22 JUNE 2017
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, in Kampala, Uganda, today:
Twelve years ago, on 15 June 2005, I became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On 18 June, we caught a plane to fly to Uganda to visit South Sudanese refugees to celebrate with them World Refugee Day. This was a moment during in which the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was being established and peace between north and south was finally being achieved.
23 JUNE 2017
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General condemns the twin bombings at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan. He hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice.
23 June 2017 – Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins for security in the country, delivering much needed services and creating jobs, says the United Nations envoy to the country, Tadamichi Yamamoto.
At the same time, Mr. Yamamoto noted that that the international community needs to keep the promises made at the Brussels conference last October to support Afghanistan politically and financially on its path towards peace, development and a stable economy.
UN and AU host High-Level Partnership Mission to the Horn of Africa in June, garnering increased donor commitments for droughtaffected countries
Compared to the 2010/2011 drought in East Africa, FEWS NET reports the 2016/2017 drought is more widespread but less severe
More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13,000 since mid-April
Nigerian officials, relief actors coordinate to expand IDP site capacity in Borno by establishing new camps to accommodate the population influx
Rainy season exacerbates the spread of waterborne hepatitis E in bordering communities of Niger and Nigeria
Although HIV testing, care and treatment coverage have been improving in Sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS) 2012), significant numbers of HIV-positive individuals still drop out of HIV care at various stages along the care continuum. One approach to improving HIV and AIDS services along this continuum is to integrate them with other health services.
Thank you very much to each and every one of you for your active participation this week. In particular, I thank the many panellists, moderators and participants for the intense, rich and productive discussions and their real insights and recommendations.
• Out of 37,096 children under 5 years screened for acute malnutrition in nine counties in the month of May 2017, 7% were identified as severely malnourished and 25.4% as moderately malnourished with all referred and admitted for treatment.
• Between January and May 2017, a total of 42,579 children have been admitted for treatment of severe acute malnutrition in ASAL, urban and refugees, reaching 51% of UNICEF’s 2017 target.
Despite the considerable progress made in the last decade towards building governance systems for climate change adaptation in Africa, implementation still limits positive responses. This study applies an iterative process of field assessments and literature reviews across multiple governance levels and spatial scales to identify constraints to effective formulation and implementation of climate change related policies and strategies in Uganda.
JUNE 14, 2017
By Tomás Páez
Venezuela is experiencing its deepest crisis in recent history, the result of a monumental deterioration of salary and purchasing power, and a now-chronic scarcity of food and medicine. Sky-high inflation has put the price of basic goods out of reach for many, resulting in widespread hunger and malnutrition. Meanwhile, the country is lurching toward authoritarian rule while remaining embroiled in violent protests. Paradoxically, this situation comes as Venezuela records its highest income levels ever.
This report is for the media and the general public.
Council Adopts 11 Resolutions and a Presidential Statement, including on Syria, Ukraine and Côte d’Ivoire, Extends Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, announced the UAE's pledge of AED18.4 million (US$5 million) in support of refugees in Uganda, according to the directives of the country's judicious leadership.
This came during the first "Refugee Solidarity Summit," attended by President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, a number of African heads of state, and ministers from donor countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was also there.
1.1 What is ACCRA?
by Tarcisio Gazzini
The United Nations (UN) Advisory Group of Experts considers the progress made by the Peacebuilding Commission established by the UN in 2005 to be unsatisfactory.
The UN requires a fresh look at the economic dimension of the peacebuilding process in order to reconsider the conceptual framework of the Peacebuilding Commission.
The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to €8.8 million.