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UN Secretary-General António Guterres issues a stark warning, revealing that 4.4 million girls face the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) this year. He appealed for action to stamp out this “egregious violation of fundamental human rights” and give greater voice to survivors.
UN Secretary-General emphasizes the urgent need for a two-state solution in the face of escalating Gaza violence. Explore the call for humanitarian ceasefires, investigations, and a path towards lasting peace
Join the United Nations in a global appeal for $46.4 billion to aid 180.5 million in crisis. Humanitarian partners unite to combat hunger, displacement, and disease.
Businesses, investors, cities, states and regions are stepping up to take climate action in greater numbers than ever before – just not at the pace or scale needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to the 2023 edition of the Yearbook of Global Climate Action. Released at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), it underscores a notable upswing in climate initiatives by businesses, investors, and regions. Simon Stiell, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, underscores the imperative for transformative changes across energy, transport, nature, and social systems to swiftly cut emissions and bolster resilience.
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.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have issued a dire warning regarding the worsening situation of acute food insecurity in 18 hunger hotspots across 22 countries and territories, including 2 regional clusters. This alarming trend is expected to continue from November 2023 to April 2024.
Amid ongoing Israeli bombardment, Gaza has tragically become a "graveyard" for children. UN humanitarian agencies report that thousands of children have lost their lives, and more than a million people are facing critical shortages of essential supplies, leaving a lifetime of trauma in their wake.
In a recent gathering of the UN's 193 Member States to address the ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis, the rarely convened General Assembly emergency special session took centre stage. But what exactly is an emergency special session, and why does it hold significance?
As the world races towards achieving universal basic education by 2030, a glaring deficit of 69 million teachers looms large on the...