Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Meteorological Organization

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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  .@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’...

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“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...

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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

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

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

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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,...

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“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...

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