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Tech, Climate Change Creating New Inequalities, U.N. says

Tech, Climate Change Creating New Inequalities, U.N. says

A new generation of global inequalities fueled by climate change and technology could trigger violence and political instability if left unchecked, the United Nations warned on Monday. Climate change and technology rather than wealth and income are the modern-day wedges that are increasingly dividing the haves from the have-nots, said the United Nations Development Programme […]

U.N. Seeks New Host For Climate Talks After Chile Withdraws

U.N.  Seeks New Host For Climate Talks After Chile Withdraws

The United Nations is seeking a new host for this year’s round of climate talks in December after Chile withdrew as raging street protests grip the South American country. The talks, called COP25, were scheduled to be held in Santiago, Chile, from Dec. 2-13, but protests over inequality have left 18 people dead and ground […]

Three Aid Workers Killed As Ebola Monitoring Suspended In South Sudan

Three Aid Workers Killed As Ebola Monitoring Suspended In South Sudan

Three aid workers with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have been killed in South Sudan, during fighting between government forces and National Salvation Front (NAS) rebels. The aid organization said Wednesday it has suspended Ebola screening activities at various locations near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, because it is too dangerous […]

Migrants Released Amid Fighting In Libyan Capital Seek Refuge With UN

Migrants Released Amid Fighting In Libyan Capital Seek Refuge With UN

Hundreds of migrants were released on Tuesday from a detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city, witnesses and the United Nations said. At least 200 of the migrants made their way to a centre for processing resettlement cases set up in Tripoli by U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, […]

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed Calls For The Full Participation Of Women In Peace, Security and Development Efforts

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed Calls For The Full Participation Of Women In Peace, Security and Development Efforts

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed inspects a guard parade on arrival at Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu, during a joint UN-AU Solidarity Mission to Somalia on 23 October 2019. UN Photo / John Arigi The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has called for the full participation of women in the country’s peace, […]

Energy Aid Neglects ‘Health Emergency’ Fuelled By Dirty Cooking

Energy Aid Neglects ‘Health Emergency’ Fuelled By Dirty Cooking

Governments, development banks and businesses are providing less than 1% of the money needed each year to wean 3 billion people off dirty, health-harming cooking by an international deadline of 2030, new data on energy access showed on Tuesday. In 2017, the latest figures available, funding commitments for clean cooking in 20 countries in sub-Saharan […]

International Day Of Rural Women : It Is Time To Invest In Rural Girls And Women

International Day Of Rural Women : It Is Time To Invest In Rural Girls And Women

Today Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Rural Women. The day recognises the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. The world over, the vital role that women and girls play in […]

GirlForce: Unscripted And Unstoppable

GirlForce: Unscripted And Unstoppable

There’s no doubting the unstoppable power of today’s young women and girls to stand up for their rights and the future they want. They are a fierce force to be reckoned with. I see the marches, hear their clear voices, and witness their impatient challenge to systems and societies that are too slow to take […]

UN Secretary-General Condemns Attacks On UN Peacekeepers In Mali

UN Secretary-General Condemns Attacks On UN Peacekeepers In Mali

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others were seriously wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in Aguelhok, located in […]

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently praised the government for making positive strides towards the reduction of maternal related deaths. UNFPA Representative to Lesotho Marc Derveeuw said the country was working hard to reduce maternal related deaths by recently increasing skilled birth attendants by 23 per cent. Dr Derveeuw said this while handing over […]

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