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Mali's withdrawal from G5 Sahel, Joint Force 'a setback' for the region
Mali's decision on 15 May to withdraw from the G5-Sahel group and its Joint Force is 'unfortunate' and 'regrettable', a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, as she urged countries in the region to redouble efforts to ...20 May 2022 4:30 PM GMT
Food insecurity threatens societies, exacerbates conflicts and 'no country is immune'
'When war is waged, people go hungry,' Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Some 60 per ...20 May 2022 3:30 PM GMT
Global economic growth downgraded due to spillover from Ukraine war
The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed by the war in Ukraine, according to the UN's latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report,...19 May 2022 5:30 PM GMT
Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a 'wake-up call'
COVID-19 rates are on the rise in the Americas, where new infections and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past four weeks, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. ...19 May 2022 4:30 PM GMT
Nations must 'act together, urgently and with solidarity' to end crisis of food insecurity
Hunger levels around the world are at 'a new high', the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity. During a ministerial meeting on global hunger taking pace at ...19 May 2022 3:30 PM GMT
Long path to full equality says UN, marking Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Tuesday, leaders from across the UN system called for a world where all people can live free from violence and discrimination. ...18 May 2022 5:30 PM GMT
'Lifeline' of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: Guterres
Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological...18 May 2022 4:30 PM GMT