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WHO / WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2013

On World No Tobacco Day, 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for countries to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to help reduce the number of tobacco users. Tobacco use kills nearly 6 million people every year. WHO

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IMF / JAPAN

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Jerald Schiff, Deputy Director for the Asia and Pacific Department, visited Tokyo during May 21-31 to conduct the annual Article IV discussions with Japan. IMF

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GENEVA / SYRIA REFUGEES

The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, said Friday that the number of refugees fleeing Syria had reached more than 1.6 million people. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / DPRK DEFECTORS

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, says it is concerned for the fate of nine young North Korean (DPRK) defectors returned to their homeland, where they face possible severe punishment or even execution. The group, believed to all be orphans, were first returned by Laotian police to China this week after crossing that border. CH [...]

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MALI / HEALTH

In rural Mali community health agents are in the frontline of the fight against diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia, the biggest killers of under 5 year old. UNICEF

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ECUADOR/ SOWC DISABILITIES

Richard suffers from a genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. He is fortunate to be growing up in a country that has some of the most progressive policies towards people living with disability. UNICEF

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SOUTH SUDAN / PRISON AGRICULTURE

The UN Mission in South Sudanis helping South Sudan Prison Services in stepping up efforts to establish its own agricultural farm and industries as a means of rehabilitating prisoners in the country. UNMISS  

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VIET NAM / SOWC LAUNCH

Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF's annual State of the World's Children report. UNICEF launched its annual flagship publication at a centre for the victims of Agent Orange in Da Nang, Viet Nam. UNICEF [...]

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UN / POST 2015 MDG REPORT

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning was handed over the Report of his High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Later in the day Amina Mohammed, the Special Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Framework, will brief journalists on the report. UNTV

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UN / ŠIMONOVIĆ

Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, briefs journalists on his recent mission toCentral Asia. UNTV  

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GENEVA / LETHAL AUTONOMOUS ROBOTICS

The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Today calling for a worldwide moratorium on what he called "lethal autonomous robotics", LARs – weapons systems that, once activated, can select and engage targets without further human intervention. OHCHR / CH UNTV

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HAITI / AIRPORT RESUMES OPERATION

Haitian air traffic finally resumed yesterday (29 May) 48 hours after a Brazilian military plane veered away from the runway last Sunday (26 May) due to a mechanic breakdown that forced it to interrupt the departure. MINUSTAH

30 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA HRC RESOLUTION

The United Nation’s top human rights body today adopted a resolution demanding a probe into the fighting around the Syrian town of Qusair, near Lebanon, and condemning foreign fighters’s involvement in support of President Bashar Assad. CH UNTV

30 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / BAN KI-MOON

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief journalist today on his recent trip to the African continent. UNTV

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UNICEF/SOWC DISABILITIES OVERVIEW

UNICEF's The State of the World's Children 2013 report highlights not just the challenges and ambitions of the estimated tens of millions of children who live with disabilities. Children with disabilities have a much greater role to play in societies, according to UNICEF's annual The State of the World's Children report. UNICEF

29 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICA

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, Abou Moussa, briefed the Security Council on the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa and on the Lord's Resistance Army-affected areas. UNTV

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UN / PEACEKEEPERS DAY WRAP

Following a wreath laying by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning in honour of those peacekeepers who died in the line of duty, Hervé Ladsous, the United Nations (UN) Head of Peacekeeping Operations, and Ameerah Haq, the UN Chief for Field Support brief journalists on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. UN / [...]

