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Sub-Saharan Africa faces grave hunger challenges in 2020: UN food relief agency

According to the WFP 2020 Global Hotspots Report, millions of people in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region...
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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Rule of Law

"For the United Nations, the rule of law refers to a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private,...
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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Central African Republic

  Note to Correspondents: Conclusions of the Principal-meeting on the Central African Republic Peace Agreement - Summary of the Co-chairs (22 February 2019): https://un4.me/2Mezdl2   Central African Republic’s...

UN Secretary-General’s 2020 New Year’s Message

Secretary-General António Guterres video message: A New Year's Message from the United Nations. From here at the United Nations, I join you in welcoming the...

WFP calls for increased support as eight million in Zimbabwe face hunger

Nearly eight million people, or roughly half the population, are not getting enough to eat, the UN agency said on Monday.  WFP plans to...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your language

Are you looking for information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your language? Then check this page!

FIRST PERSON: Louisiana alligator whisperer’s ‘dream job’

Tucker Friedman is known in the Louisiana swampland as the alligator whisperer. He set up his tour company Atchafalaya Basin Landing Airboat Tours 20 years ago and introduces...

FIRST PERSON: Accordion maker has ‘never had so much fun’

Clarence Martin, the son of a crop-sharer and carpenter, opened Martin Accordions in Lafayette, Louisiana after giving up working as a building site contractor. The...

The 2010 – 2020 UN News Decade in Review, part three

2017: ‘Ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya UNHCR/Roger Arnold Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar flee to Bangladesh after facing brutal persecution that UN officials have said may...

FROM THE FIELD: The Comeback Crane

Unsplash/Dan Freeman Rapid industrialization over the past 30 years and subsequent urbanization and intensification of agricultural production in the southeast Asian country, has resulted in...

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