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UN / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Heath Organization warned the heavy toll on health workers is hampering the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN agency noted that more than 120 health professionals have died and more than 240 have contracted the disease in the affected countries. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / MOZAMBIQUE YOUTH

 Secretary General Ban Ki-moon introduced his special guest, Raquelina Langa, a 10th grade student fromMozambique at the youth event taking place at headquarters this week. "Can a girl like me become a Secretary-General of the United Nations?" Ban quoted her as saying when they first met during his visit toMozambique last year to highlight the role [...]

16 Aug 2014 | Read More »

EAST AFRICA/ FOOD SECURITY

Four countries in eastern Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are taking steps to marshal the power of science to boost food and dairy production and reduce disease, which in turn puts more money into farmers' pockets. WORLD BANK AFRICA

12 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC REPORT ON AFRICA

While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released by the United Nations and the African Union. UNTV

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

15 May 2013 | Read More »

NY/ VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

UNICEF hosted in March a high level meeting designed to draw attention to the issue of violence against children. UNICEF

1 Apr 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NIGHT PATROLS

A measure of safety returns to Mogadishu thanks to  the efforts of  the Somali National Security Forces who are bolstered by troops with the African Union Mission to Somalia. AU / UN IST

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GA / FGM

The Ambassador of Burkina Faso welcomed today’s adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution on female genital mutilation as a strong political signal against a “hateful” traditional practice that was “falsely rooted in religion”. UNTV

20 Dec 2012 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA

Speaking at a General Assembly (GA) meeting on the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa, GA President Vuk Jeremić said that "encouraging trends’ are being seen in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and elsewhere in the continent, but "the grave security and humanitarian situation" in the Sahel is "alarming" and requires "urgent [...]

17 Oct 2012 | Read More »

TOKYO / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PRESSER

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented a gloomier picture of the global economy than a few months ago, saying prospects have deteriorated further and risks increased. Overall, the IMF's forecast for global growth was marked down to 3.3 percent this year and a still sluggish 3.6 percent in 2013. IMF

9 Oct 2012 | Read More »

 

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