000 metric tonnes of wheat grain for WFP’s response in the Horn of Africa, where… Continue reading WFP: First Ukrainian humanitarian grain shipment leaves for Horn of Africa

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UNICEF: Help Needed to Save Lives, Safeguard Futures in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, a country strained by decades of insecurity and devastating natural disasters, has long been one of the most dangerous places to be a child. Still, it was a very different country a year ago. Before the Taliban seized power on Aug. 15, 2021, there were 1 million girls in Afghanistan attending high school. Women could work.… Continue reading UNICEF: Help Needed to Save Lives, Safeguard Futures in Afghanistan

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Humanitarian funding still needed for ‘pure catastrophe’ situation in Afghanistan

Although $4.4 billion is required to fund humanitarian operations in Afghanistan, $1.8 billion has been received so far, or roughly 40 per cent, a senior UN official told journalists in New York on Monday, warning of the dire consequences as winter approaches.  “The situation can be best described as a pure catastrophe,” said Dr. Ramiz… Continue reading Humanitarian funding still needed for ‘pure catastrophe’ situation in Afghanistan

Conference opens to draft first-ever treaty on ocean’s biological diversity

Amidst calls for flexibility, openness and the spirit of compromise that prevailed in 1982, when the landmark “constitution for the oceans” was adopted, the new treaty aims to codify international law around territorial waters, sea lanes and marine resources. The session, which runs until 26 August, was convened following a decision taken by the General… Continue reading Conference opens to draft first-ever treaty on ocean’s biological diversity

Mali: Security situation deteriorates, human rights concerns rise

UN troop rotations in the peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) resumed on Monday with a new approval mechanism one month after they were suspended by the ruling junta, which accused 49 Ivorian soldiers of entering the country without permission.  The soldiers, who were described by the Government of Mali as “mercenaries,” were part of logistical support… Continue reading Mali: Security situation deteriorates, human rights concerns rise

A Safe Place for Girls and Boys to Learn and Play in Afghanistan

Seven-year-old Nabeela loves spending time at the UNICEF Child-Friendly Space in Qalan Bafan, Balkh Province, northern Afghanistan. She’s animated and enthusiastic as she leads her friends in a review of the English alphabet, carefully drawing letters as she takes her turn at the white board. “When Nabeela first arrived here, she was very shy but now… Continue reading A Safe Place for Girls and Boys to Learn and Play in Afghanistan

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UN agencies underline commitment to women and girls in Afghanistan one year after Taliban takeover

“It has been a year of increasing disrespect for their right to live free and equal lives, denying them opportunity to livelihoods, access to health care and education, and escape from situations of violence,” said Sima Bahous, Executive Director at UN Women.  🚨What is happening in #Afghanistan is an alarm bell for us all. 🚨… Continue reading UN agencies underline commitment to women and girls in Afghanistan one year after Taliban takeover

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Yemen: UN envoy underscores need to ‘end the conflict, not merely manage it’

While continuing to count on international support to implement, extend, and expand the current truce, Hans Grundberg underscored the “need to end the conflict, not merely manage it”. ‘Build a lasting peace’ The UN envoy lauded the parties for extending the truce until 2 October, continuing “the longest pause in fighting since the war began”… Continue reading Yemen: UN envoy underscores need to ‘end the conflict, not merely manage it’

In the words of Mahbouba Seraj: “We are the hope, we are the power keeping Afghanistan together”.

On 15 August 2021, I was in Afghanistan, in my office. I witnessed everything from the minute it happened. The first nights and days were especially horrible. Afghanistan was turning into chaos—people were running everywhere; offices were closing. It was all happening in front of my eyes: in 24 hours a democracy we worked for… Continue reading In the words of Mahbouba Seraj: “We are the hope, we are the power keeping Afghanistan together”.

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In focus: Women in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover

In focus: Women in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover Decades of progress on gender equality and women’s rights have been wiped out in mere months. We must continue to act together, united in our insistence on guarantees of respect for the full spectrum of women’s rights.” Read the complete statement. Stripped of their… Continue reading In focus: Women in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover

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In the words of Najiba*: “Women need women to support each other”.

Najiba*, 45, is a mother, former university lecturer and counsellor who helps women heal from trauma in Afghanistan. Despite threats and restrictions on her freedom to move, she continues to enable women to learn and heal. In the words of Najiba*: “Women need women to support each other”. I have helped women survivors of violence… Continue reading In the words of Najiba*: “Women need women to support each other”.

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In the words of Zarina*: “I am heartbroken, but hopeful”.

Zarina*, 28, is a young Afghan woman entrepreneur. Her drive for innovating and passion for baking made her one of Afghanistan’s youngest entrepreneurs. Her business is still running, but her clients are scarce and her plans for expansion across the country had to be shut down. In the words of Zarina*: “I am heartbroken, but… Continue reading In the words of Zarina*: “I am heartbroken, but hopeful”.

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Depriving Girls Of Secondary Education Translates To A Loss Of At Least $500 Million For Afghan Economy In Last 12 Months

NEW YORK (August 15, 2022) – Keeping girls out of secondary school costs Afghanistan 2.5% of its annual GDP, according to a new analysis by UNICEF. If the current cohort of three million girls were able to complete their secondary education and participate in the job market, girls and women would contribute at least $5.4 billion… Continue reading Depriving Girls Of Secondary Education Translates To A Loss Of At Least $500 Million For Afghan Economy In Last 12 Months

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In the words of Nasima*: “I realized Afghan women were still fighting. And I chose to be one of them”.

Nasima*, 36, is a peacebuilder and a women’s rights activists. She has been living in Afghanistan all her life. After 15 August 2021, she continued to work in Afghanistan in what would soon become one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. In the words of Nasima*: “I realized Afghan women were still fighting. And… Continue reading In the words of Nasima*: “I realized Afghan women were still fighting. And I chose to be one of them”.

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‘We can’t turn our backs on Afghanistan’s future’: A Resident Coordinator Blog

“Shortly before the Taliban takeover in 2021, I visited an orphanage in Kunduz, a city in the north of Afghanistan. I was heartbroken when I spoke with a young girl there who had lost her entire family the day before, following intense fighting between the Afghan National Security Forces and the Taliban. Although she was… Continue reading ‘We can’t turn our backs on Afghanistan’s future’: A Resident Coordinator Blog

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Statement: ‘Meticulously constructed policies of inequality’ – Afghanistan one year on

In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the situation of Afghan women and girls. This has spanned every aspect of their human rights, from living standards to social and political status. It has been a year of increasing disrespect for their right… Continue reading Statement: ‘Meticulously constructed policies of inequality’ – Afghanistan one year on

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First Person: One year on from Haiti earthquake, time to return home

On 14 August 2021 a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, destroying, or rendering uninhabitable tens of thousands of houses across three departments in the south of Haiti, including Plaisimond Milaure’s home. For the last year, she’s been living in a tent outside the city of Les Cayes, supported by UN agencies. One year on, she… Continue reading First Person: One year on from Haiti earthquake, time to return home

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In Colombia, UN Women Executive Director galvanizes action for women’s leadership and gender equality

UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous conducted a three-day mission in Colombia, where she met with government officials, civil society groups, and partners. The purpose of the mission was to build on momentum and galvanize action for women’s leadership and gender equality across Colombia.  In Colombia, UN Women Executive Director galvanizes action for women’s leadership… Continue reading In Colombia, UN Women Executive Director galvanizes action for women’s leadership and gender equality

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United States: Concrete actions needed to ‘lay the scourge of racism to rest’ – UN expert

After the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) reviewed the US’ racial justice record, the UN human rights office issued a statement in which CERD Expert and Country Rapporteur Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula recounted her observation that the country’s firearm homicide rate had increased, especially amongst black men and in impoverished communities.  While… Continue reading United States: Concrete actions needed to ‘lay the scourge of racism to rest’ – UN expert

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Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

A UN-chartered vessel should soon arrive at the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, to collect wheat that will help feed millions of hungry people in the Horn of Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday. This will be the first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative… Continue reading Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

Youth leadership and intergenerational partnership: The driving force of Generation Equality

Youth and adolescents are leading global movements for change, bringing renewed energy and opportunities for achieving a more equal world for all. Generation Equality is building on this momentum by uplifting the leadership and contributions of the new generation in the fight for gender equality and bringing them together in partnership with advocates and visionaries… Continue reading Youth leadership and intergenerational partnership: The driving force of Generation Equality

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‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

“The future is immensely bleak for Afghans if more is not done by the international community to ensure the Taliban changes its modus operandi and complies with its human rights obligations,” they said in a statement.  The experts recalled that following the Taliban takeover last August, they had appealed for the international community to take… Continue reading ‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

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UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative Celebrates Two Years in U.S.

UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative creates safe, equitable, inclusive and child-responsive cities and communities around the world. Since CFCI’s U.S. launch in 2020, five cities and one county have partnered with UNICEF USA to pilot the two-year CFCI framework for action. One of these is the city of Houston, which through the CFCI has become a city… Continue reading UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative Celebrates Two Years in U.S.

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From the Field: Young Fijians work with older generation for a sustainable future

On the island nation of Fiji, young people are working in solidarity with their elders, benefiting from their knowledge and experience to protect the fragile ecosystem. “Projects Abroad” youth volunteers conserving Fiji’s beaches., by UNDP One such project involves young people conserving and protecting Fiji’s coral reef and the marine environment around the island. The… Continue reading From the Field: Young Fijians work with older generation for a sustainable future

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140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger than ever – OCHA

The news comes at a time when global needs are at an all-time high, with a record 303 million people in crisis worldwide. “UN appeals aim to reach 204 million of the most vulnerable. Never before have humanitarians been called to respond to this level of need and they are doing so in ever more… Continue reading 140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger than ever – OCHA

UN chief’s Youth Day message: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

International Youth Day celebrates “the power of partnerships across generations,” the UN chief said in his message for the day. Commemorated annually on 12 August, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that this year’s theme – “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages” – reminds us of “a basic truth” that “we need people of all… Continue reading UN chief’s Youth Day message: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

Statement: Intergenerational solidarity – Creating a world for all ages

Ageism is an issue of inequality, discrimination, and injustice. Without tackling it, we will not achieve gender equality by 2030. Ageism impacts everyone—young and old. Prejudices surrounding age are widespread and unchallenged—in our attitudes, beliefs, policies, and societies—and create a formidable barrier to young women’s full participation in their communities. Negative stereotypes can exacerbate harmful… Continue reading Statement: Intergenerational solidarity – Creating a world for all ages

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After the storm: what an environmental tragedy can teach us about climate resilience and ecosystem restoration

The mountainous Colombian island of Providencia – which lies midway in the extension of the Caribbean Sea that separates Costa Rica and Jamaica – is home to stunning colours of the sea, lush underwater landscapes, extensive mangrove forests, and even tropical dry forests. The diversity of marine ecosystems and surrounding natural wonders, including the yearly… Continue reading After the storm: what an environmental tragedy can teach us about climate resilience and ecosystem restoration

‘Very alarming’ conditions at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,  IAEA chief warns

“These military actions near such a large nuclear facility could lead to very serious consequences,” Mr. Grossi said at the meeting requested by Russia, which was marked by resounding calls to allow the Agency’s technical experts to visit the area amid mounting safety concerns. IAEA has been in frequent contact with both Ukraine and Russia… Continue reading ‘Very alarming’ conditions at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,  IAEA chief warns

UNICEF in East Asia and the Pacific

Across East Asia and the Pacific, children are facing hurdles to return to school, as the world recovers from COVID-19 and the evidence of its costs to children’s development becomes increasingly clear. Lack of internet access during extended school closures and teachers’ struggles to implement new ways of learning have resulted in significant education losses… Continue reading UNICEF in East Asia and the Pacific

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Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance has saved lives, but immense needs remain

Despite an unprecedented scale-up in assistance in Afghanistan over the past year, immense needs still exist and the future looks bleak, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Thursday.   Following the Taliban takeover last August, UN agencies and their partners remained in Afghanistan, providing aid to nearly 23 million people, or nearly 94… Continue reading Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance has saved lives, but immense needs remain

Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine 

“The terrible tragedy of war highlights historic policy choices made in the past that badly affect children with disabilities,” the Special Rapporteurs said. The independent experts flagged that “Ukraine faces the daunting task of reinventing many of its social and economic systems when this war is finally brought to an end”. Raising the alarm The… Continue reading Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine 

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Barbados: New UN disaster preparedness hub built on ‘frontlines of climate change’

A new UN-backed humanitarian logistics hub and training centre in Barbados aims to strengthen emergency preparedness and response across the Caribbean, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in announcing the news on Thursday.  The facility is a partnership between the UN agency, the Barbadian Government, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and will… Continue reading Barbados: New UN disaster preparedness hub built on ‘frontlines of climate change’

‘Catastrophic’ drought displaces one million in Somalia, world asked to ‘step up’ support

A devastating drought in Somalia has reached unprecedented levels, leaving one million people within the country currently registered as displaced, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday. More than 755,000 people have been internally displaced in Somalia because of the severe dry spell this year, bringing the total figure to one million since January… Continue reading ‘Catastrophic’ drought displaces one million in Somalia, world asked to ‘step up’ support

Ukraine: UN chief appeals for end to military activities at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant

Military activities around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant in Ukraine must stop immediately, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, warning of the potential danger to the area and beyond amid ongoing shelling.  Europe’s largest nuclear plant has been occupied by Russian forces since March, and last week the external power supply system was damaged in… Continue reading Ukraine: UN chief appeals for end to military activities at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant

One Tree Planted Launches the Grove, A Monthly Giving Program That Plants Trees

Introducing: The Grove! We’ve been working behind the scenes for some time now, and we’re so excited to share this with you. The Grove is exactly what it sounds like: a special group of individuals that are passionate about giving back on a regular basis. And just like the trees that form a grove in… Continue reading One Tree Planted Launches the Grove, A Monthly Giving Program That Plants Trees

Climate Action for Kids: 7 Ways to Inspire the Budding Environmentalist

ways to protect the environment for kids Climate change is an issue that will touch everyone on this planet, but rising temperatures, reduced air quality, extreme weather and other impacts will, without a doubt, impact kids throughout their lives. And while it shouldn’t be up to them to solve a problem that they’ve inherited, they… Continue reading Climate Action for Kids: 7 Ways to Inspire the Budding Environmentalist

Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From July 2022

7 Good Environmental News Stories From The Past Month That Will Make You Smile  Summer is flying by, and we’ll be sad to see it go. But with it comes more good news ranging from new coral discoveries to empowering women in agroforestry, improved cyclone predictions and the restoration of horseshoe crabs. Clear your mind… Continue reading Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From July 2022

Can You Really Plant and Grow a Tree For One Dollar? We Break it Down

How Much Does it Cost to Plant a Tree? It’s Complicated As an environmental nonprofit that’s dedicated to making it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees, we’re committed to honoring our promise that we’ll plant one tree for every $1 donated. But truthfully, reforestation is anything but simple. And as we… Continue reading Can You Really Plant and Grow a Tree For One Dollar? We Break it Down

