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One in three people suffers malnutrition at global cost of $3.5 trillion a year — UN As an United Nations international meeting on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems kicked off in Rome, Italy today, participants were told that one in three people on the planet suffers some form of malnutrition, impacting public heal
UN News Centre | Dec 1, 2016 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Lao PDR, UN food relief agency chief reiterates support for efforts to ensure nutrition security for all The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has wrapped up a visit in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), where she reiterated the agency's commitment to working with the Government to help the count
UN News Centre | Dec 1, 2016 5:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On World AIDS Day, UNICEF warns of sharp rise in new HIV infections among adolescents New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 a year by 2030 if progress stalls in reaching adolescents, warns a report released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today, which is observed
UN News Centre | Dec 1, 2016 4:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombia: Santa Rosa incident constituted ceasefire protocol violations, finds UN-led mechanism Following its investigation into a 13 November incident in Colombia's Santa Rosa municipality that resulted in the death of two Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) members, a United Nations-coordinated tripartite ceasefire
UN News Centre | Dec 1, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cultural traditions in Portugal, Uganda and Ukraine added to UNESCO heritage protection list With the current session of the United Nations committee tasked with safeguarding intangible cultural heritage under way, three cultural elements in Portugal, Uganda and Ukraine have been inscribed to the United Nations list of cultural traditions in need
UN News Centre | Nov 30, 2016 10:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As 2016 draws to a close, UN rights chief outlines enormity of challenges to human rights Highlighting the challenges to human rights around the world, the United Nations human rights chief called on the international community to act collectively for the common good and to do “everything possible” to prevent the situation from deteriorati
UN News Centre | Nov 30, 2016 10:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nearly half of children in Mosul now cut off from clean water as conflict intensifies — UNICEF Destruction of a major water pipeline has left nearly half of the children in the Iraqi battleground city of Mosul cut off from access to clean water, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today.
UN News Centre | Nov 30, 2016 10:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN report reveals barriers to inclusive development and highlights key steps to progress The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has just released its 2016 Report on the World Social Situation, which includes important new findings about persisting inequalities in education and economic opportunity, and challenges the int
UN News Centre | Nov 30, 2016 10:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council strengthens measures against DPRK's nuclear, ballistic missile activities Strongly condemning the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 9 September, the Security Council today unanimously adopted measures that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described as “the toughest and
UN News Centre | Nov 30, 2016 8:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Haiti: UN's new approach on cholera puts people at heart of the response The response to cholera in Haiti will be a “long and thorough battle,” but the United Nations will stand by the Haitian people and authorities, Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, on the eve of the launch of the Organization's
UN News Centre | Nov 30, 2016 8:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend