Happening in the UN


World is ‘on notice’ as major UN report shows one million species face extinction

UN Top News - Mon, 06/05/2019 - 16:40
A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on nature shows that nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades, while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail without radical action, UN biodiversity experts said on Monday.

Deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border escalates dangerously: UN chief condemns in strongest terms

UN Top News - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 19:58
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with “deep concern” the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint. Over the weekend, hundreds of rockets were launched from the Occupied Palestinian Territory into southern Israel, and Israel retaliated with hundreds of airstrikes and tank fire. 

International Day of the Midwife: 5 things you should know

UN News Service - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 18:32
Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities.

International Day of the Midwife: 5 things you should know

UN Top News - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 18:32
Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities.