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15 01, 2018

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

2018-01-15T21:29:35+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.

15 01, 2018

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

2018-01-15T16:12:43+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Health, News|

As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

11 01, 2018

UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda

2018-01-12T15:11:18+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.

10 01, 2018

Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth

2018-01-10T21:18:53+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Health, News|

Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.

10 01, 2018

At UN, universities spotlight hands-on approach to integrating refugees

2018-01-11T15:01:30+00:00 January 10th, 2018|News|

At a special summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, universities, led by De Montfort University (DMU), spotlighted ideas for practical ways they can use the skills, experience and voluntary power on their campuses to support those in need in their local areas.

9 01, 2018

UNIC Tunis holds SDG-themed writing workshop for children

2018-01-09T19:12:18+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Education, News, Youth|

On the first day of the school holidays, fifty-two children braved the cold weather - and the temptation to spend a Monday morning at home - to come to the Public Library of Ariana, a town near Tunis, for a writing workshop on the SDGs. They were in for a surprise; the organizers greeted them with an SDG-branded toolkit with pens, pencils, copybooks, stationery and everything they needed to unleash their creativity.

3 01, 2018

UN agency’s mobile reproductive health teams reach women in besieged area of Aleppo

2018-01-03T22:29:05+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for years.

1 01, 2018

On New Year’s Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

2018-01-03T17:28:19+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Health, News, Youth|

Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.

29 12, 2017

New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health

2017-12-29T20:54:49+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Health, News|

People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.