UN projects empower refugees in Angola

UN projects empower refugees in Angola

With more than 160 refugees actively working the fields through the initiative, and another 110 expected to join soon, the impact resonates far beyond...
Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 1 June 2024

Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 1 June 2024

World Health Assembly agreement reached on wide-ranging, decisive package of amendments to improve the International Health Regulations, and sets date for finalizing negotiations on a...
World Health Assembly agreement reached on wide-ranging, decisive package of amendments to improve the International Health Regulations

World Health Assembly agreement reached on wide-ranging, decisive package of amendments...

In an historic development, the World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of its 194 member countries, today agreed a package of critical amendments to...
Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 31 May 2024

Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 31 May 2024

Landmark resolution passed on health and climate changeIn a resounding call to action, the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly has recognized climate change as an...
UN human rights chief sounds alarm over rising violence in Burkina Faso

UN human rights chief sounds alarm over rising violence in Burkina...

Allegations of responsibility point to both armed groups and State actors.“While armed groups are presumed responsible for the vast majority of incidents and victims...
UN official urges DPR Korea to halt missile activities and return to dialogue

UN official urges DPR Korea to halt missile activities and return...

At 10:45 PM local time on 27 May, the DPRK, also known as North Korea, conducted what it described as “the launch of reconnaissance...
Sudan: as millions face famine, humanitarians plead for aid access

Sudan: as millions face famine, humanitarians plead for aid access

In a bleak assessment of the dire situation in Sudan where conflict is in its second year, the heads of 19 global humanitarian organizations...
Awards for outstanding contributions to public health presented during the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly

Awards for outstanding contributions to public health presented during the Seventy-seventh...

During a special ceremony at the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly in Geneva on Friday, 31 May 2024, awards were presented to persons and institutions...
Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC): No time to lose as famine stalks millions in Sudan 
amid intense fighting and access denials

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC): No time...

Time is running out for millions of people in Sudan who are at imminent risk of famine, displaced from their lands, living under bombardments,...
Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 30 May 2024

Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 30 May 2024

Delegates approve groundbreaking new agreement on transplantationOn 29 May 2024, Member States (with the initiation of Spain) approved a new resolution on increasing availability,...
Human rights experts highlight threats to journalists covering Iran

Human rights experts highlight threats to journalists covering Iran

The experts highlighted recent incidents targeting the Persian language news service Iran International, its journalists and staff, and its owner Volant Media UK Limited....
AI for Good Summit: Digital and technological divide is no longer acceptable

AI for Good Summit: Digital and technological divide is no longer...

Organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the annual forum is the place where humans meet artificial intelligence. It is popular to the extent...
Cabo Verde beats back climate change through South-South cooperation

Cabo Verde beats back climate change through South-South cooperation

The UN agency facilitates experts from China who share their knowledge and skills with farmers in the West African nation through a collaborative process...
Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher, UN official warns

Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher, UN...

Fighting between the Sudanese army and rival military the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), who have been battling for more than year, recently intensified in...
Sudan’s children trapped in critical malnutrition crisis, warn UN agencies

Sudan’s children trapped in critical malnutrition crisis, warn UN agencies

Three United Nations agencies today issued a stark warning that all indications point to a significant deterioration of the nutrition situation for children and...
Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 29 May 2024

Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 29 May 2024

First-ever resolution on social participation for primary health care approvedMember States have agreed on a resolution on social participation in national health planning and implementation,...
UNICEF reports surge in violence against children in Africa’s central Sahel

UNICEF reports surge in violence against children in Africa’s central Sahel

The agency revealed that in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, cases of recruitment and use of children in armed groups along with killings and...
Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

Laura Lo Castro, UNHCR's representative in Chad, said that expected rains have started in Adre, leaving tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees without shelter...
WHO Member States agree way forward to conclude Pandemic Agreement

WHO Member States agree way forward to conclude Pandemic Agreement

The World Health Assembly (WHA) today recognized the progress made over the past two years by...
Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 28 May 2024

Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 28 May 2024

World Health Assembly approves a global health strategy fit for a challenging future Delegates at the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA 77) approved a...