Home » 29 Sep 2012 Entries posted on “September 2012”

GA / PLENARY WRAP

Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Ossur Skarphÿinsson tells Israel, "don’t bomb Iran". UNTV

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UN / MYANMAR

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets President U Thein Sein of Myanmar at his residence for a working breakfast where they exchanged views on Myanmar's political reforms as well as socio-economic development and national reconciliation. UNTV

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GA WRAP 2

Coverage of speeches of representatives of Morocco, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. UNTV

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UN / YEMEN

The UN Security Council today urged all the parties in Yemen to reject violence. UNTV

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GA / PLENARY WRAP 1

In his address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigmi Y. Thinley, today (28 September) said, "Deep in our hearts, we know that our very survival on this fragile planet is under threat". Yet, he added that "we share no common vision and fail to think and act in [...]

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UN / OIC – SYRIA

The Secretary General of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today (28 September) said the group was calling on both sides in the Syrian conflict to stop fighting. UNTV

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UN / RHETORIC

A UN spokesperson today (28 September) said Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has urged a turning down of rhetoric at the annual General Assembly debate. UNTV

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SOMALIA / YOUTH REPORT

The future of Somalia and the well-being of its people rests significantly on empowering its large youth population, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said in a new report launched today (28 September). UNDP

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UN / NUCLEAR TERRORISM

The consolidation of strong international mechanisms is vital to combat nuclear terrorism, senior United Nations officials stressed today (28 September), warning that countries must urgently act to tackle one of today's most serious global threats. UNTV

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TURKEY / SYRIAN REFUGEES

A look at the life of Syrian refugees in a camp in Turkey. UNHCR

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GENEVA / HRC SYRIAN RESOLUTION

Members of the Human Rights Council today (28 September) voted to extend the commission of inquiry onSyria, calling for full cooperation from the Syrian authorities with the commission, including granting the team access to the country to carry out their inquiry.  CH UNTV

28 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GA / PLENARY WRAP 2

Bosnia and Herzegovina's President tells the plenary meeting of the General Assembly that "unless we act now and act decisively to help the people of Syria and put an end to their bloodshed, this tragedy will haunt our history forever, just like Srebrenica". UNTV

27 Sep 2012 | Read More »

IMF / GLOBAL GROWTH

In two reports released Thursday, the IMF says that countries battling high public debt must combine policies that support economic growth with lasting changes in spending and taxation. In the second report, the IMF says that emerging markets should continue to extend the solid growth they’ve shown over the last decade. IMF

27 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / IRAN

The ‘P5+1′, aka E3+3, group of permanent Security Council members plus Germany held a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly to discuss Iran. UNTV

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UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (27 September) congratulated the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan for signing agreements on security, the common border and economic relations during talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. UNTV

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UN / POLIO

At a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly to launch a campaign to stamp out polio, leaders of the three remaining countries where the disease is still prevalent today (27 September) expressed hope that they will soon succeed in its eradication. UNTV / FILE

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GA / PLENARY WRAP 1

Israel's Prime Minister said that a red line must be drawn  on Iran's efforts to enrich uranium. UNTV

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SYRIAN REFUGEES / APPEAL

The UN Refugee Agency says the number of persons fleeing Syria may double.  A look at some of the present conditions in the camps in Turkey and Jordan. UNHCR CH UNTV

27 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / DR CONGO

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda held talks at UN headquarters today (27 September) on how to stop a "campaign of terror" that has uprooted over 300,000 people in eastern DRC since April and which Rwanda is alleged to be backing. UNTV / MONUSCO

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UN / NUCLEAR

  Stressing that the entry into force of the United Nations-backed treaty banning nuclear tests would be a milestone in advancing the cause of nuclear disarmament, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (27 September) renewed his call on those States that have not yet signed on to do so without delay. UNTV  

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GENEVA / SYRIAN REFUGEE APPEAL

The United Nations (UN) and its humanitarian aid partners today (27 September) called on donors for US$ 295 million in extra funding for operations to help hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. CH UNTV

27 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA MINI SUMMIT

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (26 September) praised Somalia for the progress in its democratic transition and called on the international community to continue supporting the East African nation, stressing that "there is no time to lose" as the country is still facing serious humanitarian and security challenges.

