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Women ‘systematically excluded’ from COVID response, despite being worst affected

Women have suffered the worst impacts of COVID not only on the frontlines of healthcare, but also through the loss of jobs as the...

Mozambique: Cabo Delgado displacement could reach 1 million, UN officials warn

Assistant High Commissioners Gillian Triggs and Raouf Mazou were fresh from the country, where they heard shocking stories from survivors of a crisis that...

Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Meteorological Organization

In an alert that warmer seas helped to fuel a record Atlantic hurricane season last year, along with intense tropical cyclones in the Indian and South Pacific...

UN agencies urge Turkey not to abandon international accord protecting women

Dubbed the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, is the “first and most...

20 die after human traffickers force migrants into sea en route to Yemen

This is the third such incident in the Gulf of Aden in the last six months, according to the International Organization for Migration, which said...

COVID-19: Virus variants, vaccine inequity contribute to rising caseload

After six weeks of decline in January and February, cases are now increasing in most regions of the world.  Meanwhile, deaths are falling, though...

Tigray crisis: Children must be protected from harm, urges UNICEF

  .@UNICEF remains deeply concerned about the continuing crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, and its worrying implications for children and their access to basic social services. Parties...

‘Pernicious evil’ of racism pervasive in ‘all regions and all societies’ – UN chief

“Today, apartheid lies dead. But, sadly, racism lives on – in all regions and all societies”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a meeting of the General...

UN Development Programme urges temporary basic income for women hit hard by COVID-19 fallout

In a report released on Thursday, UNDP highlighted that the financial support could prevent rising poverty and widening gender inequality, especially in developing countries. “Women have...

‘Stability of the region’ hangs on Myanmar, UN Special Envoy says

Speaking at a virtual press conference, Ms. Burgener said the news out of Myanmar was shocking and, with the death of 38 people, marked...

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