© COP28/Anthony Fleyhan. International Youth Climate Delegates (IYCD) pose for a group photo during the UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, at Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

UN Photo/Mark Garten | Secretary-General Visits Antarctica

COP28/Neville Hopwood | View of the iconic Al Wasl Dome at Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is hosting the UN climate conference COP28.

© WMO/Fouad Abdeladim | Climate change is contributing to drought conditions across the world.

UN agencies on Tuesday issued an urgent call for action, emphasizing the severe health risks faced by pregnant women, babies and children due to worsening climate catastrophes.

Children in Africa are among the most at risk from climate change impacts but are being woefully deprived of the financing necessary to help them adapt, survive and respond to the crisis, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report on Friday.

The UN chief on Thursday underscored the urgent need for unity and justice to tackle humanity’s pressing challenges, which range from the climate crisis to economic disparities and conflicts with global implications. 

As wildfires raged across Southern Europe and North Africa, top UN climate scientists said on Thursday that it was “virtually certain” that July 2023 will be the warmest on record.

The UN 2023 Water Conference, which takes place at UN Headquarters from 22-24 March, is being hailed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030.

© UNICEF Malawi. Cyclone Freddy has caused significant damage to roads and infrastructure in Malawi.

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