05 November 2013 – The United Nations refugee agency today deplored the loss of life in the recent boat tragedy off the western coast of Myanmar, and stressed the need for urgent action to avert such incidents.
04 November 2013 – Global leaders have pledged over $8 billion to boost economic growth in the Sahel region of West Africa as they begin a United Nations-led visit to an area that has suffered for decades from devastating poverty, hunger and instability.
01 November 2013 – Concerned by rising food insecurity in the Central African Republic, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that it plans to boost its humanitarian efforts, while also calling for more financial support.
01 November 2013 – The shifting demographics of the AIDS epidemic demands a new focus to reach people aged 50 and over who are currently underserved by HIV services, today urged the United Nations agency leading the global HIV/AIDS response.
01 November 2013 – More than $450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, Governments and other parties at the United Nations-organized Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi, where hundreds of participants spent this week exchanging ideas, solutions and technologies developed in the global South.
31 October 2013 – Biodegradable plates made from Colombian seeds, an online car-sharing scheme in Viet Nam, and sanitary pads made from banana waste are some of this year’s winners of a United Nations-backed award recognizing projects that help promote sustainable development.
30 October 2013 – The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi, today met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, as part of his ongoing efforts to bring all parties to the conflict to the negotiating table.
29 October 2013 – With increasing displacement in the Central African Republic (CAR) and waning funding, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the growing needs will exceed emergency supplies in the coming weeks.
28 October 2013 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned yesterday’s attack in the south-eastern province of Ghazni that killed 19 civilians travelling on a mini bus.