Archive for August, 2014

UN operation to feed displaced Iraqis reaches over 700,000 people

28th August 2014 News and Media

Geneva, 27 August 2014 – Food aid convoys from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have reached displaced Iraqis in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June. (more…)

Civil society gathers at UN to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity

28th August 2014 News and Media

New York, 27 August 2014 – Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York today to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will point the way forward on a range of issues such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger and combating disease. (more…)

Amid multiple crises UN children’s agency deploys largest aid operation ever in a single month

27th August 2014 News and Media

UNICEF, 26 August 2014 – This August the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises — the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month. (more…)

Ban welcomes signing of blueprint to implement South Sudan ceasefire

27th August 2014 News and Media

New York, 26 August 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing by the South Sudanese Government and the opposition of a plan to implement a seventh-month-old ceasefire deal between the two sides. (more…)

UN health agency calls for regulation of ‘e-cigarettes,’ curbs on advertising, sales to minors

27th August 2014 News and Media

Geneva, 26 August 2014 – Electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, represent an “evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control,” a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report said today, urging regulations to impede their promotion to non-smokers and young people. (more…)