News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. A year after the Beirut explosions: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

    - UN News

    On August 4th, 2020, a devastating blast in a warehouse destroyed much of the centre of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. Many neighbourhoods were destroyed, downtown Beirut looked like a war zone. Thousands were injured and some 200 people tragically lost their lives on that day and the days that followed. For many, their property and livelihoods were literally blown away.

  2. Olympic athletes describe the power of sport to change the world

    - UN News

    Leading athletes, influencers and innovators have been sharing their thoughts on the role that sport can play in building a better world for all, in UN-led online discussions held to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics.

  3. Sink or swim: Can island states survive the climate crisis?

    - UN News

    Small island nations across the world are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, and their problems have been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely affected their economies, and their capacity to protect themselves from possible extinction. We take a look at some of the many challenges they face, and how they could be overcome.

  4. Six months after coup, Myanmar’s political, rights and aid crisis is worsening

    - UN News

    It’s been six months since the military coup in Myanmar where there’s grave concern over the widening impact of the deepening political, human rights and humanitarian crisis affecting the country’s people.

  5. When Branded as a Born Criminal: The Plight of India’s De-Notified Tribes

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jul 30 (IPS) - Branded as being born ‘criminal’ 150 years ago under British colonial rule, De-Notified Tribes (DNTs) continue to bear the brunt of the various laws that stigmatised them since 1871.

  6. Afghanistan: Attack on UN mission draws global condemnation

    - UN News

    The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned an attack in its main compound in the western Afghan province of Herat on Friday that left an Afghan police guard dead and other officers injured.  

  7. Conflict, COVID, climate crisis, likely to fuel acute food insecurity in 23 ‘hunger hotspots’

    - UN News

    Life-saving aid to families on the brink of famine is being cut off in several countries by fighting and blockades, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said in a new report issued on Friday.

  8. Delta variant, a warning the COVID-19 virus is getting ‘fitter and faster’

    - UN News

    Cases and deaths resulting from COVID-19 continue to climb worldwide, mostly fuelled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has spread to 132 countries, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

  9. Mercenaries ‘impede’ peace, must leave Libya to allow elections

    - UN News

    The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding “progress in the peace process” and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday, calling for their “long overdue” departure.  

  10. 100,000 children in Tigray at risk of death from malnutrition: UNICEF

    - UN News

    More than 100,000 children in Tigray, Ethiopia, could suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months, a tenfold jump over average annual levels, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. 

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