GENEVA, Switzerland --- – Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today reported.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---- While millions of people in Syria, Mali, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo struggle to cope with the devastating consequences of armed conflict, millions more are quietly experiencing a similar fate in lesser-known places such as the Central African Republic. All need help. The International ...
GENEVA, Switzerland --- The United Nations health agency today released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under the age of five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition, including options for allowing them to recover at home, as well as treating those with HIV.
GENEVA, Switzerland ----Ahead of this year’s World AIDS Day, the United Nations health agency has launched new recommendations to address the specific needs of adolescents – both those living with HIV and those who are at risk of infection – many of whom do not receive the care and support ...
GENEVA, Switzerland ---- The small islands of the Pacific continue to lead the world in efforts to unite climate change and disaster risk reduction initiatives under one development agenda.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---The United Nations and its partners are marking World Pneumonia Day today by highlighting essential actions that can help end child deaths from the single biggest killer of children under the age of five around the world.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---- Greater steps must be taken to avoid or mitigate debt crises, particularly among developing countries which, for the first time in more than a decade, are seeing their debts rise in relation to their gross domestic product (GDP), a United Nations debt management conference heard Tuesday.
GENEVA, Switzerland --- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of the serious implications for billions worldwide due to the shortage of healthcare workers, which is estimated to grow to 12.9 million by 2035 from the current deficit of 7.2 million.
Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report
GENEVA, Switzerland --- Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today.
GENEVA, Switzerland --- A United Nations report released today spotlights the high rates of teenage pregnancies in developing countries – 7.3 million every year – and calls on Governments to help girls achieve their full potential through education and adequate health services.
GENEVA, Switzerland --- The world is closer than ever to eradicating polio, the United Nations World Health Organization said today while warning that children continue to be at risk, particularly in the Horn of Africa where a tapering outbreak has been confirmed, and amid reports of suspected cases in Syria.
GENEVA, Switzerland --- Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis (TB), according to a new report by the United Nations health agency that also reveals that the number of deaths from the disease fell to 1.3 million last year.
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GENEVA, Switzerland – Disaster risk management should be a key component of poverty reduction efforts, focusing on protecting livelihoods as well as saving lives, a major report launched today urges.
GENEVA, Switzerland --- The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today welcomed the results of a new OECD survey of eleven donors which finds that “all respondents reported that their DRR funding has either slightly, or significantly, increased since the launch of the Hyogo Framework ...
GENEVA, Switzerland ---A United Nations treaty entering into force today will extend the labour and social rights of some 53 million domestic workers around the world.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---With more than 215 million migrants around the world, the top United Nations human rights official today reminded Governments that migration is fundamentally about people, and called for the creation of human rights-based policies to more effectively address the issue.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---- Small Island Developing States Will this week seek to plot a course to a safer and more resilient future as part of their preparations for a major conference next year.
GENEVA, Switzerland --- Australia’s arbitrary and indefinite detention of 46 refugees amounts to “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” the United Nations Human Rights Committee has said, calling for their immediate release.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---The United Nations health agency today called for ensuring that women have accurate information and support regarding the importance of breastfeeding, after a new report found that only 1 in 5 countries fully implement international guidelines about the marketing of breast-milk substitutes.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---– While the majority of people in countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose this harmful practice, there are still 30 million girls at risk of being cut in the next decade, according to a report launched today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
BRUSSELS, Switzerland --- The Pacific region in the entire ACP configuration has been earmarked to take up the important role of the ACP Presidency and the ACP Chairmanship of the Committee of Ambassadors in August this year.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---Five years after the global financial crisis, unemployment remains at “unacceptably high levels” in the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies, the United Nations labour agency said today, calling for new policies to create jobs and sustainable growth.
GENEVA, Switzerland --- Despite challenging economic times and complex emergencies affecting children in nearly 80 countries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) boosted its innovation last year to create programmes and partnerships to reach those most vulnerable, the agency today said launching its annual report.
GENEVA, Switzerland --One in three people is now covered by at least one life-saving measure to limit tobacco use, according to a United Nations report which highlights the progress over the past five years of reducing potential smokers through advertising bans and awareness campaigns.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---- Indonesian and international groups highlighted the continuation of rights violations and the failure of Indonesian law enforcement to uphold the protection of human rights, despite eight years passing since the government ratified the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
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