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UN report calls for scaling-up carbon capture, use and storage

The net-zero emissions goal is crucial to limit global warming, as outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the technology brief calls...

Over 168 million children miss out on a year of schooling, UNICEF says

“As we approach the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are again reminded of the catastrophic education emergency worldwide lockdowns have created”, Henrietta...

INTERVIEW: The women activists aiming to make history in Vanuatuan politics

Anthea Arukola, a political advisor to the Vanuatu Government, plans to become the country’s first member of parliament since 2008. Georgiilla Worwor, a law...

UN chief urges ‘clear and credible’ plans to achieve net zero

Addressing a ministerial meeting on climate action, Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated that 2021 is a “make-or-break” year to limit the global temperature rise by...

UN chief reaffirms solidarity with Niger, as second deadly attack rocks country

On Sunday, unidentified gunmen attacked the villages of Intazayene, Bakorate and Wistane in the Tahoua region, killing at least 137 people, including 22 children....

Global COVID-19 infections rise for fourth consecutive week, deaths level off

The number of new deaths from the coronavirus levelled off after a six-week decrease, with just over 60,000 new deaths reported. Europe and the Americas...

Human Rights Council strengthens rights office probe into Sri Lanka’s long civil war

The 47-member council on Tuesday adopted a resolution on Tuesday, brought by Britain on behalf of a group of countries, boosting UN rights chief, Michelle...

Amidst ‘heightened intensity’ actions toward peace must be ‘in the best interests’ of Afghans

More than six months after formal Afghan peace negotiations between the Government and Taliban representatives were launched in September, Deborah Lyons, who also heads...

Inventions boom in ‘assistive tech’ offers wider benefits for all |

After double-digit growth in the sector in recent years, the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization said that “assistive technologies" are increasingly finding their...

UN chief ‘profoundly concerned’ over rise in violence against Asians

Compounding the general scourge of racism unleashed by COVID-19, in the United States last week, an outpouring of fear and anger grew following the shooting...

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