UNICEF helps organize road shows in Lesotho to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS

In an effort to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people in Lesotho, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is helping to organize a series of life skills road shows aimed at drawing attention to the toll taken by the epidemic on youth, to discuss other challenges they face in contemporary Lesotho and to seek solutions for them.

UN agricultural fund lending money to train poorest farmers in Lesotho

The poorest farmers in three southern districts in Lesotho will be the beneficiaries of a new $12 million programme to improve their farming techniques and livestock production, as well as to upgrade veterinary and slaughterhouse services, the United Nations agricultural fund said today.

Drought and HIV/AIDS combine to prolong Lesotho’s misery, say UN agencies

Lesotho’s humanitarian crisis has entered a third year because of another severe drought and the worsening impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the United Nations envoy to southern Africa warned today ahead of a visit by senior UN officials to the small landlocked State.

Arriving in Lesotho, Annan urges action to combat AIDS and food shortages

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, arrived today in Lesotho, where he repeated calls for action to fight the AIDS epidemic and the looming famine in southern Africa.