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‘Failure to broker peace’ hinders solutions to displacement, UN refugee chief tells Security Council

Pictured here, Rohingya refugees including women and children cross from Myanmar into Bangladesh at Palong Khali in Cox’s Bazar district. Photo: UNICEF/LeMoyne

The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday urged global leaders to find political solutions to the world’s conflicts, if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people are ever to return home. “Securing solutions for the millions of people uprooted around the world, and avoiding a repeat of the massive outflows that have […]

‘Injustice against journalists costly for society,’ says UNESCO chief on International Day

A crowd of journalists in Maluku transit camp, on the outskirts of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where citizens of that country, deported from Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, have gathered. (23 May 2014). UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of societies, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, marking the International Day to end impunity for crimes against them. “Justice is a cornerstone of a free society. It dissuades those who threaten freedom of […]

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

A 15-year-old-boy looks out of the UNICEF-supported National Foundation for Honduran Development, in Honduras. The Foundation supports children and young people in the area who are affected by gang violence. Photo: UNICEF/Amaya 1 November 2017 – About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, […]

UN warns of ‘looming humanitarian catastrophe’ in DR Congo’s strife-torn Kasai region

Hundreds of families have fled recently into Kananga, the capital of DRC’s Kasai Central Province. The greater Kasai region has been hit by a conflict that erupted in August 2016. Photo: OCHA/Otto Bakano

Some 3.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) conflict-ravaged south-central Greater Kasai region are severely food insecure, struggling to feed themselves and in urgent need of assistance, the head of the United Nations food relief agency warned Monday. “As many as 250,000 children could starve in Kasai in the next few months unless enough […]

Carbon dioxide levels surge to new high in 2016, UN weather agency reports

Air pollution from an old coal-fired power plant in Kosovo. Photo: World Bank/Lundrim Aliu

Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016, the United Nations weather agency announced on Monday. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), issued the warning in Geneva, at the launch of the organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The report indicates that carbon dioxide concentrations reached 403.3 parts per […]

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