UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Hunger Hotspots Report Launch - FAO - WFP 23 March 2021
Inventions boom in ‘assistive tech’ offers wider benefits for all Rapid growth in innovations that are designed to help people overcome their disabilities could soon offer a fix to all manner of mobility, sight and other difficulties, UN patent experts WIPO said on Tuesday...
"Transformative change needed to dismantle racism and police violence": rights chief
South Sudanese “one step away from famine”, said World Food Programme (WFP)
Speaker: - Bo Viktor Nylund, UNICEF Representative in Syria
UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Update on Weather - February WMO 09 February 2021 “Relatively cold February does not negate the long-term warming trend from climate change", says World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
More than one quarter of members of parliament in the world are now women - Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
With 18 Ebola cases reported, 14 confirmed, and four deaths to date, the West African nation of Guinea is becoming the focus of an urgent public health response involving national health authorities, local communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners. An Ebola vaccine has been deployed for the first time in the country, with more than 1,600 people vaccinated so far.
The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, appealed today for US$266 million to end food ration cuts for over 3 million refugees in East Africa. During the last months, WFP has been forced to implement ration cuts for refugees in Uganda (40%), Kenya (40%), South Sudan (30%), Djibouti (23%) and Ethiopia (16%).
UN independent expert Agnès Callamard today welcomed a report published earlier this week by U.S. authorities that named Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as the person who gave the go ahead to the operation to kill or capture journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Human rights experts: Russia responsible for attempted killing of Navalny, international investigation needed. The findings of an investigation by two independent human rights experts into the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny found the Russian state to be responsible for the attempted killing and called for the international community to carry out further investigations.
Tens of thousands of civilians arbitrarily detained in Syria remain forcibly disappeared, says UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria
As ongoing clashes push Yemenis into “famine-like conditions” UN agencies call for the protection of civilians.
UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing COVID-19 Oxygen Emergency - UNITAID 23 February 2021
"On the opening day of the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, the UN chief reiterated his call to the Myanmar military “to stop the repression immediately…
Speaker: • OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell
Violence in South Sudan engulfs much of country, violations rife Extreme violence and attacks involving thousands of fighters at a time have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, UN human Rights Council-appointed investigators said on Friday, warning that the bloodshed and exactions faced by civilians are “the worst recorded” since the country’s civil war began in December 2013.
Close to 300 Ebola contacts identified in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 109 more in Guinea – WHO
Human Rights Council - Adoption of resolution on Myanmar
The World Health Organization (WHO) discusses symptoms of post-COVID-19 illness (also described as “long” COVID-19) and the need for research into reports that it can affect people infected with the new coronavirus but who did not require hospital treatment. Speaker: • Dr Janet Diaz Dr Janet Diaz, Team Lead, Health Care Readiness, WHO
A weeklong meeting in Switzerland concluded today with 74 delegates from Libya’s opposing factions choosing the four leaders meant to guide the North African country through to national elections on 24 December.
Humanitarians renew appeals for aid access to all areas in Ethiopia’s wartorn Tigray region. The UN renewed appeals on Friday for humanitarian access to all areas of Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region to help people displaced fighting, forcing the most desperate to eat leaves to survive.
Impact of COVID-19 on cancer care has been ‘profound’, warns UN health agency
Press conference following the conclusion of the fifth round of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee
Arrivals on the fifth and last day of the meeting of the members of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, the so-called Small Body,