Archive for September, 2013


6th September 2013 Uncategorized

NEW YORK – Donate time or money, volunteer or act with kindness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged people around the world as the United Nations marked the first ever International Day of Charity coinciding with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa. (more…)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on the International Day of Charity

5th September 2013 Uncategorized

VIENNA, 5 September 2013 – Charity plays an important role in upholding the values and advancing the work of the United Nations.  Donations of time or money; volunteer engagement in one’s own community or on the other side of the world; acts of caring and kindness with no thought of recompense; these and other expressions of global solidarity help us in our shared quest to live together in harmony and build a peaceful future for all. (more…)

UN agency joins Syria’s neighbours in plea for greater international support to region

5th September 2013 Uncategorized

SYRIA – The United Nations refugee agency and senior Government ministers from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey – countries which together host more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees – called today on the international community to “overcome differences” to stop the fighting in Syria, as the made an urgent appeal for expanded assistance to the region. (more…)

UN food agency appeals for increased funding to assist 11 million people in the Sahel

5th September 2013 Uncategorized

SAHEL – With some 11 million people in the Sahel at risk of hunger, the United Nations today appealed on the international community to increase support for food and livestock production in this vast region of Africa. (more…)

Transnational organized crime on the rise in Eastern Africa, warns UN report

5th September 2013 Uncategorized

EAST AFRICA – Organized criminal activities such as migrant smuggling, ivory trafficking and maritime piracy are increasingly pressing threats in Eastern Africa and must be tackled through a range of measures both within the region and in the markets where illicit goods will end up, according to a United Nations report released today. (more…)