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Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; UN agencies urge stepped-up action

13 June 2017 – As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meeting call for regional leaders to scale up action to stem environmental deaths and diseases.

Joint African action crucial to protect persons with albinism from violence, highlights UN expert

13 June 2017 – Highlighting the importance of cooperation among countries to overcome the violence and discrimination faced by persons with albinism, a United Nations rights expert has urged African nations to fully implement a regional action plan on ending attacks on persons with albinism.

National efforts vital to ensure effective implementation of Global Goals, UN chief says in Tajikistan

12 June 2017 – Highlighting the integrated, indivisible and universal nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all stakeholders around the world to work together to ensure the promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are brought to life.

Addressing Board, UN atomic energy chief takes up DPR Korea safeguards issue

12 June 2017 – The head of the United Nations atomic energy agency today briefed its governing board on its activities, including nuclear safeguards issues with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran, and nuclear technology's contributions to countries' development.