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UN underlines commitment to support communities affected by Syria-Turkiye earthquakes

New York: The head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has underlined on Monday the importance of addressing immediate humanitarian needs in earthquake-affected Syria and Türkiye, and efforts to promote recovery.

UN ramps up aid as millions affected in cyclone Freddy’s wake

UN agencies on Monday were scrambling to reach millions affected by the deadly tropical cyclone Freddy, which has worsened cholera outbreaks in Malawi and Mozambique as communities recover from devastating damages caused by storms, massive flooding, and mudslides.

A liveable future for all is possible, if we take urgent climate action: flagship UN report

New York: A major UN “report of reports” from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), outlines the many options that can be taken now, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change.

Embrace green tech revolution or risk falling behind, new UN report warns

New York: Many developing countries may miss out on the benefits of the “green tech” revolution unless governments and the international community take decisive action now, the head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday, releasing its latest report.

UN steps up support to Malawi following deadly cyclone

New York: The UN and partners are ramping up support to Malawi in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which killed 190 people this week and injured dozens more, prompting the Government to declare a state of disaster.

Survey shows Pakistan's Lahore city is most polluted in world

Lahore: A report published by a Swiss air purifiers manufacturer on Tuesday showed that Pakistan's Lahore is the world's most polluted city.

Sticking to ‘cold, hard’ climate facts can end global warming: Guterres

New York: World leaders need to listen to and act on solid scientific guidance to urgently reduce global warming, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message at the opening of the new session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday.

Cyclone Freddy kills 66, displaces thousands in Malawi

Lilongwe/UNI: Tropical Cyclone Freddy has killed at least 66 people, injured 93, and displaced over 2,000 people in Malawi, the country's Red Cross Society (MRCS) said Monday.

Vanuatu emergency: UN supports aid effort after cyclones, earthquake

New York: UN humanitarian coordinators have deployed to Vanuatu to help with the aid response, a week since back-to-back tropical cyclones and a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation.

At least 17 killed, 41 missing due to landslides in western Indonesia

Jakarta/UNI: Landslides striking Indonesia's western province of Riau Islands have left at least 17 people dead and 41 others missing, an official said on Wednesday.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy on track to become record-breaking storm

New York: Tropical Cyclone Freddy - which is threatening communities in Madagascar and Mozambique for a second time in as many weeks – could become the longest-lasting storm of its kind on record, the World Meteorological Office (WMO) said on Tuesday.

UN delegates reach historic agreement on protecting marine biodiversity in international waters

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated UN member countries for finalizing a text to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, calling it a “breakthrough” after nearly two decades of talks.

'Historic' UN Ocean Treaty agreed after two decades of negotiations

New York: A historic UN Ocean Treaty has finally been agreed at the United Nations after almost two decades of negotiations, Greenpeace said on Sunday.

Doomsday Glacier: Rapid retreat appears to be driven by different processes under its floating ice shelf

The rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, which is nicknamed the Doomsday Glacier, appears to be driven by different processes under its floating ice shelf than researchers previously understood.

First-ever World Seagrass Day focuses on conservation

New York: The United Nations on Wednesday called for more action to protect one of the most widespread and important marine ecosystems on the planet, marking the first ever commemoration of World Seagrass Day.