Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

Amid rising insecurity in Cameroon, senior UN relief official calls for ‘beefed up’ civilian protection

17 February 2015 – Concluding a seven-day visit to Central Africa, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs today called international support ‘pivotal’ in preventing further destabilization of the region, particularly Cameroon, where more than two million people are already in need of aid. “Efforts to ensure security and provide protection to civilians must

Episode 53: Leila Zerrougui

Leila Zerrougui is the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She helps free child soldiers and protect children from the worst effects of war and conflict. In this episode, Zerrougui describes how she recently helped secure the release of child soldiers in South Sudan and reflects on her work to protect children

Over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroa…

Over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014 ©Stefano Guzzetti/Under licence from Shutterstock In a time of economic turmoil, global tourism is still faring well: over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This is almost 5% more than in 2013, the organisation said in a press release.