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IRAQ / SYRIAN REFUGEES

At the age of 16, Ali is leaving his childhood behind to become the sole care giver of his grandparents. They all fled to Iraq from Syria, leaving the rest of the family behind. UNHCR

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GENEVA / PILLAY – SYRIA

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has said that the solution to the Syrian conflict must be political and not military. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / MIGRANTS

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants, Françios Crepeau, has called on European governments to desist from detaining irregular migrants if they have not committed any crime. OHCHR

29 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUANTANAMO

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay yesterday (27 May) reiterated calls for the United States government to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre  in compliance with its obligations under international law. CH UNTV

28 May 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ ELECTRICITY

Providing electricity to 1.2 billion people who don't have access to reliable sources of energy is a key component to ending extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, according to a World Bank Group report. Vice President Rachel Kyte says people living without electricity have fewer opportunities to improve their lives. WORLD BANK

28 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY-SYRIA

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged the international community on Monday (27 May) to take tangible action to stop the escalating bloodshed in Syria. CH UNTV

28 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALI WATER AND SANITATION

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva voiced concerns on Tuesday about the lack of water supplies and electricity in Gao, as an aftermath of the crisis in Mali. CH UNTV

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UGANDA / MALNUTRITION

Despite the country’s agricultural base, more than 2 million children in Ugandaare chronically malnourished. A community integrated programme funded by the European Union (EU) in partnership with UNICEF and USAID Uganda aims at improving household nutrition practices. UNICEF

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SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION EXHIBIT

In February 2013, Award Winning Photographer Marco Grob, who is a big supporter of the UN Mine Action Services (UNMAS), visited South Sudanto take photos of the work UNMAS and other Mine Action Non-Government Organizations were doing in the Country. The Photos were handed over to UNMAS and have been displayed to create awareness of [...]

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UN / COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

Claudio Grossman, the Chairperson of the Committee against Torture, and the Chair of the 25th meeting of human rights treaty bodies, which started on the 20th of May, briefs journalists today (24 May). UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / TROIKA PRESSER

Envoys from United States, Norwayand United Kingdom, to South Sudan, in a joint statement voiced their concern about continued violence and conflict in JongleiState.  UNMISS  

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SOUTH SUDAN / MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

South Sudanhealth authorities declared on April 30 an Outbreak of Meningitis when the number of cases rose to 8. Since then the numbers have increased to 90 reported cases and 4 casualties. UNMISS

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GENEVA /SYRIA UPDATE

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Friday (24 May) called on countries around Syria to keep their borders open for refugees while stressing that “urgent and robust” international support for host countries and aid organizations was vital. UNHCR

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SOMALIA / AU 50th ANNIVERSARY

At a ceremony to mark the 50th Anniversary in Mogadishu yesterday (23 May), Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud reminded guests of the critical role Somalia played in the OAU's fight against colonialism. AU/UN IST

24 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUATEMALA-HUMAN RIGHTS

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Friday they were concerned about the right of victims in Guatemala to obtain remedies, following the ruling of the Constitutional Court annulling the verdict on Rios Montt, the former military leader of Guatemala. CH UNTV

24 May 2013 | Read More »

IMF / BRIEFING

In its regular bi-monthly press briefing, the IMF said today that it will send a team to Greece early next month to meet with Greek authorities and its European partners. IMF

23 May 2013 | Read More »

DRC / GOMA-BAN KI MOON & JIM YON KIM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier today together with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank visited Goma in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. MONUSCO

23 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD ECONOMIC SITUATION AND PROSPECTS

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) reports on the mid-year update of the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2013. UNTV

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DR CONGO/ BAN KI-MOON- JIM YONG KIM

Earlier today Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In Kinshasa, he met with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, as part of a first joint UN/World Bank visit. They both held meetings with DRC President Joseph Kabila, and Government ministers. MONUSCO

22 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, told the Security Council today that the region continues to undergo a period of great turmoil, with regional tensions mounting dangerously. On Syria he said that ending the conflict is a matter of great urgency and must be a top priority of the [...]

