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New global commitment to end tuberculosis – WHO

MOSCOW/ GENEVA November 17, 2017 - Today 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis by 2030. The announcement came at the...

Children must be top of global migration agenda, UN experts say

GENEVA (17 November 2017) – All children caught up in the global migration crisis should be treated as children first and foremost, regardless of...

Bridging Climate Ambition and Finance Gaps

Bonn, November 13, 2017 - Raising ambition to act on climate change and raising the large amount of finance needed to do it are...

“Collision course” with Earth’s climatic tipping points avoidable but political will to act missing,...

BONN, Nov 13 – As global temperatures climb higher, Earth is approaching tipping points that threaten human security, warn scientists in a new statement...

How science has shaped the international response to climate change

Nov 8, 2017 - The Royal Meteorological Society is publishing a special issue in Weather focused on the science of climatic change. One article in the...

European Commission’s JRC at COP23: A cleaner, greener planet is both possible and affordable

Nov. 8, 2017 - Limiting global warming below the critical 2C level set out in the Paris Agreement is both feasible and consistent with...

WMO: 2017 among the three warmest years recorded

LONDON, Nov. 6, 2017 - For all of us, as 2017 proves one of the three warmest years on record, climate change presents a...

Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into...

Nov. 6, 2017 - One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November...

UN: Expose Abuses of Women in Detention in North Korea

Geneva, November 6, 2017 – The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women should press the North Korean government to stop...

UNHCR report exposes the discrimination pervading the life of stateless minorities worldwide

November 3, 2017 - A new UNHCR report warns that discrimination, exclusion and persecution are stark realities for many of the world’s stateless minorities,...

Oxfam: People in poorer countries five times more likely to be displaced by extreme...

Nov. 2, 2017 - People in low and lower-middle income countries were five times more likely to be forced from their homes by “sudden-onset”...

POGO Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from International Transparency Initiative

Nov. 2, 2017 - Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew the United States from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the international...

‘Failure to broker peace’ hinders solutions to displacement, UN refugee chief tells Security Council

Nov. 2, 2017 - The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday urged global leaders to find political solutions to the world's...

‘Injustice against journalists costly for society,’ says UNESCO chief on International Day

Nov. 2, 2017 - Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering...

New U.S. Drone Rules Increase Risks for Civilians

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 2, 2017 -  US President Donald Trump’s reported rule changes for targeting terrorism suspects increase the risk of drone strikes killing civilians, Human Rights...

Radioactivity Lingers from 1946-1958 U.S. Nuclear Bomb Tests

Oct. 31, 2017 -  Scientists have found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Marshall Island atolls in the Pacific Ocean where the United...

Syria: Chemical Findings Demand Accountability

New York, October 27, 2017 – The United Nations Security Council and Chemical Weapons Convention member countries should take strong measures to ensure accountability...

Syria: Suffering of civilians in Eastern Ghouta “an outrage” – Zeid

GENEVA (27 October 2017) – The situation of at least 350,000 besieged civilians in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, is an outrage,...

Eritrea: UN expert urges world not to turn its back on people fleeing unending...

GENEVA October 27, 2017 - The people of Eritrea are suffering unending brutal human rights violations, and thousands continue walking for days in a...

Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer

Oct. 25, 2017 - In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm...