UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and the UN special rapporteur on trafficking in persons will brief on, “Giving Voice to Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking.” The Secretary-General will deliver opening remarks at the special event which will take place at headquarters tomorrow. UNTV / FILE
A new report by the WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank says that more infants are being immunized than ever before and vaccine development worldwide is booming. Immunization rates are now at their highest ever – with a record 106 millions children vaccinated in 2008. UNICEF
A local NGO in Sudan is teaching women how to manage their own chicken farms and egg production to increase dietary protein sources, especially for children. UNMIS
Georgia is embarking on an ambitious reform program for its health care system. With help from international donors, including the World Bank, Georgia is providing specialized training to hundreds of doctors and nurses, and revamping its primary health care facilities. WORLD BANK
A new report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says that opium trafficked from Afghanistan to other countries has created a market worth $65 billion. Catering to 15 million addicts, it causes up to 100,000 deaths per year, spreads HIV at an unprecedented rate, and funds criminal groups, insurgents and terrorists. UNODC [...]
Thirty million African migrants send more than 40 billion dollars home to their families each year, according to a new study from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Nearly three days of talks supported by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wraps up with a draft agreement on how to provide Iran with fuel for a civilian nuclear research facility. IAEA