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Secretary-General rings in a more equitable future at the New York Stock Exchange

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Investors increasingly understand that embracing social, economic and environmental responsibility does not mean sacrificing returns on their investment, according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon was speaking from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wednesday, where he rang the bell that marks the close of a trading day. Mr. Ban welcomed [...]

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IOM, China seek to protect trafficking victims on Northern Mekong border

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According to the IOM, in recent years, cross-border movement from the Northern Mekong region into China has increased. Human trafficking is a growing concern, with emerging trends including the trafficking of women and children from neighbouring countries into China's border regions. The workshop, co-organized by IOM and China's Ministry of Public Security, will provide an [...]

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UN officials in Syria for talks on mission into alleged use of chemical weapons

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The UN disarmament chief and the head of the UN mission that will investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria arrived in the country on Wednesday. UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane and Professor Åke Sellström are in the capital, Damascus, for consultations on the modalities for the proper, safe and [...]

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Hepatitis – Know it. Confront it.

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Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E – Know it. Confront it! That's the message for World Hepatitis Day, 28th July. The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses affecting millions of people worldwide which, if left untreated, can cause acute and chronic disease and kill close to 1.4 [...]

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General Assembly moves to improve sanitation for all

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The UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution that seeks to improve the lives of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack access to proper sanitation facilities. Ambassadors on Wednesday voted to establish 19 November as World Toilet Day in efforts to bring an end to open defecation. The UN says nearly 2,000 children [...]

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Nutrition security in Gao: an alarming situation

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The humanitarian community is raising alarm on the rates of acute malnutrition in Gao, Northern Mali. A nutrition and mortality survey conducted by Mali's Ministry of health and its partners, including UNICEF, reveals a dire nutrition crisis, making it extremely difficult for the most vulnerable and children under age five, in particular. Humanitarian Action Coordinator [...]

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Sudan opens investigation into deadly attack on Darfur peacekeepers

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Sudan has launched an investigation into the recent deadly ambush that resulted in the deaths of seven Tanzanian peacekeepers serving in Darfur, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), added that an internal investigation into the incident is [...]

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WHO says hepatitis is a 'silent epidemic'

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to act against the five Hepatitis viruses that can cause severe liver infections and lead to 1.4 million deaths every year. Some of these hepatitis viruses, most notably types B and C, can also lead to chronic and debilitating illnesses such as liver cancer. WHO says viral [...]

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