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NICARAGUA / ANGIE HARMON

Actress and UNICEF ambassador Angie Harmon recently returned from a visit to Nicaragua, where she travelled to bring attention to the horrors of child trafficking within the Central American country and across the globe. During her trip Harmon witnessed UNICEF programs to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse and spoke with adolescent girls and boys [...]

1 Feb 2014 | Read More »

ICJ / COLOMBIA – NICARAGUA

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today rendered its Judgment in the case concerning the Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaraguav. Colombia). ICJ

19 Nov 2012 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ FOOD PRICES

Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe, according to the World Bank Group's latest Food Price Watch report. WORLD BANK/IMF /FILE

30 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UN / BRAGG CENTRAL AMERICA

Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Bragg said today that although the Central American floods are not making headlines, “for hundreds of thousands of people, it is a major disaster.” Bragg said that flash appeals for Nicaragua and El Salvador are so far only partially funded. UNTV/ OCHA

8 Nov 2011 | Read More »

IAEA / COASTAL POLLUTION

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is helping twelve countries in the Caribbean region to understand and manage coastal pollution.  Concern over the growing incidence of pollution in the Caribbean has been on the rise, as it has the potential to affect livelihoods dependent on fishing and tourism. IAEA

7 Nov 2011 | Read More »

NICARAGUA / FLOODS

UN deputy humanitarian chief Catherine Bragg began a four-day visit to Nicaragua and El Salvador yesterday to highlight the impact of recent flooding in Central America. OCHA

3 Nov 2011 | Read More »

ICJ / COSTA RICA-NICARAGUA BORDER DISPUTE

The International Court of Justice today requested that Costa Rica and Nicaragua refrain from stationing troops in the disputed territory and authorized Costa Rica to dispatch civilian personnel charged with the protection of the environment. The dispute stems from a claim of sovereignty over the island of Portillos and its surrounding wetlands. ICJ

8 Mar 2011 | Read More »

NICARAGUA / EDUCATION

UNICEF is supporting child-friendly schools like El Riito in rural areas of Nicaragua where the school is committed to gender equality and personal hygiene and sanitation practices are being incorporated into the curriculum. UNICEF

10 Aug 2010 | Read More »

WFP / ECONOMIC SHOCK AND HUNGER INDEX (ESHI)

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announces the results of a ground-breaking five-country study on the effects the financial crisis is having on families, many of whom were already going hungry. FILE

11 Jun 2009 | Read More »

 

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