In Sri Lanka, the United Nations continues to support the Government, and people of the country respond to the economic crisis there. The Organization has reached more than 1 million women, children and men with humanitarian aid across all 25 districts of the country.
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the launch of the reports of the Independent Evaluation of Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs) 3 and 4, in Abuja, Nigeria today:
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the virtual launch of the Nigeria Energy Transition Plan, today:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) noted that this week marks five years since more than 700,000 Rohingya women, men and children fled Myanmar for Bangladesh.
UNESCO and the World Jewish Congress have released a report on distortion and denial of the Holocaust on social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, TikTok and Twitter. The report findings note that on moderated platforms moderation and education significantly reduces such content.
In South Africa, Acting Resident Coordinator, Ayodele Odusola and her team are focused on rebuilding the KwaZulu-Natal province and, in response to the pandemic, providing more than $750,000 in assistance and technical support and working with authorities through the district development model to improve social services.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations today addressed the 2022 Ocean Conference opening ceremony, along with the leaders of the two co-hosting nations, Portugal and Kenya, warning that the world’s failure to care for the ocean will have ripple effects across the entire 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.
In Uganda, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has just allocated $4 million to address the rising food insecurity in the Karamoja region, in the north-east of the country. Poor food production there has caused hunger to increase in the last two years.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called for urgent humanitarian action in 20 hunger hotspots, where food insecurity is likely to deteriorate in the next three months.