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25 Sep 2018 description

An appropriate overall approach to procurement with good performance in most areas of tendering, but significant weaknesses in contract management.

In 2016-17, the Department for International Development (DFID) spent £1.4 billion, or 14% of its budget, through commercial suppliers on contracts ranging from school construction to family planning services and the delivery of humanitarian aid.

25 Sep 2018 description


Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, le Président de la Commission européenne et la Haut-Représentante de l’Union européenne pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité ont tenu à New York leur réunion annuelle, en marge de la soixante-treizième session de l’Assemblée générale.

25 Sep 2018 description


Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat, et le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, se sont rencontrés aujourd’hui à New York en marge de la soixante-treizième session de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

Ils ont discuté de questions essentielles relatives au partenariat stratégique entre l’Union africaine et les Nations unies, conformément aux deux cadres conjoints qu’ils ont signés en 2017 et 2018 sur la paix, la sécurité et le développement.

25 Sep 2018 description

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its fifteenth consultative meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 22 September 2018.

24 Sep 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 233 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 23 September 2018

As delivered

Question: You have highlighted the importance of pre-arranged financing to make communities more resilient. How does the Famine Action Mechanism feed into these efforts?

We need to build resilience and we need faster development.

We also need to rid the world of the scourge of famine.

When you boil it down There are three things that we need to do, all of which our panelists have touched on.

21 Sep 2018 description

Panama City – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is helping Mexican and Central American officials strengthen their abilities to produce and analyze the data used in migration-related decision making through a workshop held this week (20-21/09) in Panama City.

"Data is a powerful tool for action," said Marcelo Pisani, IOM Regional Director for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, during the opening of the two-day workshop.

12 Sep 2018 description

Close to 4 million refugees Turkey continues to be home to the world’s largest refugee population.

Key locations Almost 50 percent of all refugees in Turkey are registered in four key provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul and Sanliurfa.

Youth refugees Approximately one million refugees in Turkey are aged between 15 and 24, of which 60 percent are male.

Working with Partners and Public Institutions

11 Sep 2018 description

Message from Executive Director

Feeling the heat Conversations about weather are no longer small talk.

Intense heatwaves across much of the Northern hemisphere with record temperatures from Algeria to the Artic are a reminder of the need to keep the Paris Agreement’s temperature limit to 1,5 °C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Tropical regions are facing even greater challenges. They are the most affected. Drought and extreme heat conditions will intensify with increasing warming.

11 Sep 2018 description

On 5 September 2018, the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage (GLO+UHC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) organised the “Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage: Country Experiences, Challenges and …

10 Sep 2018 description

The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative by the Governments and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in a disaster response. The CPP is developed and agreed with the national governments before a disaster. Throughout the process, national actors become more aware of the international tools and services and how they can be activated. This will enable a more ‘demand-driven’ response, tailored to the specific context.

07 Sep 2018 description


New Delhi, 6 September 2018: The World Health Organization today called upon countries in its South-East Asia Region to strengthen emergency medical teams, to be better prepared to respond to public health emergencies.