Tag: United Nations

August 19, 2019

Wreath-laying Ceremony to Honour Fa...

ceremony to honour the memory of UN staff killed in the 2003 attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. The day of the attack, 19 August, is now observed annually as World Humanitarian Day

August 15, 2019

South Sudanese Women Celebrated New...

Outside the circle of men, women sing celebratory songs. It is not an uncommon sight in South Sudan for women to be left on the periphery of processes like this rapprochement in Gok, despite often suffering the most from conflict. But today, they find it fitting to celebrate this peace agreement

August 14, 2019

President of UN Security Council Br...

Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland and President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August, briefs the media following a Security Council meeting on the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

August 13, 2019

New Treatment of Ebola

The mortality rate for REGN-EB3 and mAb114 was 29 per cent and 34 per cent respectively, and the drugs worked even better for patients who were treated early -within three days of infection

August 9, 2019

Climate Change Effects Prolonged Dr...

More than two million people in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua have been affected, and 1.4 million of them need urgent food assistance, according to a food security assessment carried out in late 2018 by the World Food Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization and government institutions

August 2, 2019

UNHCR Welcomes Libya’s Decisi...

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, today welcomed Libya’s announcement that it will be “shutting down” three of its detention centres for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers

“Not Only Record Global Warmi...

The UN chief called on the parties to avoid destabilizing developments and to urgently seek an agreement on a new common path for international arms control. He also strongly encouraged the United States and Russia to extend the ‘New Start’ agreement to provide stability and the time to negotiate future arms control measures

July 31, 2019

2018 Marked the Highest Level of Ch...

A total of 13,600 children benefited from release and reintegration support worldwide, an increasing number compared to the previous year (12,000). 2,253 children were separated from armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 833 in Nigeria and 785 in the Central African Republic. A

July 30, 2019

One Day I Will A Photo Exhibit Feat...

A photo exhibit by Vincent Tremeau, featuring the hopes and dreams of girls trapped in crises around the world, opened on 29 Jul at UN Headquarters

July 29, 2019

UN Security Council Considers Situa...

Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velásquez, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of July, chairs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya

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