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NEW YORK / SOCCER

Top officials, staff members and ambassadors to the UN played a friendly soccer match against a team led by Bolivian President Evo Morales' today (26 September) in support of a UN campaign to end violence against women. UNDP  

26 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GA / PLENARY WRAP 2

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos today called on the United Nations to reform the Security Council. UNTV

26 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, today (26 September) called on the Security Council to "review our calculations" in the way the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is being approached, challenging the Council to act under chapter VII of the UN Charter which provides for possible sanctions or possible use of force. UNTV

26 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / EDUCATION LAUNCH

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (26 September) announced that he has secured 1.5 billion US dollars in commitments for a new initiative to increase access to, and the quality of, education for children worldwide. UNTV

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UN / CONTRACEPTIVES

A new United Nations partnership announced today (26 September) that it would make a long lasting contraceptive implant available to 27 million women living in some of the world's poorest countries. UNTV

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GA / PLENARY WRAP 1

The new Egyptian president said today (26 September) the revolution in his country "and all the ones preceding it and following it in the region, were triggered by the long struggle of authentic national movements that sought a life of pride and dignity for all citizens." UNTV

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UN /SAHEL

French President François Hollande and other leaders today (26 September) called for a military intervention in the North of Mali.  UNTV

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UN / AIDS

  African leaders gathered on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly today embraced shared responsibility and called for innovative solutions to accelerate the response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said with African leaders now “stepping up”, the birth of an AIDS-free generation could soon be within reach. UNTV [...]

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SOMALIA / TUK TUKS

  The UN Refugee Agency  and a partner NGO are  providing tuk-tuks for  business groups in Somalia . UNHCR

26 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GA / PLENARY WRAP 2

Responding to a warning issued by the Managing Director of the IMF where it warned that the Fund would be forced to "pull a red card" if the country didn't improve its statistics, Argentina's President said that her country was "not a soccer team". UNTV

25 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / POST 2015

The three Panel's Co-Chairs, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Prime Minister David Cameron of theUnited Kingdom and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia  briefed the media immediately following the first meeting of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. UNTV

25 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / HOLLANDE

In his first appearance before the United Nations as President of France, François Hollande urged the adoption of a financial transaction tax on the movement of capital to fund programs for development and the eradication of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and called for protection of the areas controlled by the Syrian opposition. UNTV [...]

25 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The United Nations and its partners today (25 September) stressed that stronger actions and commitment are needed from world leaders to prevent conflict-related sexual violence and to secure justice for survivors of gender-based crimes. UNTV

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UN / CHAN

 The UN and its partners in world health issues today (25 September) announced the launch of The Big Push, a campaign to raise support for global health goals. UNTV

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IMF / FINANCIAL SYSTEM

A host of regulatory reforms are under way around the world to make the financial system safer, but a study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows that there is still a lot of work to do by regulators, supervisors, and the private sector to put the system on a firmer footing. IMF

25 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GA / PLENARY WRAP 1

The UN Secretary-General said today (25 September) at the General Assembly, "we need look no further than this room to see expressions of the thirst for progress".UNTV  

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WHO / CORONAVIRUS

The World Health Organization confirmed Tuesday (25 September) that the new virus found in two men from theArabian Peninsula, is not the SARS virus and differs from the SARS virus in that it causes very rapid renal failure. WHO

25 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / OBAMA

US President Barack Obama told the UN General Assembly today (25 September), “Given the power of faith in our lives, and the passion that religious differences can inflame, the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression, it is more speech.” UNTV

25 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / FGM

The First Lady of Burkina Faso, Chantal Compaoré, told a press conference in New York today (24 September) that the idea behind a push for a General Assembly resolution banning female genital mutilation (FGM) "is to have a world instrument available as an expression of the highest political will to put an end to this [...]

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / RULE OF LAW WRAP 2

United States Attorney General told delegates today at the United Nations that "we've seen, time and again, that there is a strong link between fostering democratic values and supporting the rule of law". UNTV

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today (24 September)  the objectives of the  Sustainable Energy for All Initiative  —  universal access to modern energy services by 2030    —  are ambitious but can be reached through "bold policies, greater investments, and innovative partnerships betweens the public and private sectors."  UNTV

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / RULE OF LAW WRAP 1

Iran's President told delegates during a summit on the Rule Law today (24 September) at the United Nations, "Discriminatory privilege of the veto right enjoyed by some members of the Security Council lacks legitimacy." UNTV  

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

The joint UN and Arab League envoy forSyria, Lakhdar Brahimi today (24 September) raised the prospect of finding "an opening in the not too distant future" towards a political solution of the conflict inSyria. UNTV / UNSMIS

