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Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child every two minutes worldwide in 2015.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities — UN A record number of people detained by Afghan police say that have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a new United Nations report, which notes however that the Afghan Government has committed to eliminating torture and ill-treatmen
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Girls worst affected as conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school — UNICEF Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old – about 22 per cent of children in that age group – from schools in warzones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children's Fund has said.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Status of declaration on indigenous peoples' rights in spotlight as UN forum opens in New York Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, senior UN officials today underscored the need to do more to ensure that indigenous peoples are able to benefit from global development agenda, including the 2030 Agenda f
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Immunization Week: Power of vaccines still not fully utilized, says UN health agency Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also marks the halfway point of the Organization's goal to stop millions of deaths from vaccine-pr
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the United Nations agricultural chief today warned the UN agency's Council.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN calls for probe and accountability following likely landmine blast in eastern Ukraine The United Nations today called for an investigation into a possible landmine explosion in eastern Ukraine which killed a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission and injured two others.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-led conference to mobilize global action to avert 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Yemen The United Nations together with the governments of Sweden and Switzerland will convene a one-day conference in Geneva, tomorrow, to draw global attention to the deepening humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen where millions are “close to a breaking
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO launches first-ever policy guide on Holocaust education and genocide prevention The United Nations educational and cultural agency has launched a first-ever policy guide for education on the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and mass atrocities.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever,' says senior UN official A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said today as he wrapped up a visi
UN News Centre | Apr 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend