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Global perspective, human stories

    UN ‘vital’ for peace and cooperation says Economic and Social Council head

    UN ‘vital’ for peace and cooperation says Economic and Social Council head

    In a world facing famine, major migration and conflict exacerbated by COVID-19, the UN, including its foundational body the Economic and Social Council, known as ECOSOC, is “vital” to promote global peace and cooperation. 

    That’s according to Munir Akram, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, who was elected ECOSOC President in July.

    • 8 min
    News in Brief 1 December 2020

    News in Brief 1 December 2020

    UN appeals for $35 billion to help world’s ‘most vulnerable and fragile’ 


    1.3 billion children have no internet access at home 


    UNHCR appeals to Ethiopia to let it reach hungry Eritrean refugees 

    • 3 min
    News in Brief 30 November 2020

    News in Brief 30 November 2020

    UNHCR appeals for $147 million for up to 100,000 Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan 


    COVID-19 threatens global progress against malaria, warns UN health agency 


    UN rights office spotlights killings in Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua 

    • 3 min
    News in Brief 27 November 2020

    News in Brief 27 November 2020

    Africa ‘not ready’ for huge vaccine drive against COVID: WHO 


    First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum 


    Food emergency forces Malagasy to forage for food 

    • 2 min
    News in Brief 26 November 2020

    News in Brief 26 November 2020

    - Nearly 150,000 more deaths from AIDS because of COVID-19

    - WHO chief Tedros urges people to be more active “to add years to life and life to years”

    - AI may increase bias in racial profiling by law enforcement officials

    News in Brief 25 November 2020

    News in Brief 25 November 2020

    UN given permission to assess stranded supertanker off Yemen coast 


    Alert over growing use of cluster munitions despite stockpile reduction successes 


    16 days of action against gender-based violence launches on international day 

    • 3 min

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