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WHO / HIV RECOMMENDATIONS

New HIV treatment guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) earlier. WHO  

30 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALI / MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Miles Vernon, a United Nations Movement Control Officer who arrived in Maliin February 2013 talks about his experience there. MINUSMA

29 Jun 2013 | Read More »

VIENNA / VIENNA + 20 CONCLUDES

An International conference on human rights concluded today (28 June) with delegates charged with more responsibility to ensure human rights ideals are upheld.  OHCHR

28 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALAWI / CASH TRANSFERS

In 2006, the Government of Malawi launched the Social Cash Transfer Program to help the poorest of the poor. Currently, the programme provides a monthly contribution of 14 dollars to more than 26,000 households. The program has two clear objectives: to fight poverty and hunger, and to help families send their children to school. FAO

28 Jun 2013 | Read More »

IAEA / NUCLEAR SECURITY MEETING ADVANCER

From 1-5 of July some 35 Ministers and over 1,200 participants from more than 100 States will meet at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria to discuss ways to strengthen nuclear security worldwide. IAEA

28 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FELTMAN

The UN's top political official, Jeffrey Feltman, visited Somalia yesterday (June 27) to express solidarity in the aftermath of the recent attack (19 June) on a UN compound, and to reaffirm the UN's resolve to keep up its support to the Somali government and people. AU/UN-IST

28 Jun 2013 | Read More »

VIENNA / HUMAN RIGHTS

Hundreds of diplomats, civil society members, academics and human rights experts have gathered in Viennafor a two-day Conference to mark 20 years since the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) at the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993. OCHCR  

27 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The United Nations Security Council today voted unanimously to ease sanctions against Iraq more than 20 years after former President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait In 1990. UNTV

27 Jun 2013 | Read More »

DRC / WITCHCRAFT

Beliefs in witchcraft and other occult forces are widespread in Africa, as they are in many other parts of the world.  In the Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of children are accused of witchcraft, and economic hardship, conflict, urbanization, displacement and family breakdown are identified as the underlying causes of the phenomenon. UNICEF

27 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

The United Nations Special Envoy for the Sahelregion, Romano Prodi briefs the council today on the situation in that region. UNTV

26 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / UAV

The United Nations top peacekeeping official today (26 June) told the Security Council that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will soon be flying in the skies of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),  deterring armed groups by letting them know “that there is an eye in the sky watching what they are doing." UNTV

26 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UNRWA / MUHAMMAD ASAF ARAB IDOL

Arab pop Idol winner Muhammad Asaf visited the UNRWA compound in Gazawhere he met with UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi and staff and was appointed Ambassador for Youth. UNRWA

26 Jun 2013 | Read More »

ICJ / WHALING IN THE ANTARCTICA

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), today started its hearings in the case concerning whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan; New Zealandintervening). ICJ

26 Jun 2013 | Read More »

BURUNDI / MALNUTRITION

Nearly two thirds of Burundi's children are chronically malnourished. The country also has the highest level of hunger of all 79 countries reported in the 2012 Global Hunger Index. After years of conflict, the country has made strides in reducing acute malnutrition – but chronic malnutrition is a more complex condition to treat. UNICEF

26 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

The Security Council today (25 June) heard a briefing by the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, who said that given the current regional turmoil in the Middle East, it makes it "all the more imperative to build on the opening created by the diplomatic push from the United States and create a positive [...]

25 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / OCEANS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Ambassador Stuart Beck of Palauand Ghislaine Maxwell, Founder of the TerraMar Project, discuss with journalists how to incorporate the health of oceans into the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNTV

25 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / ETHIOPIA MALNUTRITION

Ethiopia's child malnutrition costs the country an estimated US $3 billion a year, or 16.5 percent of their gross domestic product, according to a study backed by the United Nations' World Food Program. WFP

25 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / MALI

The Secretary-General's recently appointed Special Representative for Mali, Bert Koenders, gave an update by video teleconference on the security situation; the mediation and national reconciliation process; the preparation of elections; and the humanitarian and human rights situations. UNTV

25 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BRAHIMI

A conference on ending the war in Syria is now unlikely to take place in July, the United Nations Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said before preparatory talks with the United States and Russian officials today (25 June) at the united Nations in Geneva. CH UNTV

