United Nations Development Group

Istanbul to turn into UN hub, humanitarian operation center

The comprehensive efforts of Turkish authorities toward the goal of turning Istanbul into a U.N. hub in line with Turkey's business and humanitarian foreign policy are bearing fruit.

The U.N. will relocate some headquarters to Istanbul from Geneva and open an Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the metropolis to support field operations worldwide.

Kristalina Georgieva Called for Faster Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Adapting to the rapidly deteriorating effects of climate change will require not only more funds for infrastructure, crops and other systems, but also much faster reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, said the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva in an interview with the Foundation, Thomson Reuters at the UN Climate Conferenc

WHO: The Pandemic is Far from Over

The pandemic is far from over, the World Health Organization has warned. The organization's director said the health crisis would end when "the world decides to end".

"It is in our hands, we have all the necessary tools - in the field of public health and medicine, but the world is not using them well," Tedros Gebreyesus said at a conference in Berlin.

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