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27 stories found over the past 45 days
New UN report reveals urgent need for coordinated, systematic approach to youth violence prevention

27 October 2015 – While youth violence is not a simple problem with easy solutions, a new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores that prevention programmes can improve a broad range of health, education and social outcomes – and lead to potentially substantial economic savings.

Ethiopia experiencing ‘worst drought in 30 years’ due to El Niño conditions – UN report

27 October 2015 – Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016.

First nine months of 2015 are hottest on record, UN agency reports

26 October 2015 – Earth has just had the hottest January-September on record, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, adding that the average air and sea temperatures in September logged the greatest rise above monthly average in the 136-year historical record.

UN and Middle East partners express ‘grave concern’ over escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions

23 October 2015 – Underscoring the urgent need to restore calm amid escalating Israeli-Palestinians tensions, the United Nations and its Middle East Quartet partners today encouraged Israel to work together with Jordan to uphold the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem.

Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay elected to serve on UN Security Council

15 October 2015 – In one round of voting the United Nations General Assembly today elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2016.

In Iran, UN deputy chief highlights country’s ‘important contributions’ over the decades

13 October 2015 – Commemorating in Tehran the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Deputy Secretary-General has highlighted the contributions Iran has made to the global community over the decades, as well as the significant challenges the country still faces.

UN urgently appeals for $86 million to tackle food insecurity in Zimbabwe

12 October 2015 – The United Nations in Zimbabwe has appealed to humanitarian and development partners for $86 million that is critically needed to fill a shortfall to support 1.5 million people affected by food insecurity in the country.