Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Argentina and NBA star player Manu Ginóbili visits a school in Fontana, Argentina, home to a sizeable indigenous population belonging to the Qom group, to promote the “Cities for Education” initiative, which promotes the right of all children and adolescents to complete their elementary and secondary studies. UNICEF
This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People focuses on HIV/ AIDS, especially among indigenous women, who are particularly vulnerable to the threat of the virus, suffering disproportionately from a number of socio-economic difficulties that increase the spread of the disease, including poverty, homelessness and poor access to education. UNTV
Insecurity is having a serious impact on preparations for Afghanistan’s upcoming elections, especially for women, according to a United Nations report released Sunday, which added that despite attacks and threats, Afghans are eager to take part in the polls. UNAMA
Commenting on her recent trip to the Central African Republic (CAR), Deputy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg says she was “quite struck” by the lack of international pressure on the government to provide both humanitarian relief and protection to the displaced.