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Israel’s settlement ‘legalization bill’ would harm prospects for Arab-Israeli peace, UN envoy warns

Dec. 6, 2016 - The United Nations envoy on the Middle East peace process today warned against Israel's move to adopt the so-called 'legalization...

In ‘wake-up call’ to Asia-Pacific, UN report urges region to do more to achieve...

Dec. 6, 2016 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a report that outlines declining progress towards defeating hunger in...

Do You Believe Wearing ‘Sexy Clothing’ Makes Rape OK?

December 6, 2016 - Think all of your fellow citizens understand the definition of “rape”? Think again. In a recently published survey conducted in all...

UN conference adopts ‘Cancun Declaration,’ ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

Dec. 5, 2016 - More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate...

Global humanitarian appeal for 2017 requires record $22.2 billion in funding – UN

Dec. 5, 2016 - The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support...

Authoritarian regimes use rhetoric to legitimize their power, despite no progress with democracy

LAWRENCE, Nov. 30, 2016 - Leaders of authoritarian regimes in Central Asia have been able to use rhetoric to define their power as legitimate...

‘Urgent steps’ needed to revive two-state solution, Ban says on Day of Solidarity with...

Nov. 29, 2016 - Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world to...

Iraq: Airstrike Hit Clinic, 8 Civilians Died

Beirut, November 29, 2016 – An airstrike targeting Islamic State, also known as ISIS, fighters hit a clinic south of Mosul on October 18,...

To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders at COP22 should commit to paying for...

Nov. 28, 2016 - The only way for northern countries to halt deforestation in the South is to make sure land owners are paid...

Burma: End Prosecutions for Critical Speech

Rangoon, November 28, 2016 – Burmese authorities continue to arrest and charge individuals, including members of the ruling party, for criticizing the military and...

Cuba: Misguided US Embargo Provided Pretext for Abuse and Repression by Castro Regime

Washington, DC, November 26, 2016 – During his nearly five decades of rule in Cuba, Fidel Castro built a repressive system that punished virtually...

Syria: Renewed Mass Casualty Attacks Around Damascus and Homs Kill, Wound Scores of Civilians

NEW YORK/DAMASCUS/HOMS, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 -The intensity of attacks in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has increased dramatically once more, leading to significant...

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake near Japan

November 21, 2016 - This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their...

World Leaders Issue Proclamation Underlining ‘Irreversible’ Momentum at UN Climate Conference

MARRAKECH, Nov. 21, 2016 - Countries accelerated global climate action across a broad range of areas at the 2016 UN climate change conference as...

Sticking to lower 1.5C warming limit would protect world economy – UN

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov. 16, 2016 - Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, a goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, would avoid economic...

UN expert urges Turkey to release detainees amid “grave concern” about free speech

GENEVA/ANKARA, Nov. 18, 2016 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today expressed deep...

WMO: Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Nov. 17, 2016 - African least developed countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems...

Study: Six G20 countries failing to take action in line with their Paris Agreement...

Nov. 17, 2016 - Argentina, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States have not been undertaking sufficient domestic efforts to match their...

Extreme weather costs global economy $520 billion, forces 26 million people into poverty every...

Nov. 15, 2016 - In 2013, an estimated one million Filipinos were plunged into poverty after Typhoon Haiyan sapped $12.9 billion from the national...

WMO: 2016 is set to break even the temperature records of 2015

Nov. 14, 2016 - It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the...