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UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Created in 1997, the annual UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize honours a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and, or promotion of ...

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El 9-10 de mayo se conmemora el Día Mundial de las Aves Migratorias - una celebración mundial de las aves migratorias y su conservación. El tema de este año, "Por ...

Experts Call for Better Regional Climate Observation and ServicesResearch Dialogue in Bonn

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Scientists meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn this week (to 18 May) have warned of accelerating global climate impacts and called for more and better regional observation ...

2017 - At the root of exodus: Food security, conflict and international migration

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WFP undertook this study to determine the role that food security and other factors play in compelling cross-border migration. Drawn from quantitative and qualitative research, the study gives voice to ...

WHO and partners recommend actions to improve adolescent health

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6 mentions1 week ago
New guidance – Global accelerated action for the health of adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to support country implementation – aims to assist governments in deciding what they plan to do – ...

How the Syria crisis has changed the way we respond to refugees

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4 mentions3 days ago
By: Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees In January last year, I visited Jordan and Lebanon, just days after becoming head of the UN Refugee Agency. There I saw ...

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2 mentions1 week ago
Watch the Video The arrival of a new baby should be a time for joy, celebration and family bonding, but for most American families, the pressure to immediately return to ...

More countries are backing their Paris pledges with national laws

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Press release 9 May, 2017 Bonn, 9 May 2017–A rise in the number of countries that have introduced legislation to support their ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) to the Paris Climate ...

Speed management key to saving lives, making cities more liveable

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Managing speed, a new report from WHO, suggests that excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities worldwide. Measures to address speed prevent road traffic deaths ...

WHO calls for immediate action to save lives in Somalia

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WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and ...

Over US$1.4 billion needed for South Sudan refugees in 2017

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7 mentions1 week ago
GENEVA – The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking US$ 1.4 ...

Road traffic injuries

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Every year the lives of almost 1.24 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 to 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries,

More than one million children flee South Sudan violence

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
BIDBIDI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Uganda – As armed marauders closed in on her home in Yei, South Sudan, mother of two Aisha fled on foot, with her youngest son strapped to ...

Eight reasons we love moms

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by: Lei Phyu Moms move mountains for their family. A big part of our work at UNDP focuses on giving an extra boost to help the moms who work tirelessly ...

Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show

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3 mentions1 week ago
Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards ...

Antimicrobial resistance

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial drug that was originally effective for treatment of infections caused by it. Resistant microorganisms (including bacteria, fungi, viruses and ...

Obstetric fistula

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Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. It is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without ...

BORN INTO DROUGHT

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
This number is rising. Forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods in search of food and water, more than 8,000 people are newly displaced each day. Water is scarce. Animals ...

Infection prevention and control

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Infection prevention and control global unit overview Water sanitation and health Antimicrobial resistance Patient safety Quality in universal health coverage Private organizations for patient safety SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands ...

The Smallpox Eradication Programme - SEP (1966-1980)

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2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. Smallpox was officially declared eradicated in 1980 and is the first disease to have been fought on a global scale.