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UN study projects $32 billion loss for UK post no-deal Brexit2020-02-26
The United Kingdom (UK) risks losing up to 14 per cent of its exports to the European Union (EU) in a so-called “no-deal” Brexit, according to a new study by the UN Conference on Trade, Investment and Development (UNCTAD).
Hope for ‘long-elusive progress’ in negotiating peace in eastern Ukraine2020-02-19
Marking the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Minsk II agreement, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, that along with the Minsk Protocol and the Minsk memorandum, it remains “the only agreed framework” for a negotiated, peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Do not confuse food charity with ‘right to food’, UN expert tells Italians, labelling food system exploitative2020-01-31
A sophisticated Italian food system is placing a heavy burden on Italy’s workers and farmers, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, following an 11-day visit to the country that many regard as the world’s food capital.
Deadly earthquake kills dozens in Turkey; UN stands in solidarity and offers support2020-01-26
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was deeply saddened by the “loss of life and destruction of property” caused by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday night.
UN moves to tackle ‘hidden abuse’ and violence against Europe’s children2020-01-14
Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, the UN health agency (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine2019-12-02
Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday.
WHO working to save lives following powerful earthquake in Albania2019-11-27
Staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) are assisting authorities in Albania following an earthquake which killed at least 25 people and left more than 650 injured.
Guterres holds ‘focused and frank’ informal discussions over future of Cyprus2019-11-25
The UN Secretary-General held “focused and frank” informal talks with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Monday in order to “take stock of efforts” to finally reach a settlement over the divided Mediterranean island.
Top UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia of treaty violations2019-11-08
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has agreed to hear claims by Ukraine related to the conflict in the east of the country, where Government forces have been fighting mostly pro-Russian separatists, for more than five years.
60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support2019-11-08
United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood.