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06. – TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

DOHA / MATCH FIXING

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime  announced on Wednesday a new partnership with the International Centre for Sport Security to help strengthen cross-border investigations and prosecutions into match-fixing and the manipulation of sports competitions. UNIFEED UNTV  

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR SAFETY

Car manufacturers around the world are being urged to adopt United Nations car safety standards, a move which the UN says could save tens of thousands of lives each year. UNTV CH

14 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA WATER

The Kolenté River provides running water to the town of Kambia in Sierra Leone through a water treatment plant built with support from the Japanese government in 2013. But Sierra Leone's economic constraints meant that the plant was only running three times a week and only for a couple of hours a day. UNMEER

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

KENYA / SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

Speaking at the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum in Nairobi, Kenya today, the Secretary-General said "sustainable transport sector is crucial to sustaining this hard-won economic growth momentum" throughout the continent. UNEP

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / RAPIDPRO EBOLA

UNICEF's global innovation team launched RapidPro, an open-source app store for international development. Executive Director Anthony Lake said a new app called mHero was now being developed to be used in the Ebola response "and it will allow us then to check on how the health centers are doing and check daily on the health [...]

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WHO MALAYSIAN AIRLINE DEATH

Colleagues and friends observed a minute’s silence in the memory of Glenn Thomas, World Health Organization (WHO) communications officer and one of the 298 people who had perished when Malaysian Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine. UNTV CH

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS RESCUE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2013, over 600,000 asylum seekers have asked for protection around the world, one third of them in Europe. Germany thus became the largest asylum seekers recipient country in the developed world. UNHCR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya and imposing sanctions on vessels involved in such efforts. UNTV

19 Mar 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / SECURE AID ROUTES

WFP welcomed the cooperation that allowed the first convoy with food supplies to arrive at Bangui but warned that securing the country's roads is crucial to provide a food lifeline to growing numbers of displaced people. WFP

28 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / KISMAAYO MARSHALLER

Following Somalia's descent into anarchy and civil war 20 years ago, the civil aviation authority ceased to operate and staff fled the airport, leaving marshaller Adnan to single-handedly run the operations at the Kismayo airport. AU/UN IST

18 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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