Bolivia

Bolivia

12 August 2020

An inter-agency United Nations team arrived in Mauritius yesterday to support the Government-led response to the oil spill that is impacting the country, Christine Umutoni, Resident Coordinator in the island nation says.  They will also engage local communities and the private sector.

11 August 2020
SG/SM/20203

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

16 July 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s 2020 Multidimensional Poverty Index reveals progress in tackling poverty before the onset of COVID-19, with 65 out of 75 countries showing significant reductions.  However, experts warn the pandemic now threatens to set back development gains by up to 10 years.

19 June 2020

In Nepal, the United Nations team is helping the Government cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the repatriation of Nepali migrants returning from the Gulf and Southeast Asia at entry and transit points, with quarantine sites and isolation centres.  Some 25,000 returnees are expected in this first phase.

2 June 2020

Some 50 people died in three attacks in Burkina Faso’s northern regions — the Sahel, North, Centre-North and East — marking the deadliest violence since March, when 43 civilians were killed during two attacks on northern villages.  Rising insecurity is making it difficult to reach the 2.2 million people in need of aid throughout the country.

2 April 2020

A new United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report based on data from 57 countries finds that a quarter of women are not able to make their own decisions about accessing health care, and nearly one in ten is unable to make her own choices about using contraception.

29 January 2020
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Susana Sottoli of Argentina as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bolivia, with the host Government’s approval.

16 January 2020

The Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Iraq expressed her strong concern today over the suspension in granting access letters to humanitarian actors carrying out critical missions in support of the country’s vulnerable people.

6 January 2020
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The new Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations, Rubén Darío Cuéllar Suárez, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

13 December 2019

In a report on Chile published today, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says that during the recent mass protests and state of emergency the police failed to adhere to international human rights norms and standards relating to management of assemblies and the use of force.

26 November 2019

Following earthquakes that struck Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina this morning, two United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination technical support members will be deployed to Albania.  The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance if required, and is in contact with local authorities.

25 November 2019

Marking International Day to End Violence against Women, the Secretary-General reiterated the United Nations commitment to end all forms of violence against women and girls, which are among the most horrific, persistent and widespread human rights violations and affect one in every three women in the world.

25 November 2019
SG/SM/19881

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

14 November 2019
SG/SM/19859-SG/A/1922

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

14 November 2019

The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about developments in Bolivia and has appointed a Personal Envoy who will be travelling to La Paz today to engage with all Bolivian actors and offer United Nations support in efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis, including through inclusive elections.

11 November 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization launched a $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available.  The project aims to help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced transparency requirements, and will benefit 26 targeted countries.

10 November 2019
SG/SM/19850

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

10 November 2019
SG/SM/19851

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

22 October 2019

Lack of funding threatens humanitarian programmes for millions of children in areas affected by conflict and disaster, UNICEF reports.  Executive Director Henrietta Fore said that while the agency needs additional donor support to meet children’s most basic needs in Pakistan, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Venezuela.