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Failing to agree climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’, UN chief tells COP24

With roadblocks continuing at the COP24 climate change conference over how to implement the  historic 2015 Paris Agreement, United Nations chief António Guterres returned to Poland on Wednesday, to challenge the more than 100 Government leaders gathered in Katowice to find consensus and “finish the job.”

Four million Syrian children have only known war since birth: UNICEF

Half of Syria’s children, that’s four million, have grown up only knowing a life of violence, as the war-battered country enters its eighth year of conflict, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.

“Every eight-year-old in Syria has been growing up amidst danger, destruction and death,” the agency’s Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, explained following a five-day visit to the country. 

Road injuries leading cause of death for the young, despite safety gains: UN report

Latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO reveal that 1.35 million people die on the roads each year, while road traffic injuries are now the leading cause of death among young people, according to new statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“What’s killing our young children and adults, is road traffic crashes now,” Dr. Etienne Krug, Director of the WHO department that deals with violence and Injury prevention, told UN News.

Kuwait: UN expert calls for the full social inclusion of people disabilities by 2035

A UN expert today welcomed the initiative to ensure the full and effective inclusion of people with disabilities in society, as laid out in the Kuwait National Development Plan 'Vision 2035'.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, acknowledged the efforts of the Kuwaiti Government to strengthen the Public Authority for Disability Affairs, and the resources allocated to its social protection system.

Four things the UN chief wants world leaders to know, at key COP24 climate conference opening

During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that “we are in deep trouble” and asked decision-makers to focus on four key things: stepping up climate action, according to a solid plan, with more funding, as a smart investment in the future of the planet.

COP24: green, gender focus, as UN's crucial climate change conference gets underway

COP24,  the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality. 

Days after the UN sounded the alarm on the unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, the world is gathering to define how the 2015 Paris Agreement will be implemented and moved forward.