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World leaders to meet on strengthening financial measures to boost efforts to cope with COVID-19 fallout

World leaders to meet on strengthening financial measures to boost efforts to cope with COVID-19 fallout

Calls for additional measures to reduce debt burden and increase liquidity in low and middle-income countries to ensure full recovery 29 March 2021 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT Live-streamed at http://webtv.un.org New York, 29 March 2021—With many countries continuing to struggle to overcome the human and economic devastation from COVID-19, UN Secretary-General António Guterres


Mobilizing, inspiring, and connecting individuals around the globe to #TurnItAround for people and planet Bonn, Germany, 25 March – The 2020 SDG Action Awards Ceremony, which took place on 25 March as a part of the fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, highlighted nine inspiring finalist initiatives, of which three were announced as winners during


Beirut, 5 March 2021 (United Nations Information Centre)—The United Nations in Lebanon launched today its new bilingual website (https://lebanon.un.org/en / https://lebanon.un.org/ar)    as part of its continued efforts to further bolster its public outreach efforts in Lebanon and the region. This new website provides the public with an opportunity to learn more about the structure of the UN in

Share of children among trafficking victims increases, boys five times; COVID-19 seen worsening overall trend in human trafficking, says UNODC Report

UNDER EMBARGO until 12:00 noon Vienna time (CET) on 2 February 2021 Vienna 2 February 2021 – The share of children among detected trafficking victims has tripled while the share of boys has increased five times in the past 15 years. Girls are mainly trafficked for sexual exploitation, while boys are used for forced labour,

Countries of West Asia Come Together To Set Priorities for Environment Action for the Next four Year

Manama, 1 February 2021 – In preparation of the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of February, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for West Asia convened a high-level meeting of senior officials from environment authorities, permanent representatives to UNEP, League of Arab

UN Secretary-General’s statement – on US steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

 warmly welcome President Biden’s steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and join the growing coalition of governments, cities, states, businesses and people taking ambitious action to confront the climate crisis.    Following last year’s Climate Ambition Summit, countries producing half of global carbon pollution had committed to carbon neutrality.  Today’s commitment by President Biden brings that figure to two-thirds. 

Nine out of ten Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are now living in extreme poverty, UN study says

(Beirut, LEBANON) 18 December 2020 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today published the key findings of the 2020 Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (VASyR). The economic downturn, steep inflation, COVID-19 and finally the Beirut blast have pushed vulnerable

CARBON NEUTRALITY BY 2050: THE WORLD’S MOST URGENT MISSION Op-ed article by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

As the world marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a promising movement for carbon neutrality is taking shape.  By next month, countries representing more than 65 per cent of harmful greenhouse gasses and more than 70 per cent of the world economy will have committed to

UN-Habitat announces cash for rent payments to 800 vulnerable families affected by the Beirut Blast

Beirut, 8 December 2020. Four months have passed since the devastating Beirut Port explosions. Many remain displaced and are living in temporary accommodation, shared shelters or at the homes of their friends and families. Countless families continue to live in their damaged homes – despite risk of their collapse, due to fear of losing their