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UN World Leaders To Make Efforts To Address Global Challenges

Ahead of the high-level meetings of the UN scheduled for Monday, the international community expects world leaders to make collective efforts to address global...

UN Report Outlines Eight Transformative Changes to Save the Planet

Despite encouraging progress in several areas, the natural world is suffering badly and getting worse. Eight transformative changes are, therefore, urgently needed to ensure...

Pre-Existing Inequalities Should be Effectively Addressed to Build a Better World: UN Human Rights Chief

The Covid-19 and the resulting multifaceted crisis have unmasked the strong link between race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and health outcomes, and the pre-existing inequalities...

UN Chief Warns, Pandemic Has Lasting Losses on Education

The U.N. Secretary-General warned Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic has caused the largest disruption to education in history and risks creating a “generational catastrophe”...

India: The Main Supplier of Medical Goods to UN

UN procurement of goods and services from developing countries, economies in transition and least developed countries reached an all-time high of $12.3 billion or...

World Population May Shrink After Mid-Century

The era of expanding human populations may be ending, according to a new study, with major implications for societies, the economy, and the environment. The...

Vaccinations Against Diseases in ‘Alarming Decline’ Due to COVID-19, Says UN

There has been an alarming decline in the number of children getting vaccinated for such preventable diseases as diphtheria, tetanus, and measles, the United...

Israel and it’s Colonialist Agenda Towards Palestine

By Alisha Upadhyay While the pandemic engraves its name in the history textbook and economic and racial tensions spread like a wildfire, Israel’s threat to...

Pause: UN Launches Initiative to Fight Misinformation

The UN is going to a campaign to fight misinformation, particularly that on COVID-19 pandemic, telling people who are about to retransmit social media...

COVID-19 Could Push Millions of Children into Forced Labor: Warn UN Agencies

By Lisa Schlein A joint report by the International Labor Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund warns that millions of children are likely to be pushed...

Cybercrime on Rise During Pandemic, Warns UN

The U.N. disarmament chief said the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration but warned that "cybercrime is...

Alarming Rate of Deforestation Threatens Biodiversity

The world's forests continue to be cut down at "alarming rates", the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its State of the...

UN Agencies Urge Global Community to Help Fight Hunger Crisis and Malnutrition Among Children

Two United Nations agencies called on the global community Wednesday to prevent hunger and malnutrition among the 370 million children who are not receiving...

What is More Dangerous? COVID-19 or Climate Change?

By Lisa Schlein The World Meteorological Organization is warning that if the planet keeps warming at its current pace, the average global temperature could increase by...

China Aims to Recast Itself as a Global Health Leader After Coronavirus Outbreak

By John Xie Weeks after Beijing was criticized by people inside China and around the world for a sluggish response to the outbreak of a new...

Millions of Women Still Face Poverty, Discrimination and Violence: UN

Calling himself “a proud feminist and supporter of women,”  U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lashed out at men who abuse power and declared before Sunday’s...

Progress for Women is Slow and Unequal: UN

By Margaret Besheer Women are making gains globally in several areas, but 25 years after demanding action at a landmark conference in Beijing, the United Nations...

UN Appeals to Aid Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

By Lisa Schlein The U.N. refugee and migration agencies are jointly appealing for $877 million to aid 855,000 Rohingya refugees, most of whom fled violence and...

High Temperature Records in Antarctica will Take Months to Verify: UN

Record high temperatures reportedly measured in Antarctica will take months to verify, the U.N. weather agency said Sunday. A spokesman for the World Meteorological Organization said the measurements made...

FGM has No Health Benefits: UN

U.N. agencies warn that the widespread prevalence of female genital mutilation is exacting a heavy toll in both human and economic terms. The U.N....

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Excessive Alcohol Affects Cognitive Brain Function

A new study released this week describes how excessive alcohol-consuming too much alcohol, too fast — affects the brain, leading to anxieties and other...

Playback Singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Dies at 74

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam also known to as S. P. Balu or S. P. B. was not just an Indian musician or playback singer instead...

Weather During Winter Could Increase Spread of COVID

As winter brings shorter days and lower temperatures to the Northern Hemisphere, there is a chance we could see more COVID-19 cases. But experts say...

Dogs That Sniff Coronavirus Layout Safer Travel: Helsinki

Helsinki Airport is getting creative when it comes to operating safely in the age of COVID-19. Beginning this week, travelers arriving at Finland's busiest...