UN News stories

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UN agency announces new digital system to prevent spread of plant pests

19 March 2015 – A new global electronic certification system aimed at reducing the spread of plant pests and diseases has been approved by representatives from more than 150 countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

‘Sustainability starts in Sendai,’ says Ban as new UN report urges funding boost for risk reduction

04 March 2015 – A new United Nations report urging greater investment in risk prevention has underscored disaster risk reduction as a building block for future sustainable development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as the Organization prepares for a pivotal upcoming global conference on the issue.

New studies show ‘significant breakthrough’ in HIV prevention, says UN agency combating virus

25 February 2015 – The United Nations programme working to combat HIV/AIDS welcomed yesterday the results of a number of recent clinical studies of the effects of antiretroviral medicines on preventing new HIV infections, which were presented at a conference on viruses held in Seattle.

UN launches ‘All In’ initiative to end adolescent AIDS

17 February 2015 – In the fight against HIV/AIDS, progress for adolescents has fallen behind, world leaders gathered at a United Nations meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, stressed today, as they launched a global initiative to end the second leading cause of death among young people worldwide.