UN Cares in Action: Latest News

The city of Bonn houses a UN Campus that hosts eighteen UN entities, including the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the headquarters of UN Volunteers (UNV). Starting on 29 May 2017, a week-long training of facilitators took place in the UN Campus, led by Xavier Orellana and Tudor Kovacs.

Following with the mission to disseminate and bring the UN for All modules to every region of the world, a training of facilitators event took place in Port of Spain from 25 to 28 April 2017. Eleven participants representing UNDP, UNDSS, FAO, ECLAC, UNHCR, UNIC, ILO, IOM and the RCO attended the four day training and practiced delivering the core module and the LGBTI module. The group also included one person from Guyana and two from Jamaica.

On the week of 3 April 2017 a Training of Trainers event took place at the Palais de Nations in Geneva. Seventeen participants coming from UNOG, ITC, ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNECE and one participant from UNMIL are now ready to deliver the Core and LGBTI module. On the last day of the training participants got to deliver parts of the modules in front of staff members who had signed up to attend UN for All training and the new facilitators received great reviews.

A mission was undertaken to roll out UN for All workshops for UN personnel in Port Moresby and Buka in Papua New Guinea. Four UN for All Core Module workshops were carried out on 28 May – 2 June 2017. Altogether, one hundred and forty-six UN personnel representing eight resident UN agencies (UNRCO, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, OHCHR, UN Women, UNDSS and UNAIDS) took part. Lazeena Muna-McQuay facilitated all four workshops with some support of the UN Cares focal points John Keating and Liz Gandee. UN RC in PNG was present at the third workshop to open the sessions and exchange views.

After careful deliberation and study of all entries received for this year’s award process we are proud to announce the winning UN Cares teams in three categories: Reaching children and adolescents, Implementing UN for ALL, and a Lifetime Achievement award.
Click here to find who the winners are.

UN for All

The UN Cares team has finally finished circling the globe preparing UN staff members on how to deliver the new UN for All modules. After the launch which took place in Geneva in June 2015, the UN Cares core team led 8 regional workshops to train facilitators reaching 262 participants from 107 countries. These facilitators are now delivering the Core module and the LGBT module to UN employees in their respective countries.

The first regional workshop took place in Thailand in December 2015 for the Asia-Pacific region and the last region to host the workshop was East and Southern Africa, with an event that took place in Johannesburg in July 2016.

As in previous years UN Cares would like to recognize the outstanding work of its dedicated teams worldwide. In 2016 we are opening the process for three categories which includes a lifetime achievement category intended to recognise excellent UN Cares implementation over time.
IMPORTANT: Please note the deadline has been extended until 15 September 2016.
Enter our award page to find out more and to start preparing your submissions.

PrEP to prevent HIV

Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is the use of an antiretroviral medication to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection by uninfected persons. PrEP is taken orally, using an antiretroviral drug available for treatment of HIV infection (tenofovir plus emtricitabine), The most common brand name of oral medication used for PrEP is Truvada. Although generic formulations are available in many countries at lower prices

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends that people at substantial risk of HIV should be offered PrEP as an additional prevention choice . In 2014 WHO recommended offering PrEP to men who have sex with men (MSM). On the basis of further evidence of the effectiveness and acceptability of PrEP, WHO has now broadened the recommendation to include all population groups at substantial risk of HIV infection.

UN for All

UN Cares recently launched a website for its new initiative, UN for All, to combat stigma and discrimination in the UN workplace. Please visit the website for information on this new initiative and download posters. Visit our Facebook page to hear news from the latest UN for All training workshops. The website is being continuously updated with the latest information and news on this project.

Two training of facilitators workshops were held in September in Bangkok, Thailand and in Kingston, Jamaica. More workshops for UN for All facilitators will be held before the end of the year.

Tanzania: Focal points received training

From 16th – 18th May 2016, UN Cares Focal points training workshop was held at Coral Beach Hotel in Dar Es Salaam for the members of UN Cares inter-agency team representing about 14 UN agencies in Tanzania. About 20 UN Cares focal points participated in this three-day training workshop which focused on strengthening capacity for coordination of UN Cares implementation in the country by making sure that the UN policies on HIV and 10 Minimum Standards are understood by all personnel and their families.

The training also focused on introducing to the focal points the new UN for All modules related to human rights and respect for sexual diversity by ensuring dignity and inclusion and prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

What can you find on this Website?

 
URGENT: in case of potential exposure, find out about Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and visit our Medical Directory to find a clinic near you.
 
 
UN Cares is an inter-agency programme designed to reduce the impact of HIV on the UN workplace. It includes the UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards. Click here to read our Fact Sheets and learn more.
 
 
 
Download and read our official brochure that contains information for employees of the UN system and their families.
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