27 March 2017

IGAD Summit: UNHCR appeals for continued and strong support to Somalia and countries hosting Somali refugees

Geneva/Nairobi, 25 March 2017 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for support for efforts aimed at bringing greater stability inside Somalia, and to the countries hosting Somali refugees. Speaking at the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) Special Summit of Regional Heads of State on durable solutions for the protracted Somali refugee situation in [...]

23 March 2017

We Must ‘Unite to End TB’- IOM

Switzerland, 23 March 2017 - On World TB Day 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joins the Stop TB Partnership, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key partners in redoubling efforts to increase public awareness of tuberculosis and its impact on vulnerable populations such as migrants. Although tuberculosis is a curable disease, [...]

23 March 2017

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

Stockholm, 21 March 2017 – A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all. These are the [...]

23 March 2017

TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years

Copenhagen and Stockholm, 20 March 2017 - Joint press release New data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each [...]

8 March 2017

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

 28 February 2017 - Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017 Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in [...]

7 March 2017

UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

Geneva, 6 March 2017 - In light of today’s Executive Order regarding U.S. refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, underscores that refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution in their home countries and who remain in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection. Commenting on the Executive Order the UN High [...]

3 March 2017

Medical equipment saving womens’ lives donated from the Danish humanitarian NGO Global Medical Aid (GMA) and UNFPA to Ukraine

Life-saving Equipment Haemorrhage or heavy and uncontrolled bleeding is one of the serious complications that can be life threatening for pregnant women. It is therefore vital to have access to safe blood transfusion. However, many hospitals globally lack adequate clinical equipment for collecting, fractionating and storing donated blood, resulting in maternal deaths which otherwise could [...]

3 March 2017

Game of Thrones star and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to referee Global Goals World Cup women’s soccer tournament in Nairobi

Who: Globally acclaimed Danish actor, star of HBO’s Game of Thrones and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Ugandan youth advocate, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and United Nations Global Goals Ambassador for Peace Victor Ochen; Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs and Iraqi-born drummer and member of Danish pop trio [...]