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PALM OIL / GREAT APES

The UN Environment Programme and its Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall warn that a palm oil boom is threatening the habitats of great apes in Africa and Asia, and say consumers can stop the destruction with careful shopping. Orangutan habitats in Indonesia have already been largely wiped out by palm oil cultivation. UNEP / FILE

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DR CONGO / ART THERAPY

Haunted by violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, children relieve their pain through art. UNICEF

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JORDAN / DISABLED REFUGEES

A former Palestinian refugee comes to the assistance of disabled Syrian refugees in Za'atri camp. UNHCR

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GENEVA / ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS

UN human rights investigators called on Israel today to halt settlement expansion and withdraw all half a million Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank, saying that its practices could constitute possible war crimes. CH UNTV

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UN / BRAHIMI

In an interview with UNTV/UN Radio, UN-Arab League joint special representative Lakhdar Brahimi today said that Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib's offer of talks with President Bashar Al Assad's government was "worthy of note" but linked to many conditions. UNTV

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SOMALIA / FELTMAN

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffery Feltman, today visited the Somali capital Mogadishu where he met with senior members of the Somali Federal Government. AU UN-IST

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MALI / HUMANITARIAN

The World Food Programme said today it hopes to get food aid to half a million people in Mali, including more than 130,000 internally displaced people like Assaita Walet, whose extended family of 30 has been forced to rent a two-room house in the capital Bamako since fleeing conflict in the North. It is so [...]

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JORDAN / SYRIA REFUGEES NIGHT ARRIVALS

As donors gathered today in Kuwait for the humanitarian pledging conference on Syria, thousands of Syrians continued to flee to neighbouring countries. The UN refugee agency expects to register 50,000 new refugees in Jordan alone by the end of February. Many of them arrive under cover of night. UNHCR

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SYRIA / HUMANITARIAN AID

Donors today pledged more than $1.5 billion in additional money over the next six months to aid civilians affected by the conflict in Syria. The World Food Programme for example is delivering food assistance to about 1.5 million people a month inside Syria and is helping refugees in neighbouring countries. WFP

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UN / BRAHIMI

"Syria is being destroyed" the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria said today (29 January) at the United Nations in New York. UNTV

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GENEVA / MALI HUMANITARIAN

As the military situation in Mali evolves, the UN refugee agency is readying itself to assist in the possible spontaneous return of thousands of conflict-displaced people in the north of the country. CH UNTV

29 Jan 2013 | Read More »

MOZAMBIQUE / FLOODS

Tens of thousands of people are affected by floods in the Gaza Province of Mozambique, forcing many to evacuate and seek shelter in relief camps. UNICEF

29 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

While noting that the Libyan Constitution-making process had gained political significance, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Support Mission in Libya said that the General National Congress (GNC) "has not yet determined whether the members of this body are to be appointed or elected". UNTV

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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL / ISRAEL

Israel Tuesday (29 January) boycotted a special U.N. Human Rights Council review of its rights situation, becoming the first country to snub such a session. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / EGYPT STATE OF EMERGENCY

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed alarm today at the spreading violence and increasing number of deaths in Egypt, and urged all parties to conduct a serious dialogue. CH UNTV

29 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA GING

  Ahead of a major humanitarian pledging conference for Syria, a senior United Nations relief official today (28 January) urged greater funding to assist millions of people in need amid a deteriorating situation inside the country and a particularly harsh winter in the region. UNTV / OCHA

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PHILIPPINES / POST-BOPHA JOBS RECOVERY

When Typhoon Bopha blew through the southern Philippines last month, its winds swept away the livelihoods of thousands of families who farmed the thick coconut groves around their homes. It will take nearly a decade before the trees can be harvested again, so the International Labour Organization is helping the storm's victims with emergency employment. [...]

