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17 stories found over the past 45 days
Haiti awaits full implementation of UN pledges on cholera outbreak, President tells Assembly

23 September 2016 – Warning of a “significant humanitarian deterioration” following fresh outbreaks of cholera in his country, Haitian President Jocelerme Privert took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for swift implementation of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s urgent appeal for redoubled efforts to fight the scourge and aid its victims.


Sanitation initiative in south-eastern Haiti shows promising results – UNICEF

22 September 2016 – A sanitation initiative in south-eastern Haiti has shown encouraging results, with a major reduction in the number of water-borne infections for local residents, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

21 September 2016 – Meeting at the United Nations today, world leaders signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.


At Forum, Ban stresses key role of business in securing way forward on Global Goals

19 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the crucial role businesses play in the realization of Global Goals, or Sustainable Development Goals, adopted a year ago by 193 countries.


Ban hails UN-backed fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria as partnership model for Global Goals

17 September 2016 – Praising the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a model of partnership that brings together people and development partners, governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said such broad cooperation is also the key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


UN relief chief allocates $10 million in emergency funds to bolster aid response in southern Chad

15 September 2016 – The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of $10 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in Chad.


UN emergency fund releases $7 million to strengthen protection for Somalis

09 September 2016 – To strengthen protection services to internally displaced people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund recently released $7 million to scale up life-saving and life sustaining assistance.


New UN-supported water supply system inaugurated in Haiti’s Saut d’eau region

08 September 2016 – As part of its quick impact projects, the United Nations mission Haiti has inaugurated a new water supply system which is expected to provide for more than 13,800 people – more than half of whom are women – in parts of the country’s Central Department (Département du Centre), the mission said today.


UN’s top relief official: World body is impartial in its humanitarian work in Syria as it is elsewhere

01 September 2016 – The top United Nations relief official today outlined how the humanitarian work of the world body in war-torn Syria is guided by impartiality and the key imperative of saving lives.


Inclusive education vital for all, including persons with disabilities – UN rights experts

01 September 2016 – Inclusive education is central to achieving high quality education for all learners, including those with disabilities, and for the development of inclusive, peaceful and fair societies, UN human rights experts have said in authoritative new guidelines on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.