United Nations – UN

We publish news stories and press release made available to the public by the United Nations.  The UN is an intergovernmental organization that was created to promote international cooperation and create and maintain international order.  It is located in New York City and was founded in 1945.

India: Migrants’ plight prompts UN call for ‘domestic solidarity’ in coronavirus battleIndia: Migrants’ plight prompts UN call for ‘domestic solidarity’ in coronavirus battle

India: Migrants’ plight prompts UN call for ‘domestic solidarity’ in coronavirus battle

Pervasive challenges remain for hundreds-of-thousands of migrant workers in India whose lives were upended by the sudden lockdown across the…

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Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food securityBurkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security

Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security

Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday,…

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Key COP 26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives’

With no end in sight to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the UN climate change talks which were due to take…

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FROM THE FIELD: Sunny days power a better life for displaced Nigerians

Water boreholes powered by solar energy are helping to improve life for Nigerians displaced by conflict, according to the UN’s…

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Protecting the Caribbean’s most vulnerable people in the face of COVID-19: A UN Resident Coordinator blogProtecting the Caribbean’s most vulnerable people in the face of COVID-19: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

Protecting the Caribbean’s most vulnerable people in the face of COVID-19: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

The United Nations is working closely with governments in the Caribbean to protect the region’s most vulnerable people from the…

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Low-skilled workers, developing countries at risk of steep economic decline as coronavirus advancesLow-skilled workers, developing countries at risk of steep economic decline as coronavirus advances

Low-skilled workers, developing countries at risk of steep economic decline as coronavirus advances

The global economy could shrink by up to one per cent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may…

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Nigeria: UN and partners acting to avert coronavirus spread in displacement campsNigeria: UN and partners acting to avert coronavirus spread in displacement camps

Nigeria: UN and partners acting to avert coronavirus spread in displacement camps

The UN system in Nigeria and its partners are working to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus disease in…

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Coronavirus pandemic threatens to plunge millions in Arab region into poverty and food insecurityCoronavirus pandemic threatens to plunge millions in Arab region into poverty and food insecurity

Coronavirus pandemic threatens to plunge millions in Arab region into poverty and food insecurity

COVID-19 will be responsible for pushing a further 8.3 million people in the Arab region into poverty, according to a…

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