Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Increased Humanitarian Aid, Tackling Root Causes of Conflict Key to Ending Famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Sounding the alarm on famine exacerbated by conflict, Secretary-General António Guterres urged the international community to step up efforts to end violence, ensure humanitarian assistance and foster long-term development in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen …

Help People Not Just to Survive, but Thrive, Says Secretary-General, Briefing Security Council on Countries at Risk of Famine

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council briefing on countries at risk of famine, in New York today:

Nine months ago, some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in …

Consent, Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Decisions Affecting Them Vital to Advancing Their Rights, Special Rapporteur Tells Third Committee

Recognition and inclusion of indigenous peoples were central to the promotion of peace, human rights and sustainable development, said speakers as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) held its discussion on the matter.

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Relief aid is saving lives, but world must tackle root causes of famine: conflict – UN chief

12 October 2017 &#150 Until fighting stops and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to face hunger, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring the link between …

Famine areas must be helped to thrive “not just survive”: UN chief

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A young boy suffering from malnutrition is held by his mother at an Outpatient Therapeutic Program in Somalia-One of the countries the Secretary General referred to at the security council.