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UN Day 2012

18th February 2013 Uncategorized

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UN assessment warns of potential food crisis in Central African Republic

18th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – An assessment conducted by the United Nations and its partners has found that the recent conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) could trigger a food crisis in the country, the world body said today. (more…)

Hepatitis E taking toll on South Sudan refugee camps, UN agency reports

18th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations refugee agency said today that it is seeing a large number of Hepatitis E cases in refugee camps in South Sudan, with over 6,000 cases – and 111 deaths – since July. (more…)

Mali: UN stresses need to assist displaced farmers before start of planting season

18th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – There is an urgent need to help displaced Malian farmers return to their lands before the start of the planting season in May, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, stressing that the communities’ resilience must be improved to ensure the agricultural sector’s safety. (more…)

Secretary-General message to One Billion Rising Campaign | Message adressé à la campagne Un milliard de personnes debout contre la violence

14th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The global pandemic of violence against women and girls thrives in a culture of discrimination and impunity.  We must speak out.  That is why I launched my global UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.  As part of this, I am proud to emphatically raise my voice and join the chorus of all those taking part in the One Billion Rising campaign. (more…)