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UN / HAITI

The Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Salvador Lamothe today (24 September) said that his country does not want "to be known as an NGO nation." UNTV

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UN /UNAIDS

On the eve of the 67th United Nations General Assembly, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today (24 September) appointed  Indian actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as International Goodwill Ambassador. UNTV

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UN / RULE OF LAW SUMMIT OPENING

World leaders today (24 September) passed a UN  resolution calling for a universal commitment to the rule of law at national and international levels. UNTV

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SYRIA / FOOD AID

The World Food Program (WFP) is providing food assistance to over 223,000 people inHomsthis month through theSyrian Arab Red Crescentand a local NGO. WFP

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENERAL ASSEMBLY / HUMANITARIAN ADVANCER

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos called on world leaders to stay focused on the humanitarian agenda as they prepare to gather for the  annual General Assembly debate. UNTV.  

22 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY / ADVANCER

Ahead of a high-level event Monday (24 September) at United Nations Headquarters that will bring together world leaders, international organizations, the private sector and civil society on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative, the head of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner said the energy sector should be a “central player” in transitioning [...]

22 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / CULTURE OF PEACE

On the International Day of Peace (21 September), Nigerian author and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka told a UN debate on the ‘culture of peace’ that it was futile to try and prevent “infantile” insults to religion from spreading through technology, but that the same technology should be used to “educate the ignorant”. UNTV

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: STUDENTS

  Celebrating International Peace Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (21 September) called for greater effort   "to empower young people." UNTV  

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SERBIA / DJOKOVIC

The young students at the "Beneath the Linden Trees" kindergarten in the SerbianvillageofLesnicarecently hosted a very famous visitor —  tennis champion and UNICEF Ambassador Novak Djokovic. UNICEF

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

NAIROBI / CHEMICALS

The third International Conference on Chemicals Management today (21 September) extended until 2015 a trust fund that has to-date provided over thirty million dollars to improve the management of potentially hazardous chemicals in more than a hundred countries in an effort to safeguard human health and the environment. UN TV UNEP

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / MALI

Security Council said today (21 September) it is ready "to consider a feasible and actionable proposal" for a regional force in Mali. UNTV  

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IMF / LAGARDE

In order to move beyond the crisis in the eurozone and restore confidence in the faltering global recovery, policymakers should implement agreed decisions that will help anchor medium-term expectations about economic policy, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a taped video interview. IMF

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / GEORGIA TORTURE

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) condemned the recent torture of prisoners and juveniles inGeorgia. CH UNTV  

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / AUNG SAN SUU KYI

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi today (21 September) welcomed the lifting of US sanctions on her country, as she met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York as part of her trip to the United States. UNTV

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / PEACE BELL

UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon today (21 September) rang the Peace Bell at the United Nations commemorating the International Day of Peace. UNTV

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / FILM ON ISLAM

The High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned  the film “Innocence of Muslims” as well as the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, but called for restraint in protests against them.   CH UNTV

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / AFGHANISTAN

As the Security Council debated Afghanistan today, the UN envoy to the country said that while it is moving forward in the transition to greater ownership and responsibility for its affairs, Afghanistan still faces a number of challenges. UNTV

20 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / SIERRA LEONE CHOLERA

The World Health Organization (WHO) today (20 September) said that as of 17 September 2012, a total of 18,900 cases including 273 deaths had been reported in the ongoing cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone since the beginning of the year. WHO IFRC

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IMF / KOREA

In its latest assessment of the South Korean economy, the International Monetary Fund says that the Korean financial system has become less vulnerable since 2008 due to the concerted efforts of the authorities. External buffers have been strengthened, with higher foreign reserves and bilateral swap lines, while short-term debt has been reduced. IMF

20 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / IRAN

Western nations warnedIrantoday (20 September) that time was running out for diplomacy on its nuclear programme, while other countries told the Security Council the "growing rhetoric" surrounding the issue risked further destabilizing the region. UNTV

20 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / MDG

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (20 September) urged a stronger global partnership to advance progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, as a new United Nations report finds declining aid has put some targets at risk. UNTV

20 Sep 2012 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEE'S HEALTHCARE

Syrian refugees in the Za'atari camp  in neighbouring Jordan now number more than 28 thousand, a number that is climbing daily the UN Refugee Agency  (UNHCR) reported today (20 September). UNHCR

20 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UGANDA / FOOTBALL

Football players from across East and Central Africa will gather in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on September 21 and 22 to take part in the finals of the Great Lakes Peace Cup, a tournament organized to help former combatants – many of them abducted child soldiers – become part of their communities through the [...]

