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UN chief appeals for end to Syria’s ‘man-made humanitarian nightmare’

In a tersely delivered statement on Friday, the UN Secretary-General appealed for an end to the “man-made humanitarian nightmare” currently unfolding in Syria,...

Universal, inclusive education ‘non-negotiable’

Inclusive education should be a “non-negotiable” right for all children, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in...

Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle, says UN weather agency WMO

Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38C (100.4F), last weekend, have been approved by...

FROM THE FIELD: Painting the post-pandemic world in Senegal

A group of mural artists in Senegal is painting its vision of how the world may look after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, whilst...

Countries urged to act over potential HIV drug shortages in two months

Stocks of medication for HIV patients could run out in the next two months, because of higher costs linked to lockdowns and COVID-19...

FROM THE FIELD: the plight of refugees persecuted for their sexual orientation

Millions of people around the world are at risk because of their sexual orientation or sex characteristics. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has...

Refugee athletes stay focused on countdown to delayed Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, UN News has spoken to two recipients of Refugee Athlete Scholarships, an initiative of the International...

‘New contract’ needed with nature to keep drought and deserts at bay

The UN Secretary-General has called for “a new contract for nature” to address ongoing global challenges connected to land degradation, such as forced...

International Criminal Court oversight chief ‘deeply regrets’ US actions decision to target court officials

Responding to the decision of the United States Government to sanction International Criminal Court (ICC) officials and their family members, O-Gon Kwon, President...

What does ‘build back better’ really mean? One of the world’s top CEOs give us his take

UN chief António Guterres, has warned of an “unparalleled economic shock”, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. So, going forward, can the...

Still much to learn about new coronavirus: WHO

Research is ongoing to determine how the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted by people who show no symptoms of the disease, the...

Yemen: ‘Hanging on by a thread’, UN chief requests funding to meet staggering humanitarian crisis

More than five years of conflict have left Yemenis “hanging on by a thread, their economy in tatters” and their institutions “facing near-collapse”,...

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Destroyer USS John McCain Transits Taiwan Strait as Chinese Carrier Strike Group Drills Nearby

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit April 7, 2021. US Navy Photo A U.S. guided-missile destroyer transited the...

Ebola virus disease – Guinea

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Hate speech and violence still rising against Roma despite recognition gains, says rights expert

More must be done to tackle online hate speech against minorities including the Roma and Sinti, who continue to be scapegoated for spreading...

SCA/I Chapters Reach Out for Christmas

We are thankful for all of our chapters, centers, and affiliates who reached out with the love of Jesus during this season: SC Baltimore...