Countries urged to reopen classrooms, assess pandemic-related learning loss
New York: Around one in three countries are not yet implementing remedial programmes to help students catch up on their learning, in the wake of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two UN agencies and partners said in a report issued on Tuesday.
UN appeals for $35 billion to help world’s ‘most vulnerable and fragile’ in 2021
New York: A record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, a near- 40 per cent increase on 2020 which is “almost entirely from COVID-19”, the UN’s emergency relief chief said on Tuesday.
How can the world counter COVID-19 online? UN issues hackersâ€™ challenge to CodeTheCurve
New York/IBNS: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting young innovators, data scientists and designers throughout the world – especially those whose schools have closed due to COVID-19 - to join a month-long hackathon to come up with digital solutions to the global pandemic.
Enable â€˜all out effortâ€™ to counter COVID-19 in war-ravaged Syria, urges top UN envoy
New York/IBNS: The top United Nations envoy in Syria called on Tuesday for an immediate country-wide truce, allowing citizens to save lives and tackle the common threat presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
World remains a â€˜violent, highly discriminatory placeâ€™ for girls
New York/IBNS: Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common, but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed on Wednesday.
Can we feed the world and ensure no one goes hungry?
New York: Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet, but hunger is on the rise in some parts of the world, and some 821 million people are considered to be “chronically undernourished”. What steps are being taken to ensure that everyone, worldwide, receives sufficient food?
Transforming the world requires input from all society: UN deputy chief
New York, May 24 (IBNS): International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told ambassadors in New York on Wednesday.
World cannot take water for granted, say UN officials at launch of global decade for action
New York, Mar 23 (JEN): The United Nations on Thursday launched a decade for action on water that seeks to forge new partnerships, improve cooperation and strengthen capacity to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Worldâ€™s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 â€“ UN report
New York,Jan 25 (JEN): The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide,’ and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up this momentum can put their societies on the fast track to sustainable development, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
World could see 1.8 billion tourists by 2030 â€“ UN agency
New York, Dec 28(Just Earth News): By 2030, there could be 1.8 billion tourists – just over one in five persons in the world – travelling around the globe, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said.
World needs 'soft power' of education, culture, sciences, to combat 'ancient hatreds'â€“ UNESCO chief
New York, May 6(Just Earth News): 'Hard power' can no longer stop conflicts nor the rise of violent extremism and â€œancient hatredsâ€ such as antisemitism and racial discrimination, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on Friday, insisting that â€œwe need 'soft power' of education, knowledge, culture, communication, the sciences, to strengthen the values we share and recognize the destiny we hold in common.â€