Category Archives: Press Releases

A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information No. 112/16 September 2015

By | 17 September 2015

Syria crisis has propelled largest refugee exodus since WWII, UN official tells the Security Council Addressing the Security Council on 16 September, UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien said that the plight of Syrian refugees desperately trying to reach Europe in recent weeks had shown that the effects of the Syria crisis were not just national… Read More »

Sustainable Development Goals

By | 8 September 2015

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere ● Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty has declined by more than half from 1.9 billion in 1990. However, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty. About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 per day. ●… Read More »

Public-private partnership led by First Lady of South Africa, Madame Tobeka Madiba-Zuma, set to curb HIV and TB

By | 8 September 2015

South Africa has the biggest HIV treatment programme in the world, with more than 3 million people on life-saving antiretroviral treatment. While the country has made good progress in its HIV response, AIDS deaths remain unacceptably high. This is in large part due to HIV’s twin epidemic, Tuberculosis (TB). South Africa has the third largest… Read More »