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Ukraine: Security Council hears of escalating toll of Kharkiv attacks

Ukraine: Security Council hears of escalating toll of Kharkiv attacks

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Briefing the Security Council in New York, UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Joyce Msuya urged the international community to work to end the full-scale...
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UN rights chief calls for end to Ukraine war following latest...

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Mr. Türk said these “relentless” attacks were deepening the humanitarian crisis in the country, tearing apart infrastructure, and creating a host of socioeconomic...
Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

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Laura Lo Castro, UNHCR's representative in Chad, said that expected rains have started in Adre, leaving tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees without shelter...
What’s going on at COSP17?

What’s going on at COSP17?

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They are gathering at the largest global disability rights-focused meeting, known as the 17th Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the...
Amid ongoing Israeli incursions into Gaza, aid facilities shut ‘one after another’

Amid ongoing Israeli incursions into Gaza, aid facilities shut ‘one after...

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“Humanitarian facilities in Rafah are forced to close one after another…The flow of humanitarian aid supplies into Gaza, already insufficient to meet the soaring...
First Person: Guest editing UN News’s first live blog takeover

First Person: Guest editing UN News’s first live blog takeover

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That’s happening on the opening day of the 17th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP17) to the game-changing Convention on the...
UN’s rights chief horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws nearer

Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher, UN...

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Fighting between the Sudanese army and the rival military Rapid Support Forces (RSF), who have been battling for more than year, recently intensified in...
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 5 fast facts

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 5 fast facts

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The landmark legally binding treaty entered into force on 3 May 2008, marking a major milestone in the effort to promote, protect and ensure...
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WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DR Congo and beyond

Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.   

Serious knowledge gaps must be bridged to battle deadly sepsis infections

Efforts to tackle sepsis, which can damage multiple organs and result in death, are hampered by “serious gaps in knowledge”, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, according to a report launch on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

‘Essential lessons’ from HIV fight can help coronavirus response, says UNAIDS

HIV fight - The study by UNAIDS, the UN agency working to stamp out HIV and AIDS, outlines how the world can leverage and...

Greece: compounds overcrowding and COVID-19 challenges in refugee camp

Greece: Devasting fire compounds overcrowding and COVID-19 challenges in refugee camp Within a short span of time, three separate fires broke out at the Moria...

Build a better future with blue skies for all, UN urges

The first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being commemorated around the world, on Monday, following the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the importance of clean air for the health and day-to-day lives of people. 

Quiet corridors but a full programme at virtual UNGA75: five things you need to know

The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization’s three quarters of a century of existence. 

‘Wisdom’ of Guatemala’s indigenous people needed for sustainable development: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

“Now more than ever, we must heed the wisdom of indigenous peoples. This wisdom calls upon us to care for the earth so that...

Human rights are the ‘means by which governments can successfully beat pandemics’, says UNAIDS chief

UNAIDS - Interruptions of HIV services, harassment, abuse, arrests, deaths and a failure to respect human rights in the early responses to the pandemic...

Togo overcomes ‘sleeping sickness’ as a public health problem

The West African nation of Togo has eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first in the continent to achieve the milestone, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said. 

COVID-19: UN urges ramping up social protection

The socio-economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted UN agencies on Wednesday to call on countries to increase social protection programmes to protect those most at risk. 
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