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AFGHANISTAN / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The Government of Afghanistan and the humanitarian community in the country have launched an appeal for US$ 471 million to meet the challenges of 2013. UNAMA

28 Jan 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MATERNAL HEALTH

Donor support from the United Arab Emirates for a specialized maternity and child clinic helps save the lives of displaced Somali mothers. UNHCR

26 Jan 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / URBAN MOSAIC

Haitian artist Prince Luc is training a group of children on the technique of mosaic. Before, they could hardly draw a straight line. Now the kids’ drawing is gradually transforming the wall of St Jean Bosco church in Petion-Ville. MINUSTAH

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UN / HOLOCAUST

"The Holocaust was a turning point in the history of mankind. This was the defining moment when humanity collectively agreed that such a crime should never be allowed to happen again", Ambassador Raymond Serge Bale, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly (GA) said today during a ceremony today at the UN in New York, marking [...]

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JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES

A look at conditions at the crowded Za’atari refugee camp  in Jordan as  the continuing arrival of  fleeing Syrians prompts the opening of a new camp.  UNHCR

25 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

The UN envoy to West Africa, Said Djinnit told the Security Council today that developments in Mali could have “far-reaching” consequences for the sub-region. UNTV

25 Jan 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ROAD REPAIR

Better security in Somalia has paved the way for repairs on the economically strategic road connecting the capital Mogadishu to markets in the trading town of Afgooye. AU-UN IST

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GENEVA / SYRIA REFUGEES

The UN refugee agency UNHCR announced today that it is setting up a second refugee camp in Jordan to accommodate an "absolutely dramatic" inflow of refugees from Syria. CH UNTV

25 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALI

People fleeing the conflict in Mali are bringing with them "worrying" accounts of conditions in the north, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said today, as it renewed its appeal for an urgent scaling up of international aid for the hundreds of thousands of people now displaced by the war. CH UNTV

25 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN/DARFUR

Edward Mulet, the United Nations Assistant–Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council today (24 January) that he was seriously concerned about the increase in hostilities between the Sudanese Government and armed movements, as well as the rising intercommunal violence in some areas of Darfur and its impact on the civilian population. UNTV

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UN / DPRK

UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey today said the Democratic People Republic of Korea's response to this week's Security Council resolution was "not conducive" to resolving differences on the peninsula. UNTV

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UN / C.A.R.

The top United Nations official in the Central African Republic (CAR) today (24 January) warned the country “could become another Mali” and the objective should be to create a “firewall” to prevent the trends of the Sahel region from spreading. UNTV

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SOMALIA / ARTISTS

With art, sports and various other forms of entertainment forbidden by the extremist al-Shabaab, many Somali artists had until recently given up their craft or were painting in secret. Times have clearly changed as a measure of peace returns to the country. AU UN-IST

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IMF / PRESS CONFERENCE

International Monetary Fund Managing Chief Economist, Olivier Blanchard, said Wednesday (23 January) that even if optimism is in the air, the global economy is still facing considerable challenges ahead. IMF

23 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

Richard Serry, the UN's  Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the  Security Council today (23 January) reconciliation and negotiations remain between Hamas and Fatah are essential for achieving the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. UNTV  

23 Jan 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES

A look at a camp in Jordan to which  Syrian refugees continue to arrive,  stretching humanitarian resources.  The UN Refugee Agency  has sent out an appeal for more tents and caravans. UNHCR

23 Jan 2013 | Read More »

IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Global growth will strengthen gradually in 2013, as the constraints on worldwide economic activity will start to taper off this year, the International Monetary Fund said in its World Economic Outlook Update, released Wednesday. IMF

23 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / DPRK SANCTIONS

Reiterating its condemnation of a December 2012 missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today (22 January) more sharply targeted sanctions on that country, while again demanding an end to its nuclear and ballistic tests.  UNTV

22 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / MALI

Success in tackling the ongoing crisis in Mali requires strong military action along with intense focus on the political challenges, while also addressing the dire humanitarian situation in the country, the top United Nations political affairs official stressed today. UNTV

22 Jan 2013 | Read More »

SYRIA / GING WRAP

After visiting some of the areas worst hit by conflict in Syria, UN Humanitarian Operations Director John Ging has warned that the situation in Syria is "getting worse", affecting millions of people who need aid to cope with the crisis that started nearly two years ago. OCHA

22 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / BAN KI-MOON

Stressing that now is not the time for "business as usual"; Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (22 January) called for innovative action to tackle the numerous challenges facing the world and to meet shared goals such as sustainable development, disarmament and conflict resolution.   UNTV  

22 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / FOOD WASTE

Simple actions by consumers and food retailers can dramatically cut the 1.3 billion tones of food lost or wasted each year and help shape a sustainable future, according to a new global campaign to cut food waste launched today (22 January)  by the UN Environment Program. the Food and Agriculture Organization  and partners. CH UNTV [...]

