71 refugees resettled from Libya to Canada: UN2021-11-22
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that it resettled 71 refugees from Libya to Canada.
Preventing conflicts requires closing development gaps, say senior UN officials2021-11-17
Preventing conflicts requires closing development gaps, reducing inequality, and offering hope to people around the globe, senior UN officials said at a Security Council meeting on Tuesday.
1310242951_16341672926391n.jpg UN chief asks for 3.12 bln USD for 2022 budget2021-10-14
UN chief asks for 3.12 bln USD for 2022 budget
World Bank chief highlights "tragic reversal" in development amid pandemic2021-10-14
World Bank Group President David Malpass said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing up poverty and debt levels in low-income countries, highlighting a "tragic reversal" in development.
WHO set to vaccinate 40 pct population of every country against COVID-19 by end 20212021-10-08
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday an initiative to vaccinate 40 percent of the population of every country against COVID-19 by the end of 2021 and 70 percent by mid-2022, by prioritizing vaccine delivery to low-income countries, particularly those in Africa.
IMF chief says global economic growth to "moderate slightly" this year amid rising risks2021-10-06
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) now expects global economic growth to "moderate slightly" this year as the risks to a balanced global recovery have become "even more pronounced," IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Tuesday.
World Bank economist disappointed by vaccine nationalism, calling for trade openness2021-09-30
Vaccine nationalism amid the COVID-19 crisis has been disappointing, said Aaditya Mattoo, World Bank chief economist for East Asia and Pacific Region, urging policymakers to boost trade openness to rein in the virus and support recovery.
UN holds high-level event to mark 20th anniversary of adoption of Durban Declaration2021-09-23
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday held a high-level meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and adopted a political declaration to carry forward the fight against racism and racial discrimination.
Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for six months2021-09-18
The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six months, until March 17, 2022.
Security Council approves technical rollover for mandate of UN mission in Libya2021-09-16
The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to approve a "technical rollover" for the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to allow more time for negotiations on a longer-term mandate renewal.
WHO calls for extension of moratorium on COVID-19 booster doses2021-09-09
The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Wednesday for an extension of a global moratorium on COVID-19 booster doses, with an aim to enable every country to vaccinate at least 40 percent of its population.
UN humanitarian chief in Afghanistan for talks with Taliban2021-09-06
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sent Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths to Kabul for talks with the Taliban leadership, said Guterres' spokesman on Sunday.
UN officials, envoys highlight humanitarian needs in Syria2021-08-25
UN officials and representatives of member countries on Tuesday noted that escalating conflict and a deepening economic crisis have pushed humanitarian needs to the highest levels in Syria, as the Security Council met on the situation in the war-torn country.
UN officials concerned about situation in Yemen2021-08-24
Senior United Nations officials on Monday expressed their concerns over the situation in Yemen, while calling on the international community to help and parties concerned to protect civilians, and children in particular in the war-torn country.
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