Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report A new United Nations report says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050. The large-scale flight from major cities in the early stages of the […]
UN Women/ Fahad Kaizer Amidst a spike in COVID-related violence against women and girls and a shortage of temporary shelters in Bangladesh, Romela Islam managed to escape her abusive marriage. 23 June 2022 Human Rights Over the past two years, there has been “an unprecedented increase in all forms of gender-based violence,” the UN Deputy […]
© UNICEF/Aleksey Filippov Alina and Artem, who are both aged nine and from the northeastern city of Kharkiv in Ukraine, sit on a makeshift sofa in the underground car park which serves as a bomb shelter. 21 June 2022 Peace and Security The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide briefed the Security Council on Tuesday, reinforcing concerns already […]
© UNICEF Children sit outside their family tent at the Alzhouriyeh makeshift camp in east rural Homs, Syria. 16 June 2022 Migrants and Refugees A staggering 100 million people have now been forced to flee their homes globally, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, highlighting worldwide food insecurity, the climate crisis, war in Ukraine and other emergencies […]
The Afghanistan people are experiencing some of “the darkest moments” in a generation the UN human rights chief told Human Rights Council on Wednesday.
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) published the seventh edition of its annual Sustainable Development Report, which includes the 2022 SDG Index, the 2022 International Spillover Index, and Dashboards. The report warns that “[f]or the second year in a row, the world is no longer making progress on the SDGs.” It shows that the “multiple […]