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SYRIA/ HUMANITARIAN DERA’A

A team of emergency directors from the United Nations (UN) concluded their visit to various conflict-affected areas in Syria today (21 January) , saying that they "are profoundly sad and saddened by the tragedy that has befallen the Syrian people." OCHA

21 Jan 2013 | Read More »

ILO / EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, launches the study “Global Employment Trends” 2013. ILO

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UN / BRAHIMI

Lakhdar Brahimi, the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States met today (21 January) at the United Nations inNew Yorkwith Secretary-General Ban ki-moon. UNTV  

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UN / PEACEKEEPING

The United Nations (UN) Security Council today (21 January) endorsed an approach to peacekeeping that focuses  on laying the groundwork for lasting stability in conflict-plagued countries, in the midst of a day-long meeting opened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  UNTV

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FOOD WASTE / ADVANCER

If only a quarter of the food that is now being wasted or lost was to be saved, that alone would be enough to feed the almost one billion people around the world who go hungry daily, a UN food expert said ahead of a new campaign against food waste to be launched in Geneva [...]

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SOUTH AFRICA / MICHAEL BALLACK

German football star Ballack was on a 3-day fact-finding mission in South Africa this weekend to learn about how HIV impacts lives. UNAIDS

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NEPAL / NUTRITION

In Nepal, where 41 percent of the population is estimated to be undernourished, children lower down in the – officially abolished – caste system tend to be more stunted than others. Community health workers are going door-to-door to help them. UNICEF

19 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Five members of the Security Council today called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible crimes against humanity in Syria.  But British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said that at the moment the council did not have the votes necessary to make that happen. UNTV

18 Jan 2013 | Read More »

DARFUR / LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

The Sudanese government represented by First Vice-President Ali Osman Taha this week swore in council members to serve in the Darfur regional authority, as provided for in the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. UNAMID

18 Jan 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / POLICE

Two hundred officers from the Somali Police Force (SPF) leftMogadishu,Somalia's capital, on Thursday (January 17) for neighbouringDjiboutiwhere they will participate in a two-month training course organized by the police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia. AU/UN IST

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GENEVA / MALI

Violence in Mali could uproot an additional 700,000 people in the coming months, including 400,000 who could flee to neighboring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said today. CH UNTV

18 Jan 2013 | Read More »

IMF / LAGARDE

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Thursday (17 January) that although the policymakers stopped a collapse of the global economy in 2012, policymakers need avoid a relapse of uncertainty, and cannot afford to relax in the New Year. IMF

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UN / CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Despite "remarkable progress" in recovering from multiple crises, international support to consolidate stability in Côte d'Ivoire is ever more important given the volatile security situation in its region, the top United Nations official in the West African country said today (17 January). UNTV

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LEBANON / MIA FARROW 2

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow asks the world to step up aid for Syrian refugees. UNICEF

17 Jan 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / WOMEN AND CHILDREN

For the first time since 2006,Haiti has updated data on the situation of children and women, enabling analysis of the earthquake response and helping establish where and who the most vulnerable children are. UNICEF

17 Jan 2013 | Read More »

DR CONGO / DOCTOR MUKWEGE RETURN

Doctor Denis Mukwege arrived at the Kavumu Airport in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu Province in the DRC, on Monday (14 January) for the first time since an attempt on his life last year. MONUSCO

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

WFP / SYRIA

The World Food Program (WFP) received permission from the Syrian government to work with dozens more local partners to deliver food aid to the 2.5 million people suffering hunger in the country, the agency chief announced today (16 January).  CH UNTV

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / POST TYPHOON SANITATION

As residents recover from last month’s typhoon UNICEF and partners are supplying water and hygiene kits to the most affected families, and installing temporary latrines. UNICEF

