In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Food Programme today said it is energizing two key elements of its emergency operation to prevent famine in war-ravaged Kasaï: cash distributions to the most vulnerable and specialist support to check acute malnutrition in women and young children.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the United Nations human rights office released their annual report on the impact of armed conflict on civilians, finding that 10,453 civilians had lost their lives or suffered injuries in 2017. While down 9 per cent from 2016, casualties were caused mainly by suicide bombings.
United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres arrived on Wednesday, 15 November, in Bonn, Germany, from Manila, Philippines, to participate in the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23).
The new Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Christoph Heusgen, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Hamburg, Germany, on the morning of Friday, 7 July, from Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
On Thursday afternoon, 16 February, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived from Cairo, Egypt, in Bonn, Germany, to attend the meeting of foreign ministers of the G-20.
The United Nations Mission in Colombia said yesterday that nearly 7,000 FARC-EP members have arrived in zones where it will verify the laying down of arms. General Javier Pérez Aquino, head of the United Nations Mission’s observers, said the decision to move into the zones despite limited logistics is very positive.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy for Yemen, has put out a statement responding to the killing of six women and a girl, as well as the wounding of dozens of people as a result of an alleged air strike that hit a funeral in the Arhab District of Sana’a Governorate on Wednesday afternoon.