Home » 30 Mar 2013 Entries posted on “March 2013”

INDONESIA / COCOA CRISIS

It’s predicted that by 2020 chocolate companies will be short of 1 million tons of cocoa. One solution from the world's second largest chocolate company, Mars Inc. has been to invest directly in small coca farmers in developing countries.  Mars has teamed up with IFAD to provide cocoa farmers with training in new production techniques. [...]

30 Mar 2013 | Read More »

ARMENIA / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

A video made by youth, highlights the needs of a young girl with disabilities during an emergency. UNICEF

29 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / DR CONGO

Herve Ladsous, the head of the United Nations Peacekeeping operations briefs the Council on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNTV

28 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / JOHN GING

John Ging, the Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), briefs reporters on his recent visits to Myanmar and Philippines. UNTV 

28 Mar 2013 | Read More »

IMF / BRIEFING

The IMF said Thursday that the agreement reached this week with Cyprus is unique. The IMF also announced a new mission to Egypt. IMF 

28 Mar 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FOOD PRICES OBESITY

High priced food is contributing to an obesity epidemic in developing countries as poor people increasingly rely on cheap, high caloric food products, according to the World Bank's Food Price Watch. WORLD BANK

27 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / UNDOF

The President of the Security Council for the month of March, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin today (27 March) read a Council press statement concerning the security risks and operational challenges facing the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) due to the ongoing fighting in the Force’s area of operation by the parties to the Syrian [...]

27 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / YOUTH FORUM WRAP

Speaking to the ECOSOC Youth Forum, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the role of his newly appointed UN Envoy on Youth, 29-year-old Ahmad Alhendawi, and asked for strong support from Member States in order to "unleash the power of young people." UNTV 

27 Mar 2013 | Read More »

IMF / ENERGY SUBSIDIES

A new International Monetary Fund (IMF)  paper urges governments the world over to reform energy subsidies for products ranging from coal to gasoline. IMF

27 Mar 2013 | Read More »

RWANDA / CHILD FRIENDLY PLACES

UNICEF is providing organized recreational activities for children and youth at the Nkamira Transit Centre, located in Rwanda's north-western District of Rubavu, which hosts thousands of Congolese refugees, most of whom are women and children. UNICEF

27 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / UNITED KINGDOM

British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters today (26 March) that through the recent referendum held in the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands, the Island residents "have sent a clear and unequivocal message to everyone in the international community that their wishes should be fully taken into account and their common voice must be listened to." UNTV

26 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / ARGENTINA

Héctor Marcos Timerman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, holds a press conference on the issue of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). UNTV

26 Mar 2013 | Read More »

THE HAGUE / BOSCO NTAGANDA

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity made his initial appearance before the court today. ICC 

26 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / ARMS TREATY AND PARLIAMENTARIANS

Press conference sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, entitled "Parliamentarians Demand a Strong Arms Trade Treaty". Speakers will be: Ambassador Riitta Resch of Finland; Deputy Lamine Thiam, Senegal; Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec, Member of Parliament, Turkey; Ms. Margareta Cederfelt, Member of Parliament, Sweden; Mr. Mark Pritchard, Member of Parliament, United [...]

26 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR

Thousands of children in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been left without adequate access to basic services in the wake of the rebel advance to the country’s capital Bangui, according to UNICEF. CH UNTV

26 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA UPDATE

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) appealed today to all parties in the Syrian conflict to ensure safe passage for convoys delivering humanitarian aid to civilians inside Syria. CH UNTV

26 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SLAVERY AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

The United Nations today honoured the memory of an estimated 15 million innocent victims who suffered over four centuries as a result of the transatlantic slave trade, while highlighting the plight of millions more who still endure the brutality of modern slavery.