25 Jun 2013 | Read More »

STORY: HAITI / ADOLESCENT HIV

Clinic seeks to improve the lives of children and young adults with HIV. UNICEF

24 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / WILLIAM HAGUE

British Foreign Secretary Minister William Hague updates journalists on Syria at the United Nations. UNTV

24 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The Security Council today (24 June) sent a strong signal to perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict that their crimes will not be tolerated, adopting a new resolution to strengthen efforts to end impunity for a scourge that affects not only large numbers of women and girls but also men and boys. UNTV

24 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF/ CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

The nature of warfare is changing, and from the Syrian Arab Republic to Myanmar, children are facing unprecedented threats. UNICEF reports on the alarming trends highlighted in the latest United Nations report on children and armed conflict. UNICEF

24 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALI / PEACE PROCESS

A week after signing a peace accord between the Malian Government and rebel Tuareg, a mixed military commission arrived to the rebel-held northern city of Kidal to asses the situation there and start a handover process. MINUSMA  

24 Jun 2013 | Read More »

PARIS / UNESCO HERITAGE SITES

Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia today (21 June) the UN Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) added various sites from around the world to its World Heritage site lists. UNESCO

22 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / DPRK

Ambassador Sin Son Ho of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said today (21 June) that "the fundamental reason of the instability on the Korean Peninsula is because the Korean armistice agreement has been nullified by the United States." UNTV

21 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

After briefing the Security Council today (21 June), the Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, Paulo Pinheiro, told reporters that not only "there is a devastating human cost to the availability of weapons," but there is also a political cost as "weapons fuel the parties' illusion that they can win this war, pulling [...]

21 Jun 2013 | Read More »

OPT / PALESTINIAN FOOD INSECURITY

Two United Nations agency heads today expressed concern at deteriorating food security in the West Bank and Gaza where one in three Palestinian households now struggle to feed their families. WFP

21 Jun 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / JOLIE

To mark World Refugee Day, the High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres and UNHCR's Special Envoy Jolie visited Syrian refuges at the Za'atari camp in Jordan. UNHCR

21 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIAN SUMMER HEAT

Soaring summer temperatures, overcrowding and worsening hygiene are the latest threats facing some 4 million children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, the United Nation's children fund (UNICEF) said today (21 June). CH UNTV

21 Jun 2013 | Read More »

WASHINGTON / IMF ON ITALY

In its regular briefing, the IMF today (20 June) welcomed Italy's new growth measures. The measures provide 3 billion Euros a year for public works programs in 2013, which could create an estimated 30,000 temporary construction jobs. IMF

20 Jun 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / JOLIE

Actress Angelina Jolie, a UN Special Envoy for the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) today (20 June) marked World Refugee Day by calling for world leaders to "put aside your differences" and end the war in Syria. UNHCR

20 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AFTERMATH

A Memorial Service was held today (20 June), at the Mogadishu International Airport, for United Nations staff and contractors who lost their lives during the attack an the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu Wednesday. AU / UN IST

20 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. WHO

20 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / AFGHANISTAN

The United Nations top official in Afghanistan today (20 June) expressed hope that "the current controversies and legitimate concerns around the Taliban office in Doha will soon be resolved thus opening the way to direct peace and reconciliation discussions between the High Peace Council and the Taliban." UNTV

20 Jun 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

As refugees continue to flee Syria into Jordan, the head of the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) today called "on those with political responsibilities to overcome their divisions and come together to do everything in their power to stop this war." UNHCR

20 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

More than seven million children are refugees, and a new report by UNHCR says global forced displacement is the highest it's been for 18 years. The report, 2013 Global Trends, was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. UNICEF

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / CONFLICT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Governments bear the primary responsibility to ensure that natural resources do not fuel conflict by ensuring that land and mineral wealth are managed wisely, transparently and yield benefits for the people, senior United Nations officials stressed today (19 June) in the Security Council.

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

WASHINGTON / WORLD BANK ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking, degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting in reduced fish stocks and coastal communities and cities more vulnerable to increasingly violent storms, these are [...]

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / WORLD REFUGEE DAY ADVANCER

The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) annual Global Trends report, released today (19 June) covers displacement that occurred during 2012 based on data from governments, NGO partners, and the UN refugee agency itself. The report shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 [...]

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALI / PEACE ACCORD

Tuesday (18 June) in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Tuareg rebel groups from northern Mali signed a peace accord with government, allowing Malian regular army as well as its civil administration gradual return to the region of Kidal, held by rebels since 2012. The agreement enlists support of French army, as well as United Nations [...]

