The President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday set out his 2020 priorities, which aim to make the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality by the start of the next decade.
United Nations“Inclusion is key to our world," says @UN_PGA, as he outlines his priorities for the new year, including the #GlobalGoals & ensuring quality education.
Mambolomoka Village, Shangombo District, western Zambia, 11 November 2019. At least 5,000 people are in emergency phase (IPC 4) in the village, following two consecutive failed rain seasons. Credit: OCHA
United NationsZambia: Prolonged drought has left more than 2.3 million people at risk of severe food insecurity.
@UNOCHA warns that urgent funding is needed to help the most vulnerable. #InvestInHumanity
For their first podcast of 2020, our UNcomplicated hosts, Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall, celebrate a milestone year for the UN, as it turns 75.
They’ve been talking to Fabrizio Hochschild, who’
United NationsAs the UN turns 75 this year, our latest UNComplicated podcast 🎧 shows how people around the world are taking part in the largest-ever global conversation on building the future we want. #UN75
The huge wildfires in Australia, Amazon, California, the Congo basin and Indonesia have drawn the world’s attention to the risks associated with extended periods of unusually hot and dry weather, which is an effect of climate change.
United NationsAs wildfires, accelerated by high temperatures & drought, ravage Australia, @UNEP explores the risks posed by megafires exacerbated by the climate crisis.
In 2019, IOM assisted more than 12,000 migrants to return home voluntarily from Niger.
United NationsWhen a young migrant family, including a heavily-pregnant woman, set out to return home to Sierra Leone in difficult conditions, @UNMigration's medical team helped them with urgent medical & labour assistance in their hour of need.
Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
United Nations"Climate change is the single greatest security & development threat facing Small Island Developing States, despite this being a crisis not of their making."
-- @UN_PGA at @IRENA high-level meeting in the United Arab Emirates.
The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some of the body’s members expressed disappointment that the “watered down” measure cut in half the...
United NationsSyria: UN operation that delivers humanitarian aid to millions of civilians will continue following Security Council vote.
I thank the Vietnamese Presidency of the Council for organizing this timely debate and I congratulate Viet Nam for the Presidency of the Security Council at the beginning of your tenure in the Security Council itself. I also welcome the presence...
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. Most sexually active women and men will be infected at some point in their lives and some may be repeatedly infected.
Offering alternative livelihoods, sea cucumbers provide new hope
United NationsWarming oceans are threatening seaweed production in Zanzibar, Tanzania, endangering the livelihoods of 25,000 seaweed farmers.
@FAO offers a lucrative alternative: farming sea cucumbers, which help boost the bio-economy. #ClimateAction
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project that collects data on gender inequality in the law. The dataset diagnoses legal barriers limiting women's full economic participation and encourages policymakers to reform...
The New Year has begun with our world in turmoil. We are living in dangerous times. Geopolitical tensions are at their highest level this century. And this turbulence is escalating. Even nuclear non-proliferation can no longer be taken for...