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / TROPICAL DISEASES

A  UN report launched today (16 January) by the World Health Organization   in Geneva highlights momentum in controlling, eliminating and eradicating some of the longest-term scourges faced by humankind, especially the poor, and says the world is closer to the elimination of many of them. WHO

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SOMALIA / FOOTBALL

The efforts of Somalia's National Security Forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia  have created the security and best chance Somalia has had in decades to renovate  football stadiums, develop its wealth of talent,  inspire fans all over the country and in the Diaspora, and get back into the game. AU / UN IST

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

TURKEY / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, visits Syrian refugees in a camp on the Turkish-Syrian border to assess needs and observe the agency's work there. WFP

15 Jan 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS REPORT

Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in the United States, says the [...]

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UN / TERRORISM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (15 January) called for a focus on conditions that feed terrorism as part of a comprehensive strategy against the scourge, as he opened a debate in the Security Council that expected some 50 speakers, including several high-level national officials. UNTV

15 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALI UPDATE

Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest outbreak of fighting in Malithat has led to French air strikes against Islamist strongholds in the northern part of the country, the United Nations said today. CH UNTV

15 Jan 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / MIA FARROW

Actress Mia Farrow, a UN Children's Fund Goodwill Ambassador, visits young Syrian refugees in Lebanon, starting with a ten-year-old who lost his father and brother in the fighting across the border.  UNICEF

15 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / ANNAN

Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today (14 January) his efforts to mediate the Syrian conflict last year had faced opposition from people in the region who “were not in favour of the talks" and had paid "lip service to accept the six-point plan, but nothing happened.” UNTV

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GENEVA / DPRK

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today (14 January) called for the international community to put much more effort into tackling the  human rights situation of people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. CH UNTV

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UN / E1

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (14 January) said Israel's plans to building 3,000 housing units  east of Jerusalem are illegal under international law, and the project should be dropped. UNTV

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HAITI / FLOOD PREVENTION

In disaster-prone Haiti, a community in the capital Port-au-Prince is building scales and walls from rocks to prevent flooding in low-lying areas. The UN-supported project is also generating income for previously unemployed women. MINUSTAH

12 Jan 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / QUAKE ANNIVERSARY

More than 200,000 people lost their lives and 1.5 million were displaced when a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010. Three years on, Haitians are continuing to rebuild their lives. UNDP

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HAITI / WOMEN

Haiti is improving but life is still hard for Haitian women. To help women stay in their neighborhoods, the World Bank is funding programmes that rebuild and repair homes. WORLD BANK

12 Jan 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / LADSOUS WRAP

UN leadership marks the third  anniversary of the Haitian earthquake. (MINUSTAH)

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BRAHIMI

  The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the Arab League on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, today (11 January) renewed his call for an end to the bloodshed and destruction in the Middle Eastern country, where tens of thousands of people have died in almost two years of violence. CH UNTV

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UN / CAR

The Head of the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) today (11 January) announced that a ceasefire agreement had been reached between the government and rebels. UNTV

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / MALI

The United Nations Security Council has called for "a rapid deployment" of the African-led international force to confront rebels in Mali. UNTV / WFP / UNHCR  

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NIGHT PATROLS

A measure of safety returns to Mogadishu thanks to  the efforts of  the Somali National Security Forces who are bolstered by troops with the African Union Mission to Somalia. AU / UN IST

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BEHEADING

The United Nations on Friday expressed "deep dismay" at Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. CH UNTV

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / FOOD PRICES

The United Nations today reported that food prices fell for the third month in a row in December last year, balancing out sharp increases registered earlier in 2012, which had previously sparked fears of a food crisis. FILE UNICEF / IFAD / ILO / IAEA

10 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / FILMING

The UN Security Council opened its doors last weekend for French director Bertrand Tavernier to shoot a scene on the diplomatic wrangling preceding the Iraq war for his upcoming feature film “Quai D’Orsay”, starring Thierry Lermitte as former French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin. UNTV

10 Jan 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / QUAKE ANNIVERSARY

In the three years since a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, the World Bank has worked to improve critical infrastructure and strengthen the government’s ability to deliver a better life for its people. WORLD BANK

