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Lebanon Humanitarian Fund gives $8.5 million to support vulnerable communities affected by Beirut explosions

Lebanon Humanitarian Fund gives $8.5 million to support vulnerable communities affected by Beirut explosions

Lebanon, BEIRUT, 20 August 2020 – The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has commenced disbursement of US$8.5 million from the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) to provide rapid support to families affected by the devastating Beirut Port explosions, the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi, announced today. More

COUNTERING TERRORISM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office Of Counter-Terrorism The wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19 have the potential to exacerbate grievances, undermine social cohesion and fuel conflict, creating the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and violent extremism. Terrorists are exploiting the disruption, uncertainty and economic hardships caused by COVID-19 to spread fear, hate

COVID 19 and the RULE OF LAW

By Alexandre Zouev The unprecedented threat from COVID-19 has caused unimaginable suffering around the world. This year also triggered a much-needed discussion on the role of law enforcement in societies. While the pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis, there are related challenges that are consequential for containing it and for promoting a

Brussels IV Syria Conference Joint Op-Ed Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Put women at the centre of Syria crisis response

As the Syria crisis enters its 10th year, the situation is especially dire for women and girls, with the effects of COVID-19 compounding the risks and hardships for millions of people inside the country and for refugees around the region. Today nearly 12 million people in Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance and around 4 million

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: “THE HIGHEST ASPIRATION: A CALL TO ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS” Geneva, 24 February 2020

Distinguished President of the Human Rights Council, Madame High Commissioner, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, I would like to start by expressing my appreciation and admiration for the work being carried out by High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet and her Office. Her personal history… her understanding of what it means for a society and an individual to suffer

Internet Governance Forum: We must act now to tackle the threats of cyberspace

New  urgency for efforts to confront cyber issues including attacks, hate speech and security    Berlin, Germany, 29  November–Global  efforts need to be stepped up to address an increase in cross-border cyberattacks, hate speech and security breaches, according to the more than 6,000 delegates that took part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that concluded

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