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Ukraine: ‘Physical integrity’ of Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant ‘has been violated several times’

Further damage to the embattled Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine “cannot” be allowed to happen, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. 

World food prices have fallen for fifth consecutive month

World food prices have fallen for a fifth consecutive month but are still nearly eight per cent higher than a year ago

Ukraine: IAEA experts arrive in Zaporizhzhia ahead of mission to nuclear plant

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Wednesday

In India, youth is key to integrity, peace, health and sustainable development

New Delhi (India), 31 August 2022 - Youth, children and adolescents comprise the core of India’s 1.3 billion strong population. Over 27 percent of the country’s population is between the ages of 15-29 years....

Ukraine wants UNESCO to protect Odessa

Russian forces have advanced several tens of kilometers from the city - Ukraine's government will ask the UN cultural watchdog to add the historic port of Odessa to the list of protected world heritage...

Inspectors from UNODC provide critical support for over one million tonnes of grain shipments from Ukraine in August 

The Black Sea Grain Initiative was implemented by the Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Centre and led by the UN Office on Humanitarian Affairs

Ukraine: UN atomic energy experts head to Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant

A team of UN atomic energy experts set out on Monday for Zaporizhzya nuclear power station in Ukraine, after months of rising tensions between Ukrainian and Russian forces, who have accused each other of shelling the plant. 

Ukraine: More than one million tonnes of grain exported under Black Sea Grain Initiative

Exports of Ukrainian grain and other foodstuffs under a landmark agreement amid the ongoing war, have surpassed one million metric tonnes, the UN Coordinator for the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Amir Abdulla, reported on Saturday

Ukraine: Top UN aid official appeals for access across frontline

The UN's top aid official in the country issued an urgent appeal for access across frontline for guarantees from Russia and affiliated forces, to allow humanitarians to deliver “absolutely necessary” relief items.

Braving mines and missiles to bring aid to Ukraine’s displaced population

Almost a third of those displaced by the conflict come from the region around the country’s second largest city of Kharkiv, in the east. To bring aid to Ukraine’s displaced population is dangerous work.

Ukraine: UN agencies deliver food, health and other support amid fighting

Matilda Bogner, head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, called for greater efforts to spare and protect civilians.  The Mission has been in the country since 2014, when it began work documenting...

Ukraine: Urgent agreement needed to end fighting around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Agreement is urgently needed to reestablish the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine as purely civilian infrastructure and prevent a potentially “catastrophic” disaster amid the ongoing conflict, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

Baking: a possible pathway out of drug use for women in Kerman, Iran

With an estimated 2.8 million people suffering from a drug use problem, Iran also has one of the world’s highest prevalence of opiate use among its population.

A light in the darkness for Ukrainians under fire

The Russian invasion of Ukraine shows no sign of letting up, but the UN continues to bring humanitarian supplies to the country, including solar lamps, which bring some respite from the darkness of windowless basement shelters, in regions where electricity infrastructure has been destroyed or damaged by shelling.

Saudi Arabia: UN calls for release of woman sentenced to 34 years in prison for tweeting

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, expressed outrage on Friday over a 34 years in prison sentence handed down to a Saudi woman charged with following and retweeting so-called dissidents and activists.

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

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 access to Ukraine’s food products and Russian food and fertilizers”.  

#Envision2030: 17 goals to transform the world for persons with disabilities

Imagine the world in 2030, fully inclusive of persons with disabilities In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of...

“I’ve been waiting 16 years for this moment”: Helping to transform the lives of victims of terrorism in Iraq 

Helping to transform the lives of victims of terrorism in Iraq at a three-day psychosocial workshop implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with the Lebanese Association of Victims of Terrorism

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

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 safety,” she said. “An estimated 1.1 million Rohingyas are in...

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.

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

A tiny Caribbean Island known as 'the flower of the ocean' was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Two years after the storm, they’re still working to restore their environmental treasures and preparing for whatever curveballs climate change might throw at them next.

Practice makes perfect: simulated trials in East Africa aim to help persecute pirates

The simulated trials help the government and participants to identify potential gaps in domestic legal frameworks when it comes to maritime crime cases

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. 

Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

This will be the first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative signed last month by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye. 

Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine 

The current humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having “a disproportionate impact” on persons with disabilities, especially children with disabilities in institutions
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