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910, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Dominica

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"There must be new financial instruments, bonds of different natures, linked mainly to the buildup of resilience," he said.

910, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Antigua-and-Barbuda

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.

710, 2017

FAO: Join global treaty to root out the scourge of illegal fishing

October 7th, 2017|News, Oceans|

Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.

510, 2017

VIDEO: Guterres’ remarks ahead of trip to storm-ravaged Caribbean

October 5th, 2017|News, Secretary-General, VIDEO: Climate change|

510, 2017

UN chief urges world to implement Paris Agreement ‘with greater ambition’

October 5th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.

410, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on recent Caribbean hurricanes

October 4th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.

210, 2017

Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day

October 2nd, 2017|Cities, News|

The United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on Monday's World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month of worldwide celebrations and citizens' engagement in urban life worldwide.

2909, 2017

Half a million Rohingya arrive in Bangladesh; UN agencies rush to provide shelter, clean water

September 29th, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it has started distributing plastic sheeting and essential relief items to Rohingyas arriving in from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, as part of a massive effort to cut the time refugees spend in the open.

“The latest estimate of the number of Rohingya who have arrived in Bangladesh since […]

2909, 2017

UN health agency recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health

September 29th, 2017|Health, News|

The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency.

“There is now global evidence-based consensus that periodic, large-scale deworming is the best way to reduce the suffering caused by intestinal worms,” said Dirk Engels, Director of […]

2909, 2017

Over half of schools remain closed in epicentre of Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria – UNICEF

September 29th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 57 per cent of all schools are closed in Nigeria’s Borno state, worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency and the subsequent humanitarian crisis, leaving an estimated 3 million children in need of emergency education support, even as the new school year begins, the United Nations child agency said today.

“Children in northeast Nigeria are […]