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With global temperatures hitting record highs, and extreme weather events affecting people around the globe, this year’s UN climate change conference, COP28, is a pivotal opportunity to get on track and accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis.In Dubai, Ezzat El-Ferri from UN News spoke with 20-year-old activist Connor Greaux-Taylor, from St. Kitts, who dropped out of high school to work in the tourism industry. He’s part of UNICEF’s Innovation30 initiative and works on “the frontlines” to sustainably repurpose sargassum, a large brown seaweed which is polluting local beaches.
Gaza fighting further compromises aid amid near ‘apocalyptic’ conditionsUN warns of humanitarian emergency as 500,000 risk lives in the DarienOver three in four people in Africa can’t afford healthy food
Türk calls for independent investigations into alleged sexual attacks during Hamas massacre Myanmar violence taking an unbearable toll on civilians, warns TürkCOP28 is about action, not politics, ‘posturing or point scoring,’ says UN climate chief
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Being denied access to sites where some of the most horrific crimes and human rights violations are alleged to have taken place during the military’s brutal repression of dissent, is a major challenge for the IIMM, the UN-appointed Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar.But the investigation team has nonetheless been able to interview victims and witnesses outside the country and sift through a vast amount of useful data that has laid at least the groundwork for future prosecutions, says the IIIMM head, Nicholas Koumjian.He explained to UN News’s Vibhu Mishra how the UN Human Rights Council-mandated independent investigators go about their work, and what they hope to achieve.
Gaza: Aid access to north entirely blocked amid escalating war in southCOP28: Call to aid developing countries coping with climate shocks Somalia floods leave more than one million displaced
Saying nowhere is safe in Gaza is not a cliché, according to UNICEF’s James Elder, speaking to UN News from Rafah in southern Gaza.“That’s the message we keep trying to share”, he told Reem Abaza, just hours after the pause in fighting ended between Israel and Palestinian militants.The UN children’s agency official said leaders’ enabling fighting to resume simply means the death of more and more children, noting that the only aid route at Rafah, is closed once more.
Gaza: Fighting resumes as pause ends Guterres calls for real climate leadership at COP28‘Let Communities Lead’ on World AIDS DayWFP seeks $26 million to support Afghan returnees from Pakistan 
COP28: UN chief warns that world is on course for ‘climate collapse’Israel-Palestine crisis: New pause in fighting extends aid relief windowEnd ‘repugnant’ chemical weapons use once and for all, says UN chief
2023 is on track to be the hottest year ever and the last 10 years have proven to be the warmest decade so far. These are worrying trends that suggest increasing floods, wildfires, glacier melt and heatwaves, lie immediately ahead.This is the warning issued by Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General, who spoke to UN News in Dubai, ahead of the launch of the agency’s provisional State of the Global Climate report on the opening day of COP28.He told Sachin Gaur that the average temperature for the year has now increased to 1.4 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial times – very close to the 1.5 degrees target limit as laid out by the Paris climate agreement in 2015.
When it comes to mitigating loss and damage caused by climate change, the global response is often failing to keep pace, according to Gernot Laganda of the UN World Food Programme (WFP).“We have had decades now where the temperature curve has really kept climbing, while adaptation financing was often too little, too late,” said the senior official.For many years, WFP has been using multiple tools to tackle the issue of hunger caused by weather extremes. One of those is climate risk insurance, which has helped millions of smallholder farmers get back on their feet after disaster struck. Mr. Laganda, the WFP’s Director of Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction, told UN News’s Anton Uspensky it was an issue that should be on the agenda in Dubai as COP28 gets underway.
Israel-Palestine crisis: Gaza City a ‘ghost town’, reports UN aid agencyCost of eating healthily has risen 4.3 per cent since 2020: FAO WHO: Europe has highest number of children with type 1 diabetes
Despite intense national efforts geared towards eliminating AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, the Deputy Executive Director for the UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Angeli Achrekar, says that so far, the “job isn't done.” Ms. Achrekar, spoke with Pauline Batista from UN News as UNAIDS launched its latest report on Tuesday, Let Communities Lead. It suggests the world can still end AIDS by the ambitious deadline, but only if communities on the frontlines get the full support they need from governments and donors.
Just one book can turn a displaced child’s life around and help unite the world, said the newly minted winner of the UN refugee agency’s (UNHCR) annual Nansen award on Tuesday.Somali-born Abdullahi Mire, who sought refuge with his mother at the vast Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya in the 1990s, told UN News the prize money was “a milestone for us” that would benefit kids in the camp by expanding bookshelves and boosting internet connectivity.The education advocate who founded the Refugee Youth Education Hub at Dadaab, told Thelma Mwadzaya he was dedicating the award to all the displaced children and volunteers who are determined to help turn lives around, one book at a time.
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A child in hospital who’s lost his mother and sisters but doesn’t know they’re dead; another who dare not close his eyes in case he forgets what his dead parents look like – just some of the tragic testimony relayed to Spokesperson James Elder of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the past few days while in Gaza.He spoke to UN News’s Abdelmonem Makki, who began by asking what the situation was like on the ground there for children, as a fragile ceasefire holds amid the release of hostages.
Gaza: Vital aid reaches shattered north as halt to fighting enters fourth dayWHO chief calls on leaders to deliver on global health at COP28 in Dubai Sudan: UN hails humanitarian milestone in Darfur, calls for broader access
The climate crisis is also a health crisis. This is the message the UN health agency will deliver to world leaders and negotiators gathering at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, in Dubai. The WHO says, the same pollution that impacts the climate also affects our lungs, and extreme weather events lead to a large range of diseases. UN News’ Nathalie Minard spoke with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization (WHO), ahead of COP28. 
Gaza: start of truce feeds hopes for respite, access to people in needFrom Antarctica, UN chief calls on leaders to stop ‘climate anarchy’ Eastern DRC: ‘Pattern of abuse’ of civilians amid massive displacement
The UN General Assembly last month passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas – the first collective call to action to come out of the UN since the start of the conflict on 7 October.The General Assembly comprises all 193 UN Member States and although its resolutions are non-binding, they represent “the conscience of humanity”.That’s the message from General Assembly President Dennis Francis, who also encourages people who believe the UN is ineffective to instead engage with the global body.UN News’s Dianne Penn asked Mr. Francis how he is ensuring that countries will work together to address his priority areas of peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability. 
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Nov 25th

Michael Joos

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Nov 24th

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Sep 21st

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Jul 25th

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Apr 27th

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Apr 15th

Elizabeth Burns

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Apr 11th

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Aug 9th

Roger Williams

This was an amazing installment of UN News. It was deeply informative. Dr. Margaret Harris was amazing. Thank you!

Mar 28th

muffen jr

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Jan 16th
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Aug 19th
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Jul 20th

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Sep 24th
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