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

DPRK / DROUGHT & FLOOD

North Koreans lost almost 40 per cent of their spring harvest to drought. Now floods threaten the main autumn crop, as well as washing away buildings, bridges, dams and roads. WFP

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / BAN PRESSER

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (19 September) told reporters he would use the upcoming high-level General Assembly session to personally press more than 120 world leaders to act on Syria. UNTV

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN AND CONFLICT

For the first time since the Security Council held its first open debate on children and armed conflict in 1999, a resolution on the issue was adopted today (19 September) without full support from the Council. UNTV

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA / TRANSITION

During a recent fact-finding trip to Mogadishu, Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support, Tony Banbury and the Director of the UN support office to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Amadu Kamara travelled through the city in armoured personnel carriers  to assess the situation on the ground.  AMISOM / UNPOS

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA / WOMEN'S DAY

Somali women came together last Sunday (16 September) in an  "Open Day Partnerships for Peace,"  event,  –  part of a global program to promote the idea that women are among the main victims of conflict, and should therefore be important participants in any peace process. UNPOS

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC BAHRAIN

Bahrain today (19 September) accepted  145 of 176   recommendations made in the Human Rights Council’s review last May of the Bahraini human rights situation where they faced sharp criticism of its handling of civil unrest and the alleged suppression of free expression.  CH UNTV

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS

The United Nations General Assembly today opened its 67th session with an urgent call for cooperation to tackle the economic and political uncertainty which is being experienced in many parts of the world and ensure there are peaceful solutions to international disputes. UNTV  

18 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

The Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, said today (18 September) that the Yemeni Government "will need to reassert its authority in various parts of the country" as various armed groups are in control of the country. UNTV

18 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA

The Security Council today (18 September) expressed its determination to work closely with the new institutions and offices of the Somali authorities, and encouraged the new President to appoint an inclusive, accountable Government.

18 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MAMA HAWA

This is Mama Hawa, teacher, a former director of education, social worker, a former refugee and now winner of the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award. UNHCR

18 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / NANSEN AWARD

The UN Refugee Agency today (18 September)  announced the  winner of the   Nansen Refugee Award  is Hawa Aden Mohamed, a Somali woman herself an ex-refugee, who is the founder and director of the Galkayo Education Centre inSomalia. CH UNTV

18 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRC HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said today (18 September) that violations of human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo were rampant and that funds were urgently needed to help almost half a million people who have been forced to flee their homes since April, as well as for 60,000 refugees who have fled [...]

18 Sep 2012 | Read More »

TIMOR-LESTE / CYCLE TOUR

Some 300 bike riders participate in UN-supported five-day cycle Tour de Timor UNMIT

18 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

The United Nations top political affairs official briefed the Council today (17 September) on progress made on the development of an integrated strategy for the Sahel region of Africa encompassing security, governance, development, human rights, and humanitarian dimensions. UNTV

17 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The outgoing President of the United Nations General Assembly today (17 September) handed over his gavel to Vuk Jeremic of Serbia, who will preside over sixty-seventh session beginning tomorrow. UNTV

17 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC MALI

UN Human Rights High Commission Navi Pillay expressed serious concerns today (17 September) about increasing terrorist threats and human rights abuses in Northern Mali. CH UNTV

17 Sep 2012 | Read More »

VIENNA / IAEA GENERAL CONFERENCE OPENER

The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog today (17 September) said it was “firmly committed” to further talks with Iran. IAEA

17 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

The top United Nations official in the Middle East told the Security Council today (17 September) that against the background of the severe financial and economic crisis currently affecting the Palestinian Authority, "the lack of progress between Israelis and Palestinians on the political track and the continuing conflict and occupation put at risk the viability [...]

