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UNICEF launches record emergency appeal as escalating conflicts push millions to the brink

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched an appeal for a record $9.4 billion as attacks against children continue to rise. Close to 24,000 grave violations against youngsters were confirmed last year, or 72 violations a day, according to the agency, in its largest ever appeal for funding. 

Preventing and resolving conflicts must form ‘backbone’ of collective efforts – UN chief

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time over the past 30 years, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring that the world has a responsibility to act “collectively”.

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief

New York, Jan 19 (JEN): Worldwide concerns over nuclear weapons are the highest they have been since the Cold War, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday, calling for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflicts.

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply – UN agriculture agency

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News):  Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday.