Green Economy: Businesses and governments are accelerating investment in the green sectors of the economy, a United Nations report unveiled today shows, stressing that the trend will facilitate the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive global economic model.
On Wednesday, the Security Council will hold a debate on the impact of climate change.
UNICEF has lauded the efforts of Uganda, which has become the 20th country since 2000 to have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).
The Council welcomed yesterday the Iraqi Government’s assumption of full autonomy, as of today, over the proceeds of the development fund set up after the 2003 US-led invasion to meet the country’s humanitarian needs, economic reconstruction and infrastructure repairs.
The SG today reiterated his concern over the growing number of attacks on schools and hospitals and threats to children in armed conflicts around the world, stating that the UN is considering targeted measures against those who commit such crimes
The SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, on Tuesday welcomed the mandate extension of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), saying it was crucial that the UN has a continuing presence in the country.
OCHA reports that the Horn of Africa is facing the most severe food crisis in the world, with more than ten million people in drought-stricken areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda severely affected.
The Secretary-General noted with deep concern the harsh sentences, including life imprisonment, handed down in Bahrain against 21 political activists, human rights defenders and opposition leaders.