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Human rights must be at heart of solution to Sri Lanka crisis : A UN Resident Coordinator blog |

Media Services Pvt. Ltd “Since the start of the crisis, the UN has tracked over 1000 protests. Initially these were peaceful, driven by citizen...

WHO ‘concerned’ over COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea, reiterates full support |

In a statement, WHO took note of the “deaths and large number of people with fever” as reported by the official news agency...

Afghanistan: Nearly 20 million going hungry |

The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis for the country also revealed a pocket of “catastrophic” levels of food insecurity in...

Afghanistan: Taliban orders women to stay home; cover up in public |

According to information received by UNAMA, this is a formal directive rather than a recommendation, any violations of which will lead to the...

On a mission to cut Papua New Guinea’s high levels of sexual violence |

“Most of the survivors of gender-based violence that we see in the clinic are young adults,” says Primrose, Youth Coordinator for the Family...

Deadly mosque explosion ‘another painful blow to the people of Afghanistan’ |

The blast at the Khalifa Sahib mosque, located in the Darulaman area in the west of the city, is the latest in a...

Extreme heat impacting millions across India and Pakistan |

The extreme heat is impacting hundreds of millions of people in one of the most densely populated parts of the world, threatening to...

UN rights office calls for Singapore stay of execution for Malaysia nationals  |

The execution of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam and Datchinamurthy Kataiah is imminent, the UN rights office said in a statement, before pointing to an apparently...

Volunteers demonstrate compassion of Ramadan in Indonesia: A UN Resident Coordinator blog |

As Indonesia celebrates Ramadan, Ms Julliand and Toily Kurbanov, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers explain* why volunteerism encapsulates the generosity and compassion of...

First Person: Torres Strait Islanders fight the loss of their ancestral home |

The Torres Strait Islands, an autonomous part of Australia, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis, and extreme weather, including...

Afghanistan: UN condemns deadly blasts targeting educational institutions in Kabul |

The explosions took place at the all-boys Abdul Rahim Shahid high school and the nearby Mumtaz Education Centre, both located in the Dasht-e-Barchi...

Millet seeds, a powerful weapon against hunger |

Subasa Mohanta is no stranger to hunger. It has been a constant in the lives of this 50-year-old farmer, her husband, and two...

Ukraine war could increase shocks for developing countries, UN warns |

While rich nations were able to support their pandemic recovery with record sums borrowed at ultra-low interest rates, the poorest countries spent billions...

Oman now 100th country to ratify Maritime Labour Convention |

The ratification means more than 96 per cent of the world’s gross shipping tonnage is now covered by the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC),...

The dangers of defending women accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea |

“When we are trying to help others, or when we go to court to take up someone’s case, we face threats and intimidation,”...

New COVID wave a reminder pandemic is ‘far from over’: Guterres |

Secretary-General António Guterres was addressing the GAVI COVAX international vaccine equity initiative’s Advance Market Commitment Summit 2022, which saw world leaders commit $4.8 billion...

Respect and protect basic human rights in Sri Lanka, UN experts urge |

A foreign exchange scarcity has stoked an economic crisis, coupled with rising inflation, shortages of fuel and essential goods, and prolonged power cuts. 🇱🇰#SriLanka:...

Ukraine war drives international food prices to ‘new all-time high’ |

“It is now more than two years that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact our lives, our health and our economies,” said...

World Health Day: Take climate action, take care of each other |

In its call-to-action, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a shocking report on Monday, noting that 99 per cent of people breathe unhealthy...

Plant health summit aims to boost food security, safeguard human health |

Plant pests and diseases cause food crop losses of up to 40 per cent, according to FAO estimates. And the damage they cause to...