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19 January 2018

Concern grows for women and children fleeing Cameroon

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 [...]

19 January 2018

Humanitarian Situation in DR Congo Reaches Breaking Point as Funding Gap Remains Enormous

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 [...]

16 January 2018

Remarks at launch of Report “Making Migration Work For All”

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 [...]

15 January 2018

The year ahead: key milestones and events for the WHO European Region in 2018

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 [...]

10 January 2018

UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks

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 [...]

8 January 2018

In wake of violent protests in Iran, UN Security Council meets to take stock of situation

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 […] [...]

1 January 2018

Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director

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 [...]