24 November 2020

UN General Assembly extends mandate for High Commissioner Grandi

GENEVA 23 November 2020 The United Nations General Assembly today renewed the mandate of Filippo Grandi as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a further two-and-a-half-year-period. The extension of Grandi’s mandate follows a recommendation by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly. High Commissioner Grandi, welcoming the decision of the General Assembly, [...]

11 November 2020

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024

Geneva,  11 November 2020 COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned today. Marking the sixth anniversary of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign, aimed at ending statelessness by 2024, Grandi called on world leaders to include and protect stateless populations and make bold and swift moves [...]

16 September 2020

UNHCR and Religions for Peace form Multi-Religious Council of Leaders to tackle global displacement challenges

Geneva, 15 September 2020 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Religions for Peace, a global, multi-religious movement representing the world’s faith institutions and traditions, announced today a commitment to form a Multi-Religious Council of Leaders to strengthen efforts to address the root causes of conflict and displacement, and to support peacebuilding, inclusion  and reconciliation efforts. [...]

2 July 2020

UNICEF Supply Annual Report 2010

Copenhagen, 2 July 2020 The UNICEF 2019 Supply Annual Report provides insights into the scaling up efforts that UNICEF and partners undertook in 2019. In 2019, UNICEF procured $3.826 billion in goods and services for children in 150 countries and areas. This includes life-saving commodities to improve the health, education, safety and well-being of [...]

26 June 2020

Despite disruptions, UNICEF delivers critical life-saving supplies to over 100 countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

New York/Copenhagen, 26 June 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic upending the lives of millions of children around the world, UNICEF is delivering life-saving supplies despite unprecedented transport and logistical constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “From supply shortages to transport constraints, COVID-19 has brought enormous challenges to our supply operations,” said UNICEF Executive Director [...]

18 June 2020

UNHCR Global Trends report: 1 percent of humanity displaced

Copenhagen, 18 June 2020 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today appealing to countries worldwide to do far more to find homes for millions of refugees and others displaced by conflict, persecution or events seriously disturbing public order. This is as a report released today showed that forced displacement is now affecting more than [...]

9 June 2020

Gender lens essential to addressing linked climate change and security crises, urges joint UN report

Nairobi and New York, 9 June 2020 – As countries reel from the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, gender inequality is shaping the experience of crisis, as well as prospects for resilience and recovery. A new report – Gender, Climate & Security: Sustaining Inclusive Peace on the Frontlines of Climate [...]

27 May 2020

Press release: United Nations launches global initiative to combat misinformation

New York, 21 May 2020 Today the United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information. “We cannot cede our virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate,” said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, who announced [...]