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UN / BIODIVERSITY

Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity briefs journalists on the occasion of the International Day of Biodiversity. UNTV

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SOMALIA / SMALL BUSINESS

Grants from UNHCR provide a lifeline to help displaced Somalia families start small businesses. UNHCR

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WHO / H7N9

Addressing the 66th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva today (21 May), the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says that there are "serious concerns" about the new H7N9 avian influenza virus. WHO

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MOZAMBIQUE / BAN KI-MOON DAY 2

On the second day of his trip to Mozambique, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the San Sao School where he highlights a campaign to end violence against women. UNTV

21 May 2013 | Read More »

UNFPA / ENDING OBSTETRIC FISTULA DAY ADVANCER

Countries around the world will mark the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May to gain support and raise awareness in an effort to end a devastating injury that can occur during childbirth when medical services are not available. UNFPA

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GENEVA / SYRIA UPDATE

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR says today (21 May) that the number of Syrian refugees flooding into Jordan has suddenly fallen from several thousand a day to a handful, warning that fighting may be preventing people in need from arriving. CH UNTV

21 May 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA – SECURITY CRACKDOWN

An unprecedented coalition of Somali security forces and troops with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have launched an operation today (May 21) to neutralise lingering insurgent elements blamed for a recent spate of violence in the capital Mogadishu. AU-UN/IST

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MOZAMBIQUE / BAN KI-MOON

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today arrived in Mozambique. This morning in the capital Maputo Ban held talks with the leadership of the National Assembly and later attended a roundtable event on "The Future we Want – Millennium Development Goals' Post 2015 and Agenda 2025".UNTV

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WHO / HEALTH ASSEMBLY

The 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) opened today in Geneva, with nearly 3,000 delegates from 194 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) attending the annual meeting. WHO

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UN / INDIGENOUS FORUM WRAP

The twelfth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opens today at the United Nations in New York. UNTV

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MAURITANIA/MALIAN REFUGEES

The Mbera camp in Mauritaniais home to 74,000 refugees from Mali, more than half are under 18. Many of the children have been in the camp for more than a year and their needs are great. UNICEF

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MALI / LOCATION SCOUTING

During her two day visit to Mali, the United Nations head of field support Ameerah Haq yesterday (19 May) visited the regional capital city of Gao, in eastern Maliand also visited locations predetermined for future deployment of the United Nations personnel to the recently approved UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) in Mali. MINUSMA

20 May 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / UGANDAN TROOPS

After succeeding in pushing al Shabaab insurgents out of Mogadishu Ugandan soldiers from Battle Group 9+, a contingent serving under the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are retuning home. AU-UN/IST

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UGANDA / CATTLE HEALTH

Animal diseases cross borders with ease. In Moroto, at the Kenyan/Ugandan border Pastoralists can only rely on services offered at end points in either Ugandaor Kenya, Like in Moroto where local organizations maintain routine checkups. FAO

18 May 2013 | Read More »

NY–GENEVA / INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA WRAP

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in Geneva officials today commemorated the International day Against Homophobia. UNTV/CH UNTV

17 May 2013 | Read More »

IFAD / ASIA-REMITTANCES REPORT ADVANCER

A record US$ 260 billion was sent home by migrant Asian workers last year and one in ten Asian families depend on this remittance money to survive. But, according to a new report to be launched on 20 May 2013, high fees and limited financial services mean that the potential impact this money could have [...]

17 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA REFUGEES

The United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) said today that the number of refugees fleeing Syria had reached more than 1.5 million people. CH UNTV

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WHO / YELLOW FEVER

The yellow fever 'booster' vaccination given ten years after the initial vaccination is not necessary, according to the World Health Organization. WHO

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UN / SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

The Director of the Earth Institute, Jeffrey Sachs, tells a meeting on sustainable development and climate change that 21 years after the signing of the of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, "we haven't even begun to change direction." He added that in the United States, "politics has found a way" to keep the [...]

16 May 2013 | Read More »

ILO / BANGLADESH

The United Nations labour agency (ILO) today welcomed an agreement signed by international fashion brands and retailers, and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters and insisted action had to happen immediately on improving conditions in factories in Bangladesh. CH-UNTV

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CHAD / REFUGEE HEALTH

Refugees in southern Chad receive health care under a European Union-funded programme. A new clinic tackles malaria, malnutrition, respiratory infections and more. UNHCR

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UN / CAMERON-SYRIA

Talking to journalists today at the United Nations on the situation in Syria, United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron says that if there is no engagement with the opposition, "then we shouldn't be surprised if extremist elements in that opposition grow". UNTV

15 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Briefing the Security Council today, Margaret Vogt Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations (UN) Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (CAR) says that "there is an urgent need to restore security stability in the CAR." UNTV

15 May 2013 | Read More »

UN/ POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron, one of the Co-Chairs of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, briefs journalists on the steps to take after the U.N. Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.  UNTV

15 May 2013 | Read More »

GA / SYRIA VOTE

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution condemning the Syrian Government and giving recognition to the Syrian National Coalition by 107 votes in favour, 12 votes against and 59 abstentions. UNTV

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UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

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UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION REPORT LAUNCH

The United Nations today (15 May) warns that economic losses from disasters have spun out of control and has called on the world's business community to incorporate disaster risk management to their investment strategies in order to avoid further losses. UNTV

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WHO / WORLD HEALTH STATISTICS

Ties Boerma, Director of the Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems at WHO says that although enormous progress in the battle against infectious diseases, child mortality and maternal mortality has been made, "still it is far from enough. The world is still an inequitable place; a very inequitable place." WHO

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UN / BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina are still falling short of the expectations of their citizens and the international community, causing the country to slip farther behind its neighbours in regional integration, the Security Council was told today (14 May). UNTV

14 May 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NEW DEAL

While hosting a meeting with members of the “New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States” group in Mogadishu, Somalia's Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said that assisting the country with adequate financing "will provide the window of opportunity to build confidence in the political process and strengthen core national priorities." AU-UN/IST

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DRC / INTERVENTION BRIGADE ARRIVAL

Tanzanian forces arrived last Friday (10 May) to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to serve in the intervention brigade recently approved by the Security Council. MONUSCO

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GENEVA / SYRIA UPDATE

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have delivered aid to an area in northern Syria that had not received UN assistance for the past 10 months due to insecurity. (CH UNTV)

14 May 2013 | Read More »

WHO / SOMALIA-POLIO

Somalia’s first wild poliovirus (WPV) case since 2007 has triggered a surveillance alert and mass vaccination plans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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WHO / CORONAVIRUS

Talking about the recent outbrake of Coronavirus, the World Health Organization's Spokesperson Gregory Hartl said today in Geneva that "Anytime a new virus starts infecting humans, we have to take it seriously and especially a virus which has killed 60 percent of the people it infects." WHO

13 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

The Secretary-General spoke at the Security Council meeting this morning on terrorism in Africa. He said that terrorism is a threat to Africa’s peace, security and development. UNTV

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FAO / FORESTS-EDIBLE INSECTS

Addressing the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome today, Eva Ursula Muller, Director, of Forestry, Economics, Policy and Products Division of FAO talked about insects as a new nutritious and protein-rich food. She said that "insects are now being a novelty in Europe. Plus they are healthy, they're nutritious and [...]

13 May 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / LADSOUS

As part of his five-day tour of the region, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on Sunday toured the Line of Withdrawal (Blue Line) in UNIFIL area of operations in southern Lebanon.  UNIFIL

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UN / TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, along with the head of the UN office against drugs and crime, Yuri Fedotov, and Oscar-winning actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Mira Sorvino, called today (13 May) for concrete actions to combat the trafficking in persons, a modern form of slavery that creates millions of victims, and whose profits in the [...]

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FAO / EDIBLE INSECTS

Population growth, urbanisation and the growing middle class are all contributing to a growing global demand for protein. Insects contain high levels of essential nutrients and vitamins, as well as high protein content comparable to meat products. FAO

13 May 2013 | Read More »

GREECE / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Desperate Syrian refugees take deadly risks to get to Europe. UNHCR

11 May 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / LI BINGBING ELEPHANT POACHING

Chinese actress Li Bingbing makes a call against poaching. UNEP 

10 May 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / EXPLOSIVES

Since the departure of extremist group al Shabaab in 2011, Somalia's National Security Forces and their African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) partners, have been collecting and destroying unexploded ordnance (UXOs) from all over the Somali capital. AU / UN IST

10 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY – SYRIA

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday that reports of massacres allegedly carried out by Syrian government forces and pro-government militias in recent days should spur international action to find a solution to the conflict and ensure those responsible for serious human rights violations are made to account for their crimes. [...]

