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Guterres welcomes creation of transitional council in Haiti to choose new leaders

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment of a transitional council in Haiti tasked with choosing new political leadership and setting up elections in...

Step up protection for activists who challenge big business in Colombia

Activists who raise concerns about business projects in Colombia are under serious threat for speaking out, and UN human rights experts are urging the government...

WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead 

As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National  Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to monitor...

Colombia: New government urged to combat rising violence in rural areas

The incoming administration in Colombia must prioritize tackling rising violence perpetrated by non-State armed groups and criminal organizations in rural areas, the UN human rights...

Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic...

Nicaragua: Rights experts denounce shutdown of over 700 civil society groups

The arbitrary shutdown of hundreds of civil society organizations in Nicaragua is deeply concerning and will have a chilling effect on activists and human rights...

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Wave of increased food insecurity hits West and Central Africa

Almost 55 million people are facing further food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central Africa during the region’s three-month lean season from June through...

Myanmar: Middle class ‘disappearing’ amid uptick in brutal fighting

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has warned that poverty is surging and the middle class in Myanmar is “disappearing” amidst worsening insecurity and conflict. 

INTERVIEW: São Tomé and Príncipe readies for graduation day

São Tomé and Príncipe is due to graduate from its current status as one of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), a journey that is...

First Person: ‘Nepal is ready for its next chapter’

Nepal is due to graduate from its current status, as one of the world’s least developed countries, in 2026. Subhash Nepali, an economist in the...

In Lebanon, UN deputy chief explores first-hand, challenges facing children and persons with special needs

During a visit to a center for street children in Beirut, Lebanon, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said: “Children should be allowed to be children....

Urgent investment needed to improve conditions for key workers: ILO

Essential workers who kept families, societies and economies going while the world was on COVID lockdown, need better pay and conditions urgently, if countries are...