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Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs — UN For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practi
UN News Centre | Nov 19, 2014 3:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ahead of major conference, UN official urges 'collective effort' to boost global nutrition The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on lawmakers from around the world to engage in a “collective effort” to build a platform for healthier diets and improve nutrition for their constituents ahead of a c
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 10:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN urges 'fast-track' approach to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 Taking a fast-track approach in the battle against AIDS over the next five years will avert 21 million deaths and allow the world to end the epidemic by 2030, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a new report published today.
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency starts relocation of 15,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for a few months at a way station in western Ethiopia after the refugee camp where they were due to live was flooded.
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN voices deep concern over ongoing human rights violations Voicing great concern over serious human rights abuses that have occurred in Yemen in recent months, the United Nations human rights office today issued a strong call on parties of all sides to renounce violence and ensure immediate access to humanitarian
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 8:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Efforts by UN health agency under way to step up Ebola response in Mali The United Nations is intensifying its efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak from spreading in Mali by working to identify all chains of transmission and stepping up social mobilization campaigns to include a range of actors, from religious leaders to truck
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 7:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid 'monstrous' violence, ISIL aims to tear Iraq apart, build 'state of terror,' warn UN officials The atrocious crimes perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) risk plunging Iraq into catastrophe as the country reels from bitter sectarian tensions and a growing humanitarian crisis affecting over 5 million people, top United Natio
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With right investments, world's adolescents can help economies soar — UN report The 1.8 billion adolescents worldwide — more than ever before in human history — can help to propel their countries' economies, provided that Governments invest in education, health care and jobs for them, a new report released today by the United N
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 4:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cambodia: UN expert voices concern over judicial independence amid 'arbitrary' arrests The United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in Cambodia today urged the Southeast Asian country's Government to respect the independence of its judiciary after a recent series of arrests and immediate convictions of land activists and opp
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 4:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid looming economic crises, immigrants in Europe struggle to find decent work — UN report Against a backdrop of aging populations and persistently low economic growth, few European governments are doing enough to help recent immigrants move from low-skilled precarious jobs and into decent work, says a new report out today from the Internationa
UN News Centre | Nov 18, 2014 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend