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The UN Secretary-General’s final day in Suriname began on a small plane and ended at a podium. A 90-minute flyover from Paramaribo into the Central Suriname Nature Reserve revealed to António Guterres the astounding beauty of the Amazon but also spotlighted the threats the rainforest is facing from mining and logging activities, and climate change. 

Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is creating unhealthy, dangerous, and toxic conditions for children globally, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The unfolding human tragedy in Ukraine has thrown into sharp relief the need to effectively tackle the overlapping crises we face.

Russia has agreed “in principle” to UN involvement in the evacuation of citizens from the last remaining holdout in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, following a meeting between Secretary-General António Guterres and President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday.

© UNICEF/Mark Naftalin Young girls chat while sitting under a mosquito net in Bienythiang, South Sudan.

© UNICEF/Evegeniy Maloletka Damage caused after shelling in Mariupol, in southeastern Ukraine. © UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti A mother and child leave Lviv’s main train station in Ukraine. © UNFPA Moldova/Adriana Bîzgu A heavily pregnant Ukranian woman who left Odessa with her mother and young son receives a dignity kit at a placement centre in Moldova’s capital …

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© UNICEF/Tanya Bindra A young boy studies at home in Dori, Burkina Faso.

An airport technician operates an anti-pandemic robot named Jasiri, used for temperature screening, disinfection, communication of health messages and data capture amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi.

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