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Afghanistan: Funding shortfall amid deepening humanitarian crisis |

Ramiz Alakbarov, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, said a $1.3 billion appeal, launched earlier this year, is less than 40 per cent...

Afghanistan: Funding shortfall amid deepening humanitarian crisis |

Ramiz Alakbarov, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, said a $1.3 billion appeal, launched earlier this year, is less than 40 per cent...

Myanmar: Timely support and action by Security Council ‘really paramount’, says UN Special Envoy...

Speaking to journalists following her closed-door briefing to the Council, Christine Schraner Burgener described the situation in Myanmar as “very worrisome” and “very bad”....

Afghanistan: UN condemns ‘horrendous attack’ on demining partner HALO Trust |

Ten people were killed, and 16 others injured, when gunmen burst into a demining camp in Baghlan-e-Markazi district and opened fire.  HALO Trust said the...

‘No time to lose’, stop flow of deadly weapons to Myanmar military now, urges...

Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the southeast Asian nation, underscored in a statement, the need to stop the...

COVID-19 ‘vaccine equity in action’ in the Maldives: a UN Resident Coordinator blog |

The Maldives had reported some 29,000 cases of the virus with 72 deaths up until 29 April.   As World Immunization Week comes to an...

Myanmar approaching point of economic collapse: UN report |

That level of impoverishment has not been seen in the country since 2005, and the economy is facing significant risks of a collapse, the...

UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month |

The talks are due to run through 4 May, known officially as the Istanbul Conference on the Afghan Peace Process, and the co-conveners said...

Myanmar heading towards a ‘full-blown conflict’, UN human rights chief warns |

“Statements of condemnation, and limited targeted sanctions, are clearly not enough. States with influence need to urgently apply concerted pressure on the military in...

Amidst ‘heightened intensity’ actions toward peace must be ‘in the best interests’ of Afghans...

More than six months after formal Afghan peace negotiations between the Government and Taliban representatives were launched in September, Deborah Lyons, who also heads...

Learning from China’s economic example: a UN Resident Coordinator’s blog |

The UN Resident Coordinator in China Siddharth Chatterjee, by UNRCO China When I travelled to China to take up...

INTERVIEW: The women activists aiming to make history in Vanuatuan politics |

Anthea Arukola, a political advisor to the Vanuatu Government, plans to become the country’s first member of parliament since 2008. Georgiilla Worwor, a law...

Myanmar: ‘World is watching’, UN Special Envoy urges military to refrain from violence |

In a conversation with the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Soe Win, Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener “reinforced that the right of peaceful assembly must...

‘Unacceptable’ violence, intimidation and harassment in Myanmar – UN chief  |

In a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, the UN chief called on the military and police of Myanmar, formerly known...

Myanmar crisis: ‘All options should be on the table’, UN Human Rights Council hears...

Punitive actions against those responsible must not harm Myanmar’s vulnerable communities, and also ensure that assistance to fight the coronavirus pandemic and humanitarian support...

UN stands ready to support relief, in aftermath of deadly India flash floods |

UN humanitarians and partners are working hard to assist the people of Bangladesh and India suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which made...

Hopes and fears of mother-to-be in Afghanistan |

Arfia Omid works for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Afghanistan where one in three girls are married before their 18th birthday and only...

Young Champions of the Earth: mapping clean water in China |

Xiaoyuan Ren has been recognized as a United Nations Environment Programme’s Young Champion of the Earth for 2020.,...

Foresters on the front line of climate change in Vanuatu · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Mong Palatino / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). One of the films being screened at the ongoing...

Bangladesh urges greater international action on Rohingya status |

Bangladesh is hosting more than one million Rohingya, a mainly Muslim minority community who are stateless, most of whom fled following a wave of...

Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan warns of rising Islamophobia |

In a pre-recorded video address to the Assembly’s annual high-level debate, Prime Minister Imran Khan, highlighted the importance of the 75th anniversary of the...

Republic of Korea stresses support for developing nations during COVID-19 |

“It is evident that the UN’s idea of inclusive multilateralism will first be tested by whether it can distribute COVID-19 vaccines to all nations...

Australian government on collision course with Facebook and Google over news revenue · Global...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Kevin Rennie / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). In what could be a world first if successful,...

Julian Assange supporters rally to defeat extradition to United States · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Kevin Rennie / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). Time is fast running out to get justice for...