15 May 2018

“Stop attacks on children”

New York, 15 May 2018 – Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore “From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have continued unabated during the first four months of the year. "With little remorse and even less accountability, parties to conflict continue to [...]

14 May 2018

‘Much work to do and no time to waste’ in cybercrime fight, says UN chief

14 May 2018 - Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) highlighted the importance of cooperation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and countering the rising threat of crime online: An international effort “to improve law enforcement capacities in all countries, to prevent and counter cybercrime, are vitally necessary,” he [...]

14 May 2018

WHO plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

14 May 2018 - WHO today released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives: WHO estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to  more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease. Industrially-produced trans [...]

10 May 2018

UNHCR resumes life-saving refugee evacuations from Libya

Geneva, 10 May 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated 132 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers out of Tripoli and flew them to Niamey, the capital city of Niger, on Thursday. This is the first group of refugees airlifted out of Libya since the UNHCR humanitarian evacuation programme was temporarily halted in early March, [...]

4 May 2018

UNDP, solar currency exchange to power up Moldovan university

Chisinau, Moldova, 4 May 2018 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is teaming up with Sun Exchange – a marketplace that finances solar power with cryptocurrency – to help one of Moldova’s largest universities go solar. The establishment is expected to meet most of its energy needs from solar power overnight and make considerable savings on [...]

4 May 2018

Monsoon response effort in full swing as seasonal rains hit Bangladesh

Geneva, 4 May 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is rushing additional aid to Bangladesh where the first monsoon rains have been affecting Cox’s Bazar district and the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees there. The first of three scheduled humanitarian airlifts carrying additional shelter materials arrived in Bangladesh on Tuesday (1 May). [...]

3 May 2018

Hand Hygiene Day: It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care

3 May 2018 - Sepsis is a life-threatening complication from infection that arises when an infection alters the body’s normal response, causing injury to tissues and organs. Each year, sepsis can cause up to 6 million deaths globally – most of which are preventable. Sepsis is the most preventable cause of death and disability [...]

3 May 2018

IOM’s MigApp Wins Global Award

Geneva, 2 May 2018 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is today pleased to announce that its MigApp mobile application has won a CIO 100 Award. The 31st annual award programme recognizes organizations and companies around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). IOM partnered with Kony, [...]

2 May 2018

“Leaving no one Behind – Saving Lives through Immunization”: Photo and Video Exhibit in UN City Copenhagen

Copenhagen, 2 May 2018 -  To highlight the importance of immunization during World and European Immunization Week, WHO/Europe and UNICEF Supply Division created a joint photo and video exhibit in the UN City Lobby in Copenhagen. The exhibit, taking place between the 23rd of April and the 4th of May 2018, showcases UNICEF and WHO’s [...]