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30 April 2019

Joint operation rescues hundreds from Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Pemba, Mozambique, 30 April 2019 – Brazilian military firefighters, in coordination with the Government of Mozambique and several UN agencies, have saved the lives of hundreds of people displaced by Cyclone Kenneth near the flooded city of Pemba in the northern part of the country. At least nine people have died and almost 200 have [...]

26 April 2019

Remarks at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

26 April 2019 Statement by Secretary-General António Guterres Convened by President Xi Jinping, we come together at this forum on the Belt and Road in the face of uncertainty and unease around the globe. I want to recognize China for its central role as a pillar of international cooperation and multilateralism.  This gathering today reflects that [...]

25 April 2019

UNHCR evacuates hundreds of detained refugees in Libya to safety

Geneva, 24 April 2019 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today evacuated some 325 refugees from the Qaser Ben Gasheer detention centre in southern Tripoli amid deteriorating security and escalating violence. The relocation, carried out together with IOM, was triggered by reports on Tuesday of the use of armed violence against detainees who [...]

24 April 2019

Invitation to SDG Talk on Friday 3 May: Media Freedom and the Protection of Journalists

With 80 journalists and media workers killed, over 300 in detention and 60 held hostage, 2018 was the worst year on record for violence and abuse against journalists. A free media continues to be a crucial element to a functioning democracy and one that needs protecting. Despite this, there has been an increase in restrictive [...]

16 April 2019

One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 60,000 forced to flee their country

Geneva, 16 April 2019 - A year into Nicaragua’s political and social crisis, an estimated 62,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, with the vast majority - some 55,500 – seeking refuge in Costa Rica. Many – in what is overwhelmingly a refugee flow – have resorted to irregular crossings to avoid detection, often walking [...]

16 April 2019

Invitation – Technology, Innovation & the End of Hunger

UN City Copenhagen, 16 April 2019 - 821 million people go to bed hungry every night and eradicating hunger has become one of the most important challenges of our time. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is working every day around the world to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. In a fast-moving world, the [...]

15 April 2019

One month on from Cyclone Idai, 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact – UNICEF

NEW YORK/ BEIRA/CHIMANIMANI/LILONGWE, 14 APRIL 2019 – At least 1.6 million children need urgent assistance – in healthcare, nutrition, protection, education, water and sanitation – one month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, UNICEF said today. Any prolonged interruption in access to essential services could lead to disease outbreaks and spikes in [...]

12 April 2019

Remarks on the 25th Anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

12 April 2019 Secretary-General António Guterres I am honoured to be with you on this solemn and moving occasion. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In one of the darkest chapters in recent human history, more than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also moderate [...]

9 April 2019

WHO urges stronger action to reduce deaths from noncommunicable diseases in Europe by one third

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 9 April 2019 - WHO “best buys” – targeted policy interventions aimed at reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – can be a game-changer for achieving target 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through which governments have committed to reducing premature deaths from NCDs by one third by 2030. The interventions [...]