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UNAIDS warns progress is slowing and time is running out to reach 2020 HIV targets

By |July 18th, 2018|

UNAIDS warns that progress is slowing and time is running out to reach the 2020 HIV targets
New HIV infections are rising in around 50 countries, AIDS-related deaths are not falling fast enough and flat resources are threatening success. Half of all new HIV infections are among key populations and their partners, who are still not […]

Asylum-seeking children deprived of school in Greece

By |July 18th, 2018|

Greece: Asylum-Seeking Children Deprived of School
Few Classes in Government Camps on the Aegean Islands
(Athens) – Greece is denying thousands of asylum-seeking children their right to an education because of an European Union-backed migration policy that traps them on the Aegean islands, Human Rights Watch said today.
The 51-page report, “‘Without Education They Lose Their Future’: Denial of Education […]

Somalia is opening a 'new chapter of its history' declares UN political affairs chief as forum ends with renewed commitments

By |July 17th, 2018|

Officials from 58 countries and six international organisations were present for the adoption of the so-called Mutual Accountability Framework of the New Partnership for Somalia (MAF) at the Somalia Partnership Forum, to be implemented over the next six months.
The MAF details the joint commitments of Somalia and its international partners in the areas of political reforms, security, economic […]

Small and sustainable: “Tiny houses” could be solution to world’s housing problems

By |July 17th, 2018|

Measuring just about 22-square-meters, or some 200-square-feet, a demonstration unit for the eco-friendly and affordable housing, debuted on the UN Plaza in New York this week.
This structure is a type of “tiny house” which is traditionally comprised of one room with a loft or pull-out bed, complete with hidden storage, and condensed amenities, such as […]

In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence: UN

By |July 17th, 2018|

Citing the spillover of the Malian crisis into Burkina Faso and Niger, and the widespread violence by non-state armed groups throughout the region, Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, said that “the complexity of recent attacks…has had a devastating impact on local communities.”
He added that allegations of human rights violations […]

New import restrictions risk triggering ‘dramatic deterioration’ in Gaza, says UN Humanitarian Coordinator

By |July 17th, 2018|

“As events over the weekend demonstrate, the situation in Gaza is extremely precarious,” said Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, after visiting the Gaza Strip.
“I am deeply concerned about the imposition of further restrictions at Kerem Shalom, which is the lifeline for Gaza’s population,” he added, referring to the key border crossing […]

‘Unlock full power of business’ to achieve Global Goals, UN deputy chief tells forum

By |July 17th, 2018|

“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination of leaders and general public alike,” said Amina Mohammed at the SDG Business Forum, one of the hundreds of events being held during the 9-18 July gathering devoted to development issues, known as the High-level Political Forum, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
“The […]

El uso de la fuerza letal en Nicaragua “es inaceptable”

By |July 17th, 2018|

António Guterres condena la violencia contra los civiles y pide al Gobierno que los proteja. Además, considera que esta violencia es un obstáculo para hallar una solución política. Por su parte, ONU Derechos Humanos, que tiene un equipo en el país, ha recibido informes sobre el “uso desproporcionado de la fuerza” por parte de agentes […]

Humanitarian coordinator warns of worsened crisis in Gaza following new import and export restrictions

By |July 17th, 2018|

Gaza city, 17 July 2018
Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, visited the Gaza Strip and called for urgent measures to prevent further deterioration in the humanitarian situation there, following intensified movement restrictions.
“As events over the weekend demonstrate, the situation in Gaza is extremely precarious,” said Mr. McGoldrick. “I am […]

Kinshasa devrait déclarer la semaine prochaine la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola à l’Equateur

By |July 17th, 2018|

Les autorités congolaises se préparent à déclarer dans une semaine la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola à l’Equateur. Depuis le 12 juin, aucun cas positif n’a été observé en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), a dit mardi devant la presse à Genève une porte-parole de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS). « Suivant les recommandations de […]