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GENEVA / BRAZIL SYRIAN REFUGEES

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR welcomed this week’s announcement by Brazil’s National Committee for Refugees (CONARE) of special humanitarian visas for Syrians and other nationals affected by the Syrian conflict and who wish to seek refuge in Brazil. CH UNTV  

27 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GA / LATIN AMERICA WRAP 1

In her speech to the General Assembly's high-level debate President Dilma Roussef of Brazil urged the United Nations to play a leading role in protecting Internet users from illegal interception of communications and data, and decried recent allegations of electronic information spying by the United States Government. UNTV

24 Sep 2013 | Read More »

BRAZIL / SOCIAL MOTHERS

A new UNICEF report "A Promise Renewed" examines trends in child mortality since 1990 and the opportunity to end preventable child deaths. In Brazil, Francisca Franciane de Lima helps pregnant women who are at high risk or mothers who have babies that are less than a month old. UNICEF

14 Sep 2013 | Read More »

BRAZIL / CHILD MORTALITY HEALTH PROGRAMME

Since the 1990s, Brazil's highly effective Community Health Agent programme – which started in Ceará State in 1988 – has been one of the most important factors in reducing under-5 child mortality across the country. Maria das Graças, a health agent, loves her profession and is happy with the improvements. UNICEF

13 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / SNOWDEN MERCOSUR

Ministers of the MERCOSUR trade bloc met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today to voice their "serious" concern over the latest allegations by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden that theUSwas spying on South American countries. (UNTV)  

5 Aug 2013 | Read More »

UN / 2013 OLYMPICS

Hand-over of symbolic baton from UK Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, following the London 2012 Olympics, to Brazil's Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, for the Rio 2016 Olympics. UNTV

29 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS

An unprecedented rise in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned in the past year coupled with restrictive legislation and state censorship is jeopardizing independent reporting in many countries says a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists at the United Nations in New York. UNTV

14 Feb 2013 | Read More »

IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Global growth will strengthen gradually in 2013, as the constraints on worldwide economic activity will start to taper off this year, the International Monetary Fund said in its World Economic Outlook Update, released Wednesday. IMF

23 Jan 2013 | Read More »

BRAZIL / FOOTBALL

UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane joined to play against each other in the 10th anniversary edition of UNDP’s Match Against Poverty Wednesday, as 50,000 people packed the newly built stadium in Brazil’s Porto Alegra. UNDP

20 Dec 2012 | Read More »

UN / NIEMEYER

United Nations officials today mourned the death of Oscar Niemeyer, a world-renowned Brazilian architect who was also a key figure in the design and building of the world body's headquarters in New York. FILE

6 Dec 2012 | Read More »

 

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