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Global humanitarian appeal for 2017 requires record $22.2 billion in funding — UN The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said toda
UN News Centre | Dec 5, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.
UN News Centre | Dec 5, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN conference, countries adopt Cancun Declaration, ramping up efforts to protect world's biodiversity More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their forests, fisheries, tourism and agriculture sectors.
UN News Centre | Dec 4, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Governments, businesses must integrate biodiversity into their practices to halt degradation, UN conference hears The UN Biodiversity Conference today opened in Cancun, Mexico, with a call to governments and businesses to integrate biodiversity into their practices if countries are to halt further environmental degradation and ensure the well-being and prosperity of
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 11:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Liberia 'stable' but needs continued attention, Security Council told Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Liberia, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today underlined that the country remained stable and that since the security transition in June this year, there had been no incident serious enough to warra
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 10:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN refugee agency boosts winter assistance for displaced Iraqis in conflict-affected villages As the security situation has stabilized in villages near war-torn Mosul, where Iraqi military operations are under way to wrest the city from terrorists, the United Nations refugee agency and its partners are racing against time to distributing winter ki
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 10:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Visually impaired professor to light way forward on UN disability agenda Of the world’s 7.4 billion people, some 15 per cent — or one billion — are said to have some form of disability.
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 10:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Decade after global treaty's adoption, persons with disabilities still at 'grave disadvantage' — Ban United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the challenges people with disabilities face despite progress made since the adoption of a global treaty to promote their rights a decade ago.
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 9:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency urges Governments to recognize people fleeing war-plagued countries as refugees Faced with record displacement due to conflict, the United Nations has moved to reinforce the global refugee protection regime by issuing new guidelines on dealing with people fleeing their country because of war, who are not recognized as refugees by som
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 6:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: 'Staggering' number of civilian casualties in November; Baghdad hardest hit, says UN Last month, Iraq suffered thousands of deaths and injuries — including by a significant number of civilians — in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict, according to recently released figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 6:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend