19 January 2021

UNICEF Supply Division: Getting COVID-19 vaccines to West and Central Africa

Copenhagen, 19 January 2021 In western Côte d'Ivoire, 2-month-old Djibril is in hospital for an important reason: he’s receiving a routine vaccination that is vital for his health. It’s April 2020, and while COVID-19 has been circulating for two months in the country, his mother insisted on bringing him in. “I don't want my [...]

15 January 2021

WHO/Europe pdate on COVID-19: a tipping-point in the course of the pandemic

Copenhagen, 14 January 2021 Statement by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe - Russian Press Briefing "Good morning, First and foremost, I wish you a happy and healthy new year for 2021. We were prepared for a challenging start to 2021 and it has been just that. One year from [...]

13 January 2021

UNICEF creates fund to support low- and middle-income countries’ access to COVID-19 health supplies

Copenhagen, 13 January 2020 UNICEF invites contributions to support its ACT-A Supplies Financing Facility (“ACT-A SFF”), a newly launched pooled fund that will enable us to mount the largest health and logistics operation ever seen. ACT-A (Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator) is a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 [...]

13 January 2021

UNHCR calls for EU to ensure a new chapter for refugee protection

Europe, 12 January 2021 UNHCR’s recommendations to the EU Presidencies in 2021 As a new year begins, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on Portugal and Slovenia to harness their 2021 European Union (EU) Presidencies and negotiations on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and show leadership to better protect refugees in [...]

12 January 2021

Meet Etleva “Eva” Kadilli, Director of UNICEF Supply Division

Copenhagen, 11 January 2020 The head of UNICEF Supply Division, Etleva “Eva” Kadilli, talks about the challenges and opportunities in the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. How long have you been working at UNICEF and how are you involved in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines? This month I am completing 25 years serving the [...]

4 January 2021

2020 Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization

New York, 4 January 2021 In 1945, world leaders gathered in San Francisco to sign the Charter of the United Nations, which gave birth to an organization that represented new hope for a world emerging from the horrors of the Second World War. Our founders were in no doubt about the kind of world [...]