More funding needed to combat locust swarms ‘unprecedented in modern times’

Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.  

More funding needed to combat locust swarms ‘unprecedented in modern times’
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UN Convention that promotes mediation to resolve trade disputes moves closer to entry into force

Singapore and Fiji have become the first countries to ratify a UN treaty that promotes mediation as an alternative and effective method for resolving trade disputes, thus marking an important step towards its entry into force. 

UN Convention that promotes mediation to resolve trade disputes moves closer to entry into force
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February 25, 2020 at 12:36PM

UN human rights chief warns of women’s rights complacency

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a landmark agenda for the empowerment of women.

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February 25, 2020 at 12:06PM
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UN human rights chief warns of women’s rights complacency

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a landmark agenda for the empowerment of women.

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UN panel to rally global political will to tackle internal displacement crisis

Forty-one million people around the world are internally displaced – and hundreds of thousands more have been forced from their homes since the beginning of the year – an “unacceptable” situation for which solutions can be found, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a delegation established to address this global challenge.

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February 25, 2020 at 09:20AM
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Biodiversity ‘fundamental’ for global food systems, at “heart’ of development – UN agriculture chief  

Because the production of everything we eat transforms the environment, the United Nations agriculture chief told a high-level UN meeting on biodiversity that careful discussions are needed to decide on the scale of acceptable transformations. 

Biodiversity ‘fundamental’ for global food systems, at “heart’ of development – UN agriculture chief  
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With Gaza violence ‘escalating as we speak,’ UN envoy calls for ‘immediate stop’ 

It is no longer enough to reaffirm past agreements on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a senior UN envoy, who said on Monday that it is time to “find our way back to a mutually agreed mediation framework” to resume meaningful negotiations towards a two-State solution. 

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February 24, 2020 at 07:04PM
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With human rights under attack, UN chief unveils blueprint for positive change 

People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere. 

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February 24, 2020 at 05:49PM
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Climate change takes toll on Zimbabwe’s natural habitat, UN deputy chief observes

Alongside the human population, Africa’s animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mahommed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe.

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UN chief welcomes South Sudan’s Unity government, lauds parties for ‘significant achievement’

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Saturday the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in South Sudan. 

UN chief welcomes South Sudan’s Unity government, lauds parties for ‘significant achievement’
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