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GA / SECURITY COUNCIL NON PERMANENT VOTE

The United Nations General Assembly today (16 Oct) elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2014. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said "this overwhelming triumph occurred in spite of the continued campaign to discredit our country and our [...]

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / GIRL CHILD OVERVIEW

This year the International Day of the Girl Child (Friday 11 October) celebrates the use of innovation to advance girls’ education, looking at ways to get girls learning that are creative, effective, sustainable and just. UNICEF   .

10 Oct 2013 | Read More »

ANGOLA / EDUCATION

A decade after Angola ended a 27 year civil war education remains one of the biggest challenges in the country. UNICEF    

16 Nov 2012 | Read More »

UN / DR CONGO

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda held talks at UN headquarters today (27 September) on how to stop a "campaign of terror" that has uprooted over 300,000 people in eastern DRC since April and which Rwanda is alleged to be backing. UNTV / MONUSCO

27 Sep 2012 | Read More »

ANGOLA / POLIO

Angola, one of the last countries where polio was endemic, has been free of the crippling disease for one year now. But a group of experts has warned that the country's capital Luanda, with its sprawling informal settlements, inadequate infrastructure and poor sanitation, is a "natural home for polio". UNICEF

8 Aug 2012 | Read More »

ANGOLA / BAN PRESSER

Speaking to reporters today at Luanda’s airport, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that oil-rich Angola must do more to provide military assets and assistance to the UN’s peacekeeping missions throughout Africa and made a direct appeal for troops and air assets to Angola which is known to have one of the continents most powerful and well-trained [...]

28 Feb 2012 | Read More »

SOWC / UNICEF OVERVIEW

Just over half the world’s population, including more than a billion children, now live in cities and towns, more people than any other time in human history. Traditionally, people move to cities to improve their lives, but a new UNICEF report shows that urban life also hides great disparities between the rich and the poor. [...]

25 Feb 2012 | Read More »

ANGOLA / SAFE WATER

Only around 50 percent of Angolans have access to clean drinking water and 57 per cent use improved sanitation facilities. After 27 years of civil war, the government has made rebuilding the country’s infrastructure its top priority. Despite the visible development taking place – a result of its vast oil wealth, it’s evident that Angola [...]

28 Jan 2012 | Read More »

ANGOLA / 7 BILLION

On the streets of the capital city the scene is chaotic and the notorious Luanda traffic jams bear evidence to a country unable at present to cope with a growing population of some 19 million people, almost half of whom are under the age of 18. For the last ten years, Angola has focused on [...]

28 Oct 2011 | Read More »

ANGOLA / POLIO ERADICATION

After almost eradicating polio, Angola is once again struggling to eliminate the crippling disease. UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and partners visited Angola this week to reinforce their commitment to eradicating polio and to strengthen the Government of Angola’s commitment to the effort. UNICEF

29 Jan 2011 | Read More »

 

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