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COVID-19 could help turn the tide on ocean health in Asia-Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic could help turn the tide on the well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a UN report published...

UN sustainable energy project in Ukraine finds a new role: fighting COVID-19

A United Nations project to promote energy efficiency among Ukrainian homeowners has found a second life – informing 1.8 million of the nation’s...

75 years on from the Nazi defeat, many still suffer impact of conflict: Guterres

On 8 and 9 May, the UN commemorates the millions who lost their lives during the Second World War, the tragic conflict that...

COVID-19: UN and partners launch $6.7 billion appeal for vulnerable countries

Humanitarians are seeking nearly $7 billion to protect millions of lives and halt the spread of COVID-19 in more than 60 of the...

COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: UN tech agency

As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the way in which we work, keep in touch, go to school and shop for essentials – across...

UN rights expert urges States to step-up anti-slavery efforts to protect most vulnerable during COVID-19 

A UN human rights expert urged governments on Tuesday to increase protection for those millions of workers, who due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

A new UN report finds that some 19 million children were displaced within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019,...

Sudan bans female genital mutilation, UNICEF vows to help support new law

The United Nations Childen’s Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the landmark move by Sudan’s transitional government this week to criminalize female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) w,ith a...

COVID-19 impact could be ‘disastrously high’ in poverty-stricken Malawi

In Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, with a fragile health system, the UN is bracing for the impact of the COVID-19...

‘Rights and dignity’ of older people must be respected during COVID-19 and beyond

The COVID-19 fatality rate for people over 80-years-old, is five times the global average, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, launching a new...

Raging Fires Continue to Devastate Australia

...thousands in Australia were forced to evacuate due to the unprecedented rage of wildfires threatening to destroy their homes, towns and wildlife.

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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...