Recent News

All news

Donors pledge $9.7 billion to help support future of war-torn Syria at UN-backed conference

12-08-2016Jibreen

Forty-one donors today pledged a combined $6 billion for critical humanitarian programmes in 2017 and another $3.7 billion for 2018 for the people of Syria reeling under a devastating conflict since 2011 at a United Nations-supported conference in the Belgian capital, Brussels. Earlier in the day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres drew attention the plight of […]

Posted in Aid

US funding cuts to UN population agency based on ‘inaccurate perception’ – UN chief

A UNFPA-supported health centre 400 kilometers southwest of Uganda’s capital Kampala, includes a ward where women in their final stages of pregnancy can remain comfortably and avoid arduous travel once labour begins. Photo: UNFPA/Omar Gharzeddine

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has voiced deep regret at the decision by the United States to cut financial support for the United Nations population agency, stating that the announcement is based on a misinterpretation of the UN agency’s work. The Secretary-General “believes that the decision is based on an inaccurate perception of the nature […]

Posted in Aid

Syria: UN chief ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of alleged chemical attack; OPCW investigating

10-12-2016Syria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said that he is “deeply disturbed” by reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in the Khan Shaykhun area of southern Idlib, Syria. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims of the incident and their families. He noted that […]

Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years – UN-backed report

Sustainable energy. Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie

A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts saying that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment in their own generating capacity. “[The report] is meant to spur discussion and debate about both […]

End of Mission Press Conference and End of Mission Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on her visit to Australia

Background of Visit The human rights situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Australia has been examined by the UN Special Rapporteur, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, who has visited the country from 20 March to 3 April. During her visit, Ms. Tauli-Corpuz has addressed a number of diverse issues including measures and policies adopted to […]

Page 4 of 37« First...23456...102030...Last »