9 Interesting Facts About Mangroves

If you’ve ever been on vacation by the beach somewhere tropical, you’ve probably encountered mangrove trees and noticed their incredible ability to grow, seemingly, with their roots underwater. In fact, the mangrove is a tree family unlike any other — and they’re crucial for helping the environment and protecting the world’s coastlines.  Mangroves are salt-tolerant… Continue reading 9 Interesting Facts About Mangroves

7 Ways That You Can Protect Biodiversity This Week

The Importance of Biodiversity Cannot Be Overstated. Here are 7 ways You Can Protect It! You may have heard us speak on the importance of conserving biodiversity in the natural world, and perhaps you asked yourself, “what exactly is biodiversity, anyways?”. Biodiversity or biological diversity is a term that’s used to describe the variation of… Continue reading 7 Ways That You Can Protect Biodiversity This Week

10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

Meaghan Weeden | July 7, 2022 | 4 min read If you’re wondering why wildfires are getting worse, the answer might come as a surprise: although science shows that climate change is driving the increasing severity, over 90% of forest fires in the United States are caused by humans and many of them can be prevented. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Effects The EPA and Air Quality

As you’ve probably heard, in a 6-3 ruling on June 30th, the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled in favor of West Virginia in a stunning (but unsurprising) legal move that limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to combat climate change. Dissenting Justice Elena Kagan stated: “Today, the Court strips the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)… Continue reading How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Effects The EPA and Air Quality

Plant a Tree Day: History and How to Celebrate

Each year on September 28th, One Tree Planted celebrates Plant a Tree Day, a global day of action that inspires thousands of volunteers around the world to plant trees, remove invasive species, clean up litter, establish community gardens and more!  Plant a Tree day started in 2018, when 30 community reforestation events were organized by One Tree… Continue reading Plant a Tree Day: History and How to Celebrate

Planting 375,000 Trees in Thailand for Watershed Restoration and Human Rights

In a remote region near the border of Myanmar, woven into the very fabric of northern Thailand‘s rugged hill country, live a group of marginalized ethnic minorities. Commonly referred to as the hilltribes, many are refugees of civil strife in Myanmar and have been in Thailand for generations — but often aren’t recognized as citizens.… Continue reading Planting 375,000 Trees in Thailand for Watershed Restoration and Human Rights

What’s Driving Rainforest Deforestation?

rainforest Deforestation is a Major threat to Biodiversity around the world Deforestation is a major threat to forests around the world, and rainforest deforestation is an alarming concern, given that these types of forests account for a large portion of the earth’s biodiversity. lthough the 2022 State of the World’s Forests report found that the… Continue reading What’s Driving Rainforest Deforestation?

21 Unique Father’s Day Ideas

How to Sustainably Celebrate Father’s Day 2022 It’s almost Fathers Day and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re probably scouring the internet for last minute Father’s Day gifts that will let him know how much you appreciate him. If that sounds familiar, then you’re in luck: from Father’s Day gifts to fun things to… Continue reading 21 Unique Father’s Day Ideas

One Tree Planted & IDEAS For Us Partner for 31 Projects across 10 Countries

Reforestation and Community Restoration Around the World We’re thrilled to continue our successful partnership with grassroots nonprofit IDEAS for Us by supporting 31 projects over the next several months. The projects are a combination of reforestation, tree planting, community garden installation, shoreline restoration, and pollinator garden establishment projects in 10 countries. The initiative kicked off… Continue reading One Tree Planted & IDEAS For Us Partner for 31 Projects across 10 Countries

5 Ways To Make Your Business More Sustainable

5 Simple Strategies to become a Sustainable Business As businesses and consumers are becoming more aware of their environmental impact, we’ve noticed a growing interest in sustainability in business. All companies, regardless of their size or annual income, can make simple sustainable swaps to improve their environmental footprint. From product materials and packaging to suppliers… Continue reading 5 Ways To Make Your Business More Sustainable

Orcas, Salmon, and Trees: A Film & Conservation Initiative

Southern Resident orcas, often referred to as killer whales, are an icon of the Pacific Northwest. Swimming the waters off the coast of North America from California to British Columbia, the black and white whales are one of the most recognizable and beloved marine animals in the world. Sadly, there are only 75 Southern Resident… Continue reading Orcas, Salmon, and Trees: A Film & Conservation Initiative

Eco Tourism: 15 Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

What is Eco Tourism and How to be a good Eco-Tourist? In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, eco-tourism is a growing sector of the travel industry, with nature lovers trekking to all corners of the world to immerse themselves in new cultures and ecosystems in an eco-friendly manner. The generally accepted eco tourism definition is:… Continue reading Eco Tourism: 15 Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Rwanda Through Sustainable Agroforestry

Since we began in 2014, One Tree Planted has planted over 40,000,000 trees around the world. But reforestation is about so much more than trees, and every one of our projects has a unique impact for nature and communities. Some are especially close to our hearts — and our coffee agroforestry project in Rwanda is… Continue reading Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Rwanda Through Sustainable Agroforestry

Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From May 2022

7 Good Environmental News Stories From The Past Month That Will Make You Smile  With all that’s happening in the world today, consider this your friendly reminder to stop and smell the flowers — and take in some positive news for the environment! From a giant sinkhole that’s filled with ancient trees to the EU… Continue reading Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From May 2022

5 Issues to Focus on This World Environment Day

5 Issues to Focus on this World Environment Day Originally created by the United Nations in 1972, World Environment Day (not to be confused with April’s Earth Day) is observed on June 5th each year and serves as a day to come together as a global community and spotlight pressing environmental challenges. This year’s theme is… Continue reading 5 Issues to Focus on This World Environment Day

8 Eco-Friendly Fundraising Ideas for Kids

Here Are 8 Eco-Friendly Fundraising Ideas For Kids In a world built for grown-ups, it’s important to teach kids that you can never be too young to make a difference. Fundraising events aren’t just for adults and with a little supervision, kids can lead successful fundraisers, too! The best part? Fundraising can teach kids responsibility,… Continue reading 8 Eco-Friendly Fundraising Ideas for Kids

7 Species That Help Biodiversity

There are approximately 1.75 million species of organisms on this planet, but it’s no secret that trees are our favorite! Wildlife around the world depend on trees to survive.  Trees are the ultimate keystone species: many insects, fungi, and other wildlife, depend on specific types to live. When trees disappear, it can have a ripple effect… Continue reading 7 Species That Help Biodiversity

Planting Over 900,000 Trees in Mexico for Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Every year, in the late spring and early summer months when nature is unfurling and beginning anew, from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, and from southern Illinois to Canada, the air is abuzz with emergent eastern migratory monarch butterflies. 3-5 generations are born here each year, with the first few generations only living… Continue reading Planting Over 900,000 Trees in Mexico for Monarch Butterfly Habitat

The State of the World’s Forests in 2022

For hundreds of years, humanity’s progress has increasingly come at considerable cost to nature and the environment. This trajectory is largely responsible for the state of the world’s forests today. The 2022 State of the World’s Forests report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is filled with the latest stats about deforestation… Continue reading The State of the World’s Forests in 2022

Planting Trees in Scotland with Sam Heughan and My Peak Challenge

We were honored to join Sam Heughan and the incredible My Peak Challenge community in Scotland for their annual gala. While there, we helped raise awareness about the importance of reforestation — and got our hands in the dirt by planting fruit trees on Scotland’s east coast! What is My Peak Challenge? My Peak Challenge is… Continue reading Planting Trees in Scotland with Sam Heughan and My Peak Challenge

City Of Houston Becomes The First City In The United States To Become A Candidate For The UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative

NEW YORK (August 11, 2022) – Today, UNICEF USA designated the City of Houston as the first city in the United States to become a Candidate for UNICEF Child Friendly City recognition. This designation reaffirms Houston’s dedication to place the needs of children first, listen to youth’s challenges and recommendations, and advocate for and protect child… Continue reading City Of Houston Becomes The First City In The United States To Become A Candidate For The UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative

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Young workers have been hit hardest by COVID fallout, says UN labour agency

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the pandemic has caused many additional problems for 15 to 24-year-olds who’ve experienced “much higher” unemployment losses than older workers since the global health emergency was declared in early 2020. Young women have struggled more than their male counterparts to find work, while Arab nations are expected to… Continue reading Young workers have been hit hardest by COVID fallout, says UN labour agency

Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

From Ethiopia to Chad and Palestine, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, is helping millions of boys and girls affected by conflict around the world to pursue their dreams. ECW offers affected children and youth an opportunity to learn free of cost – in safety and without… Continue reading Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

Belarus: Rights experts denounce withdrawal from key environmental agreement

UN experts on Wednesday denounced the decision by Belarus to withdraw from an international agreement that upholds people’s right to access information, as well as justice, in environmental matters.  The Aarhus Convention, adopted in 1998, also requires that individuals exercising these rights are not persecuted, penalized or harassed for doing so.  Belarus’s President Aleksandr Lukashenko… Continue reading Belarus: Rights experts denounce withdrawal from key environmental agreement

UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries

Although private digital currencies have rewarded some individuals and institutions, they are an unstable financial asset that can bring social risks and costs, the agency warned.  UNCTAD said their benefits to some are overshadowed by the threats they pose to financial stability, domestic resource mobilization, and the security of monetary systems.  Rise of crypto  Cryptocurrencies… Continue reading UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries

Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR

Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. “Very sad news from the Aegean: Dozens of people are missing after a boat sank off the island of Rhodes… Continue reading Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR

Life Skills Training Offers Hope for Vulnerable Youth in Yemen

As the conflict in Yemen stretches into its eighth year, economic pressures are more acute than ever, creating financial barriers for children to continue their education. To help Yemen’s children and youth develop their potential and to better equip them to face the transitions from childhood and student life to employment and active citizenship, UNICEF… Continue reading Life Skills Training Offers Hope for Vulnerable Youth in Yemen

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Ethiopia: Without immediate funding, 750,000 refugees will have ‘nothing to eat’

UN agencies appealed on Tuesday for $73 million over the next six months to provide food rations to more than 750,000 people seeking refuge in Ethiopia. The World Food Programme (WFP), UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and Ethiopian Government Refugees and Returnees Service (RRS) made the plea for assistance because without it, WFP will run out… Continue reading Ethiopia: Without immediate funding, 750,000 refugees will have ‘nothing to eat’

Nuclear-free Mongolia a ‘symbol of peace in a troubled world’: Guterres

In a visit to Mongolia on Tuesday, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the UN’s full solidarity for the country, which he described as “a symbol of peace in a troubled world”.  Mr. Guterres was speaking to journalists at a press conference in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, following a meeting with the Foreign Minister, Battsetseg Batmunkh.  My gratitude… Continue reading Nuclear-free Mongolia a ‘symbol of peace in a troubled world’: Guterres

Myanmar: Crimes against humanity committed systematically, says UN report

The evidence gathered to date by the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), which is outlined in its Annual Report, indicates that sexual and gender-based crimes, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, and crimes against children have been perpetrated by members of the security forces and armed groups. “Crimes against women and children… Continue reading Myanmar: Crimes against humanity committed systematically, says UN report

Da’esh, affiliates remain ‘global and evolving’ threat, Security Council hears

“Da’esh and its affiliates continue to exploit conflict dynamics, governance fragilities and inequality to incite, plan and organize terrorist attacks,” said UN counter-terrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov, presenting the Secretary-General’s fifteenth report.  They also exploit pandemic restrictions, misuse digital spaces to recruit sympathizers and have “significantly” increased the use of unmanned aerial systems, as reported in… Continue reading Da’esh, affiliates remain ‘global and evolving’ threat, Security Council hears

Rosa Quispe Huanca: Ambassador of Aymara music, defender of her language and traditions

Rosa Quispe Huanca is an Aymara singer and participant in UN Women’s Originarias Programme in Chile, one of the aims of which is to promote indigenous women’s businesses and projects developed in coordination with indigenous organizations, as well as public and private institutions. The programme also promotes the integration of indigenous women into the ecosystem of economic… Continue reading Rosa Quispe Huanca: Ambassador of Aymara music, defender of her language and traditions

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UNICEF Welcomes Ceasefire In The Gaza Strip And Israel After Three Days Of Violence Take Heavy Toll On Children

NEW YORK (August 8, 2022) – “UNICEF welcomes the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel after three days of heavy violence. “Fifteen children were killed and 150 reportedly injured in the Gaza strip, as well as 14 children reportedly injured in Israel. When violence rages, it is children who pay the price. Beyond these figures,… Continue reading UNICEF Welcomes Ceasefire In The Gaza Strip And Israel After Three Days Of Violence Take Heavy Toll On Children

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More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine 

“The war increases levels of stress in pregnant women, which leads to an increase in the number of premature births reported,” Herve Verhoosel, Spokesperson for global health agency Unitaid, told journalists at a regular WHO press briefing.    The war in #Ukraine has increased the number of premature births. Premature babies are more likely to suffer… Continue reading More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine 

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Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), temperatures were close to 0.4℃ above the 1991-2020 average across much of Europe, with southwestern and western Europe being the… Continue reading Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

From the Field: Keeping China’s minority traditions alive

In China, ethnic minority women from the 55 ethnic minority groups formally recognized by the country, are playing a vital role in protecting traditional knowledge and preserving cultural heritage. Women of the Lisu ethnic minority, from Yunnan province, China, in traditional dress., by UNDP China  On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, celebrated… Continue reading From the Field: Keeping China’s minority traditions alive

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Indigenous women’s work to preserve traditional knowledge celebrated on International Day

His appeal comes in a message to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, observed annually on 9 August.  This year the focus is on the role indigenous women have in preserving and passing on traditional knowledge.  Cultural champions  “Indigenous women are knowledge keepers of traditional food systems and medicines. They are champions… Continue reading Indigenous women’s work to preserve traditional knowledge celebrated on International Day

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Fresh Israel-Palestinian Islamic Jihad truce prevents ‘full-scale war’

After three days of deadly fighting, the Security Council held an emergency meeting on Monday to assess a fragile truce between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza. Tor Wennesland, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, called on all sides to abide by the agreement while delegates denounced the deliberate targeting of… Continue reading Fresh Israel-Palestinian Islamic Jihad truce prevents ‘full-scale war’

Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa

Cristina Duarte, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa, briefed ambassadors during a debate to examine capacity building for sustaining peace on the continent, and to explore the way forward.  She highlighted how African countries’ efforts to both prevent and address violence are being undermined by external factors such as competition over natural resources, which fuels… Continue reading Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa

Bringing Malnourished Children Back to Health in Burkina Faso

Worried mothers with babies on their laps fill all available floor space at the Sector 6 health center in the district of Kaya in north central Burkina Faso, where Aminata Zabré, the center’s longtime Head of Nutrition, is conducting a mass screening for malnutrition. “We found many, many malnourished children, malnourished breastfeeding mothers and malnourished… Continue reading Bringing Malnourished Children Back to Health in Burkina Faso

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Media advisory: UN Women Executive Director, in Colombia, calls for a new era of gender equality

