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UN health agency 'taken aback' as measles resurfaces in Europe, calls for widespread vaccination European policymakers, healthcare workers, and parents must step up their efforts to vaccinate children against measles amid an ongoing outbreak across the continent, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, warning that a recent res
UN News Centre | Feb 25, 2015 8:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN report urges push to end problem of torture in Afghan detention facilities The Government of Afghanistan's efforts to prevent torture and ill-treatment have shown some progress over the last two years but much more remains to be done, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) confirmed today as it released i
UN News Centre | Feb 25, 2015 7:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Through UN-backed project, Ethiopian marmalade will soon hit shelves at 'Eataly' Next time you feel like some cactus pear marmalade from Ethiopia but can't make it to the town of Mekelle, check out the shelves of Italian gourmet food store Eataly.
UN News Centre | Feb 25, 2015 6:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Libya mission urges country's stakeholders to pursue next round of talks The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced today that it is undertaking a series of urgent consultations with stakeholders in the North African country to ensure the convening of the next round of talks soon and “not let this window
UN News Centre | Feb 25, 2015 5:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New studies show 'significant breakthrough' in HIV prevention, says UN agency combating virus The United Nations programme working to combat HIV/AIDS welcomed yesterday the results of a number of recent clinical studies of the effects of antiretroviral medicines on preventing new HIV infections, which were presented at a conference on viruses held
UN News Centre | Feb 25, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Myanmar 'needs urgently to get back on track' — UN rights chief United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, today warned that Myanmar “seems headed in the wrong direction and needs urgently to get back on track” in a crucial year for the country's democratic transi
UN News Centre | Feb 25, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
High-level event stresses importance of extractive industries to sustainable growth in Africa The United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) held a meeting at Headquarters in New York today on the role of the extractive industry in Africa.
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 11:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan gripped by 'serious failure of leadership' as peace talks stall, warns top UN official Amid a worsening humanitarian situation and a fragile security environment, the continuing tensions between South Sudan's rival factions risk plunging the country into further violence, the top United Nations peacekeeping official warned today.
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 10:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency launches billion dollar appeal to tackle soaring needs in four crisis-torn countries The World Health Organization (WHO) today appealed to donors to provide $1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million people caught up in conflict across the Centr
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 10:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban taps veteran diplomat Kubiš to head up UN Iraq mission Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jan Kubiš of Slovakia as his new Special Representative for Iraq, a United Nations spokesperson announced today.
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 9:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend