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17.03.01 – ASIA

GENEVA / UNICEF APPEAL

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a record $3.1 billion appeal, it's largest ever, to help 62 million children in 71 countries caught up in a “new generation” of conflicts and disasters around the world. UNTV CH

29 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / HOLOCAUST

The international community has not yet found the antidote to the poison that led to genocide 70 years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lamented today, marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by calling strongly for the world to work together to stamp out all forms of bigotry, [...]

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

A senior official from the United Nations humanitarian agency told the Security Council that the call made by its Members in Resolution 2139 to put an end to the indiscriminate employment of weapons in populated areas continues to be ignored. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CAMBODIA / MINIMUM WAGES

The International Labour Organization (ILO) said global garment brands that source their products from Cambodia should play a part in helping the industry absorb the new minimum wage of US$ 128 per month. ILO

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / ANGELINA JOLIE

UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie called upon the international community "to step up and do more" to help refugees and displaced people in Iraq and Syria. UNHCR

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / PLUMBLY

British diplomat Derek Plumbly recently completed a three-year stint as the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon. In an interview at UN Headquarters, he noted that while there are still outstanding issues and underlying tensions, all parties want to maintain calm across the so-called 'Blue Line' that separates Israel and Lebanon. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

23 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GA / ANTI-SEMITISM

During an informal meeting of the General Assembly to address concerns of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide, top United Nations officials echoed the view of keynote speaker Bernard-Henri Lévy who lamented the renewed advance of this radical inhumanity. UNIFEED-UNTV

22 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE

Both sides to Israeli-Palestinian conflict have “failed to take the steps necessary to overcome their mutual distrust”, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council as he urged Palestinians and Israelis to "plot a course" and work towards a negotiated resolution. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / DE MISTURA PRESSER

The Special Envoy for Syria for the Secretary-General, Staffan de Mistura, said he was engaged in intense discussions with the Syrian Government and the opposition forces regarding a freeze in the city of Aleppo. He added he looked favorably on potential meetings in Cairo and Moscow as starting points for a political dialogue among Syrians. UNTV [...]

15 Jan 2015 | Read More »

JORDAN / GUTERRES ZAATARI

Syrian refugees living in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan are still trying to overcome the damage done by the storm that hit the region last week. On his second day in Jordan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited the camp to see the impact of the damage. He was also able to [...]

15 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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