As details on the destruction of and damage to Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage emerge, the United Nations cultural agency has appealed to the international community to help protect and revive the country’s archaeological, religious and cultural sites for future generations.
Secretary-General asks Member States to express intention on financing UN plan to tackle cholera in Haiti
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asked Member States to inform him by 6 March if they intend to make voluntary financial contributions to the implementation of the new UN plan to counter cholera in Haiti, his spokesman said today.
Top stories from UN News, during the week of 20 - 24 February 2017, featuring: help for more than 20 million people going hungry in four nations; UN-supported Intra-Syrian negotiations and in Colombia, last FARC-EP rebels turn in arms.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the National Episcopal Conference of Congo, known as CENCO have called for an immediate end to the spate of violent attacks against Catholic facilities in several parts of the country.
The highlights of UN events during the week of 27 February 2017, including 34th #HumanRights Council, Amina J. Mohammed takes oath of office as UN deputy chief, #ZeroDiscrimination Day and more. #HRC34 #GFI4SD #youth4wildlife #YouthVoice
Giving voice to people affected by conflict and crises in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, a global United Nations-supported humanitarian conference in Oslo today generated more than $670 million in pledges that will help sustain critical relief operations over the next two years and beyond across four counties where millions are in need of aid.
An estimated 366 migrants died at sea during their Mediterranean journey to Europe in the first 53 days of 2017, down from 425 of the comparable period of last year, the United Nations migration agency said today.
Against the backdrop of health systems struggling to adapt to the growing needs of migrants around the world, health leaders from over forty countries, meeting at a United Nations consultation underscored the call for international collaboration to improve the health and well-being of migrants and their families.