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / REFUGEE APPEAL

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres  has launched a $1.7 billion appeal to aid Syrian refugees in  what he said was one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises  since the end of the Cold War, and one that carries the danger of a regional spill over.  UNHCR

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

Managing Libya's democratic transition is bound to be difficult given the legacy of decades of brutal rule, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council today (18 June) adding that the country could benefit from a national political dialogue on the way forward. UNTV

18 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / TURKEY

The United Nations top human rights official has urged Turkey's government and civil society to take urgent action to defuse tensions and has welcomed last week’s decision by the Turkish Government to put on hold further action on the Gezi Park development in Istanbul until a decision is made in court. CH UNTV

18 Jun 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / PLAYGROUNDS

Across Haiti, students at ten select schools are getting a chance to test a portable playground that encourages them to build forts, cars, towers and anything else that stimulates their young minds. UNICEF

18 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN/ UNV MARATHON

As part of activities with volunteerism with a theme of “inspiration in action” the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) UN Volunteers (UNV) in Wau in collaboration with the State Ministry of health organized running and biking to raise funds for solar panels for the pediatric unit of the Wau Teaching Hospital. UNMISS

17 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

The evolving nature and tactics of conflict are creating unprecedented threats for children, United Nations officials told the Security Council today (17 June), stressing that despite progress in protecting youngsters during war, dangerous new trends are making them even more vulnerable. UNTV

17 Jun 2013 | Read More »

DRC / AFRICAN CHILD

Children and youngsters in the Bunia area of Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)   over the weekend celebrated the Day of the African child in activities supported by the Blue Helmets of the UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). ICC

17 Jun 2013 | Read More »

VIETNAM / SOWC DISABILITIES

Another in UNICEF’s series called  The State of The World’s Children. This one profiles a Vietnamese teenager with a bone disability. UNICEF

15 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / RICE

Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States told reporters today (14 June) that the United States had delivered a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon providing its "latest assessment of chemical weapons use in Syria." UNTV

14 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / KOSOVO

Strong support from the international community is needed to ensure 'positive momentum' is sustained between Serbia and Kosovo, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, adding that progress cannot be taken for granted . UNTV

14 Jun 2013 | Read More »

WASHINGTON / IMF ON USA ECONOMY

The United States could spur growth by adopting a more balanced and gradual pace of cutting the deficit, especially at a time when monetary policy has limited room to support the recovery further, the International Monetary Fund said after wrapping up its annual review of the world's largest economy. IMF

14 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN

The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, said Friday that teams in Lebanon continue to register and assist refugees arriving from the western Syrian city of Al Qusayr, which government forces recently captured after fierce fighting. CH UNTV

14 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / KAY HARGEISA VISIT

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary–General (SRSG) Nicholas Kay arrived in Hargeisa, Somaliland Thursday (13 June), to meet with His Excellency President Ahmed Mahamed Mohamud (Silaanyo) and officials of the Somaliland government.  AU/UN IST

14 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA VOTE

The United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN’s top human rights forum, overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday condemning the involvement of foreign fighters in Syria’s civil war, singling out the pro-regime forces sent across the border by Lebanon’s Hezbollah. CH UNTV

14 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / BAN

Following a statement from the United States Government declaring that Syria has used chemical weapons and that the US will provide direct aid the rebels, Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon said today (14 June) that "providing arms to either side would not address this current situation." UNTV

14 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / POPULATION

The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations report launched today (13 June), which points out that growth will be mainly in developing countries, with more than half in Africa. UNTV

13 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BLOOD

On World Blood Donor Day, 14 June, The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for all countries to obtain 100 percent of their supplies of blood and blood products from voluntary unpaid blood donors by 2020. WHO

13 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIAN DEATH TOLL

The death toll in the on-going Syria conflict is now at 93,000, the United Nations Human Rights Office has said. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced the figures today (13 June). OHCHR

13 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

Despite progress to protect children living in countries affected by wars, the evolving character and tactics of war are creating unprecedented threats for children, particularly in Syria, Mali and the Central African Republic, a top United Nations envoy today (12 June) said. UNTV

12 Jun 2013 | Read More »

WASHINGTON / GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Risks from advanced economies have eased and growth is firming, despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area. However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report. WORLD BANK (EMBARGOED UNTIL JUNE 12 AT 7:00 [...]

