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Wennesland condemns killing of 4 Israeli civilians, as Security Council hears ‘little progress’ is being made on settlements

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 1:00pm
Speakers in the Security Council on Tuesday denounced evictions and demolitions by Israeli authorities of Palestinian-owned properties, as the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, expressed regret that “little progress” has made by the sides in upholding obligations under the Council’s landmark resolution 2334.

Haiti: UN agencies warn of ‘unabated’ rise in hunger

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 8:57am
While humanitarian assistance has been successful in averting a catastrophe, Haiti is experiencing a persistent rise in hunger levels, with many citizens suffering acutely, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Mozambique: Thousands continue to flee violence in Cabo Delgado

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 8:35am
One year after brutal attacks by suspected Al Shabab militants began in northern Mozambique, thousands continue to flee ongoing violence in Cabo Delgado province, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

Time to negotiate end to ‘unwinnable’ war in Ukraine, Guterres declares

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 7:37am
It’s time for a diplomatic solution to be found to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, amidst signs of hope that progress can be made to end an “unwinnable” and “indefensible” war, said the UN chief on Tuesday.

First Person: Witnessing the pain of Ukraine refugees wrenched apart

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 4:02pm
The UN has helped tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees to cross into Poland and other neighbouring countries. Chris Melzer, spokesperson for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Germany, told UN News that he has witnessed many traumatic scenes, of families ripped apart by the crisis.

Human rights in Myanmar face ‘profound crisis’ – Bachelet

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 2:17pm
The UN’s top rights official said on Monday that amidst a “profound crisis” facing access to basic human rights in Myanmar following the coup in February last year, hundreds of localized armed resistance groups have now formed across the country, triggering “widespread violence in areas that were previously stable”.

New UN report looks underfoot, to solve global water crises 

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 1:01pm
While groundwater accounts for 99 per cent of all running freshwater on Earth, it is often undervalued, mismanaged, and overexploited, according to a report published on Monday by the UN scientific organization, UNESCO. 

More than 2 attacks a day on Ukraine health facilities; 6.5 million now internally displaced

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 11:20am
As the total forced to flee their homes in Ukraine rises above 10 million, attacks on healthcare facilities there due to Russia’s continuing bombardment are averaging more than two per day, the UN warned on Monday.

UN chief warns against ‘sleepwalking to climate catastrophe’

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 9:33am
The goal to limit future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, highlighted in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and driven home in last November’s COP26, gathering in Glasgow, is now on “life support” and “in intensive care,” the UN chief told the Economist Sustainability Summit on Monday.   

South Sudan: ‘hellish existence’ for women and girls, new UN report reveals

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 8:40am
Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is being fueled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan said on Monday.

DPR Korea’s grip on population has tightened since COVID

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 8:04am
In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, human rights violations remain systematic, and the authorities’ grip on the population has “tightened”, the Human Rights Council heard on Monday.

UNHCR chief condemns ‘discrimination, violence and racism’ against some fleeing Ukraine

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 7:38am
The head of UN refugee agency UNHCR, spoke out on Monday against the “ugly reality” that some refugees fleeing across the Ukraine border, and Third Country Nationals, have been subjected to racism and discrimination.

Time for ‘tangible and credible’ forest management, says UN chief

Sun, 03/20/2022 - 9:15am
Healthy forests are “essential” for people and the planet, the UN chief said in his message marking the International Day of Forests.

First Person: From Gaza to the Red Planet

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 9:01pm
Loay Elbasyouni is a Palestinian electrical engineer on the NASA team that designed Ingenuity, an innovative robotic helicopter that landed on Mars in 2021. He talks to UN News about his journey, from a UN-run school in the Gaza strip, to the US space agency.

After 10 years fighting in the bush - it’s time to go home

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 9:01pm
Foreign combatants with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can find it hard to return home once they decide to stop fighting. The UN Mission in the country (MONUSCO) is helping them to demobilize, and adjust to a new life.

No sign of Ukraine bioweapons labs says disarmament chief, after further Russian claims

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 12:22pm
The UN is not aware of any biological weapons programme being conducted in Ukraine, the Organization’s disarmament chief told the Security Council once more on Friday, responding to fresh allegations by the Russian Federation, that it had evidence to the contrary.

For equality, respect and dignity we must ‘speak as one’ against racism: Guterres

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 10:02am
Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and everyday life across all societies, the UN chief said on Friday at a dedicated meeting against what he referred to as a catalyst that “normalizes hate, denies dignity, and spurs violence”.

Ukraine invasion: Needs keep growing with cities facing ‘fatal shortages’; breakthrough as UN convoy reaches Sumy

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 8:45am
After a missile attack near the airport in Lviv in western Ukraine early on Friday, UN humanitarians warned that the situation across the country remains dire, as Russia’s military invasion continues.

Gamechanger HIV injection rolls out in South Africa and Brazil 

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 6:47am
The first injection to offer long-lasting protection against HIV is being rolled out in South Africa and Brazil, as an alternative to daily medication, according to the UN agency UNITAID. 

UN Ocean Conference 2022: ‘Fleet’ of solutions to be launched

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 4:01am
The solutions to restore the health of the ocean – which provides us with oxygen, food and livelihoods – are out there, and in 100 days they will be in the spotlight in Lisbon, Portugal, at the second UN Ocean Conference. 

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