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GENEVA / PINHEIRO PRESSER

The head of the UN's Commission of Inquiry on Syria today labelled as "alarming"  the presence in Syria of armed radical Islamist groups whose exact identify and nationality are not known.  CH UNTV

17 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC SYRIA

The head of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said today (17 September) the commission believed that war crimes have been committed by both parties. CH UNTV

17 Sep 2012 | Read More »

NIGER / MALNUTRITION

Thanks to lessons learned through the devastating nutrition crisis of 2005, Niger’s approach to malnutrition can now be seen as a model for the rest of the region. UNICEF

15 Sep 2012 | Read More »

BURKINA FASO / NUTRITION

On market day in Ouahigouya, fruit and vegetable vendors don't just sell their food—they talk to their customers about its nutritional value. UNICEF and partners are working to ensure women and young children have better quality, and more dependable sources of food. UNICEF

15 Sep 2012 | Read More »

COTE D’IVOIRE / HELEN CLARK

On a four-day visit to the fragile West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, the top UN development official, Helen Clark met with President Alassane Ouattara, National Assembly President Guillaume Soro and other officials. ONUCI

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

HAITI / NIGHT PATROL

On a visit to Haiti, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonoviæ accompanied the UN peacekeeping mission on a night patrol of the Cite Soleil slum. MINUSTAH

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / AFGHANISTAN

The deputy UN envoy to Afghanistan, Michael Keating said he was "particularly concerned" about the protection of civilians there and called for stronger civilian policing "as the transition looms". UNTV

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

TIMOR-LESTE / WOMEN

Important progress has been made to promote equality for Timorese women, the UN's Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General Finn Reske-Nielsen said today. UNMIT

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for "calm and reason" as anti-US protests spread to a number of countries today. The President of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser said both the film and the attacks it appeared to have sparked underlined the need for a global "culture of peace", and also commented on Syria. UNTV

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / JUVENILE JUSTICE

In Afghanistan, UNICEF works with governments and partners to protect vulnerable children and those facing juvenile justice. UNICEF

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN HEPATITIS

Efforts to control the spread of Hepatitis E in refugee camps in South Sudan are seriously underfunded, the UN Refugee Agency said today, and the illness is posing a major risk to health in the region. CH UNTV

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA SCHOOLS

UNICEF said today that it is vital to get children back to school at the approaching start of the school year in Syria to give them hope for the future.  CH UNTV

14 Sep 2012 | Read More »

MALAWI / CHILD MORTALITY

To help in the fight for child survival, an outreach programme in Malawi brings health care closer to communities. UNICEF

13 Sep 2012 | Read More »

TURKEY / JOLIE

UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie continued her tour of countries hosting large numbers of refugees from Syria, in a bid to highlight the plight of people fleeing the conflict. UNHCR

13 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / RIGHT TO WATER

The UN expert on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque talks about how the stigmatisation of some groups and communities, such as homeless people, the Roma and Dalit, is accelerated by a lack of water and sanitation. OHCHR / FILE

13 Sep 2012 | Read More »

NIGER / CHILD MORTALITY

Sub-Saharan Africa carries the highest burden of child mortality, and children from poor rural areas are much more likely to die before their fifth birthday than those in urban areas. Despite the challenges, Niger has seen a sixty percent decline in under-five mortality since 1990. UNICEF

13 Sep 2012 | Read More »

MDGS / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF report says countries across the world are making rapid progress in reducing child deaths. UNICEF

12 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / DISABILITIES

Hundreds of advocates on disability and government delegates have gathered at UN headquarters to review the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has now been ratified by 119 countries. UNTV / ONUCI / UNICEF

12 Sep 2012 | Read More »

LEBANON / JOLIE

On the second day of her trip to meet with refugees from Syria, UNHCR’s special envoy Angelina Jolie travelled to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. UNHCR

12 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

At a Security Council meeting on Libya, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman condemned yesterday's attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi. He stressed that the UN rejects the defamation of religion in all forms, but said there was "no justification" for such violence. UNTV

12 Sep 2012 | Read More »

DR CONGO / LADSOUS

On a six-day visit to the Great Lakes region and South Africa, the head of UN peacekeeping, Herve Ladsous today met with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s President Joseph Kabila to discuss the situation in the country’s volatile East. MONUSCO

11 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN

At a joint press encounter with the head of UNICEF, the European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response, Kristalina Georgieva told reporters at UN headquarters that both parties to the conflict are hampering the delivery of aid inside Syria, prompting ever more people to flee to neighbouring countries. UNTV

11 Sep 2012 | Read More »

JORDAN / ANGELINA JOLIE

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie said her encounters with Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp in Jordan were a "very heavy experience" and urged international support for people fleeing the conflict in Syria. UNHCR

11 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SWITZERLAND / BAN WRAP

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commented on Syria as he visited Switzerland, which marks its 10th anniversary as a member of the United Nations this week. CH UNTV

