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UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN...

Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears

The collective impact of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict mean that well over 200 million people will likely need humanitarian assistance by 2022,...

A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don’t shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic...

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population

In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The...

World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women

The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, “but it does not affect everyone equally”, the UN chief said in his message for World Population...

‘Strengthen multilateralism’ to combat global terrorism

Although COVID-19 has tested “national resilience, international solidarity and multilateral cooperation”, we must not “pause our efforts” in the battle against terrorism, the...

Syria: Authorization to continue lifesaving cross-border aid remains in limbo

With the deadline just hours away, the Security Council has failed on its third attempt this week to extend its authorization for lifesaving food,...

COVID-19 cases worldwide hit 12 million

COVID-19 cases globally have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reaching 12 million on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

Lebanon ‘fast spiralling out of control’ leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet 

Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of “growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic” in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief...

UNESCO calls on Turkey to preserve ‘universal value’ of Hagia Sophia

As the Turkish President signed a decree on Friday converting the ancient Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the UN cultural agency...

Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report

The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new...

Finding hope in calamity: how UN humanitarians cope on the frontline

What does it take to help the world’s most vulnerable people, often in dangerous and unstable situations, and at considerable personal risk? In...

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China Says Hong Kong Primaries Show Attempt at 'Color Revolution'

China on Tuesday said last weekend's democratic primaries were an attempt at a "color revolution" in Hong Kong, citing a draconian security law...

Yasme Foundation Supporting Grant will Expand Reverse Beacon Network

The Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) will gain 15 new nodes, thanks to the Yasme Foundation. These new nodes will be added in regions...

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In Yemen, thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded, COVID-19 likely widespread

Tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrants have been stranded in war-ravaged Yemen where they continue to be subjected to arbitrary detention and exposure...