A report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners is offering solutions to decarbonize the building and construction sector. The report says that the construction sector is currently responsible for 37 per cent of global emissions.
A report released over the weekend by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows that methamphetamine trafficking in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries is surging.
The Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon warned today that the continuing clashes in the Ein El-Hilweh Palestine Refugee Camp, along with the ongoing takeover of eight schools, are preventing the access of nearly 6,000 children who are about to begin their school year.
With students around the world returning to school, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization published its first global Guidance on Generative AI in Education and Research, calling on Governments to implement regulations and teacher training towards a human-centred approach.
In Costa Rica, Resident Coordinator Allegra Baiocchi and the UN Team launched a new guide addressing online hate speech against women in politics, ahead of the country’s local elections scheduled to take place in February 2024. Online hate crime specifically targeting women jumped 72 per cent in the past year.
In Liberia, the United Nations team there is boosting its response to national efforts to address food insecurity. This follows a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showing that over half a million people are currently facing acute food insecurity in the country.
In Mali, armed conflict, internal displacement and restricted humanitarian access risks pushing nearly 1 million children under age five into acute malnutrition by the end of 2023. The UN Children’s Fund and the World Food Programme urgently seek $184.4 million to reach 8.8 million people, including 4.7 million children.
The Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today called for renewed efforts and commitments to resolving the fate of the victims of enforced disappearances.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 28 August signed an agreement with health authorities to provide midwifery and nursing skill-based education to Afghan women and girls who are currently in Iran.
In West Darfur, the UN Population Fund has sent health and social workers to support thousands of displaced and vulnerable women and girls with reproductive health care and protection services, and in eastern Sudan has delivered reproductive health supplies for 150,000 women and girls at the Port Sudan Maternity Hospital.