12 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

United Nations officials today highlighted the need to recognize the vital role of culture in poverty reduction and sustainable growth, and to ensure that it is integrated into the post-2015 development agenda. UNTV

12 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALI / RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

The United Nations says it has documented various incidences of human rights violations committed by the Malian security forces in their operation to defeat rebel forces which had taken control of the northern parts of the country. CH UNTV

12 Jun 2013 | Read More »

KABUL / CASUALTIES

Ahead of next week's Security Council meeting on Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš the Secretary-General's Special Representative in the country, told a news conference in Kabul Tuesday (11 June) that civilian casualties are on the rise. UNAMA

12 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / ICTY AND ICTR

With nine men linked to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda still on the run, the Prosecutor who would help to try them is today (12 June) urging Member States to cooperate with the United Nations war crimes tribunal and its successor body to track down and arrest the fugitives. UNTV

12 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

Robert Piper, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, told a news conference in New York that "despite much better rains in 2012, coming into 2013, despite better harvest projections for many countries in the region, we have multiple crises once again this year" in the region.  UNTV

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

With the second round of the Yemen's national dialogue under way, the political transition in the country is largely on course, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today (11 June), urging continued cooperation and coordination among political parties, the Government and the donor community. UNTV

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

A donation by Saudi Arabia is changing the landscape of Za'atri Refugee Camp and improving the lives of thousands of Syrians.  UNHCR

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / STATE OF THE WORLD'S CHILDREN

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, its annual flagship publication. In South Africa, 18-year-old Benedictor Mokoena discussed the reality of life with a disability.

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALI / STATE OF THE WORLD'S CHILDREN

Another in the UNICEF series looking at the lives of children around the world. This one profiles a young girl in able to attend school for the hearing impaired. UNICEF

10 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / LUMINARIUM

An inflatable sculpture by British artist Alan Parkinson has opened at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva. The walk-through 'Luminarium' sculpture is designed to challenge diplomats, UN officials, school children and communities to think more creatively about how to make the work of the Human Rights Council better understood and applied around the world. [...]

10 Jun 2013 | Read More »

ARMENIA / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food aid to Syrian refugees in Armenia as the influx of refugees continues. In June, WFP plans to provide 5,000 Syrians who have fled the fighting to Armenia with flour, oil, rice lentils and pasta for 6 months. WFP

10 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / PALESTINE

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territoriestoday (10 June) called for an inquiry into the situation of Palestinians detained or imprisoned by Israel.  CH UNTV

10 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SRSG MEETS PRESIDENT

Nicholas Kay, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Saturday (8 June) met the Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at Villa Somalia, the seat of the Federal Government of Somalia in Mogadishu. AU/UN IST  

10 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALI / BANBURY VISIT

In northern Mali, July 1st marks the day when the troops of African Union deployed here will be absorbed into a 12,000 strong peacekeeping force of the UN Mission to Mali – MINUSMA.  Anthony Banbury, the Assistant Secretary General of the UN for the Field Support and his team have visited regional capitals Gao and [...]

8 Jun 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON/ SYRIAN REFUGEES

World Food Programme scales up food aid to Syrian refugees inLebanonand neighbouring countries to cope with massive influx of refugees. WFP

7 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / GOLAN

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "intense" fighting in the Golan Heights, including the attack that injured two United Nations peacekeepers Thursday (6 June) and scheduled closed-door talks Friday (7 June) on the latest developments, including the decision by one of the major troop contributors to withdraw its soldiers from the mission amid [...]

7 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / WOMEN

he United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay today (7 June) listened to prominent Somali women activists about their experiences and the challenges they face in protecting human rights, promoting women's political participation and addressing sexual and gender based violence. AU/UN IST

7 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA

The United Nations has launched the largest appeal in its history, seeking Five billion US dollars for humanitarian aid to Syria.  It estimates more than 10 million Syrians, half the population, will need help by the end of the year. CH UNTV

7 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / EASTERN EUROPE HUMANITARIAN

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned today (7 June) that homelessness and the threat of homelessness are two of the most serious conditions affecting refugees and asylum seekers living in Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia. CH UNTV

7 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / SECURITY COUNCIL ON SOMALIA

The UN Security Council today  (6 June) said  gains in security and other sectors of Somalia 'remain fragile' and urged the international community to support the efforts of the Somali Government to tackle outstanding issues vital for the county's long-term stability. UNTV