25 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / ARMS TRADE

Non-governmental Organizations and members of civil society today (25 March) expressed their discontent with the new draft of the Arms Trade Treaty handed over last Friday (22 March). UNTV

25 Mar 2013 | Read More »

ZIMBABWE / ANTHONY LAKE

Thanks to an education transition fund, Zimbabwean schools now boast a pupil to textbook ratio of one to one.  During a recent visit to Zimbabwe, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake saw first hand the impact efforts like those are having on the lives of children. UNICEF

25 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

Robert Serry, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Middle East, said today that it was now time "to come together in concerted action and support a serious initiative including a revitalization of the Quartet" in dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian issue. UNTV

25 Mar 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / REFUGEE BASIC NEEDS

Lebanon is hosting the largest number of Syrians of any neighbouring country. In the Bekaa region, near the border with Syria, many refugee families lack basic requirements for dignity: no toilets, no areas for showering, washing or cooking, and no clean drinking water. Donors, including in the private sector, have been instrumental in enabling UNICEF [...]

25 Mar 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / REFUGEE FAMILIES

All along the Jordanian/Syrian border fleeing Syrian families face separation when they try to cross into Jordan.  UNHCR

25 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA – FISHING INDUSTRY

Somalia's 3,300 kilometer coastline – the continent's longest – gives the country's fishermen access to over 400 different species of fish in both the Indian Ocean in the east, and Gulf of Adenin the north. Decades of insecurity have made it difficult for most fishermen here to cash in on their country's rich marine livestocks. [...]

23 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD WATER DAY WRAP

Greater cooperation is urgently needed for more equitable use and division of water, senior United Nations officials  stressed today, marking the twentieth anniversary of World Water Day.

22 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / KOSOVO

A senior United Nations (UN) envoy warned today (22 March) that ongoing tensions and incidents on the ground must not be allowed to jeopardize the political talks between Serbia and Kosovo which have resulted in important positive developments and must be permitted to achieve their potential. UNTV

22 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC-SYRIA

The United Nation’s top human rights body has extended its probe of suspected abuses in Syria for another year. CH UNTV

22 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHEMICAL WEAPONS

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay welcomes the Secretary General's decision to conduct a United Nations investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria. CH UNTV

22 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA-ATTACK

In a Press Statement issued today the members of the Security Council condemn the recent (21 March) terrorist attack to a mosque in Damascus, Syria. UNTV

22 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GUATEMALA / ANTHONY LAKE

UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, visits nutrition programmes in Guatemala and answers children’s questions. UNICEF

22 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, told the Security Council today that "the continuing proliferation of weapons in South Sudan has serious implications for regional security and stability."

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / WATER AND SANITATION

On the eve of World Water Day, UN senior officials, along with an NGO representative, called today (21 March) for urgent action to end the crisis of 2.5 billion people with no basic sanitation, which can lead to open defecation.

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / RACISM FOOTBALL

The United Nations human rights chief, professional footballers who experienced racism, and an official from FIFA came together today (21 March) to call the elimination of  racism in sports, particularly in football. CH UNTV

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC-DPRK

North Korea has condemned a decision to set up a United Nations investigation into its alleged human rights abuses. CH UNTV

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEE WOMEN

Wuroud's story is that of many women in the Syrian crisis, who are attacked, abandoned and living with terror. UNHCR 

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN/IRAQ

Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq, told the Security Council today that Iraqis face a complex set of interrelated problems, among them the very real potential for a spill-over of violence from Syria. UNTV

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced his decision to establish a United Nations investigation on the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria. UNTV

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC-SRI LANKA

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a US-sponsored resolution on human rights violation in Sri Lanka with 25 countries voting in favour in the 47-nation strong body. CH UNTV

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / CAR

The United Nations top official in the Central African Republic (CAR) said today (20 March) that there are indications that the rebel members of the Government of National Unity, who had issued an ultimatum and were prepared to resume fighting,  "are prepared to allow a bit more time for negotiations to take place." UNTV

20 Mar 2013 | Read More »

MALI / ERTHARIN COUSIN

The people of Mali continue to suffer the impact of mass displacement and they urgently need food and other humanitarian assistance, says the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin, on her return from a five-day trip to Mali and Burkina Faso (13-17 March) WFP

20 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / HAITI

Nigel Fisher, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, ad interim, says that over the past year, Haiti's annual economic growth rate "fell well below forecast levels." UNTV

20 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / RWANDA

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon met today (20 March) with Rwandan President Paul Kagame. President Kagame has been travelling the United States and Mexico since early March, attending a series of meetings on socio-economic issues. UNTV

20 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / REFUGEES REUNIFICATION

Uganda Red Cross and Save the Children are currently using a mobile phone app called RapidFTR to streamline and speed up family tracing and reunification for child refugees. UNICEF

20 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Syria's Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari announces today (20 March) a request from his government for the United Nations Secretary-General to form a technical mission in order to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian territory yesterday. UNTV

20 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA-CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Reacting to the first alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians today (19 March) in Syria, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Robert Carr said that it was "deeply, deeply alarming.”  UNTV

19 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / AFGHANISTAN

The United Nations (UN) Security Council today (19 March) extended the mandate of the UN mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year, after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other speakers urged for continued UN support to the Afghan government as it assumes full responsibility in most areas by 2014, including elections. UNTV

19 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / YOUTH ENVOY

The recently appointed Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, briefs journalists via video-link from Dakar, Senegal on his role and vision. UNTV

19 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALI

The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday it was stepping up food assistance to northern Mali, which had been cut off since the conflict flared a year ago.  CH UNTV

19 Mar 2013 | Read More »

INDONESIA / STUNTING

One third of Indonesian children are stunted and in the Nusa Tenggara Barat province the rates are higher than the national average. UNICEF has teamed up with the World Bank and the Indonesian government to bring those rates down. UNICEF

19 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS

Israel must immediately and without preconditions stop all settlement expansion and begin withdrawing its settlers from the Palestinian territories, a UN expert group urged today (18 March). CH UNTV

18 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / TUBERCULOSIS

The World Health Organization (WHO), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today warned (18 March) that there were growing alarms over a strain of tuberculosis resistant to multiple drugs that could spread widely. UNTV

18 Mar 2013 | Read More »

NIGER / MALIAN REFUGEES

UNICEF is calling on the international community to intensify efforts and mobilize all means necessary to save the lives of vulnerable Malian refugee children in Niger. UNICEF

18 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / MALI

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valery Amos briefs reporters on the situation in Mali. UNTV  

18 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY-OPT

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, speaking at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today (18 March) said serious violations of international law continue to be committed on a widespread scale in the occupied Palestinian territory. CH UNTV

18 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / ARMS TREATY WRAP

"We have international standards regulating everything from t-shirts to toys to tomatoes. There are international regulations for furniture. That means there are common standards for the global trade in armchairs but not the global trade in arms", Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the opening of the final Arms Trade Treaty in New York today. UNTV

18 Mar 2013 | Read More »

INDIA / SANITATION

Nearly half of India's 1.2 billion people don't have access to toilets, most notably in villages. The lack of sanitation is the cause of one in every ten deaths in India. Diseases cause billions of dollars in economic loss. WORLD BANK

16 Mar 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

On the second anniversary of the Syrian conflict, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres highlights the challenges facing Syrian refugees inLebanon. UNHCR  

15 Mar 2013 | Read More »

IRAQ / SYRIAN REFUGEES

15 March 2013 is the second anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war. Since then, many Syrians have taken refuge in northern Iraq, in the Domiz camp, where the World Food Program (WFP) started a voucher programme in November. WFP

15 Mar 2013 | Read More »

DR CONGO / MEASLES

The DRC steps up effort to curb measles outbreak in the east. UNICEF

15 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MOGADISHU NIGHTLIFE

Motorists and pedestrians make their way home or run errands as darkness falls in Mogadishu – once referred to as 'the most dangerous city in the world'. The once deserted streets of the Somali capital are now a hive of activity, with shops and restaurants doing brisk business in various parts of the city well [...]

15 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA SITUATION UPDATE

Two years after the outbreak of violence in Syria, UN agencies warned Friday that there is almost no place in Syria deemed to be safe, and that funds were urgently needed to address the crisis. CH UNTV

15 Mar 2013 | Read More »

MEXICO / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

The United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report entitled "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" was launched in Mexico City today by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto. UNDP

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells the first meeting of the open working group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that "despite important progress in improving peoples' well-being, more than one billion people still live in absolute poverty." UNTV

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

IMF / BRIEFING

The International Monetary Fund has announced a new mission to Egypt to discuss the next steps toward a possible program. IMF

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAFER CITIES

The Safer Cities Programme of UN-Habitat Programme has been accumulating theoretical, and practical knowledge, on urban violence prevention issues for almost fifteen years. Dr. Joan Clos the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (HABITAT), and mayors from major world cities brief reporters on the outcome statement of the global network [...]

