Highlighting the plight of millions of children around the world, the head of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on everyone to recommit themselves to protect the rights of every child. “When we protect their rights, we are not only preventing their suffering. We are not only safeguarding their lives. We are protecting our […]
As the United Nations Climate Conference, known as COP 22, continued its work today in Marrakech, Morocco, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged greater efforts to mobilize funding to address climate change, especially to support developing countries. “Finance and investment hold the key to achieving low-emissions and resilient societies,” Mr. Ban said in remarks read by his […]
Ten days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders showed strong support for the implementation of this agreement at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, (COP 22) today. “Countries have strongly supported the Agreement because they realize their own […]
A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy with emergency supplies for 15,000 children was the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul, while the International Organization for Migration (IOM) continues tracking displaced population movement and constructing emergency sites.
According to the United Nations weather agency, 2016 is set to be the hottest year on record with global temperatures of approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, in part because of the powerful El Niño weather pattern that began late last year. The continued trend means that 16 of the 17 hottest years on record […]
With a worldwide call on everyone, everywhere to play their part in maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics, the United Nations health agency has kicked off a week-long campaign to make antibiotic resistance a globally recognized health issue and to raise awareness of the need to protect antibiotics through appropriate use. Launched by the UN World […]