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UNAIDS / HIV WARNING

The world risks a deadly AIDS rebound unless the countries most affected by the virus expand access to antiretroviral treatments and boost their focus on stopping new infections, a new United Nations report has warned. UNIFEED UNAIDS

25 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UNAIDS / CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

At the Cricket World Cup 2015, cricketing champions show their commitment to raise awareness around HIV and break down stigma and discrimination. UNAIDS

5 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / REFUGEES IDP REPORT

The UN refugee agency today (7 January)  reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an “unprecedented” total of about  5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014. UNIFEED

7 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IMF / SOUTH AFRICA

A new IMF report said South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy and addressing elevated vulnerabilities; adding in structural reforms are essential to boosting sustainable, inclusive growth and job creation. IMF / RECENT

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY

To mark Nelson Mandela International Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together with other high-ranking UN officials joined the volunteers from MillionTreesNYC and UN staff to tend to dozens of newly planted trees near UN Headquarters and in the community of East Harlem. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / ANNIE LENNOX MANDELA

UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox was in South Africa to highlight the progress and challenges in the AIDS response. During her visit, she paid tribute to Nelson Mandela. UNAIDS

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / MANDELA AIDS CONFERENCE

The 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa and is due to close tomorrow, 11 December. The largest AIDS conference in Africa took place as the country mourned and celebrated Nelson Mandela, a passionate AIDS advocate.  UNAIDS

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / MANDELA WRAP

The GA observed a moment of silence to mark the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, the flag was lowered to half mast at UN duty stations around the world. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that we should remember Mandela today, but carry his spirit with us everyday by "speaking out against prejudice [...]

6 Dec 2013 | Read More »

OBIT / NELSON MANDELA

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist, and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election in South Africa. UNTV

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / CAPITAL INFLOWS

South Africa faces low growth, widespread unemployment, and a high reliance on foreign capital inflows. The weak global economic outlook is not helping but, the IMF says in its regular review ofAfrica's largest economy, moving forward with planned structural reforms would boost growth and create jobs for a growing population. IMF

1 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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