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Security Council today (14 March) unanimously extended the United Nations mission in Libya and relaxed an arms embargo making it easier for the Government to better equip its security forces. UNTV

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

WHO / ROAD SAFETY

The “2013 Global Status Report on Road Safety” launched today shows that while the number of deaths on the road has “plateaued”, there is “still an increase in the number of road deaths in more than half the countries.” WHO/FILE

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / GUTERRES

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, travels to the Jaber border in Jordan to witness the nightly exodus of Syrian refugees. UNHCR

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SIERRA LEONE

The Executive Representative and Head of the United Nations (UN) Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, will present the Tenth Report of the Secretary-General on the UN's Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leoneto the Security Council. UNTV

13 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GA / HUGO CHAVEZ

The United Nations General Assembly today pays a tribute to the memory of His Excellency Hugo Chávez Frías, late President of the BolivarianRepublicof Venezuela. UNTV

13 Mar 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Jordan is now home to nearly 400,000 Syrian refugees, most of them living in small villages or towns, without work or money. According to UNHCR, their numbers will continue to grow.

13 Mar 2013 | Read More »

TURKEY / AMOS

Valerie Amos, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator is visiting Turkey to draw attention to the humanitarian impact of the conflict in Syria. ANADOLU NEWS AGENCY

13 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SYRIA / REMEDIAL EDUCATION

Besides going through the trauma of war, children in Syria in many cases have not been to school for two years.  UNICEF is filling the gap of closed schools with remedial classes that give children the chance to get caught up. UNICEF

13 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN-SOUTH SUDAN

United States (US) Ambassador Susan Rice briefed journalists today (12 March) following a United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting on Sudan and South Sudan with the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous.

12 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / OIL AGREEMENT

Sudan and South Sudan signed today (12 March) a long-awaited cooperation agreements, paving the way for the resumption of oil exports, and giving their ailing economies a desperately needed lifeline.

12 Mar 2013 | Read More »

TURKEY / GUTERRES

On a trip to Turkey to visit camps hosting Syrian refugees earlier this week, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres tells a press conference, "In January we had 5,000, in February we had 8,000, so this shows you the staggering escalation we are witnessing." UNHCR

12 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA

A whole generation of Syrian children risks being lost amid the country's spiraling civil war, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) cautioned today (12 March) in Geneva. CH UNTV

12 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / FAMILY HEALTH

In partnership with the Government of Uganda and Faith Based Organizations, UNICEF has introduced Family Health Days in places of worship. UNICEF

12 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINIANS IN SYRIA

Amid rising deaths among the Palestinian refugee population in Syria and funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country, a senior United Nations official today (11 March) urged international donors to step up their financial support for relief efforts in what he described as "a messy, violent and tragic war for the civilian population." UNTV

11 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAN-HRC

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed accused Iran today (11 March) of serious "violations of human rights." CH UNTV

11 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC-DPRK

The UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) says the widespread systematic pattern of violations in the country could constitute crimes against humanity that need more scrutiny than can be carried out by a single investigator. CH UNTV

11 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA PRESSER

The Syrian government, not rebel opposition groups, are committing crimes against humanity, the United Nations human rights investigators said today in Geneva. CH UNTV

11 Mar 2013 | Read More »

DRC / KITCHANGA FIGHTING

The fighting that began last week in the town of Kitchanga in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu Province, is still ongoing. Thousands of the town's inhabitants—mostly women, children, and the elderly—have fled in fear, taking only their few belongings and their cattle. People who are unable to flee are seeking refuge in [...]