10 May 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / EDUCATION

Six months after Typhoon Bopha took more than 1,000 lives and displaced more than a million people, teaching and learning are taking place again in elementary schools across affected parts of the Philippines. UNICEF

10 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / GUINEA-BISSAU

Jose Ramos Horta, the United Nations’ Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau will present to the Security Council the latest report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau. UNTV

9 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / ABYEI- FRANCES DENG

While talking about the recent (4 May) attack by ethnic Misseriya pastoralist tribesmen on a UN convoy in Abyei, South Sudan's Ambassador said today (9 May) at the United Nations that "this was not by any means an isolated incident." He added that "it is a culmination of a pattern." UNTV

9 May 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MIDWIFE

South Sudanhas been named one of the worst places for a mother to be, with an estimated 13 infants out of 1000 births dying in the first day after birth. UNMISS (WARNING: graphic image of dead baby)

9 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / JAN ELIASSON

The United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson briefs journalists on the Somalia Conference in London, as well as his trips to South-East Asia, Thailandand Singapore. UNTV

9 May 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / PNEUMONIA VACCINE

Pneumonia is one of the top three killer diseases of children under the age of 5 globally. In Uganda, pneumonia kills up to 24,000 children every year before their fifth birthday. But now thousands of children's lives will be saved by the recent introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. UNICEF 

9 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / HUMAN SECURITY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend together with former UNHCR chief Sadako Ogata a special meeting on human security. UNTV 

8 May 2013 | Read More »

ILO / GLOBAL EMPLOYMENT TRENDS REPORT LAUNCH

A new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) says that the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives. ILO

8 May 2013 | Read More »

SWEDEN / YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

With nearly 74 million young people worldwide unemployed, youth guarantees programmes help keep youth connected to the labour market by boosting skills and giving them support to find jobs. ILO 

8 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Security Council received a briefing from Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). She discussed the work her office was doing concerning the situation in Libya and the court proceedings already taking place in that country. UNTV

8 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / EGYPT- HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nation Human Rights office (OHCHR) has expressed concerns over a draft law in Egypt, warning that it could silence civil society organisations, which will be detrimental to protection of human rights in the country. CH UNTV

8 May 2013 | Read More »

IRAQ / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Kava and his family arrive at Domiz camp in northern Iraq, traumatized by the conflict in Syria. With the help of UNHCR and its partners, his family has found shelter and a glimmer of hope. UNHCR

8 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / QUEEN MAXIMA

Recently crowned Queen Maxima of the Netherlands meets with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UNTV

7 May 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / LI BINGBING – POACHING

On a fact-finding mission to Kenya, film actress Li Bing Bing, one of China’s most popular celebrities and a rising Hollywoodstar, has urged that greater efforts be made by governments and consumers to combat illegal wildlife trade. UNEP  

7 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / ROAD SAFETY

According to road safety experts meeting this week in Geneva, for every person killed on the road due to alcohol-related accidents, two to three people are killed in accidents due to fatigue. CH UNTV

7 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CORONAVIRUS

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that three more people in Saudi Arabia have been diagnosed with the new novel Coronavirus (nCoV), including two people who have died of the SARS-like virus in recent days. CH UNTV  

7 May 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / DEMO

Hundreds of South Sudanese held a demonstration in Juba today (7 May) to protest the killing of a chief, a UN peacekeeper and a civilian in Abyei on 4 May. UNMISS

7 May 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / CONFERENCE VOX-POPS

Somalia has seen major changes in recent years as large parts of the country, including the capital Mogadishu, and other major cities were liberated from the once-feared al-Shabaab extremist group by Somalia's security forces, who are supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). AU-UN/IST

7 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / ABYEI

The members of the Security Council today in NY condemned in the strongest terms the attack by Misseriya elements on a convoy of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a delegation of Ngok Dinka on Saturday (May 4), which resulted in the death of Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief Kuol Deng Kuol, an [...]

