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El Niño drives concentration of C02 in atmosphere to new high — UN weather agency Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged again to new records in 2016, and, based on readings of the longest-established greenhouse gas monitoring station at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, the United Nations weather agency predicts t
UN News Centre | 10 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN statistics forum addresses efforts to support Global Goal on gender equality Today marks the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development
UN News Centre | 11 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts call on US to abolish mandatory detention of migrants Members of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention completed a two-week visit to the United States today and called upon the Government to abolish its mandatory detention of migrants, particularly asylum-seekers, after it found serious rac
UN News Centre | 11 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ban hopes South Africa will 'reconsider' decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has regretted the decision of the South African Government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and expressed hope that the country will reconsider its decision before the
UN News Centre | 12 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN aid chief voices 'deep frustration' as medical evacuation plan for Aleppo scrapped The United Nations humanitarian chief said today he is “deeply frustrated and saddened” that the UN and its partners have been forced to abort current plans to evacuate critically injured and sick people from eastern Aleppo, Syria's iconic city bein
UN News Centre | 12 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
New approach to internal displacement must aim for prevention, better solutions — UN deputy relief chief With efforts to respond to the plight of more than 60 million internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world is falling short, a senior United Nations humanitarian official reiterated the UN relief wing's call for a new approach to the crisis, in
UN News Centre | 12 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
After hurricane, UN assessment finds 800,000 Haitians in dire need of immediate food assistance An assessment conducted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Haitian Government and its National Coordination for Food Security (CNSA), has determined that in the wake of Hurri
UN News Centre | 13 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Perception that refugees are more prone to radicalization wrong and dangerous — UN rights expert Presenting his new report to the General Assembly, the United Nations expert on counter-terrorism and human rights has warned that migration policies which are restrictive or violate fundamental human rights may in fact create conditions conducive to terr
UN News Centre | 14 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: To be sustainable, cities should more connected, inclusive and dynamic — ICAO Secretary General Fang Liu A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation between urban development and aviation was signed in Quito, Ecuador, during the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.
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UN cites 'worrying reversal' in efforts to tackle illicit drugs as Afghan opium production soars Opium production in Afghanistan rose by 43 per cent to 4,800 metric tons in 2016 from 2015, according to the latest figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
UN News Centre | 15 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend