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Almost 690 million people suffered from hunger in 2019, up by 10 million from 2018, and by nearly 60 million in five years
UNFPA says if lockdown continues for 6 months, 47 million women in low- and middle-income countries may not be able to access modern contraceptives.
Organisation raised alarm in April on potential explosion in those at severe risk of hunger due to pandemic
Discussions focused on strengthening social protections and protecting fragile communities
UN Secretary General warns of deteriorating health situation in Gaza, Eastern Jerusalem
WFP Executive Director David Beasley has told the UN Security Council that there are 135 million people already facing crisis levels of hunger or worse. This is coupled with an additional 130 million people worldwide who are on the edge of starvation prompted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Pandemic is altering global expenditure priorities, says Mahmoud Mohieldin
We must immediately reach out to the most vulnerable people, said Dictus
The statement came after forces aligned with the GNA seized the towns of Surman and Sabratha on Monday, pushing back the eastern-based Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) that has been trying to capture the capital for just over a year.
UN representative highlights impact on rights to life, work, food, health, medicine amongst other areas
Half of Arab agricultural lands to deteriorate within 30 years
Egyptian efforts related to combating drug addiction were presented in an exhibition
Any future peace talks must be sponsored by international teamwork, official Palestinian news agency WAFA quoted Shtayyeh as saying.
UNICEF, UNHCR succeed in raising people’s awareness of unspoken issues in Egypt
Inflation in consumer prices to record 9.3% in 2021 from 10.2% in 2020, anticipates report
The report urges donors to build on 2019 gains, sustain lifesaving response and support livelihoods early in 2020. ”
As the Syrian army advances into Idlib province, nearly a quarter of a million civilians have been displaced over the past two weeks
Grossi, 58, will serve a term of four years starting from Dec. 3, succeeding Yukiya Amano, a Japanese diplomat who had held the position since 2009, and died in July well before the end of his third four-year term.
We should ensure at least $100bn a year to developing countries for mitigation, adaptation, says Guterres
Infrastructure is not about building bridges and roads only, but also digital transformation, says Mahmoud Mohieldin
Further investments are required in data management and analysis, says Dictus
Commemoration of UN’s 74th anniversary included cleaning parts of the Nile
The problem is that climate change economic impact took its toll on poorer countries. Oxfam, a globally renowned aid and development charity, estimates that between 1998 and 2017, low-income countries reported climate-related disaster losses of $21bn, or an average of 1.8% of GDP.
Climate chaos is playing out in real time from California to the Caribbean, and from Africa to the Arctic and beyond
The Houthi National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs (NCPA) said in a statement, that the 350 prisoners, which will be released, were on the lists of the prisoner exchange deal agreed in Sweden back in December.
If such a decision is made, Russia would be able to provide the resettlement of the United Nations and guarantee the rights of all foreign participants, Matviyenko said.
Germany emerges as a possible venue for peace conference in October
“It is unfortunate that tragedies take place in Yemen as world leaders gather for UN General Assembly to promote peace,” says a humanitarian coordinator in Yemen.
Syrian government asserted committee ‘should be free of foreign intervention’
“These are totally unjustified and illegitimate actions, slandering our diplomats and our country,” Rodriguez said.