Monthly Archives: November 2018

Top UN officials sound alarm as Yemen fighting nears vital hospital in port city of Hudaydah

22 November 2018 Humanitarian Aid As fighting in Yemen edges closer to the main healthcare practice in the port city of Hudaydah, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined the world body’s humanitarian chief on Thursday to … Continue reading

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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere break another record, UN report shows

22 November 2018 Climate Change Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another record high, according to a report issued on Thursday by the United Nations weather agency, which reveals that there is no sign of reversal … Continue reading

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New energy security framework will help meet growing needs in East Africa, sustainably – UN economic wing

21 November 2018 SDGs Backed by the United Nations, countries in eastern Africa have launched a new energy security framework to help tackle growing challenges over energy access and availability in the region.

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At UN forum, Asia-Pacific countries highlight importance of transport for sustainable development

21 November 2018 Economic Development Gathered at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Organization’s development wing in the region, countries have highlighted how new technologies – especially smart devices – are making … Continue reading

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Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances

20 November 2018 Human Rights Continuing insecurity in Cameroon has been condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) amid reports of killings by armed groups and State forces that has prompted mass internal displacement.

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Go ‘beyond-business-as-usual’ to invigorate businesses, entrepreneurship in world’s poorest countries, urges UN agency

20 November 2018 Economic Development A “pragmatic, strategic and evolutionary” approach is needed in the least developed countries to strengthen their public sector capacity, bring about institutional reform and promote policy learning, a new United Nations report has urged.

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UN migration agency builds temporary safe havens to shelter Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

20 November 2018 Migrants and Refugees The United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday that it has upgraded structures in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps as temporary accommodations for emergency situations.

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Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

20 November 2018 Migrants and Refugees Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude … Continue reading

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Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

19 November 2018 Women Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating the International Day for the … Continue reading

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Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq; UNICEF urges ‘right policies’ for protection

19 November 2018 Human Rights Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years.

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