Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38C (100.4F), last weekend, have been approved by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pending final verification, it said on Tuesday. More
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji has launched a new webinar series, to highlight and promote parliamentary innovation and response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More
Nearly 80 million women, children, and men around the world have been forced from their homes as refugees or internally displaced people. Even more shocking: ten million of these people fled in the past year alone.
On World Refugee Day, we pledge to do everything in our power to end the conflict and persecution that drive these appalling numbers. Continue reading
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday heard powerful testimony from the brother of George Floyd, whose death, captured on video, while a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes in Minneapolis, has sparked worldwide protest. More
Nearly 50 independent human rights experts are calling for the international community to oppose Israel’s plan to annex significant parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank beginning as early as next month. More
A group of more than twenty senior leaders in the UN, who report directly to Secretary-General António Guterres, and who are African or of African descent, have put their names to a personal and hard-hitting statement published on Friday, expressing their outrage at pervasive and systemic racism, highlighting the need to ‘go beyond and do more’ than just offering condemnation. More
WHEN: 15 – 16 June
WHERE: Virtual summit (registration details below)UNITED NATIONS, New York, 9 June 2020 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Presidents of Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia will join dozens of Chief Executive Officers and UN chiefs at the United Nations Global Compact’s Leaders Summit next week to address the private sector’s response to three global crises – COVID-19, inequality and climate.
With more than 12,000 attendees already registered for more than 100 global, regional and local sessions, the virtual Leaders Summit on 15-16 June will be the UN’s largest, most inclusive and most sustainable convening of purpose-driven business leaders wanting to tackle societal challenges and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Managing the digital divide better, has become “a matter of life and death” for people unable to access essential healthcare information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief has told a virtual high-level meeting on rapid technological change. More