The Joint Coordination Centre was inaugurated today in Istanbul with Ukraine, Russian Federation, Türkiye and United Nations representatives. The Centre will facilitate implementing the Black Sea Grain Initiative on allowing ships to exporting grain and related foodstuffs from Ukraine.
Happy birthday, Radio Okapi, the United Nations radio in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now 20 years old, the peacekeeping mission’s radio station has, over the years, become a trusted, reliable source of information, with programming for adults and children across the country, in multiple languages.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Structured Funding Dialogue, today:
The global level of undernourishment increased sharply last year, under the shadow of the COVID‑19 pandemic, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual Statistical Yearbook, released today. Nearly 10 per cent of the world’s population suffered from hunger in 2020, up from 8.4 per cent in 2019.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) cited a tight window for farmers in hunger-stricken northern Ethiopia to get crops in the ground ahead of upcoming seasonal rains. It appealed for $30 million in urgent support, noting that farmers have seen seeds and animals looted and credit lines disappear.
The international community must increase efforts to address the inequalities driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic as the global response to that virus has been hindered by COVID-19 and other crises, Member States told the General Assembly today as it concluded its high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS .
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s twentieth anniversary campaign today:
People living with and affected by HIV and their communities must be at the centre of the response to the global AIDS epidemic, which has claimed more than 33 million people globally, speakers said today as the General Assembly continued its high-level meeting on ending the scourge by 2030.
Warning that the international community must not let its current battle against COVID-19 cost its war against HIV/AIDS, world leaders detailed national efforts to tackle the threat to public health posed by one virus despite the shocks reverberating from the other, as the General Assembly continued its high‑level meeting on HIV/AIDS today.