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Each year, the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, released on Wednesday, provides an update on the global progress or setbacks in achieving the 2030 goal of zero hunger.
“The bottom line is that we are still far off-track towards the goal of ridding the world of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition by 2030,” said Maximo Torero, Chief Economist at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and...
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By Vibhu Mishra 23 July 2024 Humanitarian Aid UN agencies alongside humanitarian partners in Malawi have launched a Flash Appeal to help millions in the country stricken by drought that has decimated harvests and sent hunger levels soaring. In March, the Government declared a state of...
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“To give you an example, that is equivalent to the entire population of Australia,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalists attending his daily briefing in New York. He said OCHA “continues to be extremely alarmed by the worsening food situation in the country” and the 26 million...
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23 July 2024 Human Rights Independent UN human rights experts said in a statement on Tuesday that the recent prison sentencing of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and Radio Liberty journalist Alsu Kurmasheva send a “threatening message” to all journalists. On Friday, Mr...
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On Tuesday, the IOC announced that boxer Ms. Ngamba and taekwondo athlete Mr. Al-Ghotany would be carrying the IOC flag on behalf of the committee’s Olympic team during the opening ceremony. “Boxer Cindy and taekwondoin Yahya will be carrying the [IOC] flag, not representing one nation, but...
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Addressing the preparatory committee (PrepComm) for the fourth International Conference on Financing for Development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed highlighted the persistent challenges developing nations face and the imperative for ambitious...
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Rebeca Cristina Cassiano dos Anjos from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, started swimming when she was four years old. However, staying in sport was a struggle. “It’s a daily struggle against prejudice, sexism, lack of sponsorship and encouragement,” says Rebeca, now 19. Sport is a powerful tool for...
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In a lively interactive dialogue, OHCHR’s Ajith Sunghay had invited the young students to discuss what human rights means to them. In turn, they shared their pain and hopes, sending messages to the world demanding an end to the war so that they could return to their homes safely. “We want to...
The number of people forced to flee their homes has jumped from 362,000 in early March when violence spiked in the capital Port-au-Prince to over 578,000 in June, a 60 per cent increase in just three months. So, what happens in Haiti when people are displaced and how is the UN responding? The...
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The Ukrainian city of Kharkiv is being subjected to heavy missile strikes from Russia, resulting in new victims and destruction every day.
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Fresh fighting along the frontline in Ukraine has again driven thousands of civilians from their homes and villages near the country’s second largest city, Kharkiv, close to the Russian border.
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Fresh air strikes continue in Ukraine, where around 16,000 have been forced to evacuate from villages in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia, since 10 May, according to the UN aid coordination office (OCHA).
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The fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) is heading to Antigua and Barbuda later this month with “human survivability and protecting our planet” topping the agenda when it comes to containing climate change, according to the Caribbean nation’s Prime Minister.
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Growing hunger in war-torn Sudan and limited tools to address the world’s largest displacement crisis are urgent concerns as famine looms, the head of the UN emergency relief agency (OCHA) in the beleaguered Africa nation told UN News on Tuesday.
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Conflict-related sexual violence is one of history’s greatest silences and continues to be chronically underreported, even in a world with a record number of conflicts since World War Two, according to Pramila Patten, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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When Mr. Mandela addressed the Assembly in October 1994, he received a hero’s welcome. History was unfolding as he took his place on the dais in the white leather chair reserved for Heads of State and Government. Cheers erupted as he approached the podium. A collective standing ovation rose...
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The Al Biddawi camp for Palestine refugees was established in 1955 to host many of those who had been forcibly displaced from the Upper Galilee and northern coastal cities during what is known as the Palestinian Nakba, or catastrophe in Arabic. Since then, the camp’s population has ballooned as...
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Women and girls around the world are facing significant threats, from wars and conflicts to devastating climate change, widening inequalities, and pushback on their human rights and freedoms. These threats were at the top of the agenda of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the main UN...
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“It was a priority for me to come to Guatemala at a crucial moment in its history, and to support the country in its efforts to strengthen democracy, the rule of law, to fight against corruption and establish a clear and transformative human rights agenda,” Volker Türk said in a statement...