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Vitamin A deficiency puts 140 million children at risk of illness and death – UNICEF

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:10pm
More than 140 million children are at greater risk of illness, hearing loss, blindness and even death globally if urgent action is not taken to provide them with life-saving vitamin A supplements, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

Leaders obliged to confront anti-Semitism ‘everywhere and always’, stresses UN envoy

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:50am
The United Nations’ top official for the Middle East Peace Process has said that spreading “deeply disturbing” conspiracy theories which fuel anti-Semitism are unacceptable, and serve neither the interests of Palestinians themselves, or the pursuit of peace in the region.

Central African Republic: UN urges calm in wake of violence in capital Bangui

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:33am
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has appealed for calm following fresh violence in the capital Bangui which claimed the lives of several civilians, including a religious leader.

UN ready to discuss ‘possible forms of support’ to further inter-Korean peace efforts

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:50am
Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the United Nations stands ready to discuss “possible forms of support” to further inter-Korean talks over denuclearizing the Peninsula, and working towards a lasting peace.

90 per cent of the planet is breathing in polluted air – World Health Organization

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:02am
Air pollution claims seven million lives a year, UN health experts said on Wednesday, amid new data showing that the problem affects nine out of ten people worldwide.

Amid a ‘crisis of solidarity,’ seek inspiration from the Buddha’s message of empathy, urges UN chief

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 6:43am
At an event commemorating the Day of Vesak, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the global community to draw inspiration from the Buddha’s teachings and message of tolerance, empathy and humanism.

Can science and technology really help solve global problems? A UN forum debates vital question

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:44pm
Science and technology offer part of the solution to climate change, inequality and other global issues, a United Nations official said on Tuesday, spotlighting the enormous potential these fields hold for achieving humanity’s common goal, of a poverty and hunger-free world by 2030.

Combating ‘scourge’ of sexual abuse allegations remains ‘key’ UN priority, as 54 new allegations emerge

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:39pm
More than 50 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving personnel serving with the United Nations and its partners in the field were received in the first three months of this year, the global organization said on Tuesday.

Security Council urges conditions that allow safe return of Rohingya refugees

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:08pm
After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on Tuesday for them to be allowed a safe return.

Afghanistan: UN expert condemns killing of journalists as ‘attack on right to know’

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:27am
A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of nine journalists in Afghanistan who were among the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack in the country’s capital.

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