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UN chief appeals for greater support for small islands fighting climate change

More funding is needed to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the frontlines of climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in...

Guterres urges support for Haiti in remarks to regional leaders

UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Friday for greater support for an international mission to help Haiti combat rampant gang violence in remarks to regional...

Nicaragua: Rights experts decry persecution of Government opponents

The Nicaraguan Government continues to perpetrate “serious systematic human rights violations, tantamount to crimes against humanity,” an expert group appointed by the UN Human Rights...

Humanitarians launch $674 million appeal urging ‘increased solidarity’ with Haiti

Humanitarians are hoping that donors will robustly support a $674 million appeal for Haiti, where armed gangs continue to terrorize the population, a senior UN...

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First Person: Water and electricity ‘will save us from famine’

An initiative to rapidly develop villages in some of the most drought-prone and poorest rural areas of southern Madagascar could help people to avoid the...

Gazans eating wild plants to survive

UN News has learned that out of desperation, some Gazans have resorted to selling wild plants with little nutritional value, in the markets of their...

World News in Brief: Air travel boom erases COVID dip, ‘disturbing’ new anti-LGBT bill in Ghana, rights abuses in Crimea

The UN aviation agency on Wednesday announced that air traffic levels are operating at around two per cent above their high in 2019, before the...

Universal connectivity gets a $9 billion private sector boost

The mobile phone industry has pledged over $9 billion towards the goal of connecting the world, said the chief of the UN International Telecommunication Union...