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UN chief calls for efforts to eliminate HIV stigma

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressing the General Assembly. [UN Photo/Jennifer S Altman]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for efforts across society to eliminate stigma that surrounds HIV. Secretary-General Ban addressed the UN General Assembly as it discussed implementation of the Declaration of Commitment adopted in 2001 and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS of 2006. He spoke about progress in combating AIDS with more than 56 [...]

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UN urges Libyans to reject violence following weekend clashes

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Libyans are being urged to reject violence following clashes over the weekend which reportedly left 30 people dead. The call comes from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL. According to reports, the disturbance broke out as protesters gathered outside premises of a militia in Benghazi demanding that it disband. UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky [...]

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Climate change displaces Pacific Islanders

Listen / Locals in Tebikenikora, a village in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Climate change is changing people's lives and their relationship with the ocean in the Pacific Islands. That's what Dr. Jenny Newell, Assistant Curator of Pacific Ethnology Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History told reporters at UN Headquarters on Monday. Dr. Newell said that in her research at the museum she is [...]

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Global conference aims to put "Health in All Policies"

Listen / Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

When it comes to health concerns, there is more that unites us than divides us, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO says despite their differences, many countries are facing the same challenges such as ageing populations and rising public expectations for health care. Meanwhile, health care costs are skyrocketing. These and other issues [...]

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Peace cannot be achieved by denying rights: Special Rapporteur

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Forty-six years of denying Palestinians their rights has not achieved peace, according to Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories. The Special Rapporteur addressed the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the situation of human rights on Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. Gerry Adams reports. [...]

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London Conference delivers new hope for children in the battle against stunting

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A Nutrition for Growth event, held in London on the weekend has resulted in renewed commitments to accelerate progress towards significant reductions in stunting and improved nutrition for children and mothers around the world, including initial pledges of funds exceeding US$4 billion. UNICEF welcomed the formal Compact agreed by participants that highlighted commitments to make [...]

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Decision by U.S. and China to combat climate change welcomed by UN Environment Programme

Listen / HCFCs can contribute to ozone depletion if released into the atmosphere and have high global warming potential. Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Renmarc

The decision by the United States and China to cooperate in combating climate change by phasing out a group of synthetic chemicals has been welcomed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). United States President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced over the weekend during their retreat in California that they would be targeting [...]

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States accountable for investigating but also preventing violence against women: UN expert

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States need to be held accountable not only for investigating all acts of violence against women, but also for failing to prevent such violence, independent United Nations human rights expert Rashida Manjoo has said. She said "There is a need to create a framework for discussing the responsibility of States to act with due diligence." [...]

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Globalization of unhealthy lifestyles creates health problems: WHO head

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The globalization of unhealthy lifestyles is creating serious health problems, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Margaret Chan spoke at the start of the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. The conference is focusing on the need to take account of health impacts in all [...]

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5,000 Palestinians in Israeli detention suffer inhuman and degrading treatment

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A United Nations human rights expert is calling for the establishment of a commission of inquiry into the situation of nearly 5,000 Palestinians detained or imprisoned by Israel. Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, says Palestinians held in Israeli jails were subjected to inhuman and [...]

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