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On World Day, UN warns global cultural diversity ‘under attack’

21 May 2015 – As the planet’s cultural diversity comes under continued attack from militant groups espousing virulent forms of intolerance, the international community must fight back through openness and acceptance of the world’s myriad traditions, the United Nations cultural agency declared today.


Health services for Palestine refugees extended despite regional turmoil – UN agency

20 May 2015 – A newly published report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) spotlights improved health services being delivered to millions in five fields across the Middle East, despite pronounced challenges in the region.


UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau

20 May 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported “a substantial increase” in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea-Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture.


Expert urges UN health agency to do more to protect people from toxic substances

20 May 2015 – The UN independent expert on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes today urged the World Health Organization to “play a much larger, more active role” in protecting people from the negative impacts of toxic pollution.


At high-level energy forum, UN deputy chief says action on sustainability a 'moral and historical duty'

20 May 2015 – The world is facing complex challenges regarding the future of sustainable energy which demand comprehensive and immediate solutions, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today as he delivered remarks to the General Assembly's Global Energy Ministerial Meeting.