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Millions more children to benefit from world’s first malaria vaccine: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

The landmark award will lead to 18 million doses of the RTS,S vaccine being available over the next three years

The pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world’s first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will be protected against the killer disease, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Tuesday.    The landmark award, valued at up to $170 million, will lead to 18…

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Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa

Technical cooperation to create policy and institutional capacity needs to be a priority in all in conflict situations

Greater investment in State institutions is critical to counter peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday.  Cristina Duarte, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa, briefed ambassadors during a debate to examine capacity building for sustaining peace on the continent, and to explore…

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From the Field: Outreach across the Horn of Africa

Travelling such long distances is all part of the regular work of human rights staff and other UN officials in their efforts to meet those in need

In July, a UN human rights officer embarked on an outreach visit to the Horn of Africa’s Sool and Sanaag regions, a seven-day round-trip of more than 1,600 kilometres by road. The region is home to some 600,000 people, many of whom the UN tries to support as they face…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: United Nations regrets Government move to expel Mission spokesperson

On Thursday, the head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefed a closed-door session of the Security Council to discuss the situation in the country

The United Nations continues to engage with authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the wake of the deadly shooting this past weekend involving peacekeepers from its Mission there, MONUSCO.  On Thursday, the head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefed a closed-door session of the Security Council to discuss…

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Cost of living crisis hits poorest the hardest, warns UNCTAD

UNCTAD’s analysis shows that a 10 per cent increase in food prices will trigger a five per cent decrease in the incomes of the poorest families

Billions of people are facing the greatest cost of living crisis in a generation due to rising food and energy prices amid rapid inflation and increasing debt, leaving the most vulnerable consumers in a dire situation, said the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD on Tuesday. UNCTAD’s analysis shows that a 10…

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Nigeria: New UN resilience project paves ‘pathway to peace and sustainable development’

The project will help to strengthen local governance, promote community-based social cohesion and build government partnerships

Over 500,000 conflict-affected people in northeast Nigeria will be tossed “a lifeline,” thanks to a new UN humanitarian and development package, launched on Thursday. The Resilience and Social Cohesion project, launched by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEFOpens in new window) and World Food Programme (WFPOpens in new window), will enhance…

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Thousands of children endure ‘horrific conditions’ in conflict zones: UN report

The report highlights almost 24,000 verified grave violations against children, an average of some 65 violations every day

The annual UN report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), released on Monday, details the devastating impact that various forms of conflict had on children around the world in 2021. The dangers outlined in the report range from conflict escalation, military coups, and takeovers, protracted and new conflicts, as well…

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From fighting to farming: Supporting peacebuilding in Mozambique

DDR is a central component of the Maputo Accord, the peace agreement between the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO, which formally put an end to decades of conflict and insecurity

As Mozambique looks to move on from its violent past, a UN-led programme is supporting efforts to reintegrate former combatants, and give them a chance to lead productive, peaceful lives in their communities. Benjamin* wants peace. A former RENAMO (Mozambican National Resistance) combatant, he dreams of working his field, in…

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Mali improvised bomb claims lives of two Egyptian peacekeepers

Mali’s northern region has been in the grip of self-styled Islamic State-affiliated terrorists for years

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday echoed strong condemnation from the Security Council and elsewhere, of the killing of two more UN peacekeepers in northern Mali. The blue helmets – who were serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) - died when their armoured vehicle ran over an…

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UN needs $68.4 million to help Central African Republic where 2.2 million are acutely food insecure

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Central African Republic was referring to CAR’s adoption of its Joint Road Map for Peace in October 2021

A sharp increase in prices of essential goods in the Central African Republic (CAR) linked to war in Ukraine, will likely have a devastating impact on the already dire humanitarian situation there in coming weeks, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Some 2.2 million people are already acutely…