UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR MONDAY 22 AUGUST 2014

UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR MONDAY 22 AUGUST 2014

 UN /PALESTINE AHLC PRESSER

 Israel's deputy foreign minister Tzachi Hanegbi,Palestine's prime minister Rami Hamdallah  and Børge Brende, Chair of the Donor Group and  foreign minister ofNorwayto address on the press on the Adhoc Liason Committee (AHLC). UNIFEED-UNTV

 UN /PALESTINE 

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende said, "Gaza cannot be pacified or dealt with in isolation from the other constituent parts of the prospective Palestinian State,” adding that “the State building project will never come and be a reality without the reintegration of Gaza and the West Bank politically, economically and ultimately in terms of security." UNIFEED-UNTV

NY / RAPIDPRO EBOLA

 UNICEF's global innovation team launched RapidPro, an open-source app store for international development. Executive DirectorAnthonyLakesaid a new app called mHero was now being developed to be used in the Ebola response "and it will allow us then to check on how the health centers are doing and check daily on the health of the community health workers." UNICEF

 UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

A senior UN official said that despite the developmental progress made, it is still “limited to the wealthy.” He said that the one billion people living in poverty are still “stagnated while the rest of the world gets richer”. UNIFEED-UNTV

UN / INDIGENOUS BARCENA

 A new UN study shows that improvements have been made for indigenous peoples living in Latin America and theCaribbean. In the last decade, there has been progress on their access to health care and education, political participation and recognition of their territorial gaps, but significant gaps persist. UNIFEED-UNTV

 AFGHANISTAN/ NATIONAL UNITY AGREEMENT

 The Secretary-General's Special Representative forAfghanistan, Ján Kubiš, formally witnessed the agreement signed by the two Afghan presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, to establish a government of national unity. UNAMA

 GA / INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE OPENER

 The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples approved a concise, action-oriented document on the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples and the promotion of internationally agreed development goals, two days before the opening of the general debate of the UN General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV

UN / GA HALL

The recently renovated building of the Unite Nations General Assembly has opened its door in time to accommodate a landmark Climate Summit and the 69th general debate.  The Hall retained its exact historic look but it is now modern, safer and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

UN/ INDIGENOUS RIGOBERTU MENCHU WRAP

As the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples got underway at the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú said that for indigenous peoples today's events are "a sign of hope" towards "full life and not just survival." UNIFEED – UNTV

UKRAINE/ BORN INTO CONFLICT

 In Slaviansk, a Ukrainian city of 115,000, the wounds of a brutal battle in July are still open. Sasha is a baby born during the conflict. When Aliona, his mother, was 8 months pregnant the couple fled the fighting in their town of Gorlivkaso that she could give birth safely. UNHCR

 

 

 

 

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