11 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SIERRA LEONE

The UN envoy to Sierra Leone, Jens Toyberg-Frandzen today urged Sierra Leone's political parties to honour their commitment to hold free and fair elections in November. UNTV

11 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / ZERROUGUI

The UN special envoy on children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui today told the Human Rights Council that the threat of being indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) might deter warlords from recruiting children as soldiers. CH UNTV

11 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / MDGS

At the opening of a debate on macro-economic policies for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser said the recent global economic downturn "caused significant setbacks" in progress on the MDGs. UNTV

10 Sep 2012 | Read More »

VIENNA / AMANO

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, Yukio Amano today renewed his call on Iran to grant inspectors access to the Parchin nuclear facility site and expressed concern about North Korea's nuclear programme. IAEA

10 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told the Human Rights Council he is "deeply troubled by the aerial bombardments of civilians by government forces" in Syria and "by the apparent choice of both sides to pursue a solution through force rather than dialogue." CH UNTV

10 Sep 2012 | Read More »

INDIA / SANITATION

A campaign in India works to provide toilets to every household and educate young children on using toilets so that villages can be free of open defecation. UNICEF

8 Sep 2012 | Read More »

MIDDLE EAST / SYRIA REFUGEES

As thousands more Syrians pour into neighbouring countries, the World Food Program is responding to cover their food needs. There are nearly 250,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries; more than 100,000 people were registered during August alone. WFP

7 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY ADVANCER

About one million people take their own lives each year. In the run up to World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), the World Health Organization (WHO) is advising governments, international organizations, NGOs and local communities on measures to try to prevent suicide. CH UNTV

7 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

The number of people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Syria has doubled in less than two months, according to the Syria Humanitarian Forum which met in Geneva today (7 September). CH UNTV

7 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / FOOD PRICES

The United Nations today reported that global food prices remained steady in August, but warned that the international community should continue to be vigilant and seek to prevent sharp price increases. FAO / WFP

6 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

Security Council members urged Sudan and South Sudan to reach agreement on remaining post-secession issues by the new deadline of 22 September. UNTV

6 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / NUCLEAR TESTS

United Nations officials today stressed that the end of nuclear tests is one of the key means of achieving a safer and more secure world, as the General Assembly met to observe the third annual International Day against Nuclear Tests. UNTV

6 Sep 2012 | Read More »

MAURITANIA / REFUGEE EDUCATION

UNHCR is supporting the education of children whose school year was cut short when they fled from attacks in northern Mali into Mauritania. UNHCR

6 Sep 2012 | Read More »

NIGER / FLOODS

Niger is suffering its worst floods in years. Weeks of heavy rain have affected about 400,000 people and killed more than 50. Families have been made homeless and crops have been washed away in the deluge. UNICEF

5 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / DRC

Congolese church officials today (5 September) appealed to the international community to stop the atrocities wreaked on the east of their country by the M23 rebel group and other militias, which they accused Rwanda of backing for economic gain.

5 Sep 2012 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan, Michael Keating aims to use a 12-day trip to Europe and the United States to highlight to some of Afghanistan's key Western partners a funding shortfall of nearly 300 million US dollars in aid. His first stop today is London. UNAMA

5 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told a meeting of the General Assembly on the 'responsibility to protect' that the Security Council's "paralysis" on Syria was harming the Syrian people. UNTV / FILE

5 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UNEP / CHEMICALS REPORT

Governments must urgently act to reduce the health and environmental hazards posed by the increase in use of chemicals in industries worldwide, says a United Nations report launched today. CH UNTV / FILE

5 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GA / SYRIA

The new Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to address the UN General Assembly. UNTV

4 Sep 2012 | Read More »

ILO / YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spill-over of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, according to a United Nations paper issued today. ILO

4 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / FOOD PRICES

UN agencies today called for urgent international action to prevent rising global food prices from sparking a repeat of the 2007-8 world food crisis. FILE

4 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL SHABAAB

The African Union Mission in Somalia this weekend helped Somali National Army troops push the Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab out of Marka, the third-largest port in southern Somalia. AMISOM

4 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HEALTH CARE

More than 35,000 people are in now Yusuf Batil camp, fleeing the conflict in Sudan. UNHCR

3 Sep 2012 | Read More »

CAR / ISHMAEL BEAH

UNICEF and its partners in a UN Task force are working with the Central African Republic (CAR) military to release children from irregular armed groups and reintegrate them into communities. UNICEF

1 Sep 2012 | Read More »

 

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