Top UN official calls for climate action to deal with ‘season of fire and floods’ worldwide

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 06 (APP): With extreme weather events increasingly impacting countries across the world, the deputy UN chief on Monday underlined the importance of limiting temperature rise to the internationally agreed goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. “The entire planet is going through a season of fire and floods”, Amina Mohammed told… Continue reading Top UN official calls for climate action to deal with ‘season of fire and floods’ worldwide

World faces a `hurricane of humanitarian crises’: UN deputy chief

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (APP): UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has warned that a ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’ around the world has left civilians in conflict areas paying the highest price and is compounded by a relentless wave of attacks on humanitarian and medical workers. Briefing on behalf of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Ms.… Continue reading World faces a `hurricane of humanitarian crises’: UN deputy chief

Billions without clean water, decent toilets – UN General Assembly President

Volkan Bozkir

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (APP):The UN General Assembly President, Volkan Bozkir, said that the lack of providing everyone access to safe drinking water was a global “moral failure”, as he opened a high-level meeting on water-related issues and targets on Thursday. “If I may be candid: it is a moral failure that we live in… Continue reading Billions without clean water, decent toilets – UN General Assembly President

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