Wednesday, September 22, 2021

DR Congo President asks for materialization of ‘all the promises made to Africa’

The President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, asked for United Nations Member States to “materialize all the promises made to Africa in compensation for the sacrifices agreed to protect humanity...

COVID ‘Shot for All’, not a luxury, but development priority: UNDP

Top politicians joined award-winning African performers and others on Tuesday, in New York, to take part in a special event organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), to discuss how COVID-19 vaccines can be...

World’s two largest economies commit to climate action – Guterres

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed important commitments made towards climate action by the world’s two largest economies, as the 76th High Level...

Victims of terrorism ‘will not be forgotten’: UN, nations, pay tribute at 9/11 memorial

“We will continue to stand in solidarity with all victims of terrorism. They will not be forgotten”: that was the message from UN Counter-Terrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov on Monday, at a...

World leaders, BTS, join Guterres in call to get SDGs back on track

The world “is challenged like never before”, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, but the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) still offer a roadmap to get back on track.   Read the full story, “World leaders, BTS,...

Call for ‘decisive action now’ to avoid climate catastrophe

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Speaking alongside the UK Prime Minister in New York on Monday the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on world leaders for “decisive action now to avert...

Struggling economies, widening inequality and millions vulnerable: the urgent need for vaccine equity

Health leaders agree that a world without COVID-19 will not be possible until everyone has equal access to vaccines. More than 4.6 million people...

UN chief message to world leaders: ‘Wake up, change course, unite’

In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with UN News, Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on world leaders to ‘wake up’, make an immediate course correction at home and abroad, and unite.  Read the full story, “UN...

FROM THE FIELD: Haiti’s gruelling post-quake road to recovery

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Thousands of Haitians continue to take refuge in neighbours’ houses, makeshift shelters, chapels or informal displacement sites, a month after a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the west of...

WHO asks for commitments on maternal and newborn health

Every day, approximately 800 women and 6,700 babies lose their lives around the time of childbirth. In addition, nearly 5,400 babies are stillborn daily,...

Paris climate deal could go up in smoke without action: Guterres

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Unless wealthy nations commit to tackling emissions now, the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” to 2.7-degrees of heating by the end of the...

Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall this year

Africa needs around 470 million doses to accomplish the global of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of its population by the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.   Read the full story,...

Annual Secretary-General’s report reveals a world tested ‘to the limit’

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the greatest shared global challenge since the UN’s founding 75 years ago, according to the annual Report of the Secretary-General on...

Act now to slow climate change and protect the planet, urges UN chief

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The ozone layer – a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays of the sun – is “on the...

COVID crises highlight strengths of democratic systems, says Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, on Wednesday, urged the world to “learn from the lessons of the past 18 months, to strengthen democratic resilience in the face of future crises.”  Read the full story,...