Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational training, medical outreach and psychological support. UNIA 1635

Hong Kong security laws: UN security council voices concern at China

The United Nations Security Council has also voiced concern at China over the national security laws on Hong Kong, requesting an urgent meeting. But China says Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal affairs and allow no external interference. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Hong Kong security laws: UN security council voices concern at China

Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond- Press Conference (28 May 2020)

Press Conference by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, along with Prime Minister of Jamaica, H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness, and Prime Minister of Canada, H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau, following the conclusion of the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.

Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts – Security Council (27 May 2020)

The Security Council open high-level videoconference provides an opportunity to consider the annual report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict (S/2020/366). It offers an opportunity for an exchange on the current state of the protection of civilians in armed conflict; on enhancing compliance with international humanitarian law and international human … Read more Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts – Security Council (27 May 2020)

UN Chief: “Little progress on the protection of civilians made” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, during the Security Council Open VTC. “(…) I repeat my call to States to develop national frameworks to strengthen the protection of civilians in armed conflict. States must also ensure accountability through strengthened efforts to prevent serious … Read more UN Chief: “Little progress on the protection of civilians made” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

UN chief on International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on International Day of UN Peacekeepers (29 May 2020). Today we honor more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers and the more than 3,900 who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We also express our gratitude to the 95,000 civilian, police … Read more UN chief on International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

WHO teams up with Minions and Gru to show how people can stay safe from COVID-19

The World Health Organization, the United Nations Foundation and Illumination have partnered to release a public service announcement featuring the famous Minions characters and Gru, voiced by actor Steve Carrell, to show how people can stay safe from COVID-19. The video has been produced in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. More … Read more WHO teams up with Minions and Gru to show how people can stay safe from COVID-19

Cemeteries overflow in Aden as COVID-19 deaths spike in Yemen

Cemeteries are overflowing in the Yemeni city of Aden after a spike in coronavirus cases. The United Nations has announced that Yemen’s health system has effectively collapsed after years of war and the burden of the pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Cemeteries overflow in Aden as COVID-19 deaths spike in Yemen

Jaywick’s fight: Community support in one of UK’s poorest towns

While towns and cities across the United Kingdom struggle with the effect of the new coronavirus, one of the poorest places is coping with the pandemic. Jaywick made international headlines when the United Nations highlighted it as an example of how the British government has failed to deal with poverty. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports … Read more Jaywick’s fight: Community support in one of UK’s poorest towns

Come Together: Chinese people’s ever-increasing quality of living

Real estate advertisements are everywhere in China. As the country is developing at a fast pace, housing needs grow day by day. So why is it so important for a Chinese to own a home? The United Nations World Happiness Report 2019 shows that the ten happiest nations in the world are mostly Scandinavian countries, … Read more Come Together: Chinese people’s ever-increasing quality of living

Yemen’s health system ‘has collapsed’ as coronavirus spreads: UN

The United Nations says Yemen’s health system has collapsed and is appealing for more funds to help its hospitals devastated by five years of war. The country has reported about 200 cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths, but aid agencies believe the number of infections is likely to be much higher. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodayan … Read more Yemen’s health system ‘has collapsed’ as coronavirus spreads: UN

Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Eid Message – Programme Budget 2021 – Vaccination – Bangladesh – Senior Personnel Appointment – Mali – South America Appeal – Forests – Financing for Development SECRETARY-GENERAL/EID MESSAGE Today, the Secretary-General will give a virtual Eid Message at an interactive discussion with Member States representing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. … Read more Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

United Nations LIVE

UNTVchannel/ Live Schedule – 21 May (EDT) 10:00 Security Council: Somalia If Security Council is finished: 12:00 Launch of “Verified” Initiative With Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communication Followed by: Daily Virtual Briefing Guest: Keith Cressman, Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, FAO Evening Repeats: 7:00 Launch of “Verified” Initiative Daily Virtual Briefing with guest Security Council: … Read more United Nations LIVE

The situation in Somalia – Security Council Open VTC

Remarks by James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on the situation in Somalia during the Security Council Open VTC. The report provides updates on the implementation of the mandates of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the United Nations Support … Read more The situation in Somalia – Security Council Open VTC