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Situation of children in South Sudan is deteriorating, UN agency warns The situation of children in war-torn South Sudan has worsened since the beginning of the year, with sustained recruitment, primarily of boys but also girls, by armed forces and groups amid severe malnutrition and flight, the United Nations Children's F
UN News Centre | Nov 27, 2015 7:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints experienced Australian national as new UN disaster risk reduction chief United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Australia's Robert Glasser as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Re
UN News Centre | Nov 27, 2015 6:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Use Pope's visit to restore peace, UN refugee agency tells Central African Republic's warring sides The United Nations refugee agency called on warring groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) today to use Pope Francis's visit this weekend to rebuild national reconciliation after renewed violence since September triggered an 18 per cent increase i
UN News Centre | Nov 27, 2015 6:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Indigenous people need support to reinforce resilience against climate change — UNESCO Building resilience “is deeply rooted in [the] lifestyles and social solidarity” of the more than 400 million indigenous people — from the Samis of northern Europe, Berbers in Morocco to Vanuatu communities in the Pacific — who are feeling the adv
UN News Centre | Nov 27, 2015 5:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies concerned about worsening humanitarian conditions of displaced Iraqis in Kurdistan A recent assessment conducted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and REACH initiative found that the humanitarian situation of Iraqis displaced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq is worsening due to lim
UN News Centre | Nov 27, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adolescent deaths from AIDS have tripled since 2000, warns new UNICEF study The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced today and warned that “it is critical that young people who are HIV-positive have a
UN News Centre | Nov 27, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 – UNICEF Nearly half of the world's child brides in 2050 will be African, if current trends persist, due to the continent's rapid population growth and lagging social reforms, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for sharper foc
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN nuclear watchdog's work impacting lives worldwide, says Agency chief The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today delivered an opening statement at the meeting of its Board of Governors by addressing issues of technical cooperation, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, safety and security
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Nothing has changed' – UN expert on DPR Korea says two years after key human rights report A United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today warned that nothing has changed in the country since the UN Commission of Inquiry on DPRK presented its landmark report to the Human Righ
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security – UN Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of gr
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