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UN aid chief calls for access, funds to prevent spread of South Sudan’s famine

Hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan will starve unless relief workers gain access to needy populations and more funding is raised, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator warned after meeting malnourished children who fled the raging conflict in the country. Stephen O’Brien, who is also the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, travelled to Ganyiel, […]

At first ‘playable’ UN conference, tech experts, gamers drive new thinking on global development

Hands-free gardening for a greener future, video gamers using their skills to help achieve the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – these were just a few of the innovative and forward-looking ideas in the spotlight at the world body’s first ever ‘playable’ policy conference, held in the German city of Bonn. The Global Festival […]

Hunger persists in chronic conflict zones despite strong global harvests – UN

Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, a new United Nations report has found. “This is an unprecedented situation. Never before have we been faced with four threats of famine in multiple countries simultaneously,” […]

UNAIDS Urges Everyone To Make Some Noise for Zero Discrimination

Everyone will have experienced discrimination of some kind during their lives; however, non-discrimination is a human right. Equally, states and individuals have a legal obligation not to discriminate. This March, on Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS is urging people to make some noise around zero discrimination, to speak up and prevent discrimination from standing in the […]