Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief The top UN humanitarian official was in the Security Council on Wednesday to appeal for the renewal of an operation that delivers life-saving food and other aid relief to some four million civilians in northern Syria.
Thursday’s Daily Brief: Envoy heads for Bolivia, ICC on Myanmar, dignity for sanitation workers, sterilizing mosquitoes A recap of Thursday’s main stories: UN chief on Bolivian crisis; International Criminal Court to hear Myanmar genocide case; health risks for sanitation workers; farmers’ guidelines to conserve crops; and sterilizing mosquitoes to battle diseases.
UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security To help ensure the most-consumed foods don’t disappear in the face of the climate crisis, farmers must cultivate crops able to resist environmental shocks and other stresses, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) highlighted in a new set of conservation ...
Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president, Evo Morales.
Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a “paradigm shift” in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detention.
UN mosquito sterilization technology set for global testing, in battle against malaria, dengue With more than half the world now at risk from mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN has taken the lead on a global effort to eradicate the disease – and many others – by ...
Zero new confirmed cholera cases in Haiti for nine months: UN envoy Although Haiti is in the “homestretch” of defeating a cholera outbreak first declared nine years ago, the battle is far from over before the country is free of the deadly disease.
Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk.
Wednesday's Daily Brief: UN bid to aid diabetics, Israel-Gaza attacks, climate change in Nepal, Iraq envoy appeal to MPs A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN leads plan for insulin supply boosts; ‘No justification’ for Gaza border violence; Iraqis paying ‘unthinkable price’ in protests; $1.35 billion needed for Venezuela crisis; Record flooding affects 100,000 Nigerians.
Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard, UN envoy tells politicians in Baghdad Noting that the people of Iraq were at “a critical juncture”, the top UN Envoy in the country told parliamentarians there on Thursday that over the past six weeks, hundreds of thousands have been peacefully voicing their “genuine, legitimate, demands, loud and clear”.
Over $39 million earmarked by UN-backed fund to combat effects of climate change in Nepal More than $39 million in funding was approved on Wednesday for a project that will build resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change, benefitting nearly one million Nepalis, according to the Board of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund (GCF).
‘Harmonized’ plan launched to support millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants A $1.35 billion appeal has been launched to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and to support the communities hosting them.
UN leads bid for cheaper insulin, expanding access for diabetics worldwide Overly expensive insulin could be a thing of the past – and life-changing news – for millions of diabetics under a plan launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday to diversify production globally, just ahead of World Diabetes ...
‘No justification’ for attacks against civilians, UN envoy says on mounting cross-border violence in Gaza Following Israel's targeted killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza on Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has expressed his growing concern over increasing rocket fire across the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Prince of Wales concludes tenth official visit to India His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today concluded a two-day visit to New Delhi and Mumbai.
Court finds former trustees of disability charity in contempt of court Charity Commission is successful in its first ever application to the High Court for a finding of contempt of court.
The Copyright Tribunal is moving its London office The Copyright Tribunal London office address changes on 18 November 2019.
Game-changing ideas for aerospace: apply for funding Organisations can put forward innovative ideas for design and propulsion technologies that could drive growth in the UK aerospace industry.
Insolvency (Scotland) rules 2018: summary of queries. Summary of queries relating to the Insolvency (Scotland) (Receivership and Winding Up) Rules 2018 and the Insolvency (Scotland) (Company Voluntary Arrangements and Administration) Rules 2018