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UN and partners boost presence and aid supplies inside Ukraine

© UNICEF/Anton Skyba for The Globe and MailA man photographs an apartment building that was heavily damaged during escalating conflict, in Kyiv, Ukraine.    10 March 2022Humanitarian Aid Humanitarians are deploying extra staff across Ukraine to aid the growing number of civilians sheltering from Russian bombardment, or fleeing the violence, the UN Spokesperson said on Thursday. Stéphane Dujarric told […]

Putin Can Be Charged Personally for Carnage in Ukraine, Legal Experts Say

March 7, 2022 by Yasuhiro Ueki Russia’s unprovoked military attack on Ukraine meets the definition of “act of aggression,” as defined by the International Criminal Court. The Rome Statute, which is the legal basis of the ICC, states in its Article 8 bis 2 that an “act of aggression means the use of armed force by a State against […]

Russian military control of Ukraine nuclear plants cause for grave concern, UN nuclear energy agency warns

Oleksandr SyrotaA protective sarcophagus or casing was built over the Chernobyl nuclear plant after the accident.    6 March 2022 Peace and Security Reports that Ukraine’s, and Europe’s, largest nuclear power plant is under the control of Russian forces is a cause for grave concern, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, […]

General Assembly resolution demands end to Russian offensive in Ukraine

UN Photo/Evan SchneiderGeneral Assembly Holds Emergency Special Session on Ukraine    2 March 2022Peace and Security The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution on Wednesday demanding that Russia immediately end its military operations in Ukraine.  Known informally as the world’s “town hall”, the Assembly is where all 193 UN Member States have a voice. A total […]

IPCC adaptation report ‘a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate’

© UNICEF/Inti Ocon/AFP-ServicesBack to back hurricanes in 2020 caused destruction and flooding across Central America, leaving thousands of people homeless.    28 February 2022 Climate and Environment UN scientists on Monday delivered a stark warning about the impact of climate change on people and the planet, saying that ecosystem collapse, species extinction, deadly heatwaves and floods are […]