(Bogota, 8 August) — UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous is on a three-day mission in Colombia, where she is meeting with government officials, civil society groups, and partners. The purpose of the mission is to build on momentum and galvanize action for women’s leadership and gender equality across Colombia.  Media advisory: UN Women Executive… Continue reading Media advisory: UN Women Executive Director, in Colombia, calls for a new era of gender equality

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Sri Lanka: UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million for ‘critical’ women’s healthcare

The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, according to a statement issued on Monday. “UNFPA is committed to meeting the critical health and protection needs of women and girls,” said Kunle Adeniyi, UNFPA representative in Sri… Continue reading Sri Lanka: UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million for ‘critical’ women’s healthcare

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ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

The UN labour agency, ILO, says it is becoming increasingly concerned about working conditions in Iraq, where temperatures have soared to 50 degrees Celsius in recent weeks. In a call for action to protect workers, ILO Country Coordinator in Iraq Maha Kattaa has urged that measures be put in place to reduce the risks for… Continue reading ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

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Attacking a nuclear plant ‘suicidal,’ UN chief tells journalists in Japan

“Any attack to nuclear plants is…suicidal,” the UN chief said, adding that he hoped that the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would be able to access the plant for inspection. Both Moscow and Kyiv have denied responsibility for the strike on the Zaporizhzhia plant over the weekend.  While Europe’s largest nuclear power site has… Continue reading Attacking a nuclear plant ‘suicidal,’ UN chief tells journalists in Japan

Ethiopia: Loan from UN fund allows FAO to scale up fertilizers for farmers in Tigray

A $10 million loan from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will allow the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to scale up the procurement of fertilizers to support farmers in the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the agency announced on Monday.  Since conflict erupted in November 2020, Tigray and other regions have seen… Continue reading Ethiopia: Loan from UN fund allows FAO to scale up fertilizers for farmers in Tigray

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Gender Based Violence in Emergency Specialist at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dakar, Senegal

You are here: Home / Health / Gender Based Violence in Emergency Specialist at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dakar, Senegal August 8, 2022 Deadline: 13 August 2022 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Gender Based Violence in Emergency Specialist in New York, United… Continue reading Gender Based Violence in Emergency Specialist at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dakar, Senegal

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Programme Support Trainee at DRC, Meiganga, Cameroon

You are here: Home / Administration / Programme Support Trainee at DRC, Meiganga, Cameroon August 8, 2022 Deadline: 15 August 2022 Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Support Trainee in Meiganga, Cameroon. The duration of this post is 12 months. DRC fulfills its mandate by… Continue reading Programme Support Trainee at DRC, Meiganga, Cameroon

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Programme Assistant (Livelihoods) at WFP, Beirut, Lebanon

August 8, 2022 Deadline: 18 August 2022 The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Assistant (Livelihoods) in Beirut, Lebanon. World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Key Job Responsibilities The Programme Assistant (Livelihoods) will perform the following functions: Support… Continue reading Programme Assistant (Livelihoods) at WFP, Beirut, Lebanon

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Economist at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

August 8, 2022 Deadline: 01 September 2022 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economist in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post is 2 years. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat… Continue reading Economist at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

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Procurement Officer at International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland

You are here: Home / Administration / Procurement Officer at International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland August 8, 2022 Deadline: 15 August 2022 The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 12 months. The mission… Continue reading Procurement Officer at International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland

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Emergency Workforce Development Officer at WHO, Nairobi, Kenya

You are here: Home / Administration / Emergency Workforce Development Officer at WHO, Nairobi, Kenya August 8, 2022 Deadline: 25 August 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Roster of Emergency Workforce Development Officer in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 2 years.… Continue reading Emergency Workforce Development Officer at WHO, Nairobi, Kenya

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Finance Assistant at UNOPS, Bangkok, Thailand

August 8, 2022 Deadline: 26 August 2022 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Assistant in Bangkok, Thailand. UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects,… Continue reading Finance Assistant at UNOPS, Bangkok, Thailand

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Health Manager at UNICEF, Baghdad Iraq

August 8, 2022 Deadline: 29 August 2022 United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Manager in Baghdad Iraq. UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life. Key Jobs Responsibilities The Health Manager will perform the following… Continue reading Health Manager at UNICEF, Baghdad Iraq

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Giraffes, parrots, and oak trees, among many species facing extinction

Around one million species are facing extinction, according to a report from IPBES, an independent intergovernmental science and policy body supported by the UN. It may be surprising to learn that even giraffes, parrots, and oak trees are included in the list of threatened species, as well as cacti and seaweed. It may be surprising… Continue reading Giraffes, parrots, and oak trees, among many species facing extinction

UN Humanitarian Coordinator ‘gravely concerned’ by escalation of violence in Gaza

The ongoing and serious escalation of violence in and around Gaza between Palestinian militants and Israel has claimed the lives of 13 Palestinians by Israeli airstrikes, including a 5-year-old child and one woman, informed Lynn Hastings, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the territory. In a statement published on Saturday, Ms. Hastings expressed her grave concern for… Continue reading UN Humanitarian Coordinator ‘gravely concerned’ by escalation of violence in Gaza

First Person: The honey business owner creating a buzz in northern Uganda

Sam Aderubo started his company, Honey Pride, in Arua, northern Uganda, in order to make a positive impact on his community. With support from the UN, the business is taking off, providing work for hundreds of local beekeepers, many of whom are marginalized women and youth. “I used to work in an office, and people… Continue reading First Person: The honey business owner creating a buzz in northern Uganda

From Hiroshima, UN chief calls for global nuclear disarmament

It is totally unacceptable for states in possession of nuclear weapons to admit the possibility of a nuclear war, António Guterres underscored early on Saturday in Japan at a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. “Nuclear weapons are nonsense. Three-quarters of a century later, we must ask what we’ve learned from… Continue reading From Hiroshima, UN chief calls for global nuclear disarmament

Nuclear-free world is possible, test-ban treaty chief says

Nuclear weapons will continue to pose a risk to humanity unless countries fully adhere to the treaty that prohibits their testing, a senior UN official said at a press conference in New York on Friday.  Journalists were briefed by Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the body that oversees the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which… Continue reading Nuclear-free world is possible, test-ban treaty chief says

Central African Republic: Militias spreading ‘terror, insecurity’, must lay down arms

“I vehemently condemn the obstinacy of the Coalition of Patriots for Change and other armed groups who continue to spread terror, insecurity and suffering among the civilian population and victims of violations and abuses,” said Yao Agbetse, who monitors rights abuses in CAR. Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) must lay down their arms and… Continue reading Central African Republic: Militias spreading ‘terror, insecurity’, must lay down arms

WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead 

As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National  Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to monitor the conditions which impact cyclonic activity, according to the UN weather agency, WMO, on Friday.   The conditions do still point towards an “above-normal” 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual… Continue reading WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead 

Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In cooperation with IAEA and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), scientists there was able to use a UN-developed nuclear-based sterile insect technique (SIT) to eradicate the… Continue reading Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

Somalia: ‘We cannot wait for famine to be declared; we must act now’

Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. Due to drought and lack of livelihood support, people living in eight areas of the country could be experiencing famine by September.… Continue reading Somalia: ‘We cannot wait for famine to be declared; we must act now’

Step up protection for activists who challenge big business in Colombia

Activists who raise concerns about business projects in Colombia are under serious threat for speaking out, and UN human rights experts are urging the government to do much more to protect them.  “Serious threats, including death threats, are commonplace in Colombia for defenders who raise concerns about corporate activity, in particular in land-intensive industries,” said… Continue reading Step up protection for activists who challenge big business in Colombia

Statement: Indigenous women play a vital role in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge

The preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge is the theme of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is an opportunity to celebrate indigenous women’s rich knowledge about the natural world, health, technologies, distinct rites and rituals, and other significant cultural expressions. Generation after generation, women pass on this… Continue reading Statement: Indigenous women play a vital role in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge

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Haiti: Thousands Of Children At Risk Of Dying From Acute Malnutrition If Adequate Therapeutic Care Is Not Provided, UNICEF Warns

NEW YORK (August 5, 2022) An upsurge in gang-related violence has shut access to health services across some urban areas in Haiti, leaving one in 20 children living in Cité Soleil – a violence-ravaged commune in Port-au-Prince – at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warned today. According to latest available data from UNICEF,… Continue reading Haiti: Thousands Of Children At Risk Of Dying From Acute Malnutrition If Adequate Therapeutic Care Is Not Provided, UNICEF Warns

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Major fall in global food prices for July, but future supply worries remain

Food prices dropped significantly in July, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline since hitting record highs earlier in the year in the wake of the war in Ukraine, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported on Friday.  The UN agency has published its latest eagerly awaited Food Price Index, the barometer that tracks monthly changes… Continue reading Major fall in global food prices for July, but future supply worries remain

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More lifesaving grain shipments authorized to leave Ukraine

Three more ships have been given the green light to leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports on Friday, carrying just over 58,000 tons of corn, in a move that will raise hopes further for the success of a UN initiative aimed at lowering prices of essential foods and easing the global crisis. The Joint Coordination Centre… Continue reading More lifesaving grain shipments authorized to leave Ukraine

Massachusetts Becomes 7th State to End Child Marriage

On July 28, 2022, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill outlawing child marriage in the state, with no exceptions. This major legislative accomplishment was achieved thanks to the leadership of the Massachusetts Coalition to End Child Marriage and State Representative Kay Khan. UNICEF USA supporters were part of a strong grassroots presence that helped… Continue reading Massachusetts Becomes 7th State to End Child Marriage

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DR Congo: UN regrets Government move to expel Mission spokesperson

The United Nations continues to engage with authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the wake of the deadly shooting this past weekend involving peacekeepers from its Mission there, MONUSCO.  On Thursday, the head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefed a closed-door session of the Security Council to discuss the situation in… Continue reading DR Congo: UN regrets Government move to expel Mission spokesperson

Impacts of Conflict and Climate Change Fueling Crisis in Ethiopia

UNICEF Emergency Director Manuel Fontaine calls for a scaled-up response to Ethiopia’s ‘double emergency’ to address a child malnutrition crisis and to help families rebuild.  In Afar, Ethiopia, severe drought is just one factor contributing to rising rates of child malnutrition. The region is also reeling from the devastating effects of conflict, an extension of… Continue reading Impacts of Conflict and Climate Change Fueling Crisis in Ethiopia

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UNFPA global innovation awards: 10 projects that will change lives of women and girls

The challenge was financed by UNFPA’s Equalizer Accelerator Fund, and implemented in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the International Trade Centre. Entrants were given the incentive of a cash prize which would allow them to expand their ideas from the test stage, to full production, for the potential… Continue reading UNFPA global innovation awards: 10 projects that will change lives of women and girls

Unprecedented global challenges are ‘not insurmountable’ – UN chief

Nearly a year ago, the UN chief released his report, Our Common Agenda (OCA), a blueprint for global cooperation moving forward, and reinvigorated multilateralism. On Thursday, he updated the General Assembly on progress made so far, saying the need for the report’s proposals “has only increased.” “In addition to the triple planetary crisis of climate… Continue reading Unprecedented global challenges are ‘not insurmountable’ – UN chief

Healthy life expectancy in Africa grows by nearly 10 years

Healthy life expectancy among Africans living in mainly high and upper middle-income countries on the continent, has increased by almost 10 years, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Thursday. The World Health Organization announced the good news after examining life expectancy data among the 47 countries that make up the WHO African Region from 2000 to 2019,… Continue reading Healthy life expectancy in Africa grows by nearly 10 years

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Remembering the Beirut Port Explosion Two Years Later

Today marks a day of solemnity as the world remembers the devastating Beirut Port explosion on August 4, 2020, which injured more than 6,500 people and killed over 200. Surrounding neighborhoods —hospitals, schools, businesses and homes — crumbled in the blast, disrupting the lives of over 300,000 people, including 100,000 children. UNICEF stands in solidarity… Continue reading Remembering the Beirut Port Explosion Two Years Later

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Our history Universities are not only outposts of knowledge production and human resources, but also part of the existing global infrastructure for training the next generation of young professionals who will contribute towards urban sustainability. In 2014, UN-Habitat created the UN-Habitat University Initiative – ‘UNI’ for short – to establish a framework in which university… Continue reading About Uni

New sculpture at UN honours rights experts killed in DR Congo

A powerful new sculpture unveiled at UN Headquarters on Wednesday honours the memory and mission of two human rights experts who were murdered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) five years ago.  Speaking at the ceremony, UN Secretary-General António Guterres again expressed deepest condolences to the families of Zaida Catalán and Michael Sharp,… Continue reading New sculpture at UN honours rights experts killed in DR Congo

UNICEF Welcomes Extension Of Truce In Yemen And Calls For More Action For Protection Of Children From Violence And Remnants Of War

NEW YORK (August 3, 2022) – “UNICEF welcomes the announcement that the parties to the conflict in Yemen have agreed to the United Nations’ proposal to renew the current truce for an additional two months. Since it started in April, the truce led to a significant reduction in the intensity of the conflict and the number… Continue reading UNICEF Welcomes Extension Of Truce In Yemen And Calls For More Action For Protection Of Children From Violence And Remnants Of War

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UN chief slams ‘immoral’ profiteering amid global energy crisis

Secretary-General António Guterres said it was “immoral” that major oil and gas companies are reporting “record profits”, while prices soar. “The combined profits of the largest energy companies in the first quarter of this year are close to $100 billion,” he said, urging governments to “tax these excessive profits, and use the funds raised to… Continue reading UN chief slams ‘immoral’ profiteering amid global energy crisis

UN renews commitment to Yazidi community eight years after ISIL onslaught

ISIL, also known by the Arabic moniker, Daesh, conducted a genocidal campaign against the Yazidis, whose historic homeland is the northern town of Sinjar.   The atrocities they committed included sexual violence, mass executions, forced conversions, and other crimes.    Trauma and perseverance  “As we commemorate this traumatic page of Iraqi history, we renew our… Continue reading UN renews commitment to Yazidi community eight years after ISIL onslaught

UN experts call for international investigation into 2020 Beirut explosion

A cohort of independent UN experts has called on the Human Rights Council to launch an international investigation into the massive explosion in Beirut two year ago, with a view to securing justice for those who died and were injured. The powerful blast, caused by a stockpile of ammonium nitrate in a port warehouse, occurred on 4 August 2020 and… Continue reading UN experts call for international investigation into 2020 Beirut explosion

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Press freedom increasingly under threat in Cambodia – UN human rights report

All of the 65 journalists interviewed in the State of Press Freedom in Cambodia said they had faced some form of interference in the course of their work – and more than 80 per cent described being put under surveillance, facing disproportionate or unnecessary restrictions, including access to information. “The findings in this report are… Continue reading Press freedom increasingly under threat in Cambodia – UN human rights report

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Sony Corporation of America Donates $1 Million to Support UNICEF’s Learning Passport in Ukraine and Surrounding Countries

NEW YORK (August 3, 2022) – Sony Corporation of America, on behalf of Sony Group Corporation (“Sony”) and its affiliates in the Americas, announced today a $1 million donation to support UNICEF’s Learning Passport, helping millions of children and their families affected by the crisis in Ukraine and neighboring countries access education. UNICEF’s Learning Passport… Continue reading Sony Corporation of America Donates $1 Million to Support UNICEF’s Learning Passport in Ukraine and Surrounding Countries

