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INDONESIA / ROHINGYA REFUGEES

UN Refugee Agency welcomed the commitment announced Wednesday by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Southeast Asia. UNHCR

20 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / PUSHING BACK MIGRANTS

The UN Office for Human Rights spokesperson said reports that Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have been pushing boats full of vulnerable migrants back out to sea are appalling, adding that that pushing boats back out to sea will inevitably lead to many avoidable deaths and that the focus should be on saving lives, not further [...]

15 May 2015 | Read More »

IMF / ASIA OUTLOOK

Growth in Asia and the Pacific will continue to outperform the rest of the world, and is expected to remain steady at 5.6 percent in 2015, easing slightly to 5.5 percent in 2016, according to the IMF IMF

7 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / BAN

In his first news conference of the new year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (10 Jan) said "the situations in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have gone from bad to worse," highlighting the immediate need to end the fighting in those countries. UNTV

10 Jan 2014 | Read More »

ICJ / CAMBODIA – THAILAND

The United Nations International Court of Justice issued a judgment declaring  that “Cambodia has sovereignty over the whole territory of the promontory of Preah Vihear”, and that Thai military forces should withdraw from that territory.  ICJ

11 Nov 2013 | Read More »

THAILAND / LEO MESSI

A group of 20 children with intellectual disabilities attended an FC Barcelona-UNICEF event featuring Leo Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto, aimed at promoting social inclusion for young people with disabilities. (UNICEF)

2 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

15 May 2013 | Read More »

MALARIA / PROGRESS REPORT

The Roll Back Malaria campaign launched its Progress & Impact report: 'Defeating Malaria in Asia, the Pacific, Americas, Middle East and Europe' in Sydney on today. ROLL BACK MALARIA (RBM)

2 Nov 2012 | Read More »

UN / JUVENILE JUSTICE

A new report on violence against children in the juvenile justice system says at least one million young people under the age of 18 are locked up worldwide, and many of them end up in prison because child protection systems have failed. UNTV

8 Oct 2012 | Read More »

UNAIDS / WORLD AIDS REPORT

Global efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS are showing optimistic results, but transformative efforts are needed to accelerate progress, according to the latest Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic. UNAIDS 

21 Nov 2011 | Read More »

 

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