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15 12, 2017

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

2017-12-15T20:09:53+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.”

14 12, 2017

#BetheChangeUN winter clothing drive a huge success

2017-12-14T17:03:49+00:00 December 14th, 2017|News|

The Department of Public Information (in cooperation and DM/OCSS and UNFCU Foundation) held a ‘Coats for Cups' coat drive on 28 November. The response from UN staff was tremendous and a wonderful start to the holiday season - we received a whole truckload worth of winter clothes! About 200 UN staff joined us in our efforts to sustainably reuse unworn clothes and give to those in need.

14 12, 2017

In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth

2017-12-14T16:45:20+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Health, News|

Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.

14 12, 2017

Frieda and the SDGs: The Power of Storytelling

2017-12-14T16:37:41+00:00 December 14th, 2017|News|

We all grow up with stories and nursery rhymes. Stories are everywhere and are passed down from one generation to the next. For over a year, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek has been working on a project to bring to life a local character to introduce the lessons of the Sustainable Development Goals to the Namibian child. The end result is, “Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

13 12, 2017

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report

2017-12-13T23:33:18+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Health, News|

At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.

12 12, 2017

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

2017-12-12T19:36:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.

12 12, 2017

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

2017-12-12T19:33:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge.

11 12, 2017

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

2017-12-11T18:00:28+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects.

11 12, 2017

Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria’s East Ghouta, warns UNICEF

2017-12-11T17:56:02+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Health, News|

Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.

11 12, 2017

Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

2017-12-11T17:51:41+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Youth|

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report.