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23 Sep 2019 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has announced an additional $38 Million USD in humanitarian relief for the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid is earmarked for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and for continued support to Burundian refugees in the region.This brings the overall amount of EU aid in the Great Lakes region in 2019 to almost $77 Million USD...
23 Sep 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
UNICEF Chief Writes To Children Of The World, Cites Climate Change And Conflict Concerns For the Future
Marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, has written an open letter to the world’s children.Fore emphasises that following the adoption of the Convention and in spite of an exploding global population, “the number of children missing out on primary school has been reduced by almost 40 per cent...
22 Sep 2019 New York, United States
Asako Okai, Assistant Secretary General & Director, UNDP Crisis Bureau, spoke this week of the need for addressing climate-related security risks through concrete action at an event in advance of September's UN Climate Action Summit.Okai observed that he was speaking on the occasion of International Peace Day with the theme, ‘Climate Action for Peace’, and called for "urgent attention is the nexus between climate change and international peace and security, and how we address it...