Archive for May, 2014

Senior UN officials urge Brazzaville to halt expulsion of DR Congo nationals

27th May 2014 News and Media

DRC, 26 May 2014 – Senior United Nations officials today demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stop expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations. (more…)

‘Time running out’ to stop rising CO2 levels as average hits new high, UN reports

27th May 2014 News and Media

New York, 26 May 2014 – Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have crossed a new threshold, the United Nation’s weather agency today confirmed, warning that time is running out to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions. (more…)

UNEP: New “First of its Kind” Tool Helps Avoid Global Food Waste

26th May 2014 Press Releases

London, 23 May 2014 – In a world where over 840 million go hungry every day, achieving food security goes beyond increasing global food production. Better food systems and sustainable consumption and production approaches are needed to achieve food security for all. (more…)

Shocked UN chief sends condolences to families of victims in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting

26th May 2014 News and Media

New York, 25 May 2014 – Following a shooting today at the Jewish Museum of Brussels which may have been an act of anti-Semitism, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of all forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. (more…)

Syria: UN humanitarian chief condemns attack on warehouse during aid distribution

26th May 2014 News and Media

Syria, 25 May 2014 – The United Nations humanitarian chief today expressed outrage at a deliberate attack on a humanitarian warehouse in the Damascus province of Syria, which occurred as aid workers were preparing to distribute urgently needed supplies to hundreds of families in the besieged city. (more…)