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UNICEF / CHILD MORTALITY OVERVIEW

A new UNICEF report examining trends in child mortality shows that Millennium Goal 4, to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015, will not be met. And if efforts aren't stepped up, the reports predicts 35 million more children will die mostly from preventable causes. UNICEF

12 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUATEMALA-HUMAN RIGHTS

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Friday they were concerned about the right of victims in Guatemala to obtain remedies, following the ruling of the Constitutional Court annulling the verdict on Rios Montt, the former military leader of Guatemala. CH UNTV

24 May 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF / GUATEMALA NUTRITION

In Guatemala, where the latest government survey reveals that nearly one in two children under five is chronically malnourished, community health workers supported by UNICEF are visiting the western highlands of the country in order to educate families and hand out nutritional supplements.

19 Apr 2013 | Read More »

GUATEMALA / ANTHONY LAKE

UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, visits nutrition programmes in Guatemala and answers children’s questions. UNICEF

22 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GA / PLENARY WRAP 2

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos today called on the United Nations to reform the Security Council. UNTV

26 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GUATEMALA / PILLAY WRAP

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay concluded a five-day visit to Guatemala this week, where he met with indigenous groups as well as key government officials. Pillay urged the Government to break from the past and seek to transform the nation into a modern State based on democracy. OHCHR

16 Mar 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 »

GA / NON-PERMANENT MEMBERS

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will serve as non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council in 2012-13 after winning their seats during the first round of elections held earlier today. Afternoon session will determine the representative from Eastern Europe. UNTV

21 Oct 2011 | Read More »

UN / GUATEMALA COMMISSION AGAINST IMPUNITY

Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu tells reporters that Guatemalans “are making an effort” to fight impunity but still need the “involvement” of the international community in bringing about institutional change. Guatemala’s former Vice President Eduardo Stein adds that there is a “light at the end of the tunnel” for Guatemala’s problems. UNTV / FILE

20 Apr 2010 | Read More »

GUATEMALA / ORGANIZED CRIME

The top UN drug and crime official and Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom oversee the destruction of some 6,000 illegal firearms at the launch of a national programme to fight organized crime in a country where one in ten have a weapon. UNODC

18 Mar 2010 | Read More »

 

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