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas Meets Refugee Families in Poland who Fled War in Ukraine, Calls for More Support for Refugee Children

NEW YORK / WARSAW (August 3, 2022) – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas travelled to Poland this week to meet refugee children and families who fled the war in Ukraine.  Chopra Jonas visited a “Blue Dot” space at the Refugee Accommodation Centre in Warsaw, meeting with mothers and children from Ukraine who are now staying at… Continue reading UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas Meets Refugee Families in Poland who Fled War in Ukraine, Calls for More Support for Refugee Children

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Ukraine: Black Sea grain shipment success raises hopes more will follow

The first, eagerly-awaited commercial shipment of grain to leave the Ukrainian port of Odesa since Russia’s invasion more than five months ago, was cleared to proceed to Lebanon on Wednesday, after a scheduled inspection stopover in Istanbul. In line with the UN-partnered Black Sea Grain Initiative that was facilitated by the Secretary-General on 22 July, the crew… Continue reading Ukraine: Black Sea grain shipment success raises hopes more will follow

UNICEF Improves Water Systems in Rural Colombia

Safe water is a basic necessity for life, and proper sanitation and hygiene are our baseline barrier against the spread of infection and disease. Access to these lifesaving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services are an afterthought for many, as easy as twisting a faucet, pumping the nearest soap dispenser or depressing a toilet handle.… Continue reading UNICEF Improves Water Systems in Rural Colombia

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Pasay City, Metro Manila

14.540019923135, 120.9973297682 Philippines wwn Plastic Credit Exchange Affiliate PCX Solutions PCX Solutions advises companies on how to map out and execute comprehensive solution sets effectively over a partner’s short, medium, and long-term sustainability journey. PCX was the first in the world to establish a Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard and serves a global ecosystem of carefully… Continue reading Pasay City, Metro Manila

Quezon City, Metro Manila

14.67661873037, 121.03781080062 Philippines wwn Plastic Credit Exchange Affiliate PCX Solutions PCX Solutions advises companies on how to map out and execute comprehensive solution sets effectively over a partner’s short, medium, and long-term sustainability journey. PCX was the first in the world to establish a Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard and serves a global ecosystem of carefully… Continue reading Quezon City, Metro Manila

Pasig City, Metro Manila

14.580918930371, 121.08786519906 Philippines wwn Plastic Credit Exchange Affiliate PCX Solutions PCX Solutions advises companies on how to map out and execute comprehensive solution sets effectively over a partner’s short, medium, and long-term sustainability journey. PCX was the first in the world to establish a Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard and serves a global ecosystem of carefully… Continue reading Pasig City, Metro Manila

Taguig City, Metro Manila

14.516186339968, 121.05509938141 Philippines wwn Plastic Credit Exchange Affiliate PCX Solutions PCX Solutions advises companies on how to map out and execute comprehensive solution sets effectively over a partner’s short, medium, and long-term sustainability journey. PCX was the first in the world to establish a Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard and serves a global ecosystem of carefully… Continue reading Taguig City, Metro Manila

Samutprakarn

13.594344522619, 100.65405298021 Thailand wwn Plastic Credit Exchange Affiliate PCX Solutions PCX Solutions advises companies on how to map out and execute comprehensive solution sets effectively over a partner’s short, medium, and long-term sustainability journey. PCX was the first in the world to establish a Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard and serves a global ecosystem of carefully… Continue reading Samutprakarn

Tallinn

59.44536674304, 24.7502103864 Estonia wwn Let’s Do It Foundation Affiliate Supporting reuse systems development on a national level In the light of the EU’s Single Use Plastics Directive, we are supporting the growth and development of reuse systems in Estonia, largely for takeaway food and drinks. We offer consultations for starting companies, and drive the conversation… Continue reading Tallinn

Uttar Pradesh

26.840970796297, 80.942821726856 India wwn Department of Waste and Resource Management University of Rostock Affiliate Organic Waste Management in India The project aims to review and realign measures and technical solutions that serve the management of organic waste. The measures and approaches are to be developed for selected Indian cities, states and at the national level.… Continue reading Uttar Pradesh

Salale, Oromia

9.7977075703832, 38.737970979903 Ethiopia wwn Afro Chemical & Steel Plc (AFRO) Affiliate Supply of Salale University with three (3) 600kg/day drying machines Afro recently won a tender to supply Salale University with three (3) 600kg/day drying machines. The contract has been finalized and it is the company’s hope to deliver and install these machines in the… Continue reading Salale, Oromia

Woldia, Amhara

11.80482221474, 39.600602690585 Ethiopia wwn Afro Chemical & Steel Plc (AFRO) Affiliate Maintenance work of food waste processing / drying machine for Woldia University In 2018, the company had installed two (2) 1200kg/day food processing / drying machine for Woldia University. The University utilized the machine to process solid food waste from 10,000 + students, unfortunately… Continue reading Woldia, Amhara

Bojnurd city

37.4744863, 57.3233079 Iran wwn Peyvand NGO Affiliate Primary segregated waste collection system This is is a project for empowering the informal waste collection sector by principals of sustainable transportation to gather more waste segregated with lower costs and negative Impacts. North khorasan Science & Technology Park no

UN Human Rights Office ‘deplores’ executions in Singapore

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) denounced on Tuesday the hanging of two inmates in Changi Prison, located in the eastern part of Singapore. “We deplore the hanging today of two men in Singapore and are deeply troubled by the planned execution of two others on 5 August,” OHCHR Spokesman Liz Throssell said in a… Continue reading UN Human Rights Office ‘deplores’ executions in Singapore

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Breastfeeding a Lifeline for Mothers and Babies in Ukraine

Every time 6-month-old Yehor is breastfed, he uses his tiny fingers to clasp his mother Yevheniya’s hand. Then he smiles up at her. “In my view, breast milk is not only about food for a baby, it’s about communication between mom and baby,” says 29-year-old Yevheniya. During wartime, breast milk … makes me confident that… Continue reading Breastfeeding a Lifeline for Mothers and Babies in Ukraine

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Back to School After Fleeing War: Ukrainian Students in Moldova

Schools in Moldova are welcoming child refugees from Ukraine into their classrooms — helping them to get comfortable and continue learning after traumatic wartime disruptions. UNICEF has partnered with the Ministry of Education of Moldova to help students integrate into the local school system. “Our teachers are dedicated to finding solutions for children so that… Continue reading Back to School After Fleeing War: Ukrainian Students in Moldova

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UN delegation returns from human rights fact-finding mission in Ethiopia

Three UN-appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations. The UN International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial probe into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law. Specifically, it will investigate violations… Continue reading UN delegation returns from human rights fact-finding mission in Ethiopia

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Yemen truce renewed for another two months

The landmark truce in Yemen, which has been holding since April, has been renewed for an additional two months through 2 October, UN Special Envoy for the country, Hans Grundberg, announced on Tuesday.  The extension includes a commitment by the Government and Houthi rebels to intensify negotiations to reach an expanded agreement as soon as… Continue reading Yemen truce renewed for another two months

Horn of Africa faces most ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in decades, warns WHO

More than 37 million people are facing acute hunger, with approximately seven million children under the age of five acutely malnourished in the region.   While finding food and safe water is the absolute priority, WHO said that ensuring a strong health emergency response is needed to avert preventable disease and deaths.   The UN… Continue reading Horn of Africa faces most ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in decades, warns WHO

American west faces water and power shortages due to climate crisis: UN environment agency

Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday.  Lake Mead and Lake Powell are currently at their… Continue reading American west faces water and power shortages due to climate crisis: UN environment agency

UNICEF Providing Nutrition Support for Children in Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka’s unprecedented economic and political crisis continues, families are becoming increasingly desperate. Unable to afford three meals a day, many families have been forced to cut back to two.  In Devapuram, Batticaloa, Selvathy — below with her younger son, 3-year-old Tulakshika, who is underweight — says the escalating crisis is pushing families like… Continue reading UNICEF Providing Nutrition Support for Children in Sri Lanka

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Humanity’s just one misunderstanding away from ‘nuclear annihilation’ warns UN chief

The UN chief was speaking at the opening of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which runs through 26 August.  Mr. Guterres highlighted some of the current challenges to global peace and security, with the world under greater stress due to the climate crisis, stark… Continue reading Humanity’s just one misunderstanding away from ‘nuclear annihilation’ warns UN chief

UN and partners roll out #LetMeLearn campaign ahead of key education summit

Amid the education crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations is partnering with leading children’s charity Theirworld and others in the sector, to launch the #LetMeLearn campaign, urging world leaders to listen to the voices of young people and put in place the plans and finance required to provide a quality education for every… Continue reading UN and partners roll out #LetMeLearn campaign ahead of key education summit

Ukraine: Guterres welcomes departure of first grain ship, to help ease food crisis

The UN chief on Monday welcomed the departure of the first ship from the Ukrainian port of Odesa to leave carrying grain under the landmark deal signed by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye, overseen by the UN. The Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tonnes of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave a Ukrainian… Continue reading Ukraine: Guterres welcomes departure of first grain ship, to help ease food crisis

Humanitarian Mine Action Officer at DRC, Maiduguri, Nigeria

You are here: Home / Education / Humanitarian Mine Action Officer at DRC, Maiduguri, Nigeria August 1, 2022 Deadline: 09 August 2022 Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Humanitarian Mine Action Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 7 months. DRC fulfills its… Continue reading Humanitarian Mine Action Officer at DRC, Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Lead Biomedical Engineer at UNOPS, Yaounde, Cameroon

You are here: Home / Cameroon / Lead Biomedical Engineer at UNOPS, Yaounde, Cameroon August 1, 2022 Deadline: 20 August 2022 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Lead Biomedical Engineer in Yaounde, Cameroon. UNOPS mission is to serve people in need… Continue reading Lead Biomedical Engineer at UNOPS, Yaounde, Cameroon

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Senior Safeguards Officer (Environment) at ADB, Manila, Philippines

August 1, 2022 Deadline: 11 August 2022 Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Safeguards Officer (Environment) in Manila, Philippines. The duration of this post is 3 years. The ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty. Key Jobs Responsibilities The Senior Safeguards Officer… Continue reading Senior Safeguards Officer (Environment) at ADB, Manila, Philippines

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Senior IT Operations Associate at WFP, Washington DC, United States

August 1, 2022 Deadline: 07 August 2022 The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior IT Operations Associate in Washington DC, United States. World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Key Job Responsibilities The Senior IT Operations Associate will perform… Continue reading Senior IT Operations Associate at WFP, Washington DC, United States

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Roster of Zonal Coordinator (Neglected Tropical Diseases) at India

You are here: Home / Health / Roster of Zonal Coordinator (Neglected Tropical Diseases) at India August 1, 2022 Deadline: 09 September 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Roster of Zonal Coordinator (Neglected Tropical Diseases) in India. The duration of this post is 1… Continue reading Roster of Zonal Coordinator (Neglected Tropical Diseases) at India

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Communications Senior Officer at UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark

You are here: Home / Denmark / Communications Senior Officer at UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark August 1, 2022 Deadline: 14 August 2022 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Senior Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark. UNOPS mission is to serve people in need… Continue reading Communications Senior Officer at UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Economist (Climate Change and Agriculture) at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

You are here: Home / Agriculture, Food and Nutrition / Economist (Climate Change and Agriculture) at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy August 1, 2022 Deadline: 01 September 2022 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economist (Climate Change and Agriculture) in Rome, Italy.… Continue reading Economist (Climate Change and Agriculture) at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

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Risk and Compliance Manager at UNICEF, New York, United States

You are here: Home / Administration / Risk and Compliance Manager at UNICEF, New York, United States August 1, 2022 Deadline: 19 August 2022 United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Risk and Compliance Manager in New York, United States. UNICEF works for a… Continue reading Risk and Compliance Manager at UNICEF, New York, United States

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DR Congo: Guterres ‘outraged’ over peacekeepers’ aggression, calls for accountability

Secretary-General António Guterres is “outraged” over a “serious incident” that took place on Sunday morning on the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda, according to his deputy spokesperson.  In Kasindi, North Kivu province, military personnel of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) opened fire while… Continue reading DR Congo: Guterres ‘outraged’ over peacekeepers’ aggression, calls for accountability

INTERVIEW: Accessible finance is key to realizing Uganda’s potential

Northern Uganda suffers from a development gap with the rest of the country, with high rates of poverty and unemployment. UN News spoke to Dmitry Pozhidaev, head of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) office in Uganda, to find out what the agency is doing to improve funding access to individuals and businesses, and put… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Accessible finance is key to realizing Uganda’s potential

Iraq protests: UN chief urges to ‘de-escalate’ and rise above differences

Secretary-General António Guterres is “following with concern” ongoing protests in Iraq that have injured many people, according to his deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq. In a statement issued late Saturday night, the UN chief appealed to all relevant actors “to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, avoid any further violence, and ensure the protection of… Continue reading Iraq protests: UN chief urges to ‘de-escalate’ and rise above differences

First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

Dekha Dewandana ran a thriving ‘homestay’ tourism property in Bali, and received UN-supported training which has helped him to maintain a high standard of hospitality. When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, his business was pushed to the verge of collapse and, after a bruising two-year period, it’s now slowly recovering. “When my parents passed away, I followed… Continue reading First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

Nicaragua: Rights experts denounce shutdown of over 700 civil society groups

In a letter to the Nicaraguan Government last Monday, the group of 16 UN experts upheld that the action “represents a clear pattern of repressing civic space”. The UN experts echoed a statement earlier this year by the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the crackdown. They expressed shock over the extent of the shutdowns by the… Continue reading Nicaragua: Rights experts denounce shutdown of over 700 civil society groups

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Statement: Crises drive an increase in human trafficking – Here’s how we stop it

Approximately a quarter of the world’s population, two billion people, are currently living in conflict areas, in highly unsettled conditions that create vulnerabilities and risks of trafficking for women and girls. Recent research has revealed that human trafficking was present in 90 per cent of the 171 wars and conflicts that took place between 1989… Continue reading Statement: Crises drive an increase in human trafficking – Here’s how we stop it

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Ukraine: Prospects for end to war look bleak, despite ‘encouraging’ grain deal

Ambassadors were briefed by UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, who pointed to the recent agreement on the safe resumption of grain exports via the Black Sea as a bright light in the conflict, though acknowledging the dim prospects for peace.  “The grain agreement is a sign that dialogue between the parties is possible in… Continue reading Ukraine: Prospects for end to war look bleak, despite ‘encouraging’ grain deal

Jordan: As vast Za’atari refugee camp turns 10, Syrians face uncertain future

Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain future, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. “With the increase in food prices across the world, many refugee families are struggling to meet their basic needs on a daily basis,”… Continue reading Jordan: As vast Za’atari refugee camp turns 10, Syrians face uncertain future

