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Bonn: Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. “We need all financial players – public, private, domestic, international – and including markets and regulators, to work together […]

Antibiotic resistance is ‘crisis we cannot ignore,’ UN warns, calling for responsible use of these medicines

As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. “Antibiotic resistance is a global crisis that we cannot ignore,” said […]

One-third of Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh vulnerable, UN agency finds

The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the refugee population is vulnerable. “In an innovative and revealing family counting exercise, UNHCR [the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees] teams found that one-third of […]

Both ISIL and Syrian Government responsible for use of chemical weapons, UN Security Council told

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) was responsible for using sulfur mustard in a September 2016 attack in Umm Hawsh and the Syrian Government was accountable for the release of sarin in an April 2017 attack in Khan Shaykhun, the head of a Security Council-mandated investigation said Tuesday. “There has been sufficient […]

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