24 July 2017 -- The UN High-level Political Forum, a mechanism that tracks and advances the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, took place at the United Nations in New York, on 10–19 July 2017. Dr Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, led the WHO delegation to the forum and participated in the opening of the ministerial segment and side events, including the WHO co-sponsored side events, and held several bilateral meetings with UN Member States and high-level UN officials.
12 July 2017 – WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, joined other senior UN officials to brief the UN Security Council on the dire cholera situation in Yemen. He outlined the on-going logistical challenges and UN system-wide efforts to provide medical treatment, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation to the Yemeni people. He called on the Council to accelerate the peace process, to bring an immediate end to this conflict and to ensure the protection of civilian infrastructure such as water, sanitation and health facilities in accordance with International Humanitarian Law and appealed for financial support for longer-term recovery and development.
21 June 2017 – On the occasion of the Third International Day of Yoga, WHO office at the UN participated in an event on ‘Conversation on Yoga for Health’ organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. Dr Nata Menabde outlined the health benefits of yoga, including the key role yoga plays in the fight against the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases, providing both preventative and curative benefits.
6 June 2017 -- WHO co-hosted a side event on "Sustainable food from the ocean for food security and nutrition" during the high-level UN Ocean Conference held 5–9 June, in New York. Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of the WHO Office at the UN, Dr Nata Menabde, emphasized the importance of ensuring sustainable fisheries as it has intertwined benefits with the SDG goals. This will assist with reducing future poverty levels, promote seafood to reduce global malnutrition, and lead to sustainable oceans while protecting marine ecosystems.
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