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

PARIS / PEACE PRIZE

French President François  Hollande received UNESCO's peace prize for action in Africa for taking action in January to end the control of insurgents in Northern Mali and bring peace and stability to the region. UNESCO

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

IMF / GREECE

Following yesterday's publication of documents that were related to the IMF work on Greece, Gerry Rice, Spokesperson and Director of the Communications Department, reiterated the findings of the Evaluation Report on the 2010 Stand-By Arrangement among others, during the IMF bi-weekly press briefing.   IMF

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GOMA / WORLD'S CHILDREN

Another in UNICEF's series highlighting the lives of the world's children. This one follows the life of an e 8-year old was paralyzed by polio in the DRC. UNICEF  

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY FOOD WASTE

Suzanna Owiyo, a UNEP National Goodwill Ambassador in Kenya has started an initiative known as Soko Bila Waste – Every Little Thing Count, aimed at sensitizing farmers, vendors and consumers about the importance of reducing food waste across the distribution chain. UNEP

5 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA/ OBESITY AND MALNUTRITION

Many low- and middle-income countries  are neglecting overweight and obesity as major health threats, with policies in place to tackle undernutrition, but lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise of overweight , and obesity, according to new information released by the UN  today (5 June). WHO

5 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA BRAHIMI

A conference on ending the conflict in Syria may possibly be held in July, the United Nations Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said after preparatory talks with US and Russian officials today. CH UNTV

5 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / AIRPORT SECURITY

South Sudan's first 50 Airport Police Officers of the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) graduated from a one-week training course at Juba International Airport today. UNMISS

5 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / SECURITY COUNCIL

Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, Mark Lyall Grant, this month’s President of the Security Council, briefs journalists on the situation in Syria.  UNTV

4 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SYRIA REACTIONS

Delegates from Syria Russia and USA react to UN report of possible chemical weapons use in Syria. CH UNTV

4 Jun 2013 | Read More »

MALI / KOENDERS ARRIVAL

Albert Gerard Koenders from Netherlands   arrived Tuesday in Bamako, Mali, where he’ll assume his duty as the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for the UN peacekeeping Mission in Mali, MINUSMA. MINUSMA

4 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MISSION

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay  arrived in the Horn of African nation Monday, to take up his role as the head of the newly formed United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). AU / UN IST

4 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA

UN experts believe chemical weapons have been used by both sides in the civil war in Syria as the conflict reaches new levels of brutality. CH UNTV

4 Jun 2013 | Read More »

ROME / WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ADVANCER

Ahead of World Environment Day, celebrated on 5 June, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says that financing climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers in the developing world is critical.  IFAD

4 Jun 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / NUCLEAR SECURITY

After six years of preparation and six weeks to complete, a nuclear security operation to remove highly radioactive sources from disused medical devices in Manila has been successfully finalized. IAEA

3 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA/ SURVEILLANCE

One of the UN's top human rights experts called Monday for States to urgently revise their national laws which regulate communication surveillance, and to make the use of communication surveillance techniques far more transparent. CH UNTV

3 Jun 2013 | Read More »

VIENNA / IAEA BOARD

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, said today (Monday) that in the absence of cooperation from Iran, he could not confirm that the country's nuclear activities are peaceful. IAEA

3 Jun 2013 | Read More »

ILO / WORLD OF WORK REPORT

As the global economy continues a slow recovery from the financial crisis, most emerging and developing countries are experiencing rising employment and narrowing income inequalities compared to their high-income counterparts. However, the gap between rich and poor in most low and middle-income countries remains wide. Many families who have managed to rise above the poverty line [...]

3 Jun 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / SOWC

Children continue to pay the highest price for the Syrian conflict, no one more so than children with disabilities like Abdullatif's 15-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. UNICEF

3 Jun 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / SOWC

UNICEF highlights the challenge to provide access to education for children with disabilities in Haiti, as part of its State of the World's Children 2013 report on the estimated tens of millions of children around the world who live with disabilities. UNICEF

3 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SIERRA LEONE TROOPS

  The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) welcomed members of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) to the Mission Headquarters in Mogadishu. The troops will be joining other African forces on the ground to support the Somali Security Forces in the fight against the Al Qaeda linked extremist group al Shabaab. AU [...]

3 Jun 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / FORESTS

A new program in Haiti is taking care of the deforestation issue by replanting pine trees. MINUSTAH

1 Jun 2013 | Read More »

 

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