11 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / COMMISSION OF INQUIRY-SYRIA

The Syrian government is reportedly using medical care as a tactic of war, U.N. human rights investigators said today. The latest UN report into human rights abuses in the conflict says medical access is being denied on political and sectarian grounds. CH UNTV

11 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / LIVESTOCK EXPORT

Somalia has officially begun exporting livestock from the main port in it's capital Mogadishu for the first time in 22 years. AU/UN-IST

11 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SENEGAL / WOMEN AND ENERGY

Cleaner cook stoves and rural electrification are part of energy projects in Senegalthat rely on women in the decision-making process, helping them improve their lives and the prosperity of their families. WORLD BANK

9 Mar 2013 | Read More »

NEW YORK / "MARCH ON MARCH 8"

Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, the patron of UN Women for Peace and wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with actress and activist Susan Sarandon, model Christy Turlinton, and actress Kelly Rutherford, among others, participated in the "March on March 8"  in support of UN Women. UNTV

8 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

Marking International Women's Day, a UN body today warned that hundreds of millions of women and girls do not have access to safe menstrual hygiene products, endangering their health, and putting their livelihoods and education at risk. CH  UNTV

8 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / UNDOF

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said today (8 March) that the blue helmets seized in the Golan Heights two days ago were all safe but remained detained, adding that the world body is working to secure their release as quickly as possible. UNTV

8 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Thousands of women marched through the streets of Juba town today in celebration of International Women's Day, under the national them  "Gender agenda: educate girls and women." UNMISS

8 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / POLICE WOMEN

Seeking to boost basic English skills,  the United Nations Mission in South Sudan is teaching the language to over 50 women from South Sudan National Police Service. UNMISS

8 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SALMA HAYEK – AVON AWARD

Actress and Avon Foundation For Women Ambassador Salma Hayek, presents the '2nd Annual Avon Communications Award: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women' at the United Nations. UNTV

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / UNDOF

The spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General says that the 21 UNDOF (UN Disengagement and Observer Force) peacekeepers who were detained yesterday (6 March) in the Golan Heights region have not been released. UNTV

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / PIBOR UNREST

Following an exchange of fire which broke out between South Sudan's army, the Sudan People’s Liberation army and an armed group yesterday (6 March) in the market area of Pibor town in eastern Jonglei, hundreds of residents fled the town and market area temporarily. UNMISS

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / DPRK SANCTIONS

The Security Council today (7 March) unanimously approved a new resolution condemning "in the strongest terms" the 12 February nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and imposing new sanctions. UNTV

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FGM

A campaign against Female Genital Circumcision (FGM) in Somalia has brought in religious scholars and leaders to emphasize that religion does not support the cutting of body parts. UNICEF

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BURUNDIAN TROOPS MEDICAL CLINIC

Burundi’s AMISOM contingent has been in Somalia since 2007 when street battles, mortar fire, and suicide bombings in Mogadishu were at their height. Medics working with the contingent have also been operating an outpatient clinic for SNA and AMISOM at Somalia’s former National University. AU-UN/IST

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN MILLIONTH REFUGEE

When Bushra was registered in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on March 6, she became the one millionth refugee from Syria since the crisis there flared almost two years ago. UNHCR

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / UNDOF

The Security Council issues a press statement read by the President of the Security Council, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, strongly condemning the detention of a group of more than 20 peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) earlier today by armed elements of the Syrian opposition. UNTV

6 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution extending the mandate of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) until 28 February 2014. UNTV

6 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / IRAN SANCTIONS

At a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran and non-Proliferation, United States (US) Ambassador Susan Rice welcomed the recently resumed P5 +1 dialogue with Iran; but, she said, "let us not forget that dialogue is only a means to an end". UNTV

6 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / WATER AND DISASTERS

At a meeting at the United Nations (UN) convened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, Government and UN officials agree that early warning systems and cooperation among countries are some of the measures needed to increase resilience to water-related disasters. UNTV

6 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIAN REFUGEES-GUTERREZ

Almost two years to the day of the start of the Syrian crisis, the one million refugees mark has been reached. UNHCR

6 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SECURITY COUNCIL – HUGO CHAVEZ

The Security Council today (6 March) observed a minute of silence honoring the memory of Venezuelan President Hugo Chaves who died yesterday (5 March) at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. UNTV / FILE

