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What's on at the UN? $7m UNICEF appeal for acutely malnourished Afghan children

UN Roundup // Politics // May 27, 2019

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has just made an appeal for $7 million to help treat extremely vulnerable children who are suffering from the worst form of malnutrition. It said that if it doesn’t get funding in the next three weeks, health clinics may not get the lifesaving supplies they need to treat children, who it warns may die. Daniel Johnson from the UN, has the information...

  • Image: © UNICEF/Thomas Nybo: The UN Children’s Agency has been working with Nargas to ensure that her
  • 15 month-old daughter Arzo doesn't become one of the many malnourished children in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.


Daniel also tells us about 2 public events happening this week.


CinéONU – Two films about the environment this Tuesday 28 May. 

THE OVERVIEW EFFECT (English version with French subtitles) - 20 minutes


A BEAUTIFUL PLANET (French version with English subtitles) - 40 minutes

When: Tuesday 28 May 2019, 19:30, Cinema Cinérama Empire, rue de Carouge 72-74, Geneva

The screening will be followed by a discussion on “International Space Cooperation for global solutions” with:

Mr. Jean Francois Clervoy, former French Astronaut
Ms. Renata Dwan, Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Mr. Niklas Hedman, Chief of Legal Affairs, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Moderator: Ms. Jeanne Meserve, former correspondent for CNN and ABC News



This Wednesday is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers – public event at UN Geneva

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 3pm
Organization: UNOG
Location: UN Memorial, Ariana Park

As part of the activities to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, the United Nations Information Service in Geneva invites you to a ceremony which will be held on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 3 p.m., at the United Nations Memorial (Ariana Park) Palais des Nations, Geneva.

If you do not hold a UN access badge, please register here in advance. 




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