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UNAIDS warns that after significant reductions, declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are rising in some regions

12th July 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Press Releases

Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The report outlines what is needed to step up prevention efforts

GENEVA, 12 July 2016A new report by UNAIDS reveals concerning trends in new HIV infections among adults. The Prevention gap report shows that while significant progress is being made in stopping new HIV infections among children (new HIV infections have declined by more than 70% among children since 2001 and are continuing to decline), the decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. The report shows that HIV prevention urgently needs to be scaled up among this age group. (more…)

UN launches worldwide search for exceptional young leaders to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

30th June 2016 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Model UN, News and Media, Press Releases, SDGs, UN Activities

Young Leaders

The United Nations today launched a new initiative to recognize exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities. Spear-headed by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Young Leaders Initiative will recognize on an annual basis 17 young leaders who are driving change to help realize the Sustainable Development Goals. (more…)

Media Statement – International Albinism Awareness Day – Monday 13 June

13th June 2016 Information for Media, News and Media, Press Releases

“Light in darkness for persons with albinism” – UN experts hail progress despite dire obstacles 

GENEVA (10 June 2016) – Speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day on Monday 13 June, a group of seven United Nations human rights experts* hails the fast-growing movement to defend the human rights of persons with albinism, and their increased engagement to fight for their rights. However, they warn that the way ahead is still long and fraught with hurdles. 

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UNHCR begins relocation of Mozambicans asylum-seekers from congested Kapise village in Malawi

22nd April 2016 Articles, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases
A Mozambican family prepares to be board the trucks for the move to Luwani . UNHCR/K.Shimoh

A Mozambican family prepares to be board the trucks for the move to Luwani . UNHCR/K.Shimoh

Kapise, Malawi 21 April 2016 – This morning, UNHCR started the transfer of nearly 10,000 Mozambicans asylum-seekers from Kapise village located in the south eastern Mwanza district of Malawi. The first convoy transporting

103 people departed Kapise on the 72 km journey to Luwani refugee camp located in Neno district where they will join the group of refugees who have been there since last week.

Heavy rains in recent weeks had previously made the roads impassable, however, with dryer weather, UNHCR, together with other partners, was able to finally begin the transfer today. (more…)

Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda – 7 April 2016

11th April 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases, Secretary-General message

 

Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. UN Photo/ Mark Garten

Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. UN Photo/ Mark Garten

In 1994, more than 800,000 people were systematically murdered throughout Rwanda. The vast majority were Tutsi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and others were also targeted. On this Day, we remember all who perished in the genocide and renew our resolve to prevent such atrocities from ever being repeated, anywhere in the world.

We should all be inspired by the survivors’ courage in showing that reconciliation is possible even after such a tragedy. With the Great Lakes region still facing serious threats to peace and security, healing and reconstruction remain essential.

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