As the world observes the International Day for People of African Descent on 31 August, progress on eradicating racism is mixed and the road to equality and justice remains long.
- Enforced disappearance: Experts urge justice for victims and an end to impunity
- Sudan: Over 4.8 million displaced says IOM
- WHO welcomes African States’ commitment to combat antimicrobial resistance
- Ukraine’s children fall behind in school as attacks on education rage on: UNICEF
- Niger spirals into protection crisis post-military takeover: UNHCR
- Hundreds of thousands trafficked into online criminality in southeast Asia: OHCHR
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued legal guidance on Monday outlining measures governments must take to protect children from climate change.
- ‘End nuclear testing forever’: UN chief
- States must protect children’s right to a clean and healthy environment: independent experts
- UN refugee chief hears ‘stories of fear and violence’ from those who fled Sudan
The UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has begun its gradual withdrawal from the country at the request of Mali’s transitional authorities which is mandated by the Security Council to be complete by the last day of the year.
Millions of people in Niger could fall further into severe food insecurity due to the impact of sanctions in the wake of the 26 July power grab, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
- Sudan: hundreds of thousands of children risk starving to death: UN relief chief
- Pakistan floods: one year on, millions still without safe water, basic services: UNICEF
- FAO hails boost to biodiversity efforts with creation of new fund
- Climate adaptation, sustainable development funding ‘a matter of justice’: Guterres
- End impunity for Myanmar military’s crimes against Rohingya: UN rights chief
- Japan’s Fukushima water release: IAEA continues safety review