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Gaza City Desolate Amidst Fragile Truce: UN Report

As hopes flicker for an extension of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Gaza City appears as a haunting "ghost town," according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). Humanitarian aid has finally reached shelters in northern Gaza, marking a crucial development since the eruption of war last month. Thomas White, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Gaza, described the city as deserted, with visible impacts of heavy airstrikes and shelling creating challenges for aid deliveries.

UN Unveils Comprehensive 10-Point Plan to Alleviate Gaza Crisis

The UN aid coordination office OCHA, has presented a 10-point plan aimed at curbing the devastation in Gaza. The initiative, unveiled more than five weeks after the tragic events initiated by Hamas, focuses on a substantial increase in aid delivery to the war-torn enclave. Key elements include calls for humanitarian ceasefires, the release of hostages from the October 7 terror attacks, and the expansion of aid convoys into Gaza.

Transforming Global Food Systems for a Sustainable Future

With over 780 million people suffering from hunger and nearly one-third of all food produced wasted, the broken global food systems have imposed a heavy toll on billions worldwide. In a compelling address at the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment in Rome this week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized the critical need to address global hunger and revamp food systems to combat the detrimental impact of climate change on food production.

World Youth Skills Day 2023: Skilling Teachers, Trainers, and Youth for...

World Youth Skills Day 2023 emphasizes the crucial role of teachers, trainers, and educators in equipping youth with relevant skills for the labour market and community engagement. Discover the significance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in meeting evolving demands and reducing access barriers. Join the global movement to empower young people with skills for a prosperous and sustainable world.

SDGs at risk of being derailed; Urgent Action Needed

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at risk of being derailed, leading to political instability, economic disruption, and irreversible environmental damage, warns The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition. With just seven years remaining, urgent action is needed to reverse current trends and accelerate progress towards a better future for all.

224 Million Children Miss Quality Education

Armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate change and other crises increased the number of crisis-impacted children in need of urgent quality education to 224 million, according to a new Global Estimates Study.

6.9 million COVID-19 deaths till 2023

The World Health organisation in its latest World Health Statistics reported over 759 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly 6.9 million reported COVID-19 deaths globally up to March 11, 2023. However, the true toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly higher as it has indirectly affected mortality through mechanisms such as disruptions to health-care services and changes in care-seeking behaviours,

Global Temperatures to Surge In 2023-2027

Global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years and global temperature between 2023 and 2027 would be more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for at least one year, said WMO.

Sustainable Industrial Transformation Needed For Gap Bridging

Amid growing food and energy crises, an uncertain global economic outlook, and escalating impacts of climate change, the UN said a sustainable...

Minimize Waste: The call On International Day of Zero Waste

Waste crisis is undermining the Earth’s ability to sustain life. Waste costs global economy billions of dollars each year. And in encouraging...