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UN / IRAQ SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Two senior United Nations officials condemned in the strongest terms the "barbaric acts" of sexual violence and "savage rapes" the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities -including teenage girls and boys- in areas under its control. UNIFEED-UNTV

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Somalis joined the rest of the world in marking the International Youth Day in Mogadishu. In a ceremony held at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, young Somalis entertained guests with dance, drama and martial arts. UNSOM

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD URBANIZATION REPORT

The UN reported that an additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, highlighting the need for a successful urban planning agenda and greater attention to be given to smaller cities where nearly half of all people currently reside. UNIFEED-UNTV  

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ SYRIA

A UN Spokesperson said that the Syria refugee crisis "is fast becoming the world's largest displacement" with close to 3 million Syrian refugees, and the numbers increasing by 100,000 every month. He warned about funding gaps for both Iraq and Syria. UNIFEED – UNTV

3 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / OPEN DEFECATION

The United Nations have launched a new campaign today to end open defecation practice worldwide and improve access to toilets and latrines for the 2.5 billion people living without basic sanitation. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 May 2014 | Read More »

NORTH KOREA / COUSIN

The executive director of World Food Program (WFP), Ertharin Cousin visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK ) to assess the humanitarian needs and food security situation in the country, as well as challenges facing WFP's work. WFP

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNICEF NEWBORN DEATHS

A medical journal The Lancet has released a series of papers at the UNICEF Headquarters today showing that majority of nearly 3 million children who die before they turn one month old every year could be saved if they receive quality care around the time of birth. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

20 May 2014 | Read More »

ILO / FORCED LABOR

A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) says that forced labour in the private economy generates $150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated. ILO

19 May 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK

Immunization today averts 2-3 million deaths each year from diseases such as diphtheria, measles, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus. However, in the eve of the  World Immunization Week 2014, the chief of the Unicef's Global Immunization Program,  Jos Vandelaer, warned that one in five children worldwide does not get immunized. UNIFEED -UNTV [...]

26 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / BAN KI-MOON ENDING POVERTY

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged young people globally to start a social movement to end poverty at an event in Washington DC. WORLD BANK

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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