Senior UN official appointed to executive post at UNICEF

The head of the United Nations plan to refurbish its New York headquarters has been appointed the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), effective from 1 March.

Inexpensive remedies can improve health of 2 billion people – UNICEF

Lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet is damaging the health of 2 billion people – one third of the world’s population - and holding back the economic development of virtually every country in the southern hemisphere despite inexpensive means of prevention, according to a new United Nations report released today.