Singapore: Rights experts call for moratorium on executions for drugs offences

Nazeri Bin Lajim, a Malay Singaporean national, was arrested in April 2012 for trafficking more than 33 grammes of diamorphine. He was executed last Friday.   “Under international law, States that have not yet abolished the death penalty may only impose it for the ‘most serious crimes’, involving intentional killing,” the experts said. “Drug offences… Continue reading Singapore: Rights experts call for moratorium on executions for drugs offences

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From The Field: Protecting the last Malayan tigers

The Malayan tiger is a critically endangered species, at a real risk of extinction, mainly as a result of illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking: according to the Malaysian authorities, fewer than 200 are left. Setting up a camera trap to monitor wildlife and encroachment in Malaysia., by UNDP But a fight to save the tigers… Continue reading From The Field: Protecting the last Malayan tigers

IOM: Uptick in migrants heading home as world rebounds from COVID-19

According to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) 2021 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights published on Thursday, nearly 50,000 migrants were assisted to voluntarily return to their country of origin in 2021. Global Migration, which had decreased by approximately 27 per cent during the COVID-19 pandemic, has begun to rebound to pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, IOM… Continue reading IOM: Uptick in migrants heading home as world rebounds from COVID-19

UN welcomes new centre to put Ukraine grain exports deal into motion

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the official start of the operation based in the Turkish capital, Istanbul, that will help implement the UN-brokered deal to resume exports of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea, amid the ongoing conflict and rising food prices worldwide.  The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC), inaugurated on Wednesday, brings together senior… Continue reading UN welcomes new centre to put Ukraine grain exports deal into motion

UNICEF Helps Families Access Safe Water in Drought-Stricken Kenya

Three or four times a day, when mother of two Nasri Garane needs water for her household in drought-stricken Garissa County, eastern Kenya, she drags an empty 20-liter jerrycan to a communal borehole, waits in line to fill the can, then drags it back home over dry, sandy ground.  Garissa County is caught in the… Continue reading UNICEF Helps Families Access Safe Water in Drought-Stricken Kenya

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Top rights expert questions ‘double standard’ on Ukraine’s war displaced

A top UN-appointed human rights expert on Thursday raised the issue of an alleged “double standard” in Poland and Belarus towards those forced to flee the war in Ukraine. Mr. González Morales was referring to third country nationals who had been based in Ukraine at the outbreak of the war, particularly people of African descent and other… Continue reading Top rights expert questions ‘double standard’ on Ukraine’s war displaced

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

The resolution, based on a similar text adopted last year by the Human Rights Council, calls upon States, international organisations, and business enterprises to scale up efforts to ensure a healthy environment for all.  The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, welcomed the ‘historic’ decision and said the landmark development demonstrates that Member States can come together in… Continue reading UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

Amid Conflict in Ethiopia, Proof of the Enduring Power of Mothers

Ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, mainly women and children, and deprived many more of their livelihoods. On a recent visit to Ethiopia’s Amhara region, Rania Dagash, UNICEF’s Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, found hardship and suffering — but also signs of hope and the unshakeable… Continue reading Amid Conflict in Ethiopia, Proof of the Enduring Power of Mothers

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FAO warns 90 per cent of Earth’s topsoil at risk by 2050 

A full 90 per cent of the Earth’s precious topsoil is likely to be at risk by 2050, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.  In a bid to protect soil globally and help farmers, the FAO warned on Wednesday that the equivalent of one soccer pitch of earth erodes, every five seconds. … Continue reading FAO warns 90 per cent of Earth’s topsoil at risk by 2050 

Sudan: World Bank provides $100 million in emergency support

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has received a $100 million contribution from the World Bank to assist with critical emergency cash and food sustenance in Sudan. In the first-ever direct contribution between the two UN agencies in the country, the Sudan Emergency Safety Nets Project aims to provide cash transfers and food… Continue reading Sudan: World Bank provides $100 million in emergency support

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Top rights experts urge repeal of Hong Kong’s national security law

Independent UN-appointed human rights experts who have urged China to repeal Hong Kong’s 2020 national security law (NSL) after claiming that its use had led to the arrest of children, said on Wednesday that they welcomed pledges to replace it with a more transparent and consultative process. Chinese and Hong Kong officials have said the… Continue reading Top rights experts urge repeal of Hong Kong’s national security law

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UNICEF Assessing Urgent Needs After Earthquake Hits Philippines

Immediately after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the northern Philippines in the early hours of July 27, 2022, UNICEF teams began prepositioning emergency supplies and assessing urgent needs on the ground.  Early reports from the epicenter in Abra and nearby provinces confirm damage to homes, hospitals, roads and other infrastructure. The impact of the earthquake… Continue reading UNICEF Assessing Urgent Needs After Earthquake Hits Philippines

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‘Good strides’ being made towards inclusive peacebuilding, Security Council hears

The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) aims to adopt a more “ambitious and forward-looking agenda” in 2022, the body’s Chair told the Security Council on Wednesday. In his capacity as Chair, Md Monwar Hossain, Bangladesh’s Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, shared some highlights of PBC’s 2022 programme of work, describing six months of progress – beginning… Continue reading ‘Good strides’ being made towards inclusive peacebuilding, Security Council hears

Guterres strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo which left 3 dead, amid protests

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack on peacekeepers serving in the Stablization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) which took place during violent demonstrations at the mission’s base on Tuesday. Two Indian police officers and a Moroccan ‘blue helmet’ were killed, and an Egyptian police officer injured. According to news… Continue reading Guterres strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo which left 3 dead, amid protests

UNICEF Stands Ready To Reach Children Affected By The Philippines Earthquake

NEW YORK (July 27, 2022) – UNICEF is concerned about the situation of children and families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Northern Philippines at 8:43 am local time. UNICEF and partners are assessing the immediate needs of affected communities and stand ready to support the Government-led emergency response. Early reports from the epicenter… Continue reading UNICEF Stands Ready To Reach Children Affected By The Philippines Earthquake

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UNICEF Delivers Life-Saving Supplies To Odesa In Southern Ukraine To Help Over 50,000 Children Affected By War

NEW YORK (July 26, 2022) – Using a total of 27 cargo trucks, UNICEF has delivered life-saving supplies to Odesa to help an estimated 50,000 children in the war-ravaged districts of southern Ukraine. The supplies to be pre-positioned in Odesa city include water purification equipment, sanitation and hygiene supplies to prevent sickness due to lack of… Continue reading UNICEF Delivers Life-Saving Supplies To Odesa In Southern Ukraine To Help Over 50,000 Children Affected By War

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Iraq resort shelling a ‘shocking disregard for civilian life’, UN envoy says

The deadly shelling of a mountain resort in northern Iraq last week represented a shocking disregard for civilian life and international obligations on civilian protection, the UN Special Representative for the country, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, told the Security Council on Tuesday.  Ambassadors convened late in the afternoon New York time, to discuss the 20 July attack… Continue reading Iraq resort shelling a ‘shocking disregard for civilian life’, UN envoy says

Global economy: Outlook worsens as global recession looms – IMF

Still reeling from the COVID pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the global economy is facing an increasingly murky and uncertain outlook, according to the latest report released on Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The World Economic Outlook Update July 2022: Gloomy and More Uncertain, highlights the significant consequences of the stalling of… Continue reading Global economy: Outlook worsens as global recession looms – IMF

Ukraine: UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies for over 50,000 children in Odesa

The UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, delivered supplies on Tuesday to help an estimated 50,000 children in the war-ravaged districts of Odesa, the crucial Black Sea port which Russia bombed on Saturday, just hours after signing a landmark deal to allow Ukrainian grain to reach millions of food insecure people across the world. Using a total of 27 cargo trucks,… Continue reading Ukraine: UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies for over 50,000 children in Odesa

Israel-Palestine: Reversing ‘negative trends’ essential, Security Council hears

Mounting tensions in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and continued settlement activity and settler-related violence continue. “Immediate steps to reverse negative trends and support the Palestinian people are essential,” said Lynn Hastings, UNSCO’s deputy chief, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, speaking on behalf of Special Coordinator Tor Wennesland.… Continue reading Israel-Palestine: Reversing ‘negative trends’ essential, Security Council hears

Colombia: New government urged to combat rising violence in rural areas

The violence is having a devastating impact, particularly on women and children, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, community leaders and human rights defenders.  Colombia’s new government takes office next month, and the report outlines a series of recommendations that should be implemented urgently to protect lives and uphold the rights of those affected.  Prevent further violence  The… Continue reading Colombia: New government urged to combat rising violence in rural areas

New Friends: Romanian Children Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

For Ukrainian children forced out of their homes by the war, a warm reception from children in their host community can make a world of difference. In Prahova, Romania, a group of schoolchildren organized a getting-to-know-you party to greet the newest arrivals from Ukraine. Arranged with help from their teacher, with support from UNICEF and… Continue reading New Friends: Romanian Children Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

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Global awareness critical to protect world’s mangroves: UN science chief

Time is running out to protect the world’s mangroves which are not only home to many species but also an important hedge against climate impacts, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Tuesday.  Audrey Azoulay, the UNESCO Director-General, called for greater global awareness about these critical coastal areas in… Continue reading Global awareness critical to protect world’s mangroves: UN science chief

Penang Island

Home node 161723 5.369903, 100.1906425 Malaysia City EN No Year Of Publication 2021 VLR Title Penang Island Voluntary Local Report 2021 Website https://unhabitat.org/sites/default/files/2022-07/penang_island_2021_en.pdf

Press briefing: The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

Over the past 11 months, we have seen an escalation of restrictive policies and behaviours towards women. Afghanistan remains the only country in the world where girls are banned from going to high school. Women are restricted from working outside the home, except for a few sectors and particular roles. There are no women in… Continue reading Press briefing: The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

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Libya: Human rights abuses, political stalemates, electoral delays mar progress

Despite some progress, a constitutional and political stalemate continues, prolonging tensions and fuelling insecurity, while clashes in and around Tripoli surge, she added. “The economic situation remains dire,” she continued. “We have witnessed demonstrations by frustrated Libyans over the lack of progress on elections and poor State services. In addition, the human rights situation in… Continue reading Libya: Human rights abuses, political stalemates, electoral delays mar progress

Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change

The Guiding Principles for Children on the Move in the Context of Climate Change contain a set of nine principles that address the unique and layered vulnerabilities of boys and girls who have been uprooted, whether internally or across borders, as a result of the adverse impacts of climate change.  Climate change is here and… Continue reading Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change

The Fight to Stop Cholera in Malawi

By early March officials had called it: Malawi was facing a serious outbreak of cholera, a highly contagious yet preventable illness. By mid-June, there were 638 cases reported and 32 deaths — an exceptionally high fatality ratio of 5.1 percent — and children between ages 5 and 14 were being disproportionately affected.  UNICEF has been… Continue reading The Fight to Stop Cholera in Malawi

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Syria: Australian teen’s death in prison ‘utterly preventable’, rights experts say

Yusuf Zahab, 17, had been taken to Syria when he was 11 by older relatives who had become radicalized, according to various media reports.   He is believed to have died from injuries sustained during and after the ISIL siege on Al Hasakah camp in January, compounded by lack of adequate medical treatment.  Never should… Continue reading Syria: Australian teen’s death in prison ‘utterly preventable’, rights experts say

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New ECOSOC President aims to ease crises which have ‘engulfed our societies’

Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva said in her opening statement that she was “honoured and humbled” to have been elected to lead one of the principal organs of the UN, while noting that the upcoming session will be “especially challenging for the world”.  In addition to COVID recovery, she highlighted the ongoing war in Ukraine, which has “triggered massive food… Continue reading New ECOSOC President aims to ease crises which have ‘engulfed our societies’

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UN delivers aid directly to Haitians caught up in gang violence

United Nations humanitarian agencies have started delivering aid directly to people in Haiti following a recent spike in violence between rival gangs which has fueled a worsening crisis across the capital, Port-au-Prince. Vulnerable inhabitants of the commune of Cité Soleil as well as those in other neighbourhoods of the capital, Port-au-Prince, have received items such… Continue reading UN delivers aid directly to Haitians caught up in gang violence

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UN Women and Ant Foundation launch ‘Together Digital’ to empower women entrepreneurs in the digital economy

Breadcrumb Home News And Story Announcement 21 July 2022 Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to E-mail UN Women and Ant Foundation, a private charitable foundation established by global technology provider Ant Group, jointly announced the launch of “Together Digital”, a five-year partnership to support women-led micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises… Continue reading UN Women and Ant Foundation launch ‘Together Digital’ to empower women entrepreneurs in the digital economy

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Myanmar junta’s execution of four democracy activists condemned by UN

Thomas Andrews said he was “outraged and devastated” following what’s believed to be the first use of capital punishment in the Southeast Asian nation in decades. I’m devastated by news that former parliamentarian Zeyar Thaw and longtime activist Ko Jimmy were executed with two others today. UN Member States must honor their lives by making… Continue reading Myanmar junta’s execution of four democracy activists condemned by UN

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Technical Analyst, Fistula, Sexual Reproductive Branch, Technical Division at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, United States

You are here: Home / Health / Technical Analyst, Fistula, Sexual Reproductive Branch, Technical Division at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, United States July 25, 2022 Deadline: 19 August 2022 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Analyst, Fistula, Sexual Reproductive Branch,… Continue reading Technical Analyst, Fistula, Sexual Reproductive Branch, Technical Division at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, United States

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First Person: I go to sleep and wake up to the sound of gunfire

A young man whose community has been at the epicentre of the violence that has been raging between rival gangs in the troubled neighbourhood of Cité Soleil in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, says that he goes to sleep and wakes in the morning to the sound of gunfire. Edwin*, is a youth leader in his… Continue reading First Person: I go to sleep and wake up to the sound of gunfire

IT Enterprise Architect at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

July 25, 2022 Deadline: 13 August 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of IT Enterprise Architect in Washington, D.C, United States. The duration of this post is 1 year. The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations… Continue reading IT Enterprise Architect at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

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Senior Social Development Officer (Gender) at ADB, Nepal

You are here: Home / Economics / Senior Social Development Officer (Gender) at ADB, Nepal July 25, 2022 Deadline: 04 August 2022 Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Social Development Officer (Gender) in Nepal. The duration of this post is 3 years. The ADB aims… Continue reading Senior Social Development Officer (Gender) at ADB, Nepal

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Administrative Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dakar, Senegal

You are here: Home / Accounts and Finance / Administrative Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dakar, Senegal July 25, 2022 Deadline: 30 July 2022 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Administrative Officer in Dakar, Senegal. The duration of this post is 2… Continue reading Administrative Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dakar, Senegal

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Senior Programme Assistant at International Labour Organization (ILO), Lusaka, Zambia

You are here: Home / Administration / Senior Programme Assistant at International Labour Organization (ILO), Lusaka, Zambia July 25, 2022 Deadline: 21 August 2022 The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Programme Assistant in Lusaka, Zambia. The mission of the ILO is to promote… Continue reading Senior Programme Assistant at International Labour Organization (ILO), Lusaka, Zambia

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Technical Senior Officer – Environmental at UNOPS, Colombo, Sri Lanka

July 25, 2022 Deadline: 07 August 2022 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Senior Officer – Environmental in Colombo, Sri Lanka. UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other… Continue reading Technical Senior Officer – Environmental at UNOPS, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Health Specialist (Health System Strengthening, Mental and Adolescent Health) at UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal

