Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Topic: UN

Stamp out hate speech, persecution based on faith: UN chief Guterres

Online hate is often a driver of violent physical attacks against religious minorities, said the UN chief on Tuesday, calling on governments, community and religious leaders, to “speak out against hate and incitement to violence.”

Over 350,000 children in low and middle-income countries missing out on cancer treatment

Treatment remains out of reach for hundreds of thousands of children diagnosed with cancer in low and middle-income countries, severely limiting their chances of survival, the UN health agency said on Wednesday.

Global food systems ‘broken’, says UN chief, urging transformation in how we produce, consume food

Addressing the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment, in Rome, Guterres said that in a world of plenty, “it is outrageous that people continue to suffer and die from hunger.”

1.6 million fall ill, 420,000 die annually from contaminated food, warns UN on World Food Safety Day

Every day, some 1.6 million people worldwide fall ill from eating contaminated food, which kills 420,000 people each year, two UN agencies said on Tuesday.

UN agency for Palestine refugees on verge of financial collapse

The United Nations on Friday appealed for sustainable funding for its agency that supports Palestine refugees, UNRWA, which is on the brink of financial collapse.

India supplied Rs 421 crore in arms to Myanmar military, UN calls it ‘death trade’

Indian government-owned companies and private firms in the country have supplied Rs 421 crore ($51 million) worth of arms, dual-use items and raw materials to the military junta in Myanmar since generals staged their coup in February 2021, according to a new report