10 Jan 2013 | Read More »

WHO/ ILLICIT TOBACCO TRADE

The World Health Organization (WHO) today (10 January) opened for signing a treaty aimed at curtailing the illegal trade in tobacco and tobacco products, including the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes. CH UNTV

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CLIMATE CHANGE / US HEAT RECORD

The head of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Climate Change Support team, Marcela Main, provides a global perspective on today’s announcement that the United States experienced its hottest year in history in 2012. UNTV / FILE

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

ILO / DOMESTIC WORKERS

According to the new ILO report "Domestic workers across the world", more than 52 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers. Eighty percent of them are women. ILO

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / WATER

More than seven million seedlings have been planted in the water catchment along the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. Trees hold rainwater in the soil and keep it flowing to small farmers, who can grow more high-value crops like snow peas for export. IFAD

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DOMESTIC WORKERS REPORT LAUNCH

The Deputy Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), Sandra Polaski, told reporters in Geneva today that millions of domestic workers are highly vulnerable to exploitation because they are not protected under general labour laws. ILO

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN CHILDREN

A look at UNICEF's efforts to keep up the education of Syrian children refugees. UNICEF

8 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA FOOD SHORTAGES

The United Nations food relief agency today warned that humanitarian needs in Syria – especially for food – are growing, with serious bread and fuel shortages across the war-torn country, according to UN spokesman Martin Nesirky. UNTV

8 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN

UN Humanitarian expert tells the Security Council that in the absence of strong action on its part, the international community will continue its failures to aid the needy in Sudan and South. UNTV

8 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY

Women and girls run the risk of being left behind in scientific and technological fields if countries do not put measures in place to address discrimination and change traditional attitudes, the United Nations said today. FILE

7 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / ASSAD REAX

UN Spokesman Martin Nesirky said today that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "disappointed" by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's Sunday speech and called for "real solutions" to the ongoing crisis. UNTV

7 Jan 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / REMITTANCES

Each year, some ten million migrant workers leave the Philippines for better job opportunities. The 20 billion US dollars they send back home are vital for the economy – but very little of that flow of money is saved or invested. IFAD

7 Jan 2013 | Read More »

LAOS / RICE

Rice is a staple food for over half of the world's population, and nowhere is it more central to diet and culture than in South East Asia. But while rice is a rich source of energy, an overreliance on it can cause dangerous malnutrition in children. UNICEF

5 Jan 2013 | Read More »

DR CONGO / HUMANITARIAN

A lull in violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo last month permitted UNICEF and its partners to distribute much needed relief kits to people trapped in a cycle of repeated displacements. It was the largest distribution of household items in North Kivu in recent years. UNICEF

4 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / YEAR OF QUINOA

2013 is the International Year of the Quinoa, a highly nutritious food crop that was domesticated on the high plains of Bolivia and Peru thousands of years ago and has become trendy in many parts of the world. IFAD

4 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / SANGQU

Ambassador Baso Sangqu of South Africa, which has just left the Security Council after two terms as a non-permanent member, told reporters that the Council "desperately needs to be reformed" and Africa given greater say. UNTV

3 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / KHAN

Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khan told reporters that Syria remains a priority as he outlined the programme of work for Pakistan's presidency of the UN Security Council this month. UNTV

3 Jan 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / BOPHA RECOVERY

In the Philippines, children affected by Typhoon Bopha are given support to recover from the devastation. UNICEF

3 Jan 2013 | Read More »

DR CONGO / ROADS

UN peacekeepers have rehabilitated more than 600 kilometres of road in war-affected areas of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an effort to help economic and social development. MONUSCO

2 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA DEATH TOLL

Based on an analysis by its human rights office the UN has raised its estimate of the number of people killed in the Syrian conflict to more than 60,000, spokesman Martin Nesirky said today. UNTV

2 Jan 2013 | Read More »

BOLIVIA / GLACIER MELT

With glaciers melting away, climate change already has become a fact of life for the poorest. Scientist use satellite technology to find ways to deal with dramatic water shortages in the Andean region. A slow and silent disaster that has started to affect millions. WORLD BANK

1 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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