You are here: Home / Agriculture, Food and Nutrition / Health Specialist (Health System Strengthening, Mental and Adolescent Health) at UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal July 25, 2022 Deadline: 08 August 2022 United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Specialist (Health System Strengthening, Mental and… Continue reading Health Specialist (Health System Strengthening, Mental and Adolescent Health) at UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Senior Land Tenure Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

You are here: Home / Administration / Senior Land Tenure Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy July 25, 2022 Deadline: 9 August 2022 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Land Tenure Officer in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post… Continue reading Senior Land Tenure Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

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Day 5: TOWARDS FUTURE TANGIBLE IMPACTS

12.00-13.15 Closed Session: Final Feedback and Finalization of the Tunis Action Guidance 13:15-14:50 Session 8: Introduction of ACCP Associate Members and roundtable

Women working together, to survive Lebanon’s economic crisis

Lebanon’s women-led cooperatives are helping communities to cope with the country’ recent wave of crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial crisis, and the notorious August 2021 Beirut Port Explosion. Al Atayeb (The Delicacies), a Lebanese women-led cooperative based in Kfardebian town, north of Beirut, specializes in producing Lebanese local and traditional food, such as citrus… Continue reading Women working together, to survive Lebanon’s economic crisis

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Guterres condemns missile strikes in Ukranian Black Sea port of Odesa

The UN Secretary-General ‘unequivocally’ condemned the reported strikes this Saturday in the port of Odesa. The attack took place less than 24 hours after the signing of the Black Sea agreements on the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. “Yesterday, all parties made clear commitments on the global stage to ensure the safe movement of… Continue reading Guterres condemns missile strikes in Ukranian Black Sea port of Odesa

Strengthening Sudan’s fragile peace: A Resident Coordinator Blog

The killing of protestors by security services during large-scale demonstrations in Sudan’s capital Khartoum in June underscores the ongoing political tensions in the country. Against this backdrop, the UN is committed to sustain and build peace in Sudan, say UN Resident Coordinator Khardiata Lo Ndiaye, and Elizabeth Spehar, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support. “The military… Continue reading Strengthening Sudan’s fragile peace: A Resident Coordinator Blog

Why the UN General Assembly must back the right to a healthy environment

Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland presented the draft text to the 193-member Assembly, the UN’s most representative body, last June, following the landmark resolution adoption of a similar text adopted in October 2021 by the UN Human Rights Council. The resolution recognizes the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as… Continue reading Why the UN General Assembly must back the right to a healthy environment

Hunger still rising across East Africa, says new UN-backed report

Issued by the region’s Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the IGAD Regional Focus on Food Crises report sounds the alarm over escalating food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. “The current food security situation across the Horn of Africa is dire after four consecutive rainy seasons have failed, a climatic event not seen… Continue reading Hunger still rising across East Africa, says new UN-backed report

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Black Sea grain exports deal ‘a beacon of hope’ amid Ukraine war – Guterres

An “unprecedented agreement” on the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea amid the ongoing war is “a beacon of hope” in a world that desperately needs it, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the signing ceremony in Istanbul, Türkiye, on Friday.  The UN plan, which also paves the way for Russian grain… Continue reading Black Sea grain exports deal ‘a beacon of hope’ amid Ukraine war – Guterres

Mega-drought, glacier melt, and deforestation plague Latin America and the Caribbean

From the Amazon to the Andes and the snowy depths of Patagonia, extreme weather and climate change are causing mega-drought, extreme rainfall, deforestation and glacier melt across the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, according to a UN report published on Friday. In its State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean… Continue reading Mega-drought, glacier melt, and deforestation plague Latin America and the Caribbean

UNHCR alarmed by growing death toll among displaced in eastern DR Congo

As conflict grows in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the rising death toll and suffering of displaced civilians through brutal attacks, is cause for serious concern said the UN refugee agency UNHCR on Friday, which appealed for fresh funds to meet “soaring needs” across the country. “This month, simultaneous attacks by armed… Continue reading UNHCR alarmed by growing death toll among displaced in eastern DR Congo

Climate change: New approach needed to gauge animal health impact on emissions

Animal health is important to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but greater investment is needed to evaluate the impact, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners said in a report published on Thursday. Diseases affecting animals – as well as how long they live and how productive they are – have a significant impact… Continue reading Climate change: New approach needed to gauge animal health impact on emissions

UN condemns election-related violence across Papua New Guinea Highlands

The UN on Thursday “unequivocally” condemned the recent escalation of violence across the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG) which has erupted during the ongoing two week period of staggered voting for national elections. The UN Country Team called for an “immediate cessation” to the election-related violence amidst a deteriorating security situation in the Highlands region… Continue reading UN condemns election-related violence across Papua New Guinea Highlands

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Lebanon: At ‘a crossroad between rebound or collapse’

Success hinges on the ability and willingness of political leaders to “urgently initiate sustainable solutions” to end deadlock and economic paralysis said Joanna Wronecka, stressing that State institutions must be reformed to meet people’s needs. One year ago, UNICEF warned that the water system was at a breaking point. While a total collapse of public… Continue reading Lebanon: At ‘a crossroad between rebound or collapse’

UN envoy calls for extension and expansion of ‘transformational’ truce in Yemen

The historic UN-brokered truce in Yemen has largely held for nearly four months, and Special Envoy Hans Grundberg on Thursday urged the Government and Houthi rebels to work towards renewing the “transformational” agreement, which expires on 2 August.  Mr. Grundberg has intensified his engagement towards full implementation of the truce, and is urging all parties… Continue reading UN envoy calls for extension and expansion of ‘transformational’ truce in Yemen

Lebanon’s Water Infrastructure Struggles On, But Remains On The Brink

NEW YORK (July 21, 2022) – Lebanon has managed to stave off a total collapse of its water infrastructure, but water supply systems remain on the brink, putting the health of millions of people, particularly children, at risk, UNICEF has warned. In a new report – Struggling to keep the taps on – UNICEF warns that… Continue reading Lebanon’s Water Infrastructure Struggles On, But Remains On The Brink

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The Use Of Explosive Weapons In Populated Areas Must Stop – UNICEF Strongly Condemns The Killing Of Three Children In Iraq

NEW YORK (July 20, 2022) – “At least three children were killed and several wounded in Zakho, northern Iraq, today. This is devastating proof of the need to stop the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. UNICEF is deeply troubled by the killing of three girls, one 1-year-old, one 12-year-old, and one 16-year-old, in the… Continue reading The Use Of Explosive Weapons In Populated Areas Must Stop – UNICEF Strongly Condemns The Killing Of Three Children In Iraq

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Respect for fundamental rights key to peaceful elections in Kenya: UN experts

Independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on authorities and political candidates standing in next month’s general election to foster an enabling civic space to ensure the vote goes ahead peacefully, and prevent violence. “Civic space, public participation, fundamental freedoms and a violence-free environment are critical to foster inclusive engagement in the electoral process, and the… Continue reading Respect for fundamental rights key to peaceful elections in Kenya: UN experts

Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in Burkina Faso

For more than a decade, West Africa’s Central Sahel region has experienced varying degrees of violence between non-state armed groups and the government. In 2021, Burkina Faso became the region’s epicenter for violence, with the country experiencing a sharp increase in attacks on villages and abductions by non-state armed groups, who now control about one-third… Continue reading Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in Burkina Faso

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AfDB approves $5.4 million grant for urgently building Food Security in Somalia

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a $5.4 million grant to support the building of urgently needed food security in Somalia. The grant constitutes additional financing to the multinational Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security (BREFONS) and will specifically deploy certified quality seeds of climate-adapted fodder varieties… Continue reading AfDB approves $5.4 million grant for urgently building Food Security in Somalia

UN summit galvanizes action for development agendas in Africa

Despite being “rich with human and natural resources and enormous untapped economic and social potential,” General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid told the high-level The Africa We Want dialogue that the continent “still faces challenges” in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hard-won struggles Africa has undergone a dramatic transformation since the end of the colonial… Continue reading UN summit galvanizes action for development agendas in Africa

UN rights chief calls for ‘political responsibility’ to address Peru’s challenges

“Polarization has been deepening over recent months and there are troubling indications that an anti-rights movement is gaining ground. With local and regional elections due in October, I am concerned that hate speech, discrimination and violence could further increase,” she said.  Ms. Bachelet recalled that although Peru already has “important tools” in place to counter… Continue reading UN rights chief calls for ‘political responsibility’ to address Peru’s challenges

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Emilia-Romagna Region & Metropolitan City of Bologna

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Abruzzo, Marche and Umbria Regions

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Lazio Region

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Liguria Region

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Lombardy Region

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Melbourne

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Messina

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New Taipei

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Taichung

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Yunlin

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UN mission in Iraq condemns attack in Duhok which left 8 dead

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), has strongly condemned the shelling of a mountain resort in the Kurdistan region of Dohuk Governorate on Wednesday, which reportedly killed eight tourists and wounded more than 20 others. The deadly attack in the Zakho district, took place close to the border with Türkiye. According to news reports,… Continue reading UN mission in Iraq condemns attack in Duhok which left 8 dead

Sri Lanka economic crisis requires ‘immediate global attention’: Rights experts

Greater support must be given to Sri Lanka as the country faces economic crisis and political turmoil, a group of UN human rights experts said on Wednesday in an appeal to the international community.  “Sri Lanka’s economic collapse needs immediate global attention, not just from humanitarian agencies, but from international financial institutions, private lenders and… Continue reading Sri Lanka economic crisis requires ‘immediate global attention’: Rights experts

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Afghanistan: Report highlights multiple human rights violations and abuses under Taliban

A new report from the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released on Wednesday, confirms the erosion of basic human rights across the country since the Taliban takeover in August last year, pointing out they bear responsibility for extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrests and detentions, and violations of fundamental freedoms. The UNAMA findings, confirm many of… Continue reading Afghanistan: Report highlights multiple human rights violations and abuses under Taliban

WHO calls for action to provide migrant and refugee healthcare

The warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) comes in its first ever report on the health of refugees and migrants, published on Wednesday.  It calls for urgent action to ensure people on the move can access healthcare services that are sensitive to their needs.  “Whether by choice or by force, to be on the… Continue reading WHO calls for action to provide migrant and refugee healthcare

UNICEF Emergency Director, Manuel Fontaine, Visits Drought Stricken Somali Region And Calls For An Immediate Scaled Up Humanitarian Response To Save Millions Of Children

NEW YORK (July 20, 2022) – Four consecutive failed rainy seasons have brought on severe drought in Ethiopia’s lowland regions of Afar, Oromia, the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ (SNNPR) and Somali regions. Water wells have dried up and millions of livestock have died, resulting in mass displacement. “The impact of the drought on children is… Continue reading UNICEF Emergency Director, Manuel Fontaine, Visits Drought Stricken Somali Region And Calls For An Immediate Scaled Up Humanitarian Response To Save Millions Of Children

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Cost of living crisis hits poorest the hardest, warns UNCTAD

Billions of people are facing the greatest cost of living crisis in a generation due to rising food and energy prices amid rapid inflation and increasing debt, leaving the most vulnerable consumers in a dire situation, said the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD on Tuesday. UNCTAD’s analysis shows that a 10 per cent increase in… Continue reading Cost of living crisis hits poorest the hardest, warns UNCTAD

‘I will never stop telling my story’: Confronting victim-blaming for sexual assault 

“A blue dress, black tights and boots. That’s what I was wearing,” said Jessica Long, a sexual violence survivor who has been campaigning for the rights of survivors, for the past six years. “That’s what I was wearing the night I was drugged. I was raped. And I was left alone to die”.  This and… Continue reading ‘I will never stop telling my story’: Confronting victim-blaming for sexual assault 

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‘Moment for Nature’ essential to beat back threats, spur climate action

The day-long event is being held to assess recent decisions on the global environment agenda and to present solutions to common bottlenecks, such as the gaps between commitments and actions, as well as the need for wider mobilization.  “We know that we have backed ourselves into a corner with our recklessness. We know that this… Continue reading ‘Moment for Nature’ essential to beat back threats, spur climate action

WMO warns of frequent heatwaves in decades ahead

Extreme heat in western Europe is causing devastating wildfires in France and Spain, unprecedented drought in Italy and Portugal, and the United Kingdom recorded its highest-ever temperature of just over 40 degrees Celsius during Tuesday, at London’s Heathrow airport. With temperatures expected to remain above normal until the middle of next week, the World Metrological… Continue reading WMO warns of frequent heatwaves in decades ahead

Best way to protect children caught in conflict is to ‘champion peace’: Gamba

In her formal presentation of the Secretary-General’s report, Virginia Gamba, highlighted current trends, patterns of grave violations, and existing and emerging challenges facing children put in harms way.   Prolific abuses From South Sudan to Afghanistan and elsewhere, last year the UN verified 23,982 grave violations – over 19,165 of which were “grievous” abuses against children,… Continue reading Best way to protect children caught in conflict is to ‘champion peace’: Gamba

Voluntary repatriation of refugees from Angola to DR Congo resumes

After a two-year hiatus, the voluntary repatriation of refugees from Angola to their homeland in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has begun again, after the programme was put on hold in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic led to long-term border closures. “The first convoy of 88 Congolese refugees departed from the Lôvua settlement in… Continue reading Voluntary repatriation of refugees from Angola to DR Congo resumes

UNICEF Providing Urgent Aid to Children After Afghanistan’s Earthquake

UNICEF is working with partners to rush aid to children and families still reeling from the deadly earthquake that shook southeastern Afghanistan on June 22, 2022. Around 362,000 people — including more than 190,000 children — were impacted by the quake, which claimed the lives of at least 155 children and injured nearly 250. The powerful quake… Continue reading UNICEF Providing Urgent Aid to Children After Afghanistan’s Earthquake

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UN and partners meet to address ‘critical’ state of global food crisis

Factors including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and ongoing conflicts resulted in nearly a billion people going hungry last year, he said.  Meanwhile, the World Bank has warned that the conflict in Ukraine will plunge an additional 95 million people into extreme poverty, and 50 million into severe hunger, this year.   Already falling short … Continue reading UN and partners meet to address ‘critical’ state of global food crisis

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UN publishes new guidance on curbing child abduction and other ‘grave violations’ in war

The UN’s top official advocating for children caught up in armed conflict issued new guidance on Monday designed to help expert staff on the ground protect children who are abducted, or who suffer other grave violations. Special Representative Virginia Gamba, said the guidelines would aid monitoring and reporting on the abduction of children in armed… Continue reading UN publishes new guidance on curbing child abduction and other ‘grave violations’ in war

Kenya: UN expert hails historic reparations ruling in favour of indigenous peoples

An independent UN human rights expert on Monday hailed a decision by the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, to award reparations to the Ogiek indigenous peoples, for harm that they suffered due to “injustices and discrimination.” The historic ruling follows a landmark judgment delivered by the Court on 26 May 2017, finding that… Continue reading Kenya: UN expert hails historic reparations ruling in favour of indigenous peoples

