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 ...
#OnThisDay in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was dedicated. The memorial, which receives ~3M visitors a year, chronologically lists the names of 58K+ Americans who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. #VeteransMonth2019 @NatlParkService https://t.co/UgqF3K6nvb
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