Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.
Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030
The Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has contributed US$ 450,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help provide a better and safer life for Palestine refugee girls in the Gaza Strip. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed earlier today by the UNRWA Director of External Relations and Communications, Francoise Vanni, and the Representative of the Republic of Korea to the Palestinian Authority, Young-Sam Choi, at the UNRWA offices in East Jerusalem.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Paddy production in 2017 foreseen to decrease slightly, mainly on anticipation of area cuts
Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to increase slightly from last year’s high level
Paddy production in 2017 foreseen to decrease slightly, on anticipation of area cuts
18:22. Lima, abr. 11. El Gobierno de la República de Corea, en solidaridad con la población peruana afectada por los efectos del llamado Niño Costero, donará este miércoles 139 carpas familiares y 1,100 tiendas de campaña, por un valor de 100 mil dólares americanos.
Lo donado proviene del depósito de las Naciones Unidas, ubicado en Panamá, lugar donde el gobierno coreano almacena materiales adecuados para responder, oportunamente, a las emergencias en el continente americano.
By Jin Li and Yoon Sojung
The Korean government has announced that it will provide humanitarian aid worth USD 14 million to Syria and neighboring Middle Eastern countries throughout the year 2017.
The announcement was made by Choi Jong-mun, deputy minister for multilateral and global affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was speaking at the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, in the Belgian capital on April 5.
The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to offer humanitarian assistance worth some 300,000 US dollars to Peru, which sustained massive damage from El Niño-triggered heavy rains and ensuing landslides in coastal areas for two weeks from early March 2017.
The contribution from the ROK government, including 200,000 US dollars in cash and such relief supplies as tents and tarpaulin worth 100,000 US dollars, is expected to help victims restore stability in their lives and affected regions recover from the damage.
One out of ten respondents in a global survey said they would welcome refugees in their homes, while 80% overall said they would want their country to provide shelter.Respondents in China, Germany and the UK emerged as overall the most welcoming countries in the world.
ROME, ITALY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear directly from people in need. The funding was raised through Korea’s air-ticket solidarity levy, which is collected from each international flight passenger departing Korea. Known as the “Global Disease Eradication Fund,” it is part of Seoul’s commitment to ending global disease, poverty and hunger.
by Natalia Linou, Policy Specialist, Gender, Health and HIV, UNDP
Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies and unsafe terminations, and long-term reproductive complications – are often unmet, stigmatized and under-reported.
• Promesses de contribution à hauteur de $458 millions de dollars américains pour 2017 et $214 millions pour 2018 et au-delà, annoncées par 14 donateurs
• La conférence a donné une voix aux personnes touchées par le conflit et la crise
• Accord pour répondre aux besoins de développement à plus long terme et chercher des solutions durables aux crises
Pledges of US$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donors
The conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisis
Agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises
"Chile no está solo", dijo el ministro tras recibir US$100 mil para enfrentar la emergencia. Alemania, EE.UU. y Emiratos Árabes también han hecho donaciones.
The Government of Korea gives US $4 million for polio disease surveillance and outbreak response
Polio is highly infectious, and can easily fly undetected with a child from one country to another. But when anyone flies from the Republic of Korea, they are directly supporting the effort to ensure this disease never travels again at all.
The Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has contributed US$ 500,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to promote safe spaces and healthy lifestyles for Palestine refugee children in Syria, benefiting approximately 45,000 boys and girls in UNRWA schools.
A Lead Convener for the national strategic review which will inform the Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022) has been officially identified upon endorsement by the Government.
Registration of people to assist