COVID-19

COVID-19: WHO presents 2023 outlook

Three years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the number of infections increase in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

Iceland and Norway help WFP mount response as hunger peaks in Malawi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a total US$ 4.1 million contribution from the Government of Iceland and the Government of...

What do we know about long COVID?

Most people who develop COVID-19 fully recover, but current data collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests approximately 10%-20% of people experience a variety of...

UN Newsfeed

ICJ: “Israel must immediately halt its military offensive in...

“Israel must immediately halt its military offensive and any other action in the Rafah Governorate which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza...

Introduction to Human Rights and Elections

With the EU elections fast approaching, elections worldwide in 2024 will see some 2 billion people eligible to vote. The importance of human rights...

Poorer teenagers face higher risks of obesity

A  new WHO/Europe report finds alarming disparities in diet, exercise, and weight among adolescents from different socio-economic backgrounds. The new report reveals alarming disparities in...

5 reasons why we need multilateralism for global peace...

“Multilateralism is more vital than ever: To bring peace. To protect the planet. To end hunger. To build guardrails for new technologies”, the UN...

Textile industry: how can we make it more sustainable?

Textiles are central to tackling the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.  "Each year, the textile sector is estimated to be...

UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter: May 2024

monthly issue of the UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter featuring new UN websites and publications

World Migratory Bird Day 2024: Protect Insects to Protect...

For the first time, the upcoming World Migratory Bird Day campaign in 2024 will focus on insects’ importance to migratory birds and highlight concerns...

World Press Freedom Day: Reporting on the environment, an...

In its new report "Press and Planet in Danger", published on 3 May to mark World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO reveals that 70% of environmental...