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UN Secretary-General Announces New Youth Climate Advisers; calls on young people globally to ratchet up pressure this year

UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced on March 16 the seven young climate leaders who will form his next Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change and called on young people everywhere to ratchet up the pressure, acknowledging their vital role keeping the world’s climate goals alive.

In Lebanon, UN deputy chief explores first-hand, challenges facing children and persons with special needs

During a visit to a center for street children in Beirut, Lebanon, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said: “Children should be allowed to be children. They should enjoy their rights to education, to health, to safe environment and to not feeling the pressures of an adult at a child’s age.”

She added: “We want to make sure that street children are an issue of the past. That’s what we will be working for day-in and day-out.”

No more excuses; Guterres calls for ‘revolution of support’ to aid world’s least developed countries

World leaders are gathered in Doha, Qatar, for a major UN conference seeking to accelerate sustainable development where international assistance is most needed to unlock the full potential of the world’s most vulnerable countries and help put them on the path towards prosperity.

Statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon

As the presidential vacancy enters its fifth month, amid lacking reforms, entrenching positions and deepening polarization, the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG) is gravely concerned about the ramifications of a prolonged presidential vacuum.

The ISG urges the political leadership and Members of Parliament to assume their responsibilities, act in line with the Constitution, and uphold the Taef agreement by electing a new President without further delay.

Statement of correction from UN-Habitat Lebanon about false news circulating on social media

Factually inaccurate and false news has recently spread on Lebanese news platforms and social media implicating UN-Habitat in Lebanon about a form allegedly affirming the right of refugees and displaced persons in Lebanon to secure access to housing, land and property. Additional incorrect information insinuates that this is part of resettling refugees and displaced persons in Lebanon. What has been circulated is instigating and spreading panic.


WFP chief describes ‘apocalyptic’ post-quake landscape in Syria, Türkiye

The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) concluded a visit on Saturday to devastated Syrian and Turkish communities and aid supply routes, calling on authorities to open more border crossings to help survivors of the earthquakes that hit both countries in early February.

“While the world has quickly mobilized in support of people here, the impact of this quake will be felt for months and years to come,” said WFP Executive Director David Beasley.