Guterres: New Disability Inclusion Strategy is ‘transformative change we need’

.     New Disability Inclusion Strategy is ‘transformative change we need’, says Guterres UNMISS/Isaac Billy Athletes with disabilities play wheel-chair basketball in South Sudan. (file 2012) 11 June 2019 Human Rights Disability inclusion is not only a fundamental human right, it is “central to the promise” of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, UN […]

UN chief reaffirms commitment to untying ‘Gordian knot’ of Middle East conflict and instability

.   UN chief reaffirms commitment to untying ‘Gordian knot’ of Middle East conflict and instability Photo: UN/ Mohammad Abu Ghoush. Secretary General António Guterres addresses the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea, Jordan. 6 April, 2019. 6 April 2019 Economic Development Underlining the “enormous” opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle […]

UN Chief: New UN Global Climate report ‘another strong wake-up call’ over global warming

. New UN Global Climate report ‘another strong wake-up call’ over global warming: Guterres MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi After days of continuous rains parts of Haiti’s north including Cap Haitian suffered serious flooding leaving more than a dozen dead and thousands homeless. (November 2014) 28 March 2019 Climate Change The increasing number of natural disasters and dangers […]

UN: Dozens killed and injured by new airstrikes in western Yemen, UN coordinator condemns ‘outrageous’ toll

.     Dozens killed and injured by new airstrikes in western Yemen, UN coordinator condemns ‘outrageous’ toll WFP/Abeer Etefa In the photo: Ahmed, 3 years old, receives treatment for moderate acute malnutrition in a hospital in Hajjah, Yemen. 11 March 2019 Humanitarian Aid Reports from Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate indicate that scores of civilians have […]

UN: Afghanistan facing ‘daunting challenges’ ahead of presidential vote

.     Despite progress towards peace, Afghanistan facing ‘daunting challenges’ ahead of presidential vote UNAMA / Mujeeb Rahman Hundreds of voters queued up at Sayed Jamaludin Afghan polling center in Ayno Mena, Kandahar for the Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan. 27 October 2018. 11 March 2019 Peace and Security The UN Special Representative in Afghanistan, […]

UN rights office urges Egypt to halt death row executions amid torture allegations

.     UN rights office urges Egypt to halt death row executions amid torture allegations UN Photo Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). 22 February 2019 Human Rights Fifteen death row inmates have been executed in Egypt so far this month despite claims from many that they were […]

UN Ready to Help Venezuelans

.     UN ready to rise above political fray and help Venezuelans based ‘on need, and need alone’ © UNICEF/UN0253234/Moreno Gonza José David Dominguez, 9 years old, is accompanied by his mother, Yenni Dominguez, to get his vaccine at UNICEF’s health point in Ipiales, Colombia. UNICEF has launched a regional response effort to support […]