• Worldwide CO2 emissions to new record

    Worldwide CO2 emissions to new record

    geneva November 22, 2018 10:48 Hot Recent News

    The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has risen to a new record last year. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) of the United Nations reports that in 2017 405.5 ppm (parts per million) of CO2 were measured. A year earlier that was still 403.3 ppm and in 2015 was 400 ppm measured.

  • China on the mat

    China on the mat

    shanghai November 6, 2018 05:16 Hot Recent News

    China is getting a big hit on Geneva today at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Beijing has, as agreed, drawn up a report on human rights in the country, and according to many other UN member states, there is a lot to blame.

  • 'Damage caused by natural disasters doubled'

    'Damage caused by natural disasters doubled'

    geneva October 31, 2018 06:16 Hot Recent News

    The damage caused by natural disasters has doubled in the past ten years compared to the previous years. That is what the International Red Cross figures in a report. As far as natural disasters are concerned, 2017 was one of the most precious years ever. Major disasters, such as the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, caused more than 330 billion dollars (more than 290 billion euros) of damage, according to the Red Cross.

  • Leaders look for Syria's political solution

    Leaders look for Syria's political solution

    istanbul October 27, 2018 22:32 Hot Recent News

    The leaders of Russia, Turkey, France and Germany have met in Istanbul about the future of Syria. They want to smooth the peace process again. A committee that has to work on a new constitution for the country must, according to a joint statement, start working in Geneva before the end of the year.

  • VN rejects burqa ban France

    VN rejects burqa ban France

    geneva October 23, 2018 11:48 Hot Recent News

    The UN human rights committee has put France on the finger because of the burqa ban that the country introduced in 2010. Following complaints from two women who were fined, the committee concludes that the ban is contrary to human rights.

  • Peace meeting Yemen failed

    Peace meeting Yemen failed

    geneva September 8, 2018 10:32 Hot Recent News

    The peace negotiations on the bloody civil war in Yemen have been delayed on Saturday. UN mediator Martin Griffith said that it had not been possible to get Houthi insurgents at the table in Swiss Geneva.

  • Measures against Ebola outbreak work

    Measures against Ebola outbreak work

    geneva August 31, 2018 18:16 Hot Recent News

    Attempts to curb the outbreak of Ebola in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo seem to be successful. That is what the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, although the data have yet to be carefully analyzed and the risk of contamination has certainly not passed.

  • 'Migrant ship Italy tortured and raped'

    'Migrant ship Italy tortured and raped'

    geneva August 28, 2018 17:32 Hot Recent News

    The African migrants who had to stay on board a ship in the port of Catania for over a week were detained in Libya for two years by smugglers. They were beaten, tortured and raped there before they made the crossing to Europe, reports the International Organization for Migration of the United Nations.

  • Doctor in Congo infected with Ebola virus

    Doctor in Congo infected with Ebola virus

    geneva August 24, 2018 12:48 Hot Recent News

    A doctor in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been hospitalized with signs of the deadly and contagious Ebola virus. It would be the first contamination in one of the 'highly unsafe areas' in the east of the country. That is what the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

  • Russia opens communication channels with US

    Russia opens communication channels with US

    moscow August 23, 2018 18:32 Hot Recent News

    Russia and the United States are going to reopen communication lines between the two countries. The US National Security Adviser John Bolton and his Russian counterpart Nikolaj Patroesjev agreed, Russian media reported on the authority of Patroesev.

  • WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

    WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

    geneva August 17, 2018 12:16 Hot Recent News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is not sure that all people who may have become infected with the deadly Ebola virus in the northeast of the Congo have been identified. This has to do with the war situation in parts of the province of Kivu. Rescuers have not been able to reach some dangerous places.

  • Heat wave leads to famine North Korea

    Heat wave leads to famine North Korea

    geneva August 10, 2018 10:21 Hot Recent News

    The Red Cross fears a new famine in North Korea due to the heat wave on the Korean peninsula. The harvest of rice, maize and other crops threatens to fail and has 'possibly catastrophic consequences', warns the international aid organization.

  • Vaccination against Ebola in Congo started

    Vaccination against Ebola in Congo started

    geneva August 7, 2018 20:30 Hot Recent News

    The vaccination program against the last outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo can start on Wednesday. This has been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Medical first responders will be vaccinated first. After that, the approximately 900 people are identified who have been identified as at risk.

  • Sudanese soldiers raped dozens of women and girls

    Sudanese soldiers raped dozens of women and girls

    geneva July 10, 2018 13:54 Hot Recent News

    The South Sudanese army has killed 232 civilians and raped 120 women and girls in May and April. This is stated in a research report from the United Nations (UN). According to the UN, three commanders bear the greatest responsibility for the atrocities committed between 16 April and 24 May. Possibly war crimes.

  • Number of refugees to Europe halved

    Number of refugees to Europe halved

    geneva July 6, 2018 18:51 Hot Recent News

    The number of people trying to flee across the Mediterranean to Europe has more than halved in the first half of 2018 compared to a year earlier. This is shown by figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar

    Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar

    geneva July 4, 2018 18:48 Hot Recent News

    Members of the Muslim Rohingya minority continue to flee Myanmar. Said Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that more than 11,000 Rohingya had migrated to Bangladesh since the beginning of this year.

  • UN boss demands end of violence in Syrian Daraa

    UN boss demands end of violence in Syrian Daraa

    geneva June 23, 2018 06:21 Hot Recent News

    Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres demands a direct end to military action in the Daraa region in south-western Syria. That is what Gautes spokesperson said on Friday. Since the start of the offensive, dozens of people have already been killed.

  • UNHCR: 220 migrants drowned in Libya

    UNHCR: 220 migrants drowned in Libya

    geneva June 21, 2018 23:24 Hot Recent News

    In recent days, about 220 people drowned off the coast of Libya in an effort to reach Europe. It has announced the UN refugee organization, UNHCR, Thursday. The organization relies on information from survivors.

  • Ebola in Congo largely under control

    Ebola in Congo largely under control

    geneva June 20, 2018 12:36 Hot Recent News

    The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is largely under control, reports the World Health Organization of the UN, the WHO. Since 9 June, when the last registered patient died from the virus, no new cases have been detected.

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