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UNICEF: 1 in 5 children in world’s richest countries living in poverty2023-12-05
A sharp rise in child poverty was registered across 40 of the world’s richest countries between 2014 and 2021, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN Children's Fund's global research centre, Innocenti.
Renewable energy boosts safety of UN peacekeepers2023-12-05
The transition to renewable energy at UN peacekeeping missions helps to ensure the safety and security of uniformed personnel serving in the field, a senior official said on Tuesday.
World News in Brief: WFP ‘pauses’ north Yemen food aid, human rights and sport, Myanmar latest2023-12-05
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday that it was compelled to pause the distribution of food aid to needy families in northern areas of Yemen under the control of authorities in and around the capital, Sana’a.
African women on the frontline of peacekeeping2023-12-05
For over a year, a group of United Nations peacekeepers from Ghana led by Captain Esinam Baah regularly patrolled the “blue line” or the demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel, and visited neighbourhoods in the area, checking in with local families and making sure they were safe.
COP28: Over 60 countries pledge to slash cooling emissions amid rising temperatures2023-12-05
With rising temperatures leading to demand for more air conditioners and other cooling equipment, a new UN report launched Tuesday at COP28 climate talks in Dubai lays out a pathway to cut emissions across the cooling sector worldwide.
Desperation intensifies in Gaza amid uncertainty of ‘safe zones’2023-12-05
The situation for Gazans is “getting worse by the hour”, the UN health agency WHO said on Tuesday, after some of the heaviest Israeli shelling in the enclave since Hamas militants massacred some 1,200 people in southern Israel and took around 240 hostages on 7 October.
COP28: To save the planet, we need a just and fair renewable energy revolution2023-12-05
The key to ensuring that communities – especially the most vulnerable – can leave fossil-fuel based economies behind, is to create space for a just transition to a green economy, clean energy advocates and representatives of indigenous groups argued on Tuesday at COP28.
UN cites ‘alarming surge’ in climate change over the past decade as COP28 pushes for global emissions cuts2023-12-05
The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.”
Iraq: UN team issues latest report on terrorist atrocities2023-12-04
The UN team investigating crimes committed by Da’esh terrorist group has issued its latest report documenting the terrorist group’s atrocities in Iraq, laying the groundwork for future prosecutions.
UN chief calls on Israel to ‘spare civilians from more suffering’ in Gaza2023-12-04
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated his call for a sustained humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional and immediate release of all hostages, his Spokesperson said on Monday.