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Guterres welcomes creation of transitional council in Haiti to choose new leaders

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment of a transitional council in Haiti tasked with choosing new political leadership and setting up elections in...

United States: Concrete actions needed to ‘lay the scourge of racism to rest’ – UN expert

UN-appointed independent human rights experts commended the United States on Friday for adopting the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, but asked about measures being taken to address...

After the storm: what an environmental tragedy can teach us about climate resilience and ecosystem restoration

A tiny Caribbean Island known as 'the flower of the ocean' was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Although the loss of human life was...

Barbados: New UN disaster preparedness hub built on ‘frontlines of climate change’

A new UN-backed humanitarian logistics hub and training centre in Barbados aims to strengthen emergency preparedness and response across the Caribbean, the World Food Programme...

WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead 

As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National  Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to monitor...

Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic...

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Wave of increased food insecurity hits West and Central Africa

Almost 55 million people are facing further food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central Africa during the region’s three-month lean season from June through...

Myanmar: Middle class ‘disappearing’ amid uptick in brutal fighting

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has warned that poverty is surging and the middle class in Myanmar is “disappearing” amidst worsening insecurity and conflict. 

UN stresses ‘full commitment’ to Ukraine grain deal as Russia offers 60-day extension

The UN chief on Monday confirmed the UN would “do everything possible to preserve the integrity” of the Black Sea Grain Initiative – the deal...

First Person: ‘Nepal is ready for its next chapter’

Nepal is due to graduate from its current status, as one of the world’s least developed countries, in 2026. Subhash Nepali, an economist in the...

INTERVIEW: São Tomé and Príncipe readies for graduation day

São Tomé and Príncipe is due to graduate from its current status as one of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), a journey that is...

Urgent investment needed to improve conditions for key workers: ILO

Essential workers who kept families, societies and economies going while the world was on COVID lockdown, need better pay and conditions urgently, if countries are...