28 June 2019 - Secretary-General António Guterres Good morning, this G20 meeting takes place in a moment of high tension, high political tension. We have global warming, but we have also global political warming, and this can be seen in relation to trade and technology conflicts, it can be seen in relation to situations [...]
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5 June 2019 - Beat air pollution – that is the theme for World Environment Day on 5 June. The air that we breathe is fundamental to our existence; yet, we sometimes forget the impact that the quality of the air has on our health and well-being. Although there are many reasons why the [...]
Nairobi, 24 May 2019 – The European Union (EU) has committed an additional EUR 18 million to its partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) known as the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa (EU-IOM Joint Initiative). The funding brings to EUR 43 million the EU’s total commitment to the EU-IOM initiative in the [...]
New York, 21 May 2019 – Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore “The thousands of children of foreign fighters languishing in camps, detention centers or orphanages in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere are among the world’s most vulnerable children. They live in appalling conditions amid constant threats to their health, safety and well-being. They have [...]
22 May 2019 - UNOPS has been awarded the ConnXus Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2019 Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards held in London. The highly competitive category, which included nominees from a range of world-leading private sector companies, recognized UNOPS innovative approach to advancing sustainable procurement, through its UNOPS Possibilities (UP) programme. [...]
Geneva, 17 May 2019 - This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been jointly registered and provided [...]
Exploring digital technology solutions for children and youth 'on the move' Thursday 23 May 2019, 12.00-17.00, UN City Copenhagen Approximately 36 million of the world’s displaced people are children – a number that has doubled within the past decade. The rise in child displacement worldwide is occurring across a rapidly-changing technological landscape. Children and [...]
Cox’s Bazar, 10 May 2019 – When Cyclone Fani – one of the most powerful Indian Ocean storms of the past decade – barrelled up the Bay of Bengal a week ago making landfall in northern India and western Bangladesh, it left 24 people dead, a trail of destruction and thousands displaced. Some 2.6 million people – a million [...]
Over 100 000 people sick with measles in 14 months: with measles cases at an alarming level in the European Region, WHO scales up response
Copenhagen, 9 May 2019 - WHO is scaling up its response to the ongoing measles outbreaks in the European Region, including by creating an operational platform to accelerate its support to affected countries. The decision followed an assessment of the measles situation in the Region. It was based on the growing number of children [...]
New WHO studies: Europe battles childhood obesity and experts confirm breastfeeding protects against child obesity
30 April 2019 - A new study from WHO/Europe shows that, despite efforts aimed at prevention, parts of the WHO European Region continue to struggle with comparably higher rates of childhood obesity, while a second study shows that babies who have never or only infrequently been breastfed have an increased risk of becoming obese [...]