Month: March 2022

A third of the world remains totally unvaccinated against COVID: Tedros

© UNICEF/Vinay PanjwaniA woman wears a face mask in Rajasthan, India.    30 March 2022Health A third of the world’s population has yet to receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including a shocking 83 per cent of all Africans, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. “This is not acceptable to me, and it should […]

Ukraine invasion: Guterres appeals for ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’

© UNICEF/Anton Skyba for The Globe and MailOn 25 February 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine, a girl looks at a crater left by an explosion in front of an apartment building which was heavily damaged during ongoing military operations. 28 March 2022 Peace and Security The UN Secretary-General appealed for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine on Monday, so […]

UN’s Bachelet hails ‘millions of voices’ tackling racial discrimination

Unsplash/Rolande PG”Racism is a Virus” sign at a Black Lives Matter protest in Montreal, Canada.    28 March 2022 Human Rights More than two decades after the signing of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (PoA) – the UN’s blueprint to tackle racism and other forms of discrimination –UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday, […]

UN chief condemns attacks on civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia and Yemen

© UNOCHA/Giles ClarkeA boy stands in the damaged interior of a building in Yemen. (file)    27 March 2022 Peace and Security Recent escalation of the conflict in Yemen drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday. “The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports of ongoing airstrikes in Hudaydah city and the targeting of Hudaydah’s ports, […]

Ukraine: Competing drafts on humanitarian assistance debated at General Assembly

© UN Photo/Mark GartenSergiy Kyslytsya (at podium), Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, addresses the UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session on Ukraine.    23 March 2022Humanitarian Aid The UN General Assembly met on Wednesday for its second emergency session on the Ukraine crisis since Russia invaded the country on 24 February, with two similar but […]

UNAAV and Indian students combine for the SDGs

UNAA Victoria has worked with students from two Indian universities over the past three months while the students undertake SDGs-based internships. UNAAV acted as a host non-government organisation for the Industry-university partnerships for SDGs program. Students from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi, researched Nature Based and Human Solutions for Tackling Biodiversity Loss, while […]