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COP21: UN chief launches initiative to build climate resilience of world’s most vulnerable countries

30 November 2015 – On the opening day of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), dozens of announcements were made in Paris by Governments and leaders of the public and private sectors, all aiming to generate climate solutions and build a sustainable future.

In Central African Republic, Pope Francis calls for peace among Christians and Muslims – UN

30 November 2015 – The United Nations brought in 250 additional peacekeepers from Côte d’Ivoire over and above those already stationed in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help the authorities provide security for Pope Francis’s two-day visit to Bangui, the war-ravaged country’s capital.

UN health agency urges expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV

30 November 2015 – Expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is the key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation, the World Health Organization announced on the eve of World AIDS Day, presenting new “treat all” recommendations to enable countries to expand treatment rapidly and efficiently.

Some 3.2 billion people now online, but number still falls short of Internet target – UN report

30 November 2015 – Some 3.2 billion people are now online, representing 43.4 per cent of the global population, but the number still falls significantly short of reaching the anticipated goal of 60 per cent by 2020, according to a United Nations report released today.

DR Congo: Ban condemns attack on UN base, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice

30 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for swift action to bring to justice the perpetrators of a deadly attack yesterday against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), pledging continued support in the battle against rebel forces.

Human cost of Iraq crisis is ‘devastating,’ UN deputy relief chief warns, urging increased humanitarian aid

30 November 2015 – Warning of a further “dramatic” worsening of the humanitarian situation in Iraq, a senior United Nations relief official today urged increased international support to assist millions in need and to rebuild areas retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) so people can return to their homes “voluntarily and safely.”

‘Hidden epidemic’ of HIV hitting adolescents in Asia-Pacific region, UN agencies warn

30 November 2015 – The Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents, with an estimated 50,000 new infections in 2014 among those aged 15 to 19, United Nations agencies reported today, calling on Governments to develop specifically targeted prevention strategies.

Nepal: millions of children at risk this winter due to severe shortage of essential supplies, UNICEF warns

30 November 2015 – Due to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, more than three million children under the age of 5 are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months in Nepal, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

More than a million children need urgent assistance in conflict-torn Central African Republic – UNICEF

30 November 2015 – Nearly three years after the “devastating” conflict began in the Central African Republic (CAR), an estimated 1.2 million children are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

COP21: Ban tells world leaders ‘a political moment like this may not come again’

30 November 2015 – Speaking at the opening of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) which seeks to reach a new universal agreement to protect people and planet, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a political moment like this may not come again.