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Record 40°C UK temperatures linked to climate change: WMO

The chances of seeing unprecedented temperatures of 40 degree Celsius (40°C) or more in the UK could be up to 10 times more likely in the current climate than under a “natural climate unaffected by human influence,” the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) declared on Monday. In a statement, the WMO noted that the UK’s Met… Continue reading Record 40°C UK temperatures linked to climate change: WMO

Fishery Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

You are here: Home / Administration / Fishery Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy July 18, 2022 Deadline: 28 July 2022 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Fishery Officer in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post is 2 years. Food… Continue reading Fishery Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

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Advisor, Chagas Disease and other Neglected Infectious Diseases at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

You are here: Home / Health / Advisor, Chagas Disease and other Neglected Infectious Diseases at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States July 18, 2022 Deadline: 13 August 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Advisor, Chagas Disease and other Neglected Infectious Diseases in Washington, D.C,… Continue reading Advisor, Chagas Disease and other Neglected Infectious Diseases at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

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Programme Policy Officer at WFP, Uttar Pradesh, India

July 18, 2022 Deadline: 27 July 2022 The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer in Uttar Pradesh, India. World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Key Job Responsibilities The Programme Policy Officer will perform the following functions:… Continue reading Programme Policy Officer at WFP, Uttar Pradesh, India

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From the Field: Afghan earthquake survivors look to rebuild their lives

Afghans caught up in the devastating earthquake that hit the country on June 22, killing more than 1,000 and injured over 6,000 people, are sharing their traumatic stories. A boy walks up the hill to his former home, destroyed by the earthquake that hit Afghanistan in June 2022 ., by IOM/Léo Torréton ”I saw bodies… Continue reading From the Field: Afghan earthquake survivors look to rebuild their lives

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PSEA Programme Specialist at UNICEF, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

You are here: Home / Social Sciences / PSEA Programme Specialist at UNICEF, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh July 18, 2022 Deadline: 31 July 2022 United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of PSEA Programme Specialist in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. UNICEF works for a world in which… Continue reading PSEA Programme Specialist at UNICEF, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Sourcing & Market Intelligence Specialist at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

You are here: Home / Administration / Sourcing & Market Intelligence Specialist at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States July 18, 2022 Deadline: 30 July 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Sourcing & Market Intelligence Specialist in Washington, D.C, United States. The duration of this… Continue reading Sourcing & Market Intelligence Specialist at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

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Head of Programme at DRC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

You are here: Home / Bangladesh / Head of Programme at DRC, Dhaka, Bangladesh July 18, 2022 Deadline: 21 July 2022 Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Head of Programme in Dhaka, Bangladesh. DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees,… Continue reading Head of Programme at DRC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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WASH Officer at UNICEF, Yemen

You are here: Home / Health / WASH Officer at UNICEF, Yemen July 18, 2022 Deadline: 25 July 2022 United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of WASH Officer in Yemen. UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in… Continue reading WASH Officer at UNICEF, Yemen

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Guterres hails healer and ‘mentor to generations’, Nelson Mandela

The UN chief in his message to mark Monday’s International Day in honour of Nelson Mandela, hailed the first Black President of post-Apartheid South Africa and racial justice icon, “a giant of our time”, who remains a “moral compass” for us all. Secretary-General António Guterres described the champion of a free and democratic South Africa who spent nearly… Continue reading Guterres hails healer and ‘mentor to generations’, Nelson Mandela

Kenya’s Kuruwitu corals are back, thanks to local conservation drive

A small, quiet village in Kenya has found a new purpose in the fishing industry through a successful marine coral conservation project, the first of its kind in the Marine Protected Areas of the western side of the Indian Ocean. Kenya’s Kuruwitu Beach is tranquil. Sparkling sand beaches complement the clear blue water, and the… Continue reading Kenya’s Kuruwitu corals are back, thanks to local conservation drive

Haiti: UN sounds alarm over worsening gang violence across Port-au-Prince

The UN human rights office said on Saturday it was deeply concerned by worsening violence in and around the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and rising abuse at the hands of heavily armed gangs, against vulnerable local communities. The alert comes just hours after UN humanitarians said they were ready to provide all the assistance they could to communities… Continue reading Haiti: UN sounds alarm over worsening gang violence across Port-au-Prince

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A safe space for Venezuela’s indigenous women

Venezuela’s rural, remote, indigenous communities have been particularly affected by COVID-19 and the country’s socio-economic crisis; community gardens help Wayúu women from Rio Negro to make ends meet, and provide a haven from violence. Venezuela has suffered a widespread decline in public services, such as electricity, domestic gas supplies, and public transportation in recent years.… Continue reading A safe space for Venezuela’s indigenous women

Steep Declines in Childhood Vaccinations Prompt Call to Action

The COVID-19 pandemic fueled the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in three decades — leaving millions more children around the world at risk of devastating yet preventable diseases. According to new data* released Friday by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, the percentage of children who received three doses of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus… Continue reading Steep Declines in Childhood Vaccinations Prompt Call to Action

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Key UN forum closes with ‘enthusiasm, passion and high-energy’ to reach the SDGs

“We have advanced the substantive programme of the [Economic and Social] Council (ECOSOC) and initiated concrete foundational action to implement the decisions of the General Assembly” in resolutions on strengthening the HLPF and ECOSOC, said the body’s president, Collen Kelapile. Urgency and ambition Although the COVID pandemic continues, “we are moving on in the road… Continue reading Key UN forum closes with ‘enthusiasm, passion and high-energy’ to reach the SDGs

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Ensure peaceful and constitutional transfer of power in Sri Lanka, urges UN Resident Coordinator

The head of the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka has urged senior politicians to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in line with the national Constitution, following weeks of protests that finally saw the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday. In a statement issued on Friday on behalf of the UN in Sri Lanka, Resident Coordinator… Continue reading Ensure peaceful and constitutional transfer of power in Sri Lanka, urges UN Resident Coordinator

Champion young people as ‘drivers of change’, UN chief urges

Young people must be recognized around the world as “drivers of change” and empowered to become “fully engaged in decisions affecting their future,” said Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, World Youth Skills Day. From climate change to conflicts to persistent poverty, young people are “disproportionately impacted by interlinked global crises,” his Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake,… Continue reading Champion young people as ‘drivers of change’, UN chief urges

South Africa ‘on the precipice of explosive xenophobic violence’, UN experts warn

A group of independent UN human rights experts have condemned reports of escalating violence targeting foreign nationals in South Africa, and called for accountability against rising xenophobia, racism and hate speech aimed at migrants, refugees, asylum seekers – and even citizens perceived as outsiders – throughout the country. In a statement released on Friday, the… Continue reading South Africa ‘on the precipice of explosive xenophobic violence’, UN experts warn

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COVID-19 fuels slowest rate of childhood vaccination in three decades, leaving millions at risk

The figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, show the percentage of children who received three doses of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) – a marker for immunization coverage within and across countries – fell five points between 2019 and 2021, to 81 per cent. 1⃣8⃣… Continue reading COVID-19 fuels slowest rate of childhood vaccination in three decades, leaving millions at risk

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Iran: Top rights expert welcomes Swedish verdict in mass executions case

The conviction of an Iranian official by a Swedish court for his part in the mass execution and torture of political prisoners was welcomed on Friday by a top UN-appointed independent rights expert. The development came after Hamid Nouri – a former Iranian prosecutor and prison officer – was arrested at a Stockholm airport in… Continue reading Iran: Top rights expert welcomes Swedish verdict in mass executions case

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Ukraine: Guterres condemns deadly missile attack on Vinnytsia; more than 20 killed

The UN Secretary-General is appalled by the deadly missile attack on Thursday against the city of Vinnytsia in central Ukraine, that reportedly killed at least 22 people, far from the frontline of the main fighting in the east, including three children and wounded more than 100 others, his Spokesperson said in a statement.  Cruise missiles… Continue reading Ukraine: Guterres condemns deadly missile attack on Vinnytsia; more than 20 killed

Nigeria: New UN resilience project paves ‘pathway to peace and sustainable development’

Over 500,000 conflict-affected people in northeast Nigeria will be tossed “a lifeline,” thanks to a new UN humanitarian and development package, launched on Thursday. The Resilience and Social Cohesion project, launched by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP), will enhance peace, increase livelihood opportunities, and provide education, health, nutrition, child protection,… Continue reading Nigeria: New UN resilience project paves ‘pathway to peace and sustainable development’

New administration in Colombia provides ‘tremendous opportunity’ to further peace

Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, reported on recent political developments, including the election last month of President Gustavo Petro and Vice-President Francia Márquez, the first Afro-Colombian woman to hold the position.  Mr. Massieu has met with both officials, who will be sworn in on… Continue reading New administration in Colombia provides ‘tremendous opportunity’ to further peace

Animal-to-human diseases on the rise in Africa, warns UN health agency

Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63 per cent in last decade, compared with the previous ten year period, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis released on Thursday. “And more than 75 per cent of emerging infectious diseases, are caused by pathogens shared with wild or domestic animals,” WHO… Continue reading Animal-to-human diseases on the rise in Africa, warns UN health agency

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Philippines: Top rights expert appeals to President Marcos over Maria Ressa conviction

Ms. Ressa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for her work defending freedom of expression as a co-founder of independent news outlet Rappler, was convicted of “cyber libel” in 2020. It followed publication of an article on alleged corruption involving the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the Philippines. The ruling… Continue reading Philippines: Top rights expert appeals to President Marcos over Maria Ressa conviction

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More women work in health and care but they earn 24 per cent less than men: UN report

The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: a global analysis in the time of COVID-19, was published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).   It documents a raw gender pay gap of roughly 20 percentage points which jumps to 24 percentage points when factors such as… Continue reading More women work in health and care but they earn 24 per cent less than men: UN report

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Speech: Our ability to fulfil the SDG’s promises depends on our decision to put women and girls at the centre

The thematic review of SDG5 was clear. We have to do things differently. We have to scale up investment in gender equality. We must promote and support women’s health, education, and leadership. We must ensure that women are able to access financing and resources. Forty-four countries have or will be presenting their voluntary national reviews… Continue reading Speech: Our ability to fulfil the SDG’s promises depends on our decision to put women and girls at the centre

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As Malnutrition Rates Soar in Burkina Faso, UNICEF Steps Up Assistance

KAYA, BURKINA FASO  – “When I save the life of a child, my heart is filled with joy,” says Aminata Zabré, who oversees nutrition at the UNICEF-supported Health and Social Center in Sector 6 in Kaya, Burkina Faso’s fifth largest city. “Every time I see a child dying, I say to myself: He shouldn’t be there.… Continue reading As Malnutrition Rates Soar in Burkina Faso, UNICEF Steps Up Assistance

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Guterres hails ‘critical step forward’ on resuming Ukraine grain exports

The UN chief on Wednesday described progress between Russia and Ukraine on allowing the resumption of grain exports during UN-brokered talks in Türkiye, as a “ray of hope to ease human suffering and alleviate hunger around the world.” Secretary-General António Guterres said that a “critical step forward” had been taken to allow the “safe and… Continue reading Guterres hails ‘critical step forward’ on resuming Ukraine grain exports

Sustainable Development Goals can be reached ‘despite our grim times’: ECOSOC President

Collen V. Kelapile, President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), was delivering opening remarks to the ministerial segment of its ongoing High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).  Countries are meeting in the General Assembly Hall to examine how recovery policies can reverse the pandemic’s negative impacts on the common goal of creating… Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals can be reached ‘despite our grim times’: ECOSOC President

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Families Living on the Edge as Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis Deepens

The unfolding economic crisis in Sri Lanka is making it increasingly hard for families to make ends meet. Food and fuel prices are pushing staples like milk, rice, lentils and cooking oil out of reach for many. Frequent power cuts are leaving Sri Lankan families in the dark. For 12-year-old Niruthma and her 14-year-old brother,… Continue reading Families Living on the Edge as Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis Deepens

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Around 3 In 4 Youth Lack Skills Needed For Employment, New Report Says

NEW YORK (July 13, 2022) – Nearly three quarters of young people aged 15 to 24 in 92 countries with available data are off-track to acquire the skills needed for employment, according to a new report published today by the Education Commission and UNICEF ahead of World Youth Skills Day. Recovering learning: Are children and youth… Continue reading Around 3 In 4 Youth Lack Skills Needed For Employment, New Report Says

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UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell’s Remarks At The Global Launch Of The UNICEF Report, “25 Years Of Children And Armed Conflict: Taking Action To Protect Children In War”

NEW YORK (July 12, 2022) – “Excellencies, esteemed colleagues, distinguished guests, thank you all for joining us today. “I want to thank the governments of Norway and Sierra Leone for co-hosting this event with us – and for their leadership on this critical issue. “I would also like to thank our co-sponsors, the governments of Belgium,… Continue reading UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell’s Remarks At The Global Launch Of The UNICEF Report, “25 Years Of Children And Armed Conflict: Taking Action To Protect Children In War”

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Syria: Security Council extends cross-border aid delivery for six months

Ireland and Norway put forward the resolution, which renews humanitarian deliveries through the Bab-al Hawa border crossing through January and calls for an additional six-month extension which will require another separate resolution.  Twelve countries voted in favour, while France, the United Kingdom, and the United States voted against. There were no abstentions.  Record-level needs  Humanitarian… Continue reading Syria: Security Council extends cross-border aid delivery for six months

Reliable information ‘a matter of life and death’ UN chief tells Security Council

“Communications is not a side issue or an afterthought,” he said during the first-ever High-Level Debate dedicated to the importance of strategic communications, calling it “central to the success of all our work”. He recalled his 2016 pledge when sworn in as Secretary-General, to “communicate better about what we do, in ways that everybody understands”. … Continue reading Reliable information ‘a matter of life and death’ UN chief tells Security Council

From ‘saga of horrors’ to serving the world: Liberia peacekeepers honoured in South Sudan

“My parents managed – with many sacrifices on their part – to put me through high school during a time of great turmoil in my country, following which I started doing a number of jobs to help out financially.” Elfreda braided hair and tutored younger children in her community, often returning home late at night,… Continue reading From ‘saga of horrors’ to serving the world: Liberia peacekeepers honoured in South Sudan

Gang violence in Port-au-Prince threatens more than a million food-insecure Haitians

Surging and deadly gang violence in the Haitian capital has contributed to runaway food insecurity for well over one million people there, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. In addition to being hit hard by the global food and fuel crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in recent decades, Haitians have… Continue reading Gang violence in Port-au-Prince threatens more than a million food-insecure Haitians

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UN report: Value of nature must not be overridden by pursuit of short-term profit

The values that we ascribe to nature are vital parts of our cultures, identities, economies, and ways of life, all of which should be reflected in policy decisions surrounding our natural world, according to a new UN-backed report released on Monday. However, the new Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) assessment report… Continue reading UN report: Value of nature must not be overridden by pursuit of short-term profit

Yemen: UN envoy outlines achievements and challenges in truce implementation

Ambassadors were briefed by Hans Grundberg, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, and Joyce Msuya, the UN deputy relief chief.  UN Envoy for #Yemen, Hans Grundberg, briefed the #UNSC today on progress & obstacles in the implementation of the truce, the way forward on extending and expanding the truce and on moving toward a political… Continue reading Yemen: UN envoy outlines achievements and challenges in truce implementation

