The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) officially confirmed in a statement today that 2023 was the warmest year on record — by a huge margin — as the annual average global temperature approached 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. WMO will issue its final “State of the Global Climate” report for 2023 in March.
The new Permanent Representative of Cabo Verde to the United Nations, Tania Serafim Yvonne Romualdo, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
The World Food Programme reports that, starting next month, it will suspend assistance for over 200,000 people in Palestine — 60 per cent of its caseload — due to severe funding shortfalls. It urgently needs $51 million to continue providing life-saving food and cash aid to 350,000 Palestinians until the end of this year.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Patricia Portela de Souza of Brazil as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cabo Verde, with the host Government’s approval.
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, accompanied by his spouse Catarina Vaz Pinto, arrived in Cabo Verde, from New York, on Saturday afternoon, 21 January, at the invitation of the Prime Minister, José Ulisses Correia e Silva.
Marking peacekeeping’s seventy-fifth anniversary, the Peacekeeping Department is launching a campaign, Peace Begins with Me, which promotes understanding of challenges faced by communities in conflict, demonstrates peacekeeping’s impact and calls for a global movement for peace.
In Lebanon, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) donated 1,000 cholera testing kits, administered over 900,000 oral cholera vaccines and provided refrigerators and solar panels to ensure continuous access to electricity in support of the Ministry of Public Health’s efforts to combat the cholera outbreak which began in October.
The United Nations has been stepping up efforts in Cabo Verde to support authorities to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Across three islands, the Organization has supported the creation of 1,000 jobs in 24 rural communities.
Almost one third of the food insecure South Sudanese that the World Food Programme (WFP) planned to support in 2022 will be without humanitarian food assistance due to funding shortages. WFP said that the suspension of aid comes as South Sudan faces a year of unprecedented hunger.
The new Permanent Representative of Cabo Verde to the United Nations, Júlio César Freire de Morais, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.