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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will chair the two-day event aimed at aiding Afghan society. The prospects of progress remain uncertain as the ruling Taliban have boycotted over fear of criticism of its rule.
UNICEF warned that tens of thousands of malnourished children could die without enough aid. The country has been locked in a vicious conflict for 10 months.
The UN appealed for $4.1 billion to meet the “most urgent humanitarian needs” amidst “epic suffering” in Sudan, adding that half of its population - some 25 million people need support and protection, with millions hungry and displaced by the war.
The UN's rapporteur for freedom of expression has also described the so-called "red-tagging" of government critics and called for the abolition of an anti-communism task force.
To promote the elimination of female genital mutilation, coordinated and systematic efforts are needed, and they must engage whole communities and focus on human rights, gender equality, sexual education and attention to the needs of women and girls who suffer from its consequences.
Sigrid Kaag, a former Dutch lawmaker, is taking on an immensely challenging job: ensuring international humanitarian aid reaches the people of Gaza as fast as possible.
Criticism of Israel's ground offensive in Gaza is growing. The army says it is trying to protect civilians, but UN agencies warn the measures have been insufficient and warn of a "humanitarian catastrophe."
The United Nations humanitarian agency has said it is facing shortfalls in funding at the same time it is dealing with a string of crises.
Myanmar's western Rakhine state has been the site of new clashes between the Arakan Army militia group and the junta, which overthrew the civilian government early in 2021. Fighting was also reported in Chin state.
The United Nations adopts an Olympic Truce Resolution ahead of the Paris 2024 Games as tensions simmer over conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine.
Floods, droughts and other extreme weather events have contributed to millions of children lacking access to basic water services, according to the latest report by UNICEF.