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Climate breaks multiple records in 2016, with global impacts.

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Press Release Number: 04/2017 Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017 The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise ...

UNHCR warns Mosul situation deteriorating as fighting rages

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GENEVA - The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according ...

2017 Global Platform

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2 Mar 2017 READ 17 Feb 2017 READ 1 Dec 2016 READ 7 Oct 2016 READ PDF PDF 14 Mar 2017 UNISDR READ 10 Mar 2017 UNISDR READ 8 Mar ...

Famine Crisis

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Nearly 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition. This is a famine crisis. In South Sudan, a country reeling from conflict, poverty and insecurity,

2015 Human Development Report

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Work is intrinsic to human development. From a human development perspective, the notion of work is broader and deeper than that of jobs or employment alone. The jobs framework fails ...

Commission on Narcotic Drugs takes decisive step to help prevent deadly fentanyl overdoses

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UNODC Everywhere Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube 16 March 2017 - By scheduling two fentanyl precursors and a fentanyl analogue, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is sending a clear message ...

8 WOMEN: Trailer

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Find out why Loading... Loading... Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on Mar 7, 20178 ...

Remembering the victims of Syria's brutal war

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On the sixth anniversary of Syria’s conflict, we must remember those who are suffering most from this calamity – the 4.9 million refugees, the 6.3 million people displaced internally and ...

UN reports slow women’s political parity; launches latest ‘Women in Politics’ map

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15 March 2017 – Women’s voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations agency ...

Syrian crisis

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LATEST NEWS Two Syrian sisters back in school after losing three years of education Syrian refugee children in Lebanon at risk of child labour, missing out on education Pursuing education ...

Hunger and food security

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If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment. Right now, our soils,

Overview

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© WFP/Aditya AryaAssisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies ...

Apply to the Momentum for Change Awards

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Watch the video The search for Momentum for Change’s 2017 Lighthouse Activities is on! Applications are being accepted from 30 January to 9 April. Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate ...

WHO joins partners at South Sudan’s National Health Summit to build a resilient health system and attain greater access to health services

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Print Email Juba, 27 March 2017— The third National Health Summit for South Sudan opened today with some 500 participants coming together to consider the challenges and opportunities of delivering ...

World TB Day, 24 March 2017

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Advocacy materials Ethics guidance for the implementation of the End TB strategy Press release: WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients WHO's work on tuberculosis On the ...

Indigenous women take to radio to say, ‘no more violence’ in Nicaragua

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World Radio Day Date: 12 February 2017 “It makes us happy that we hear the men from our communities are listening to the radio and saying ‘no more violence’ and ...

Food Insecurity & Climate Change

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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed ...

News Comment from Vincent Cochetel, Director of UNHCR's Europe bureau

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at reports of at least two shipwrecks off the Libyan coasts on Thursday. According to NGO sources, five floating corpses of young ...

EARTH HOUR

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Take your first step towards changing climate change. Join millions of people across the world who are part of the Earth Hour movement.

UN Women

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relies on government, business and civil society collaboration. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a core objective of the SDGs and is essential ...

United Nations News Centre

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Warning against those who advocate authoritarianism and a return to the era of “might makes right” in the face of global disorder, United States President Barak Obama today gave a ...

World's Leading Women Mayors Pledge to Support Climate ActionWomen4Climate

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The following press release was issued by the Women4Climate Conference, yesterday, in New York. Today, women mayors from many of the world’s greatest cities and women business leaders committed to ...

As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

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HASANSHAM, Iraq – Slipping out of west Mosul under cover of darkness, Safa gashed her foot on a jagged metal spike placed at the roadside by extremists to puncture the ...

'Breaking Point' imminent: Government of Uganda, UNHCR say help for South Sudan refugee inflow urgently needed

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The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan ...

Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes

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20 March 2017 – On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations human rights chief today reminded Governments around the world that ...

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today that joint efforts and strengthened cooperation are crucial to improving the situation for asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece and issued eight recommendations* to ...