Americas

UNESCO mourns loss of art patron and Goodwill Ambassador Lily Marinho

The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today voiced sadness at the death of Goodwill Ambassador and patron of the arts Lily Marinho, who died on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.

Year after quake, thousands of Haitian children still suffering – UNICEF

One year after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, more than 1 million people – 380,000 of them children – still live in crowded camps despite extraordinary relief efforts by Haitians and the international community, according to a United Nations report issued today.

Haiti: Ban appoints four top medical experts to probe source of cholera epidemic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named four top medical experts to an independent panel to investigate the cause of a cholera epidemic in Haiti amid media reports that Nepalese peacekeepers from the United Nations mission there may have been the source.

Haiti: UN, partners launch new $200 million sustainable development project

The United Nations and its partners this week launched a 20-year, $200 million environmental recovery programme in south-west Haiti that aims to benefit more than 200,000 people and show that sustainable rural development, from fisheries to tourism, is indeed practical.