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22-02-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing Madagascar Cyclone Emnati WMO - OCHA 22 February 2022


Fourth tropical cyclone in a month to slam into Madagascar   UN aid agencies on Tuesday appeal for $26 million in funding to help the most vulnerable.

18-02-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ethiopia - Afar Refugee Attacks UNHCR


Ethiopia conflict: thousands of Eritrean refugees flee new deadly attack on camp. Thousands of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia have fled their camp in Afar region after a deadly attack earlier this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

01-02-2022 | Edited News

Drought Crisis Ethiopia - UNICEF 01 February 2022


Drought Crisis Ethiopia UNICEF

28-01-2022 | Edited News

Launch of the UN Archives Geneva Platform 28 January 2022


Online access to 15 million pages of the League of Nations archives is now possible thanks to the completion of the new UN Archives Geneva Platform.

28-01-2022 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Hunger Tightens Grip In Northern Ethiopia - WFP - OCHA


Food security in Tigray has plummeted after 15 months of conflict with almost 40 % (2 million people) of the Tigrayan population, says the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

25-01-2022 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: 128 Million Children In Need Of Education - ECW


As the number of children and youth in desperate need of education skyrockets with the  Covid-19 pandemic, ECW (Education Cannot Wait) welcomes significant new funding from Germany

25-01-2022 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Burkina Faso Military Takeover - OHCHR


Burkina Faso: UN Human Rights “deplores military takeover”, calls for immediate release of President

21-01-2022 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing Tigray- Eritrea Refugees’ Plight UNHCR 21 January 2022


For the first time in three weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find the Eritreans living there “scared and struggling to get enough to eat”, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

18-01-2022 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing Yemen Conflict Escalation OHCHR - UNOG 18 January 2022


Escalating conflict in Yemen has seen an alarming number of air and drone strikes already this year, notably against civilians and non-military targets, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

11-01-2022 | Edited News

UNOG-NEWS 2022 Humanitarian Response Plans for Afghanistan and the Region Griffiths - Grandi 11 January 2022


The UN and partners launched a more than $5 billion funding appeal for Afghanistan and the region on Tuesday, in the hope of shoring up collapsing basic services there, which have left 22 million in need of assistance inside the country and 5.7 million more requiring help beyond its borders.

11-01-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing 11 January 2022


Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Geneva, chaired the hybrid briefing, attended by the spokespersons and representatives of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Meteorological Organization, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization.

10-01-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Afghanistan Appeal OCHA - UNHCR


UN launches largest single country aid appeal to prevent Afghanistan’s collapse

16-12-2021 | Edited News

2021 Human Rights Council President Nazhat Shameem Khan


After one of the busiest years in the history of the Human Rights Council, its President Nashat Shameen Khan insisted that the UN forum remains more relevant than ever, citing action on COVID-19 vaccine inequity, climate change and no less than five Special Sessions in Geneva.

10-12-2021 | Edited News

UNHCR - Cameroon Displacement


A flare-up in intercommunal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and brought a halt to aid operations there, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

09-12-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

WHO - SAGE COVID-19 Presser


Early laboratory data on the effectiveness of existing vaccines against the Omicron COVID-19 variant is useful, but it is still unclear how effective they will be treating severely sick patients, a UN health agency panel said on Thursday.

03-12-2021 | Edited News

UNOG-NEWS-UNHCR Afghanistan Winter Campaign


Avoiding starvation an immediate priority for 3.5 million in Afghanistan: UNHCR

01-12-2021 | Edited News , Press Conferences

2022 Humanitarian Plan - OCHA Press Conference 01 December 2021


UN launch plan to alleviate suffering in 2022 as humanitarian needs continue to rise

30-11-2021 | Edited News

WHO COVID-19 - Omicron Comment


WHO urges caution as scientists race to understand the new Omicron variant

29-11-2021 | Edited News

Funding Sustainable Development-DSG Mohammed


A summit for sustainable finance opened on Monday in Geneva in which speakers highlighted how transitioning to a sustainable economy today is our joint responsibility, particularly in view of the climate emergency. The financial sector has a crucial role to play, alongside regulatory authorities and innovators, they maintained. Between 2019 and 2020, sustainable investment rose by 31 per cent in Switzerland, to over 1,500 billion francs, the organisers of the Building Bridges Summit said.

26-11-2021 | Edited News

Hunger in Northen Ethiopia - WFP


Spike in hunger levels across northern Ethiopia as a direct result of ongoing conflict.

23-11-2021 | Edited News

Marib alert (Yemen) - UNHCR


Amid escalating conflict in Yemen, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday that access to lifesaving aid is becoming harder for civilians in Marib governorate, including more than one million people who are estimated to be displaced there.

18-11-2021 | Edited News

Young Activists Summit 2021 takes place in Geneva


In Geneva the Young Activists Summit is taking place. Six young people with inspirational plans for our world have come to the United Nations to share their hopes and dreams, and to show other young people what can be achieved when a vision of making the world a better place becomes reality.

16-11-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: UN Human Rights Spokesperson Liz Throssell briefing on Ethiopia


According to reports, at least 1,000 individuals are believed to have been detained over the past couple of weeks – with some reports putting the figure much higher.

12-11-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Belarus-Poland Crisis - OHCHR-UNHCR


Amid growing concerns about the plight of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers at the Poland-Belarus border, UN agencies on Friday urged all parties to respect their human rights and to refrain from using them for political ends.

10-11-2021 | Edited News

UNOG-NEWS All United for Earth from Geneva to Glasgow for COP26 10 November 2021


Miscellaneous shots of video mapping on the front wall of Palais des Nations, Geneva. Various shots of the silent march preparation in support of the COP26 in Glasgow, starting in front of the Palais des Nations going to the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle.

09-11-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: WHO - Risk of Syringe Shortage


The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of a global risk of syringe shortage in 2022

05-11-2021 | Edited News , Conference extracts

Special Session on Sudan - Human Rights Council


Sudan coup: Human Rights Council hears calls for return to democratic rule International calls for the restoration of democratic government in Sudan continued on Friday, as the Human Rights Council met in special session in Geneva to discuss the recent coup by the Sudanese military against the Transitional Government.

05-11-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-Weekly Press Briefing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) WFP 05 November 2021


With cyclones occurring more frequently and causing a lot of damage, the World Food Programme (WFP) has started a drone hub to respond faster to emergencies