Geneva, 19 January 2018 - This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN [...]
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore following two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan
Juba/Nairobi/New York, 19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death. “The impact of the relentless violence has been devastating. I met a mother who had to walk for days to get [...]
Kinshasa, 17 January 2018 – The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year due to a massive escalation of conflict and widespread insecurity. Extreme violence has spread to areas typically considered stable, such as the provinces of Kasai and Tanganyika. The situation has been recently [...]
11 January 2018 Secretary-General António Guterres I am very pleased to be with all of you to present the report, “Making Migration Work For All”. This serves as my principal input to the zero draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The adoption of this Compact stands as one of [...]
Half a million Rohingya refugee children at risk in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh with cyclone and monsoon season on horizon
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 16 January 2018 – The health and safety of more than 520,000 Rohingya children living in overcrowded camps and informal settlements in Bangladesh is likely to be put at even greater risk ahead of upcoming cyclone and monsoon seasons, UNICEF warned today. “As we get closer to the cyclone and monsoon seasons, [...]
The coming year promises to be a busy and exciting one in the WHO European Region. WHO/Europe will continue its focus on implementing the Health 2020 policy framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as building momentum towards universal health coverage. Efforts related to these overarching frameworks will showcase country work and country-level [...]
Nairobi, 10 January 2018 - UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step [...]
5 January 2018 – Even though days of anti-Government protests across Iran appear to have ebbed, a senior United Nations political official said Friday the UN will continue to monitor the situation and engage with Iranian authorities on addressing the legitimate concerns of the population through peaceful means. “The Secretariat will continue to […] [...]
New York, 29 December 2017 – “We have passed the grim milestone of 1,000 days of war in Yemen. As violence has escalated in recent days, children and families are yet again being killed in attacks and bombardments. “More than 1,000 days of families driven from their homes by brutal violence. 1,000 days without enough [...]
New York, 1 January 2018 – Henrietta Fore takes office today as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director. Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience. “I am honored to be joining such a remarkable organization, which I have known and admired for many years, and look forward [...]