In Sudan, where humanitarian needs are at a record high, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Khardiata Lo Ndiaye, today launched the 2023 appeal for $1.7 billion in aid. An estimated 15.8 million people, one third of the population, will need life-saving assistance next year, up 1.5 million from 2022.
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, accompanied by his spouse Catarina Vaz Pinto, arrived in Montreal, Canada, from New York on Monday afternoon, 5 December, where he would attend the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, known as COP15.
In South Sudan, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim Peter Van der Auweraert strongly condemned today the ongoing violence in Upper Nile State, which has displaced over 9,000 people. The United Nation is working with aid partners to provide food, access to water, sanitation, hygiene and healthcare facilities.
In Côte d’Ivoire, the United Nations continues to support authorities to improve the well-being and livelihoods of communities in the country’s northern region. Since the end of May, Côte d’Ivoire has registered around 4,000 refugees fleeing from neighbouring Burkina Faso, including 2,200 children.
The International Labour Organization, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Gallup released a joint analysis showing that more than 1 in 5 people have experienced violence and harassment at work, whether it is physical, psychological or sexual.
Democratic Republic of Congo authorities noted the end of the lava flow from the eruption of Nyiragongo, as well as a significant decrease in tremors in the area. Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge announced yesterday that people could return to Goma and the territory around the volcano.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in Myanmar strongly condemns attacks on health-care providers and sites since the military takeover on 1 February. WHO says 32 attacks on health-care facilities and staff resulted in two deaths and six injuries between 1 February and 24 March.
The new Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, Robert Rae, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
The new Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, Robert Rae, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.
On Saturday, 9 June, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled to La Malbaie, in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada, to attend the summit of the G7.