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ECUADOR/ SOWC DISABILITIES

Richard suffers from a genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. He is fortunate to be growing up in a country that has some of the most progressive policies towards people living with disability. UNICEF

31 May 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / FOOD WASTE

Hundreds of ministers and high-level officials dined on perfectly good food grown by Kenyan farmers but rejected by UK supermarkets due to cosmetic imperfections at the headquarters of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) inNairobito highlight a major campaign to cut massive levels of global food loss and waste. UNEP

20 Feb 2013 | Read More »

GA / PLENARY WRAP 2

The Democratic People Republic of Korea's (DPRK) Foreign Affairs Minister said today (1 October), "the abuse of the United Nations Security Council as a tool for pursuing strategic interests by a handful of countries should never be overlooked." UNTV

1 Oct 2012 | Read More »

BRAZIL / RIO +20 PLENARY WRAP

A flurry of activity continued today (21 June) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the second day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection. UNTV

21 Jun 2012 | Read More »

ECUADOR / GUTERRES

UNHCR chief António Guterres visits Ecuador ahead of World Refugee Day (20 June 2012) and praises the country for hosting refugees. UNHCR

19 Jun 2012 | Read More »

ECUADOR / JOLIE

Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie returned to the rural areas of Ecuador over the weekend, visiting the Provincencia community of 24 Afro-Colombian refugee families who fled their country almost 20 years ago. UNHCR

23 Apr 2012 | Read More »

ECUADOR / COLOMBIAN REFUGEES

People continue to flee to Ecuador to escape violence in neighbouring Colombia. Some have to make tough choices while seeking safety. UNHCR

19 Apr 2012 | Read More »

UNESCO / WORLD HERITAGE IN DANGER

The World Heritage Committee, holding its 34th session in Brazil, inscribes the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda on the List of World Heritage in Danger and removes the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador from the List. UNESCO

29 Jul 2010 | Read More »

ECUADOR / JOLIE

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie returns after eight years to northern Ecuador, to meet victims of Colombia’s ongoing violence. UNHCR

21 Jun 2010 | Read More »

ECUADOR / CONSERVATION

Decades of oil drilling in Ecuador has devastated huge swaths of the Amazon rain forest and its wildlife, threatening to destroy the ancestral homes of native tribes and their culture. But some of those people are finding a way to balance development and conservation. UNTV

11 Jul 2009 | Read More »

 

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