Türkiye offers completely free-of-charge education to children from kindergarten to university, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his address at Transforming Education Summit in New York.
UN's World Meteorological Organization and its Environment Programme pointed to Pakistan's monumental floods and China's crop-withering heatwave this year as examples of the worsening climate crisis.
The UN is distributing some 890 tablets this week to the children in Gaza, most of whom have never been able to leave the coastal territory due to Israeli blockade.
Myanmar's military since seizing power in February last year has waged a bloody crackdown on dissent, with the violence leaving more than 2,100 civilians dead and nearly 15,000 arrested.
An extreme months-long drought has left the Horn of Africa on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, forcing huge numbers of people to leave their homes in search of food.
The United Nations drew up a list of 142 individuals who warrant investigation for crimes including mass rapes and sexual slavery of women and deliberate killing of scores of children.
The UN chief Antonio Guterres called on the whole world to "re-dedicate ourselves to ending this pandemic... and closing this sad chapter in humanity’s history, once and for all."
UN agencies say millions of children are out of school and farmers are struggling against drought – even as Afghanistan stabilises from decades of conflict after the Taliban takeover in August last year.
More than two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has enough information to decide if the new education reality could be adapted to the post-Covid era. Data suggests against it.
The funds worth $600 million will be directed towards helping around 11 million people in Afghanistan, the global humanitarian agency says.
The recent escalation is the most significant increase in hostilities in northwest Syria since a ceasefire agreement was reached in March 2020.
The UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) describes the incident as 'unacceptable' while the US slams Iran, calling it harassment.
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