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17 Mar 2021 New YORK NY, United States
Conflict reduces access to vital resources like water and electricity, and also drives hunger.
UN Secretary General briefs Security Council.
10 Nov 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
The United Nations Secretary-General has called for better management of natural resources and ecosystems to pave a path towards peace in war-torn societies and help crisis-affected countries boost sustainable development.“Not only do natural resources underpin the delivery of many basic services, such as water or electricity, but they can also be used as a platform for trust building and benefit sharing between divided groups,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a 6 November message marking International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict...
25 Aug 2020 Damascus, Syria
For the eighth time since October 2019, actions by Turkey and Sunni rebel allies cut water service from the Allouk (Alok) pumping station in Syria, 13 August.While flow from the station was partially restored 23 August, potable water supply has not yet been restored to parts of Al-Hasakeh city which is under control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is considered by Turkey to be a terrorist group...
26 Mar 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
In a World Water Day address, United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described water as "the primary medium through which we perceive the effect of climate disruption, from extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, to glacial melting, saltwater intrusion and sea level rise". The United Nations’ World Water Day 2020 focused on “Water and Climate Change”...
21 Feb 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the Indus River waters shared by Pakistan and India to be used as a “tool for peace and not war".During a 4-day visit to Pakistan in mid-February Guterres alluded to heightened tensions between the two countries around interpretation and implementation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty which codifies the division and management of the waters of the Indus...
4 Nov 2019 NEW YORK NY
Some 35,000 people were affected by flooding in a conflict-torn part of northeast Nigeria, and more than half of them were displaced, a UN spokesman said on Friday. "Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that more than 35,000 people have been affected -- with 19,000 people displaced -- by the worst flooding in seven years in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state," said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
8 May 2018 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israeli media outlet Haaretz is posing potentially awkward questions in the last 2 weeks about the relationship between “Watergen”, a start-up water technology company, and the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Watergen, a start-up company controlled by Israeli-Georgian billionaire Michael Mirilashvili which has developed technology for harvesting water through condensation of vapors in air, made a presentation to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at an event hosted by Netanyahu in Israel In August 2017...
22 Mar 2018 New YORK NY
Climate Change is Adding to The Pressure; Risk of Intensified Disputes and Tensions Between Nations; Quite Simply, Water is a Matter of Life And Death; Call To Action On WASH; Women And Girls Suffer Disproportionately; Praise For High-Level Panel On Water; UN-Water To Be "Strengthened"United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marked World Water Day today, March 22, in New York today with a speech to launch the International Decade for Action 2018‑2028 - "Water for Sustainable Development"...
12 Jun 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...
22 Oct 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Delegates from more than 40 countries and organizations gathered in Brussels on October 21st for a pledging conference aimed at mobilizing international support for the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees, and the security and resilience of refugees and host communities in Kenya.The initial plan of action will focus on improving security and law enforcement; rehabilitating infrastructure and the environment; expanding access to education, water and sanitation services; providing healthcare and shelter; and supporting agriculture and job opportunities...
26 Jun 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
Funding Crisis Threatens Assistance for Million of Syrian Refugees, Host Communities; US Offers Another $360 Million
A $3.47 billion USD funding gap threatens efforts to provide humanitarian and development assistance to 3.9 million Syrian refugees and more than 20 million people in host communities in neighboring countries, the UN refugee agency warned this week."We are so dangerously low on funding that we risk not being able to meet even the most basic survival needs of millions of people over the coming six months," UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said at the launch of the latest update on the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) in Amman on June 25th...
17 Jun 2015 GENEVA, Switzerland
International donors have pledged more than $275 million USD to address the “relentlessly deteriorating” humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the surrounding region, the European Union and United Nations announced on June 16th.The pledges were made during a conference in Geneva, organized by the EU and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...