UN General Assembly: 4 things you need to know
23 September, 2013
Dozens of heads of state along with the UN Secretary-General, Government Ministers, leaders of UN agencies and civil society and other dignitaries are gathering in New York for the 68th Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly. The annual event – a series of meetings... Read More >>
Yemen: UN humanitarian leaders renew plea for international...
12 September, 2013
United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin have marked their visit to Yemen with a call to governments in the region and around the world to increase support for humanitarian programmes there.
“Yemen is a country... Read More >>
Syria: The action we can take
9 September, 2013
This opinion piece by Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos was published today (9 September) on The Guardian website.
The crisis in Syria and the use of chemical weapons are leading the news agenda, dominating political and diplomatic discussions and featuring on TV talkshows. The politics... Read More >>
World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words...
18 August, 2013
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have joined with global celebrities like Beyoncé and leading brands such as Gucci, Barclays Bank, Western Union and Intel to launch a campaign that seeks to turn people’s words into real support for communities affected by... Read More >>
Pakistan: Humanitarian agencies on standby after deadly...
12 August, 2013
Humanitarian organizations in Pakistan are on high alert following flash floods that have affected tens of thousands of people across the country. However, preparedness efforts are being hindered by a lack of funding.
The floods, triggered by the first spell of Pakistan’s annual... Read More >>