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27 April 2017

Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Geneva, 27 April 2017 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador. Since her selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mardini has worked closely with UNHCR, highlighting with her own inspiring performances the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team and the wider [...]

26 April 2017

UNIDO and ITU partnership to accelerate the achievement of 2030 Agenda

Geneva, 26 April 2017 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today agreed to work together to fast forward the Sustainable Development Goals. To formalize the partnership, UNIDO Director General LI Yong and ITU Secretary-General ZHAO Houlin signed a Joint Declaration “on the advancement of the 2030 [...]

26 April 2017

Humanitarian Catastrophe Looms in Yemen with Over 3.3 Million Displaced Since Crisis Began

Yemen, 25 April 2017 - Yemen has become the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In total, 18.8 million people need humanitarian or protection assistance. Since 2015, of the 3.3 million people who have been forced to flee their homes to seek safety, two million remain displaced and nearly 1.3 million have returned to the governorates [...]

24 April 2017

Traditional tofu producers to use efficient boilers in Indonesia

Copenhagen, 24 April 2017 - Tofu producers will be breathing easier thanks to a project designed by the Central Java provincial government in Indonesia that was developed with the assistance of UNEP DTU during the Danida Fellowship Course (DFC) in 2016. Tofu is a staple food in Indonesia, produced primarily by small and medium-sized [...]

24 April 2017

Prevent malaria – save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

Geneva/Nairobi, 24 April 2017 - At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets have [...]

24 April 2017

UNIDO and private sector promote the Sustainable Development Goals at Hannover Messe 2017

Hannover, 24 April 2017 - The Director General LI Yong of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has attended this year’s edition of Hannover Messe, the world’s leading industrial trade fair which attracts over 6,500 exhibitors and 250,000 visitors. UNIDO collaborates with the Deutsche Messe company, which organizes the Hannover Messe and other [...]

22 April 2017

UN Environment launches Young Champions of the Earth Competition

22 April 2017 – Today, on International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations Environment Programme will launch Young Champions of the Earth, a new initiative to spot young, talented people between the ages of 18 and 30 and support their inspiring ideas to save the environment. Young Champions of the Earth is a global stage [...]

20 April 2017

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

New York, 19 April 2017 – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which today confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP [...]