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Violence, rhetoric, hate speech, drive atrocity crimes in Ukraine and beyond, Security Council hears

© 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 […]

More than 100 million now forcibly displaced: UNHCR report

© 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 […]

SDG Progress “Halted,” Partnerships Needed: SDSN Report

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 […]

G7 Ministers Recommit to SDGs, Joint Action on Climate, Environment, Energy

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5 June, Development ministers from the seven leading industrial nations – Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, and from the EU – reaffirmed their commitment to the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), and […]

UN rights chief concludes China trip with promise of improved relations

At the end of her official visit to China, the first such trip in 17 years, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet announced new areas of engagement between her office and the Chinese Government on rights issues, and summarized the many rights issues raised during her six-day May mission. During Saturday’s virtual press conference, Ms. Bachelet, the […]