19 August 2017 – 19 August designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Humanitarian Day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. This year campaign for the World Humanitarian Day: #NotATarget. Almaty UN Staff together with UNOCHA, UNDPI, UNFPA, UNWOMAN have made a short video respecting the Day.
21 August 2017 – In Almaty in cooperation of UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office and UN Information Office in Kazakhstan organized a working group meeting of experts on landslides research and risk reduction in Central Asia.
Landslide monitoring and research has declined in Central Asian region since the CA countries got their independence in early 1990s. The available hazard analysis of landslides in Central Asia is outdated and in need of increased support. The need is particularly acute, given the increased anthropogenic pressures and likely impact of climate change.
18.08.2017- In Astana Expo 2017 dozens of young programmers from Astana, Almaty and other cities competed in khakatone “innovation for children in urban environment”. Participants developed and introduced prototypes to address the problems faced by children in urban areas – from air pollution to not well accessible transport and streets for children.
14 August 2017 – Amid a mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone, Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people in the ongoing rescue efforts.
14 August 2017 – Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations food relief agency said, spotlighting today its worldwide campaign to fight famine.
14 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
“The Secretary-General stresses that there can be no justification for such acts of indiscriminate violence,” said his Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, in a statement.
12 August 2017 – Regarding International Youth Day celebrating 12 August each year since 17 December 1999 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Youth Envoy had video record for 2017 International Youth Day dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
9 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale, a British journalist, to head the Organization’s Department of Public Information as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.
6 August 2017 – With the presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons on earth, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged all States to intensify their efforts in the shared pursuit of a nuclear-weapons-free world.
“Our dream of a world free of nuclear weapons remains far from reality,” said Mr. Guterres in his message delivered on his behalf by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu at an annual memorial held in Hiroshima, Japan, for the victims of the atomic bomb dropped on the city today in 1945.