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Obesity-related cancers on the rise, especially in developed countries — UN report Being overweight or obese have become major risk factors for developing cancer, particularly among women and in more developed countries, the specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2014 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kyrgyzstan: UN rights experts urge Parliament to withdraw anti-gay bill A group of United Nations human rights experts have urged the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill that would introduce criminal and administrative sanctions for acts aimed at forming “a positive attitude towards non-traditional sexual orientation,
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2014 5:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts urge US President Obama to release report on CIA torture allegations The United States must rise to meet the high human rights standards it has set for itself and others around the world, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged today, as they called on President Obama to support “the fullest possible release
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2014 4:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban voices 'deep concern' over eruption of violence in Libya; urges return to dialogue United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over an uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country's break towards democracy, according
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2014 10:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sanctions are 'effective' method to build global stability, Security Council told From Afghanistan and Angola to Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, sanctions implemented by the United Nations Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy and economy in supporting Member States overcome instability, the top UN
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2014 10:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: humanitarian efforts falling short, UN relief chief warns, calling for end to violence While humanitarians have made some progress in delivering much-needed supplies to the growing numbers of people in conflict-riven Syria, efforts by the United Nations and its partners are still falling short, a top UN relief official has said today, calli
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2014 10:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: December 1 target for response may not be met in some areas of West Africa, UN reports The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to r
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2014 10:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
International community has duty to protect minorities, UN Deputy Chief tells Geneva forum It is the international community's duty to draw lessons from the horrific violence and atrocious crimes facing minorities around the world to prevent them from being repeated, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today at a forum o
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2014 9:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN relief official warns of rise in South Sudanese refugees, urges support to Ethiopia Following the end of a four-day mission to Ethiopia, a senior United Nations relief official has called for continued international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees, warning that the number of refugees could rise substantially if fightin
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2014 8:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief concerned over 'disproportionate' killings of African-Americans by US police The decision by a Grand Jury in Missouri to absolve a police officer for the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager has spotlighted broader concerns about institutionalized discrimination across the United States, the top United Nations human righ
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2014 7:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend