29 April 2013 – The United Nations today launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to work together to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.
26 April 2013 – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has made available $5 million in additional funding to provide life-saving assistance to some 69,000 people displaced by the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
26 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 27th anniversary of the worst nuclear power plant accident in history by stressing that the impact of the Chernobyl disaster must never be forgotten and calling for continued international assistance for the people and regions affected.
23 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed efforts by Asian countries meeting at a United Nations-backed regional forum to address transportation as part of the effort to fight climate change and achieve sustainable development.
21 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep sadness today over the loss of life, injuries and destruction caused by the earthquake that struck yesterday in Sichuan province of China, affirming that the United Nations stands ready to provide any assistance needed.
10 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he was saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by a powerful earthquake that hit Iran’s Bushehr province.
08 April 2013 – The United Nations Forum on Forests kicked off its tenth session today in Istanbul, Turkey, with calls for action at all levels to promote the health of a vital resource that covers nearly a third of the globe and provides an invaluable variety of social, economic and environmental benefits.