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UN / SHEVARDNADZE

Former Georgian President and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze died today at the age of 86. He was hailed across the international stage as a man who helped toppling the Berlin Wall and ending the Cold War. UNIFEED-UNTV

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / RIEK MACHAR

UNifeed interview with Reik Machar in 2011 on the eve of South Sudan's admission to the United Nations. UNTV

2 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / AIR POLLUTION CANCER

The specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). WHO/ IARC / FILE

17 Oct 2013 | Read More »

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY ADVANCER

On World Hepatitis Day (28 July), WHO is urging governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses that can cause severe liver infections and lead to 1.4 million deaths every year. UNTV / FILE  

26 Jul 2013 | Read More »

OBIT/ STEPHANE HESSEL

Stéphane Hessel, diplomat, concentration camp survivor and one of the authors of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, passed away overnight inParisat the age of 95. FILE

27 Feb 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / CLIMATE CHANGE

A new scientific report, commissioned by the World Bank says the world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change. President Jim Yong Kim says the world must tackle the problem of climate change more aggressively. [...]

19 Nov 2012 | Read More »

NIGER / CHILD MORTALITY

Sub-Saharan Africa carries the highest burden of child mortality, and children from poor rural areas are much more likely to die before their fifth birthday than those in urban areas. Despite the challenges, Niger has seen a sixty percent decline in under-five mortality since 1990. UNICEF

13 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / BHUTAN HAPPINESS WRAP

Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigme Thinley said today that due to the growing frequency of natural and man made calamities, the world is now “more amenable” to the concept of Gross National Happiness, an indicator that measures quality of life as opposed to economic activity to determine a nation’s well-being. UNTV

29 Mar 2012 | Read More »

UN / GING

Head of UN humanitarian operations (OCHA) John Ging provides an update on his recent visit to the Sahel where he says the humanitarian situation across the Sahel region continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate and on the tens of thousands of refugees who have fled northern Mali due to fighting between the Tuareg rebels and the [...]

28 Mar 2012 | Read More »

UN / ASHRAWI

PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi Tuesday told the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People that the two-state solution is being systematically and deliberately destroyed by Israeli policies and measures and that without an intervention to end Israel’s practices by the end of the year, the prospects for peace [...]

27 Mar 2012 | Read More »

 

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