21 February 2019 - The title was bestowed by Yonsei University and former UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon to John Christensen, UNEP DTU Partnership's long time director. John Christensen, Director of the UNEP DTU Partnership, was appointed as the first Sustainable Development Professor at Yonsei University, in Korea. The Sustainable Development Professorship is part of [...]
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Secretary-General nominates Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
18 February 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Ms. Andersen is currently serving as Director General of [...]
Geneva, 15 February 2019 – United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched today (15/02) the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. The appeal seeks to raise USD 920 million to meet the massive needs of more than 900,000 refugees from Myanmar and over 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in host communities. Critical aid [...]
Rukban, Syria, 16 February 2019 – As part of the largest-ever humanitarian convoy by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, UNFPA has delivered critical reproductive health supplies, hygiene and dignity kits to women and girls in the remote Rukban area of South-east Syria. Some 118 trucks brought life-saving assistance to the makeshift settlement, where [...]
Copenhagen, 14 February 2019 – The United Nation-led Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) appointed Mr. Tomoo Machiba as its first Deputy Director. With this newly created role, Mr. Machiba will lead the Centre’s efforts for actively engaging its donor countries, financial institutions, Consortium and Network members, the private sector and other stakeholder groups. He [...]
14 February 2019 - How can countries in the Region design and invest in digital innovations that strengthen health systems to achieve better health for all? More than 300 decision-makers, policy experts and researchers from 50 countries gathered at the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems on 6–8 February 2019 in [...]
9 February 2019 - The UN chief was speaking after meeting girls from across the continent taking part in the African Girls Can Code Initiative, a joint initiative from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and UN Women. This new programme saw more than 80 girls from 34 African countries join the first Coding Camp in Addis [...]
9 February 2019 - The UN chief is in the Ethiopian capital to attend the annual African Union summit, which brings together Heads of State from across the continent. This year’s event, which begins on Sunday, will focus on the issue of refugees and internally displaced persons. Mr. Guterres, who spent 10 years as [...]
Copenhagen, 7 February 2019 - More children in the WHO European Region are being vaccinated against measles than ever before; but progress has been uneven between and within countries, leaving increasing clusters of susceptible individuals unprotected, and resulting in a record number of people affected by the virus in 2018. In light of measles [...]
6–8 February 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark - The WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European Region will bring together evidence and experience to show how governments and organizations can adopt digital health to reduce inequalities and improve the health and well-being of populations. The Symposium will help policy-makers prepare for the [...]