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08. – POPULATION

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 »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES HOUSING CRISIS

Almost four in five Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside the formal camps, but only get a fraction of the international attention given to Za’atari camp in northern Jordan.  UNHCR

22 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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