6 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA-AIR STRIKES

In a statement issued yesterday the United nations Secretary-General expressed grave concern about reports of air strikes in Syria by the Israeli Air Force. UNTV 

6 May 2013 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / MEASLES

In Pakistan, vaccinators are pushing harder than ever to protect every child from preventable childhood diseases. UNICEF 

6 May 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / ABYEI VIOLENCE

The government of South Sudan strongly condemned the killing of paramount chief and an Ethiopian Peacekeeper in Abyei region on Saturday (May 4th 2013). UNMISS

6 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / DR CONGO

The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Mary Robinson briefed the Council today on the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was signed in February, and said that there were no guarantees that this new push for peace will succeed. UNTV

6 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH KOREA

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon met today (6 May) with the newly-elected President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) at United Nations Headquarters in New York. UNTV

6 May 2013 | Read More »

IMF / LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN OUTLOOK

The International Monetary Fund says that growth in Latin America and the Caribbeanis set to pick up from 3 percent in 2012 to 3 and a half percent in 2013, supported by stronger external demand, favorable financing conditions, and the effects of earlier policy easing in some countries. IMF  

6 May 2013 | Read More »

SYRIA / CHILDREN VOICES

An art teacher, a mother and, four children living at the Bab al Salama camp in Syria talk about their life in a camp during conflict. UNICEF

4 May 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FREEDOM OF PRESS

As the world marks the World Press Freedom Day today, the media in South Sudancontinues to struggle, radio being the main source of information for the country's citizens. UNMISS

3 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HAND HYGIENE

The World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging patients and their family members to join health workers in their efforts to practice good hand hygiene. CH UNTV

3 May 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / SOLAR ENERGY

Solar-powered refrigerators harness the power of the Haitian sun to keep life-saving vaccines chilled for children. UNICEF

3 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / NIGERIA VIOLENCE

The United Nations is calling for a full and impartial investigation into the killing of at least 200 civilians in northern Nigeria, during a security operation to flush out Islamic militants. CH UNTV

3 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / TZIPI LIVNI

Tizipi Livni, Israel's Minister of Justice meets Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UNTV  

2 May 2013 | Read More »

CHAD / CAR REFUGEES

Conflict in the Central African Republic has driven thousands of refugees across the borders to Camp Amboko a refugee camp in southern Chad built ten years ago by the United Nations Refugees agency. UNHCR

2 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution this morning establishing the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for an initial period of twelve months. The Mission will be start deploying on 3 June. UNTV

2 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / FREEDOM OF PRESS

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commemorated World Press Freedom Day at the United Nations Headquarters. UNTV 

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JORDAN / SYRIAN CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

To ensure that Syrian refugee children in Jordandon't lose out on education and have the same opportunities as others to fulfil their dreams, the Ministry of Education, with support from UNICEF is providing free schooling. UNICEF

2 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday evening (30 April) in a statement expressed his concern over the upsurge of violence throughout Iraq that has left many dead and hundreds injured over the past week. UNTV 

1 May 2013 | Read More »

GOMA / MARY ROBINSON

Mary Robinson, the United Nation Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, visited the city of Goma today in the conflict-riven east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she pressed the importance of implementing a recently-signed regional peace agreement to end the cycles of conflict and crisis in the region. MONUSCO

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GREECE / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Desperate Syrian refugees take deadly risks to get to Europe. UNHCR  

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SERBIA / INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Belgrade schools are becoming more inclusive, integrating students with disabilities and from the Roma communities. UNICEF executive board members pay a visit, to see for themselves the impact that the organization's work can have in a middle-income country like this. UNICEF

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