World population to reach 8 billion this year, as growth rate slows

The latest UN projections suggest that the world’s population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, before reaching a peak of around 10.4 billion people during the 2080s. The population is expected to remain at that level until 2100.  Slowest growth rate since 1950s However, the annual World Population… Continue reading World population to reach 8 billion this year, as growth rate slows

Sri Lanka: UN chief calls for dialogue to ensure ‘smooth transition’ of power

Amid reports that Sri Lanka’s President has confirmed he will resign after his residence was stormed by thousands of protesters at the weekend, the UN chief on Monday called for dialogue to “ensure a smooth transition of government and solutions to the country’s deep economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has yet to comment publicly on… Continue reading Sri Lanka: UN chief calls for dialogue to ensure ‘smooth transition’ of power

Information Security Specialist at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

July 11, 2022 Deadline: 30 July 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Information Security Specialist in Washington, D.C, United States. The duration of this post is 1 year. The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations… Continue reading Information Security Specialist at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

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Thousands of children endure ‘horrific conditions’ in conflict zones: UN report

The annual UN report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), released on Monday, details the devastating impact that various forms of conflict had on children around the world in 2021. The dangers outlined in the report range from conflict escalation, military coups, and takeovers, protracted and new conflicts, as well as violations of international law.… Continue reading Thousands of children endure ‘horrific conditions’ in conflict zones: UN report

Labour Migration Specialist at International Labour Organization (ILO), New Delhi, India

You are here: Home / Economics / Labour Migration Specialist at International Labour Organization (ILO), New Delhi, India July 11, 2022 Deadline: 18 July 2022 The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Labour Migration Specialist in New Delhi, India. The mission of the ILO is… Continue reading Labour Migration Specialist at International Labour Organization (ILO), New Delhi, India

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Programme Management Specialist at UNOPS, New York, United States

July 11, 2022 Deadline: 21 July 2022 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Management Specialist in New York, United States. UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners… Continue reading Programme Management Specialist at UNOPS, New York, United States

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Health Specialist (Immunization) at UNICEF, Lilongwe, Malawi

You are here: Home / Child Rights / Health Specialist (Immunization) at UNICEF, Lilongwe, Malawi July 11, 2022 Deadline: 22 July 2022 United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Specialist (Immunization) in Lilongwe, Malawi. UNICEF works for a world in which every child… Continue reading Health Specialist (Immunization) at UNICEF, Lilongwe, Malawi

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IT Specialist, Web Technologies and Methodologies at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

July 11, 2022 Deadline: 23 July 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of IT Specialist, Web Technologies and Methodologies in Washington, D.C, United States. The duration of this post is 21 year. The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within… Continue reading IT Specialist, Web Technologies and Methodologies at WHO, Washington, D.C, United States

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Project Officer – Gender and Social Inclusion at International Labour Organization (ILO), Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

You are here: Home / Education / Project Officer – Gender and Social Inclusion at International Labour Organization (ILO), Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh July 11, 2022 Deadline: 26 July 2022 The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Officer – Gender and Social Inclusion in Cox’s… Continue reading Project Officer – Gender and Social Inclusion at International Labour Organization (ILO), Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Programme Operations Officer (Research & Innovation) at WHO, New Delhi, India

You are here: Home / Health / Programme Operations Officer (Research & Innovation) at WHO, New Delhi, India July 11, 2022 Deadline: 29 July 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Operations Officer (Research & Innovation) in New Delhi, India. The duration of this… Continue reading Programme Operations Officer (Research & Innovation) at WHO, New Delhi, India

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Second ACCP General Meeting in Yokohama Japan, 2019

The Second General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was held in Yokohama, in August 2019, concurrently with the TICAD 7 (the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development). Over 450 people participated in the main conference held on the 26th and 27th August, including 38 African countries, representatives of development partners, private… Continue reading Second ACCP General Meeting in Yokohama Japan, 2019

Parallel Session of the World Circular Economy Forum 2018 “Education for the Circular Economy”

On 22-24 October, the World Circular Economy Forum 2018 (WCEF2018) was held in Yokohama, Japan, co-hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA and the Japanese Ministry of Environment. Some 1,000 stakeholders from governments, municipalities, industries, and civil organizations from over 80 countries gathered to present and learn about the best solutions for a sustainable future.… Continue reading Parallel Session of the World Circular Economy Forum 2018 “Education for the Circular Economy”

First General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) 2018

The First General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was organized in Rabat, the capital of Morocco for three days from 26 to 28 June 2018. Approximately 220 participants from central and local governments from 32 African countries, various public agencies, private enterprises, and Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) shared information and knowledge… Continue reading First General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) 2018

Side Event of TICAD Ministerial Meeting “African Clean Cities Platform”

By taking the opportunity of the TICAD Ministerial Meeting held in Maputo, Mozambique, a side event was organized on August 24, 2017 that introduced the ‘African Clean Cities Platform’ and called for participation. It was co-hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP),… Continue reading Side Event of TICAD Ministerial Meeting “African Clean Cities Platform”

Knowledge-Sharing Seminar on Waste Management and Preparatory Meeting for Establishing “African Clean Cities Platform” 2017

The preparatory meeting for establishing the “African Clean Cities Platform” was organized in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique for three days from 25 to 27 April 2017. Approximately 150 participants from the central and local governments of 24 African countries, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the United… Continue reading Knowledge-Sharing Seminar on Waste Management and Preparatory Meeting for Establishing “African Clean Cities Platform” 2017

Side Event during TICAD 6, 2016

29th August, 2016, during TICAD 6 held in Nairobi, a small side event focusing on challenges of solid waste management in Africa was co-organized between Ministry of the Environment Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat. The event was attended by approximately 50 participants including representatives from 9 African countries.… Continue reading Side Event during TICAD 6, 2016

Africa Waste Webinar Series Towards clean, healthy and circular cities in Africa

Africa’s urbanization rate is 3.5%, the highest in the world. Due to the rapid urbanization in recent years, municipal solid waste management has become a big challenge for many cities, as lower income cities in Africa expected to double their municipal solid waste generation within the next 15-20 years.  UN-Habitat, with different partners is working… Continue reading Africa Waste Webinar Series Towards clean, healthy and circular cities in Africa

From fighting to farming: Supporting peacebuilding in Mozambique

As Mozambique looks to move on from its violent past, a UN-led programme is supporting efforts to reintegrate former combatants, and give them a chance to lead productive, peaceful lives in their communities. Benjamin, former combatant, believes peace and family go together., by UNCDF/Karel Prinsloo Benjamin* wants peace. A former RENAMO (Mozambican National Resistance) combatant,… Continue reading From fighting to farming: Supporting peacebuilding in Mozambique

‘Common game plan’ needed to address DR Congo displacement crisis: A Resident Coordinator blog

“The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the largest population of internally displaced people on the African continent: 5.9 million people, including 700,000 newly displaced people this year. The DRC is also hosting over 500,000 refugees and asylum-seekers (mainly from Burundi, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan). The factors driving internal displacement are often… Continue reading ‘Common game plan’ needed to address DR Congo displacement crisis: A Resident Coordinator blog

UNICEF Providing Emergency Aid After Devastating Floods in Bangladesh

A catastrophic series of flash floods that began in May 2022, with a second wave starting in mid June, have left an estimated 7.2 million people reeling in northeastern Bangladesh. UNICEF is part of a large-scale humanitarian response across the region, protecting children and delivering emergency water and health supplies. Since the start of the… Continue reading UNICEF Providing Emergency Aid After Devastating Floods in Bangladesh

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Ghana prepares for possible first-ever Marburg virus outbreak

Preliminary findings of two Marburg virus cases have prompted Ghana to prepare for a potential outbreak of the disease. If confirmed, these would the first such infections recorded in the country, and only the second in West Africa. Marburg is a highly infectious viral haemorrhagic fever in the same family as the more well-known Ebola… Continue reading Ghana prepares for possible first-ever Marburg virus outbreak

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Second ACCP General Meeting in Yokohama Japan, 2019

The Second General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was held in Yokohama, in August 2019, concurrently with the TICAD 7 (the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development). Over 450 people participated in the main conference held on the 26th and 27th August, including 38 African countries, representatives of development partners, private… Continue reading Second ACCP General Meeting in Yokohama Japan, 2019

Parallel Session of the World Circular Economy Forum 2018 “Education for the Circular Economy”

On 22-24 October, the World Circular Economy Forum 2018 (WCEF2018) was held in Yokohama, Japan, co-hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA and the Japanese Ministry of Environment. Some 1,000 stakeholders from governments, municipalities, industries, and civil organizations from over 80 countries gathered to present and learn about the best solutions for a sustainable future.… Continue reading Parallel Session of the World Circular Economy Forum 2018 “Education for the Circular Economy”

First General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) 2018

The First General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was organized in Rabat, the capital of Morocco for three days from 26 to 28 June 2018. Approximately 220 participants from central and local governments from 32 African countries, various public agencies, private enterprises, and Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) shared information and knowledge… Continue reading First General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) 2018

Side Event of TICAD Ministerial Meeting “African Clean Cities Platform”

By taking the opportunity of the TICAD Ministerial Meeting held in Maputo, Mozambique, a side event was organized on August 24, 2017 that introduced the ‘African Clean Cities Platform’ and called for participation. It was co-hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP),… Continue reading Side Event of TICAD Ministerial Meeting “African Clean Cities Platform”

Knowledge-Sharing Seminar on Waste Management and Preparatory Meeting for Establishing “African Clean Cities Platform” 2017

The preparatory meeting for establishing the “African Clean Cities Platform” was organized in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique for three days from 25 to 27 April 2017. Approximately 150 participants from the central and local governments of 24 African countries, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the United… Continue reading Knowledge-Sharing Seminar on Waste Management and Preparatory Meeting for Establishing “African Clean Cities Platform” 2017

Side Event during TICAD 6, 2016

29th August, 2016, during TICAD 6 held in Nairobi, a small side event focusing on challenges of solid waste management in Africa was co-organized between Ministry of the Environment Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat. The event was attended by approximately 50 participants including representatives from 9 African countries.… Continue reading Side Event during TICAD 6, 2016

Africa Waste Webinar Series Towards clean, healthy and circular cities in Africa

Africa’s urbanization rate is 3.5%, the highest in the world. Due to the rapid urbanization in recent years, municipal solid waste management has become a big challenge for many cities, as lower income cities in Africa expected to double their municipal solid waste generation within the next 15-20 years.  UN-Habitat, with different partners is working… Continue reading Africa Waste Webinar Series Towards clean, healthy and circular cities in Africa

Ukraine war: ‘Please, let us in,’ WHO issues plea to reach sick and injured

The UN health agency (WHO) issued an urgent appeal on Friday for access to sick and injured people caught up in the war in Ukraine, including “hundreds” of landmine victims, “premature babies, pregnant woman, older people, many of whom have been left behind”. More than four and half months since Russia’s invasion, civilians have continued… Continue reading Ukraine war: ‘Please, let us in,’ WHO issues plea to reach sick and injured

Strengthening multilateralism ‘only way’ to peaceful world for all: Guterres

The meeting is taking place at an extremely challenging moment for multilateralism and global governance, with the international order “at risk of coming apart at the seams”, he said, citing challenges that include the climate emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and new and evolving forms of conflict. “Strengthening multilateralism – the theme… Continue reading Strengthening multilateralism ‘only way’ to peaceful world for all: Guterres

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From The Field: “Bioprospecting”, Cambodia’s sustainable gold rush

Prospecting used to be about digging up gold and other minerals. Today “bioprospecting” is allowing countries to use the natural riches at their disposal, for the production of pharmaceuticals, and other commercially viable products.   A farmer harvests black ginger, known for its medicinal properties, and endemic in Phnom Kulen in Cambodia., by UNDP Cambodia… Continue reading From The Field: “Bioprospecting”, Cambodia’s sustainable gold rush

Greater democratic rule vital to boost security in West Africa and the Sahel

Khatir Mahamat Saleh Annadif was presenting the latest report of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), which he heads, covering developments over the past six months in areas such as politics, security and human rights.  Mr. Annadif highlighted some of the dichotomies across a vast region that continues to “develop at… Continue reading Greater democratic rule vital to boost security in West Africa and the Sahel

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All rural workers deserve social protection coverage: New ILO report

Social protection for rural workers “remains a dream”, according to a report launched in Geneva on Thursday by the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), part of the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO). This is of particular concern for those in precarious work conditions, including informal, casual, temporary and subcontracted workers and day labourers who form… Continue reading All rural workers deserve social protection coverage: New ILO report

Sanctions having negative impact on scientific research, rights experts warn

Scientific research and academic freedom are under threat, they warned, following reports that research submitted by scholars from sanctioned countries were being disqualified from publication.  “We are gravely concerned at the growing negative impact of existing sanctions regimes on academic and scientific research, as well as on initiatives of international academic cooperation, adversely affecting the… Continue reading Sanctions having negative impact on scientific research, rights experts warn

Convergence of conflicts, COVID and climate crises, jeopardize global goals   

Intersecting global crises are threatening the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impacting food supplies, health, education, and security across countries worldwide, according to a new UN report released on Thursday. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022 reveals that the convergence of increased fighting, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and the long-term climate crisis, could push… Continue reading Convergence of conflicts, COVID and climate crises, jeopardize global goals   

Ukraine struggling now, but winter will be even worse: UNHCR chief

While the Russian military advance in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate, the UN refugee agency, UNCHR, on Thursday warned that the winter months are very likely to be extremely harsh on millions of people affected by the war. Since the Russian invasion on 24 February, more than 11.5 million people have had to flee their… Continue reading Ukraine struggling now, but winter will be even worse: UNHCR chief

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Sri Lanka’s misery should be warning to us all on global food, fuel and finance crisis: UNDP

“We’re witnessing a tragic series of events that are unfolding in Sri Lanka right now that should be a warning to anyone who thinks that, you know, it is up to countries themselves to figure out how to deal with this crisis,” said Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), in reference to… Continue reading Sri Lanka’s misery should be warning to us all on global food, fuel and finance crisis: UNDP

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Deaf Students in Bhutan Create Country’s First Sign Language

In Bhutan, a country of roughly 800,000 people on the eastern edge of the Himalaya mountains, there are 19 different languages or dialects. At the Wangsel Institute for the Deaf, housed on the grounds of Drukgyel lower secondary school in the western district of Paro, a group of students has been busy helping to create… Continue reading Deaf Students in Bhutan Create Country’s First Sign Language

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Brazil: ‘Racialized’ police killings, evidence reforms are needed, say experts

“We have repeatedly raised our concerns about the excessive and lethal use of force used by Brazilian law enforcement officials and the disproportionate impact on Brazilians of African descent,” the three experts said in a statement. “However, the latest reports of police brutality appear to show that such human rights violations continue with impunity”. Human… Continue reading Brazil: ‘Racialized’ police killings, evidence reforms are needed, say experts

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