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UN report highlights global food waste crisis amidst hunger

The UN Food Waste Index Report 2024, released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in anticipation of the International Day of Zero Waste, reveals a staggering 1 billion meals wasted daily across all continents in 2022. This alarming figure contrasts sharply with the 783 million people affected by hunger and the one-third of humanity grappling Read More…

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US vetoes UN Security Council demand for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

The United States on Friday vetoed a proposed United Nations Security Council demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza, diplomatically isolating Washington as it shields its ally. Thirteen other members voted in favor of a brief draft resolution, put forward by the United Arab Read More…

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Global cooling pledge gains US support at UN climate summit in Dubai

At the UN climate summit in Dubai on December 5, U.S. State Department officials confirmed the United States, alongside at least 60 countries, backed a crucial initiative to reduce cooling-related emissions by 2050. This Global Cooling Pledge marks a significant step towards addressing energy emissions from the cooling sector. It calls for a substantial reduction, Read More…

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UN climate change conference in Dubai gathers global leaders

Dubai hosts world leaders at crucial climate summit The UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai is poised to witness the convergence of prominent world figures, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European Union leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, among the anticipated 170 global leaders in attendance. “Scholz aims to promote Read More…

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UN and AU ink new human rights pact, stress reforms for global financial system

In a significant development, the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) signed a novel human rights agreement aimed at fortifying their partnership. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat finalised this accord during the seventh high-level dialogue in New York. The latest pact, focusing on human rights, follows earlier Read More…

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20,000 African women and girls among 89,000 global femicide victims in 2022 – UN report

The United Nations revealed on Thursday that the global count of women and girls killed in 2022 reached around 89,000, marking the highest figure recorded in the past two decades. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of UNODC, emphasised, “The alarming number of femicides is a stark reminder that humanity is still grappling with deep-rooted inequalities and Read More…

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UN Humanitarian Coordinator urges sustained support for humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, emphasised the imperative need for continuous backing to address the escalating humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria. Speaking at a news conference in New York, Schmale stressed, “We are part of the global trend in Nigeria of increasing humanitarian needs, with funding not holding up to Read More…

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Sen. Oluremi Tinubu joins UN Day Against Rape in Sierra Leone, commends counterpart

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Thursday to collaborate with her counterpart, Fatima Jannie-Bio, in commemorating the UN Day Against Rape and Girl-Child Exploitation. Upon her arrival, she was warmly received by Mrs. Jannie-Bio, and the two dignitaries embarked on a boat ride into Freetown, where they were greeted by vibrant Nigerian Read More…

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UN Chief urges urgent action to address Gaza Crisis and humanitarian appeal

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has issued a heartfelt plea for immediate international action to address the devastating crisis in Gaza and support a critical humanitarian appeal. The UN family is in mourning as 89 staff members from the UN agency aiding Palestine refugees (UNRWA) lost their lives during the turmoil in the region. Guterres emphasised Read More…

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Nigeria and 119 UN member states support ‘Humanitarian Truce’ resolution on Israel-Gaza conflict

A non-binding resolution calling for an “immediate durable and sustained humanitarian truce” between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in Gaza garnered support from Nigeria and 119 other UN Member States on Friday. The resolution also demands the “continuous, sufficient, and unhindered” provision of lifesaving supplies and services to civilians trapped in the enclave. This comes Read More…