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Ukraine: Missile strikes threaten millions facing cold and hungry winter 

5 December 2022 Humanitarian Aid A UN Spokesperson said on Monday that another wave of missile strikes in Ukraine has further damaged the country’s energy system, leaving millions of people without electricity and water as...

16 Days of Activism: Women in law enforcement gaining community trust

As part of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022, entitled “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”, UNODC is showcasing its activities around the world...

Fighting conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine

As the Russian invasion erodes the security of Ukrainians across the country, the risk to women and girls is two-fold. “There’s no doubt that no one feels safe because of Russia’s war against Ukraine,”...

Conflicts and insecurity remain ‘major bottlenecks’ to achieving UN global goals

Amidst multiple conflicts that have disrupted supply chains, fuelled food insecurity, and contributed to the rising risk of famine and forced displacement throughout numerous countries, the UN convened a high-level meeting on Friday to discuss solutions

First course on boarding migrant boats to combat trafficking in Asia and the Pacific

UNODC organizes the first visit, board, search and seizure course in Southeast Asia on encounters with migrant boats

Numbers forced to flee passes 100 million; many displaced for decades

For the first time ever, the number of people forced to flee their homes surpassed 100 million this year. Most, 59.1 million, are displaced within their own countries, often for years or even decades. 

Google created an online hub for Ukrainian culture

The war in Ukraine brings a lot of damage to the entire country, including its cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, galleries, etc. In an effort to save as much of Ukraine's culture as...

Ports, shipping need to go green to resist future global crises

The entire shipping industry must invest urgently in sustainability if it is to withstand future shocks and help prevent another global cost-of-living crisis linked to supply chain disruption

Rising inflation, falling wages threaten increased poverty and unrest: ILO

Rising inflation has caused a striking decline in real monthly wages in many countries, the International Labour Organization, highlighting the urgent need for policies to prevent further poverty, inequality and social unrest. 

16 Days of Activism: Women in Power – Women for Justice

As part of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022, entitled “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”, UNODC is showcasing its activities around the world...

Measures to address drug issues in the Near and Middle East

UNODC-supported regional meeting adopts measures to address drug issues in the Near and Middle East

16 Days of Activism: Colombian women transform their lives and empower their communities

As part of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022, entitled “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”, UNODC is showcasing its activities around the world...

Actresses in Iran were photographed without hijab

They supported the protests in the country Several Iranian actresses have photographed themselves without a hijab as a sign of support for the country's protests, AFP reported, citing a video shared on social networks. It is...

Ukraine: Heading into winter without heat or water, needs in Mykolaiv are ‘critical’ 

28 November 2022 Humanitarian Aid In the south of Ukraine, people have no water, electricity or heat, and food is scarce, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday.  Updating journalists at a regular press briefing, Stéphane Dujarric...

Ukraine: Missile strikes, summary executions highlight importance of international law

25 November 2022 Human Rights Amidst recent allegations of war prisoners being summarily executed in Ukraine, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk expressed his shock on Friday over unabated human suffering as Russian...

16 Days of Activism: Gender awareness and sensitivity in Palestinian media

© UNODC As part of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022, entitled “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”, UNODC is showcasing its activities around...

Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, new UNODC and UN Women report on femicide shows

New York City (United States), 24 November 2022 – A new study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women shows that, on average, more than five women or girls...

Fast-tracking the implementation of UNCAC in West and Sahel Africa

© UNODC Dakar (Senegal), 23 November 2022 – Around the world, corruption continues to pose a significant obstacle to achieving peace, security, sustainable development and human rights. It weakens government institutions, erodes trust, jeopardizes...

Catastophic winter in store for Ukraine, warns UN following Russian strikes

Catastophic winter - Addressing the Security Council on Wednesday, Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, warned of the devastation caused by Russia’s “relentless attacks” against civilians and critical infrastructure across...

At Fez forum, UN chief calls for global ‘alliance of peace’ recognizing inclusion and richness of diversity

In a world where “old evils – antisemitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, persecution of Christians, xenophobia, and racism – are receiving new leases on life”, the UN Alliance of Civilizations is helping to show the way on how to act in solidarity, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said on Tuesday.

UNVTF selects five NGO projects for comprehensive support to human trafficking victims

The five projects will be implemented in five different countries with fair geographical distribution. Vienna, 22 November 2022 – It is crucial for humanitarian agencies and international organizations to safeguard fundamental human rights for...

Overnight blasts near Ukraine nuclear plant are ‘playing with fire!’ – UN nuclear chief

20 November 2022 Peace and Security Powerful explosions shook the area of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), “abruptly ending a period of relative calm” at the facility, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog...

Act together now, to prevent ‘raging food catastrophe’ next year: Guterres

The world is on its way to “a raging food catastrophe”, Secretary-General António Guterres warned leaders gathered in Bali, alerting them that “people in five separate places are facing famine”.

From the Field: In Ukraine, ‘I have grown used to the endless fear’

19 November 2022 Humanitarian Aid Living with fear and the daily threat of death is something that all Ukrainians have had to reckon with since Russia’s invasion of 24 February, and local UN staff are...

Peru’s food crisis grows amid soaring prices and poverty

Peru has become the most food-insecure country in South America, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.
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