United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-moon told a General Assembly meeting commemorating 'Mother Earth Day' that “we have to confront the hard truth that our planet is under threat” and that “when we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home and our future survival. UNTV
As part of his agenda in Spain, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday met young people from the Spanish and European Youth Councils to mark the One Thousand days leading to the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. UN MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN
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.
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.
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
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
A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster inJapanconcluded that, for the general population inside and outside ofJapan, the predicted risks are low. WHO / FILE
UNICEF says it urgently needs US$ 45 million to help children in conflict-strickenMali, where political instability has severely aggravated an already fragile situation for women and children. CH UNTV
AMISOM's presence in the area, and its support to the Somali National Army have made it possible for entrepreneurs to resume their business activities after years of brutality and unlawful taxation by al Shabaab scared them off. AU-UN IST
Launching the International Year of Water Cooperation, Hungarian Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi today said “we are inching towards a water crisis”. He pointed out that the amount of water available today is the same as ten thousand years ago, but the number of users today is eight thousand times greater. UNTV