United Nations

The official United Nations News Service, a one-stop shop for all info related to the UN and its agencies. Breaking news, features, human stories.

10 Articles Published | Follow:
gray scale photo of trees
Pakistan floods: Six month wait for water to recede, warn relief agencies

Millions of people in Pakistan are still deeply affected by catastrophic flooding which “is not…...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
man people woman street
‘Tsunami of hunger’ could trigger multiple famines, Security Council warned

As risks of conflict-induced famine and widespread food insecurity continue to rise, the UN Emergency…...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
photo of people walking outdoors
Human development falling behind in ninety per cent of countries: UN report

The latest flagship UN report on human development, released on Thursday, warns that multiple crises are…...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
refugee children returning from school to tents
Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

ECW offers affected children and youth an opportunity to learn free of cost – in safety and without fear –  to grow and reach their full potential. A journey and a dream

UNICEF Ethiopia/Eyerusalem Yitna At ...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
group of friends hanging out
UN chief: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

Commemorated annually on 12 August, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that this year’s theme – “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages” – reminds us of “a basic truth” that “w e need people of all ages, young and old alike, to join forces to build a better world f...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
lighted light bulb in selective focus photography
Pandemic hampers progress to achieve universal energy access by 2030

Currently, 733 million people worldwide still do not have access to electricity, and 2.4 billion people still cook using fuels detrimental to their health and the environment.  At the current rate of progress, 670 million people will remain without electricity by 2030 – 10 million more th...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
xbox one controller beside three xbox one cases
Video games for climate action: winning solutions for the planet

Sometime before the COVID-19 pandemic, Cassie Flynn was heading to work on a rush-hour packed New York City subway train. As the Strategic Advisor on Climate Change for the UN Development Programme ( UNDP ), she often used the monotony of the commute to think of innovative ways to get ordinary ...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
climate road landscape people
‘Don’t work for climate wreckers’ UN chief tells graduates, in push to a renewable energy future

UN Secretary-General  António Guterres was delivering the commencement address at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, one of the oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities in the United States, close to New York City. He told graduates th...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
ethnic woman washing hands with soap in bathroom
Climate change threatening access to water and sanitation

“Climate change is already posing serious challenges to water and sanitation systems in countries around the world,” said Thomas Croll-Knight, spokesperson for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Rising risks
According to UNECE an...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now
windmill energy on green grass field
‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief

·       Greenhouse gas concentrations
Levels reached a new global high in 2020 and continued to increase in 2021, with the concentration of carbon dioxide reaching 413.2 parts per million globally, a 149% increase on pre-industrial levels.
"We have broken records in main greenhouse gases, carbo...

Reached your article limit? Become a Supporter and get full access – It's free!
Login Join Now