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37 stories found over the past 45 days
INTERVIEW: What extreme weather and global temperature rise mean for humanity - WMO chief

15 November 2016 – “In a new report analyzing the global climate between 2011-2015, the World Meteorological Organization – the United Nations system’s weather agency – found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts.


UN experts back call to halt pipeline construction in North Dakota, citing rights abuses of protestors

15 November 2016 – The United States is using excessive force against protestors in North Dakota who are trying to stop an oil pipeline project that runs through land sacred to indigenous peoples, according to a United Nations human rights expert.


UN agriculture agency calls for giant research leap to rein in farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

15 November 2016 – Combating anti-microbial resistance (AMR) requires much better scientific understanding than now of the myriad of pathways by which resistance emerges and spreads, a United Nations report urges.


UN labour agency advocates policy changes to address rise in non-standard forms of employment

14 November 2016 – The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a report on the rising rate of non-standard jobs, including regional and global trends and policy recommendations to respond to concerns for both workers and businesses.


In phone conversation, Ban welcomes US President-elect Trump's calls for unity

12 November 2016 – In a phone call this afternoon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the next President of the United States.


Syria: UN envoy urges action to avert mass hunger in eastern Aleppo ahead of ‘killer’ winter

10 November 2016 – The United Nations humanitarian envoy for Syria today urged actions to stave off the threat of mass hunger in eastern Aleppo before the arrival of winter that he fears could be “a real killer” for a quarter of a million people trapped there.


Sugar, dairy and staple grains push food price index up by 0.7 per cent in October – UN

10 November 2016 – Rise in the price indices of staple grains, sugar and dairy have pushed global food price index up by 0.7 per cent in October 2016 to 172.6 points (9.1 per cent from a year earlier), the United Nations food and agricultural agency said today.


Ban congratulates Donald Trump on his election as next US President

09 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.


Past five years hottest on record, says UN weather agency

08 November 2016 – In a new detailed analysis of the global climate between 2011 and 2015 – the hottest 5-year period on record – the United Nations weather agency has found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts.


Nearly one billion travel abroad in first nine months of 2016 – UN agency

07 November 2016 – Recording an almost four per cent increase over the same period last year, the first nine months of 2016 witnessed 956 million international tourists travelling to different parts of the world, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said today.