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Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

A 15-year-old-boy looks out of the UNICEF-supported National Foundation for Honduran Development, in Honduras. The Foundation supports children and young people in the area who are affected by gang violence. Photo: UNICEF/Amaya 1 November 2017 – About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, […]

UN warns of ‘looming humanitarian catastrophe’ in DR Congo’s strife-torn Kasai region

Some 3.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) conflict-ravaged south-central Greater Kasai region are severely food insecure, struggling to feed themselves and in urgent need of assistance, the head of the United Nations food relief agency warned Monday. “As many as 250,000 children could starve in Kasai in the next few months unless enough […]

Carbon dioxide levels surge to new high in 2016, UN weather agency reports

Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016, the United Nations weather agency announced on Monday. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), issued the warning in Geneva, at the launch of the organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The report indicates that carbon dioxide concentrations reached 403.3 parts per […]

Migrants helped to return from Greece, reintegrate, start businesses back home – UN agency

Over the past 15 months, more than 2,000 migrants who have voluntarily returned home from Greece have successfully reintegrated back into their countries of origin, according to the United Nations migration agency. “Building on the collaboration between Greece and the countries of origin, this reintegration support enhances opportunities for social and economic sustainability, both for returnees and […]

Secretary-General’s Message for United Nations Day, 24 October

Widening conflicts and inequality. Extreme weather and deadly intolerance. Security threats – including nuclear weapons. We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will. The world’s problems transcend borders. We have to transcend our differences to transform our future. When we achieve human rights and human dignity for […]

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