ICYMI, earlier this week, the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry released a report on the human rights situtaion in the DPRK.
20 million people are at risk of food insecurity in the #Sahel and 2.5 million of them need urgent lifesaving #food assistance.
Learn more about the 3-year Strategic Response Plan recently launched by the United Nations and humanitarian partners to provide aid to millions of people in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.
Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, human influence on the climate system is clear, and limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, finds the Climate Change 2013 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
“Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate system,” said the report, released in full on Thursday
Find out about the work of the United Nations to combat climate change here.
The Geneva conference on Syria has started.
Read all of the statements made at the opening of the Conference here http://ow.ly/sPkqL
On Wednesday UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos did a Twitter chat on the Syria Crisis, taking questions from Twitter users and answering them live. Having been to the region five times in 2013 alone, she calls the conflict in Syria one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today.
Check the questions and answers on this Storify: http://storify.com/un/askvalerie
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Marking UN Day on Thursday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminds us of the millions of people depend on UN humanitarian personnel for life-saving assistance and says that in a world that is more connected, we must be more united.
Read his full message at http://j.mp/OZ8tA8
Find out more about UN Day at http://j.mp/OZ8tA8
|—||John Kerry at the United Nations, September 26, 2013|