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World is ‘on notice’ as major UN report shows one million species face extinction

A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on nature shows that nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades, while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail without radical action, UN biodiversity experts said on Monday. Speaking in Paris at the launch of the Global Assessment study – the first such report […]

International Day of the Midwife: 5 things you should know

Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities. 1. Midwives save millions of lives each year The world has seen a steady decline […]

‘Grave consequences’ await if new deadly escalation of violence in Gaza continues – top UN official

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is “deeply concerned by yet another dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of life”. According to news reports, approximately 200 rockets were fired on Saturday from the Occupied Palestinian Territory towards Israel, and various Israeli airstrikes and tank fire were […]

Grave concern over escalating humanitarian crisis, casualties, displacement across northwest Syria: UN

The UN has said it is “gravely concerned” over reports of a worsening humanitarian situation facing civilians across northwest Syria, with rising casualties, and “waves of displacement” due to intensifying conflict. Briefing reporters at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, said that over the past 48 hours, “at least seven people have reportedly been […]

A free press is ‘cornerstone’ for accountability and ‘speaking truth to power’: Guterres

  At a time when disinformation and mistrust of the news media is growing, a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights”, said the UN Secretary-General, in his message for World Press Freedom Day, marked on Friday. No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information, said António Guterres, describing unfettered journalism […]