6 Mar 2013 | Read More »

NIGER/ REFUGEE EDUCATION

About 50,000 Malian refugees have sought shelter in Niger because of violence in their own country. UNICEF

6 Mar 2013 | Read More »

OBIT / HUGO CHAVEZ

Venezuelan President Hugo Chaves died today (5 March) at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. UNTV

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / BAN KI-MOON

Ban says that that the approach he was proposing to the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo had a number of important elements "crucial to peacemaking in Africa'sGreat Lakesregion".  UNTV

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / DRC

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  today called on the Security Council to authorize the deployment of a special force within the current United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to address imminent threats to peace and security. UNTV

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GOMA / PLANE CRASH

A plane crash in Goma last night killed seven people, three men survived and were taken to the hospital. Some of MONUSCO’s offices near the crash site got hit by flying debris, which damaged some roofs and UN Vehicles, but did not cause any human casualties on the ground.  MONUSCO

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / DPRK

Ambassador Susan Rice of theUnited States today (5 March) announced the drafting of a new US –China tabled resolution that would "deliver a credible and strong response" to the Democratic People's Republic ofKorea (DPRK) latest nuclear test. UNTV

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / UNMISS OUTREACH

In a bid to increase awareness of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan's (UNMISS) role and mandate among communities of Jonglei  State, the mission conducted a one-day community outreach in Akuideng Boma, township of Jalle Payam. UNMISS

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / COUNTER-TERRORISM

Ben Emmerson, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, demanded today in Geneva that Britain and the United States publish classified documents regarding the CIA’s human rights violations under former President George W. Bush.  UNTV

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

BANGLADESH / PRIMETIME NEWS

In Bangladesh, six young people from mostly underprivileged backgrounds have been given an extraordinary opportunity. They've been trained as broadcast journalists. UNICEF

5 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / VITALY CHURKIN

Russian Ambassador Vitally Churkin, who holds the chairmanship of the Security Council for the month of March, briefs reporters on the Council's plan of work for this month. UNTV

4 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / WOMEN WRAP

During the opening of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly of the 57th Commission on the Status of Women, UN officials make a call for action to end violence against women in view of several high profile cases around the world. UNTV

4 Mar 2013 | Read More »

IAEA / BOARD OF GOVERNORS

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano today delivered a statement to the Agency’s Board of Governors, where he briefed Member States on nuclear verification issues in Iran and in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. IAEA

4 Mar 2013 | Read More »

INCB / REPORT LAUNCH ADVANCER

A Report to be launched tomorrow (5 March) by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) calls for renewing the spirit of shared responsibility in preventing the suffering caused by inadequate access to medicines, drug abuse, drug trafficking and illicit drug production. INCB

4 Mar 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / CHOLERA

Since 2011, UNICEF and the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) have formed a partnership to fight cholera in Port-au-Prince. UNICEF

4 Mar 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / LYNCHING

In Haiti, the old practice of lynching people is prohibited by law – yet in the South-eastern district of Belle-Anse it still seems to be common practice. MINUSTAH

2 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRC-BAN KI-MOON

Addressing an audience today (01 March) inGeneva, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was interrupted by an emotional audience. CH UNTV

1 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BAN KI-MOON-CERN

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visit's At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. UNTV  

1 Mar 2013 | Read More »

DRC / AIRPORT SECURITY FENCE

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (MONUSCO) Engineering Section in collaboration with the Congolese Airports Authority is to build a security parameter wall/fence around the airport of Goma. MONUSCO

1 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BAN KI-MOON PRESSER

At a UN Geneva press conference, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasizes his concern about the sectarian violence in Syria as the situation in the country deteriorates and the number of refugees is nearing one million.  CH UNTV

1 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALI

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says that insecurity remains the primary concern among internally displaced people and refugees in Mali. CH UNTV

1 Mar 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BUUR-HAKBA

Somali government troops, with the backing of African Union forces, have met with elders and other influential leaders in Buur-Hakba, as part of efforts to secure the strategic town which they captured from Al Shabaab fighters on Wednesday (February 27). AU/UN /IST

1 Mar 2013 | Read More »

 

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