Thursday, 14 December 2017

World Bank and WHO: Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses



But the system is broken: we need a fundamental shift in the way we mobilize resources for health and human capital, especially at the country level. Convened by the Government of Japan, a leading supporter of UHC domestically and globally, the Forum is co-sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UHC2030, the leading global movement advocating for UHC, UNICEF, the World Bank, and WHO. Jim Yong Kim. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Kim, WHO Director-General Tedros and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will all be in attendance, in addition to heads of state and ministers from over 30 countries.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

With ‘so much at stake’ in crisis-torn South Sudan, UN and partners launch $1.72 billion appeal



Noudéhou thanked South Sudan’s donors, who contributed over 70 per cent of the plan for 2017 and called on all stakeholders to play their roles in alleviating the suffering. He highlighted the enormity of the challenge and the collective efforts for a rigorous prioritization to ensure the effectiveness of the response.

Thousands of children need assistance three months after Caribbean hurricanes – UNICEF



UNICEF and its partners are supporting communities through programmes focused on recovery and resilience in Anguilla, Antigua, and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, and Haiti. Three months after two category-5 hurricanes tore through the Caribbean, thousands of children across the region still need support, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

Monday, 11 December 2017

17 million babies under the age of 1 breathe toxic air, majority live in South Asia – UNICEF


It also benefits their societies – realized in reduced health care costs, increased productivity and a safer, cleaner environment for everyone.”

Not enough being done to shield civilians from violence in Somalia – UN report


The report – “Protection of Civilians: Building the Foundation for Peace, Security and Human Rights in Somalia” – covers the period from 1 January 2016 to 14 October 2017, and was produced by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which Mr. he armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, according to a United Nations report launched today in the country's capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Human Rights Day: UN to launch campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration


He said it is right to honor its achievements and pay tribute to its inspired architects on the 70th anniversary year, but “we should be under no illusions: the legacy of the Universal Declaration is facing threats on many fronts.”

UN agency begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya



The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Worth Watching:Young Women in South Africa - At Greater Risk of HIV/AIDS


Young women in South Africa are becoming infected with HIV at more than twice the rate of young men. Meet the young activist determined to change that trend.

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’



The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for the better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Victoria Lopyreva appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup


Victoria Lopyreva has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador, tasked with highlighting HIV awareness and promoting zero discrimination during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in the Russian Federation. The announcement was made by UNAIDS in Moscow, Russian Federation, on the eve of World AIDS Day and the final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the State Kremlin Palace.

World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘a thing of the past’



Guterres warned, calling for “a renewed commitment to finish what we have started and to make the AIDS epidemic a thing of the past.”For her part, Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), stressed the right to quality education for all, because of the two goals – health and education – go hand in hand. Azoulay continued, stressing that in a world where young people – especially girls and young women – bear a disproportionate burden of HIV and AIDS, “we all must recognize that comprehensive sexuality education is central to their right to health, and to the health of all societies.”

Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with disabilities' – UN



Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast-track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 2030 Agenda to truly live up to its promise to 'leave no one behind,' all physical and cultural barriers must be removed to create societies that provide real opportunities for everyone everywhere, the United Nations has said.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

One in 10 medicines in developing countries substandard or falsified – UN health agency




Substandard and falsified medicines not only have a negative health impact, but they also cause socio-economic problems due to the absence of good governance and weak technical capacity.

Fashion: ALZÚARR

In 2017 Alzúarr was founded by Zeynep Dag. In the same year she presented her first luxury shoe collection consisting solely of handmade pieces.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Returning foreign terrorist fighters pose ‘enormous challenge with no easy solution,’ Security Council told




Subsequent investigations have shown however, that those individuals received support or resources from elsewhere, often via the Internet or social media,” Ms. With violent extremists having suffered defeats in Syria and Iraq, the international community must step up cooperation to address the complex problem of foreign terrorist fighters returning home or travelling to other regions, the head of the United Nations Office against Terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

New Arrivals At Aquazzura

 AQUAZZURA shoes have been worn by trendsetters, Hollywood stars, European royalty and fashion insiders around the globe. From Julianne Moore to Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow to Nicole Kidman,Meghan Markle ,  Rihanna to Charlize Theron, and Beyoncé to Diane Kruger, among many other high profile celebrities.

Partnerships ‘the only way’ to tackle global challenges, says UN industrial development chief



The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) was reappointed for a second term on Monday as the 17th UNIDO General Conference opened in Vienna, Austria.

UN-backed fund combatting poverty and hunger across Global South launches annual report


Three countries at the forefront of South-South cooperation and some $33 million in contributions are helping 15 of the world’s least developed countries advance towards achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Monday, 27 November 2017

Prince Harry Is Engaged To Meghan Markle!

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Prince Harry Is Engaged to Meghan Markle



While sparks between the Prince of Whales and the Suits star initially flew under the radar, it wasn't long before their secret romance made headlines in early November 2016. The 33-year-old royal asked the 36-year-old American actress to marry him a year and a half after they started secretly dating. "This is totally Harry. They became engaged in London earlier this month.

Audrey Azoulay elected as Director-General of UNESCO,


The 39th session of UNESCO’s General Conference elected Audrey Azoulay as Director-General of UNESCO, succeeding Irina Bokova. She took office on 15 November for a four-year term.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Ivanka Trump And Chelsea Clinton Come To Malia Obama's Defense


Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. She is a young adult and private citizen and should be OFF limits.

In Iran, UN aid chief expresses readiness to support post-quake relief efforts



Concluding a two-day visit to Iran, the top United Nations humanitarian official said the Organization is ready to fill any gaps in the relief efforts following the devastating earthquake on 12 November that struck the Iran-Iraq border.