UN health agency begins review of MERS outbreak in Republic of Korea

A joint mission by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare to review the situation regarding the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV), has begun its work in Seoul, the agency confirmed today.

Republic of Korea’s foreigners-only HIV test violated New Zealand teacher’s rights – UN experts

A New Zealand woman’s rights were violated when her employers in the Republic of Korea demanded that, as a foreign English teacher, she undergo HIV/AIDS and drug tests as a condition of having her contract renewed, United Nations experts have found.

UN expert praises Congo’s draft law on indigenous rights

An independent United Nations human rights expert today welcomed a draft law in the Republic of Congo intended to recognize and protect the rights of marginalized indigenous communities in the central African country.

UN appeals for aid to help Central Africans break ‘circle of poverty and conflict’

The United Nations humanitarian wing today appealed for donors to provide another $26 million to support its aid activities in the impoverished Central African Republic (CAR), where more than 200,000 people remain displaced from their homes by persistent conflict and banditry over the past two years.

UN agency wraps up seed distribution scheme in Central African Republic

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has just completed one of its largest-ever seed distribution operations in the Central African Republic (CAR), handing out supplies to more than 12,500 farmers in one of the impoverished country’s most critical regions.

UN Peacebuilding Commission adds Central African Republic to its agenda

The Central African Republic (CAR) today became the fourth country to be placed on the agenda of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, which was set up to help countries emerging from conflict avoid the slide back into war or chaos.

Armed bandits force tens of thousands of Central Africans to flee homes – UN

A surge since the start of the year in the number of attacks by armed bandits across the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) is forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and has brought economic activity to a standstill in large parts of the already impoverished and strife-torn country, the United Nations relief wing reports today.

UN increases appeal for storm victims in Dominican Republic to $18.5 million

The United Nations is seeking an additional $4.1 million to aid storm victims in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total requested over the past two months to $18.5 million.

After second deadly storm strikes Dominican Republic, UN relief agencies step in

United Nations relief agencies have activated their emergency response systems in the Dominican Republic for the second time in just over a month after the country was hit this week by Tropical Storm Olga, which has killed at least 27 people as it crossed the Caribbean region.

Migiro wraps up trip to Brazzaville following meeting with Prime Minister

The relationship between the United Nations system and the Republic of Congo topped the agenda in talks held between the country’s Prime Minister and Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose-Migiro, who has concluded her official visit to the country.