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UN launches $46 billion appeal to respond to worsening crises in 2024

As conflicts, climate emergencies and collapsing economies continue to wreak havoc on communities worldwide, the UN on Monday issued an appeal for $46.4 billion for 2024 to help 181 million people facing catastrophic hunger, mass displacement and diseases worldwide.

Canada's child-care spaces at crisis, new report says

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada's child-care spaces are in crisis, a new report has said. Published in April 2023 by the non-profit Childcare Resources and Research Unit, the report reveals the availability of just one spot in a child-care setting for 29 percent of children who need it.

Ukraine war: Middle East food prices soaring, as donor fatigue kicks in, Security Council hears

New York: Amid growing donor fatigue and a brutal war in Ukraine that has diverted the world’s attention, the world must not forget millions of people in need across the Middle East and North Africa, the UN chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

New UN Syria envoy pledges to work ‘impartially and diligently’ towards peace

New York, Mar 1 (IBNS): With the eighth anniversary of Syria’s brutal civil conflict looming, the new United Nations Special Envoy to Syria gave his first briefing to the Security Council on the complex political road map towards ending the war, with a pledge to work “impartially and diligently”.

Amid a ‘crisis of solidarity,’ seek inspiration from the Buddha’s message of empathy, urges UN chief

New York, May 3 (IBNS): At an event commemorating the Day of Vesak, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the global community to draw inspiration from the Buddha’s teachings and message of tolerance, empathy and humanism.

‘Instead of responding to crises, we need to invest far more in prevention,’ says UN chief

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): The imbalance between spending on conflict, and spending on peace, must be tackled head-on, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, urging the United Nations to rally all international actors “for our efforts across the peace continuum – from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable long-term development.”