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UN chief welcomes ‘historic’ IMF liquidity boost for governments in need

  As the COVID-19 crisis continues to exacerbate restrictions on government spending throughout the world, the UN chief on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the…

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Lace up and join the UN to help win #TheHumanRace against climate change

The United Nations is encouraging everyone across the world to participate in the literal race against the climate emergency. UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, on…

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Cornerstone treaty of refugee protection turns 70

It has never been more urgent to recommit to the spirit and fundamental principles of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the UN refugee agency said on…

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UN climate science talks open amid heatwaves, floods and drought

The low-lying archipelago, Tuvalu, in the Pacific Ocean is reclaiming land as it fights the effects of climate change. Negotiations began on Monday to approve…

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Call for ‘dignity, equality, justice and human rights’ rings out on Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day recognizes his struggle for democracy and a culture of peace throughout the world. Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to…

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Child mental health crisis ‘magnified’ by COVID, warns UN chief

Psychologists are supporting vulnerable teenagers across eastern Ukraine as the COVID-19 lockdown takes its toll on their mental health. Half of the world’s children experience…

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Billions of people will lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2030 unless progress quadruples

  The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report – Progress on household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene 2000 – 2020 – presents estimates on household access…

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No place for children in conflict, UN chief tells Security Council

  The disregard for children’s rights amid war and upheaval “is shocking and heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday during a high-level open…

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The trillion dollar climate finance challenge (and opportunity)

It’s overwhelmingly accepted that climate change is a very significant threat to humanity and while there are countless solutions to tackling what has been described…

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UN blasts world leaders for failing to seal £72bn-a-year deal on climate

Financial aid ‘critical’ to help developing countries limit fossil fuels – and make Cop26 a success, says UN. The head of climate change at the…

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