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UN rights experts say fight against racism must be 'unremitting to be successful'

31 July 2017 – The fight against racism must be unremitting to be successful, according to the oldest of the United Nations treaty-monitoring bodies, which opened its latest session in Geneva today.


DRC's Kasai region one of world's 'largest displacement crises' for children – UNICEF

31 July 2017 – Waves of violent conflict in the Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have forced more than one million people, including hundreds of thousands of children from their homes, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.


Ahead of World Day, UN agency says fight against hepatitis 'gaining momentum'

27 July 2017 – On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations health agency released a study that reveals efforts to eliminate disease are gaining momentum globally.


Burundi: UN envoy reiterates inclusive dialogue, regional support to political process

26 July 2017 – The United Nations Special Envoy to Burundi today urged African leaders, in solidarity with the UN, to support an inclusive dialogue between the Government and the opposition in a country where political upheaval has resulted in insecurity since April 2015.


On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

26 July 2017 – Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according to the United Nations science wing.


Malnutrition and cholera 'a vicious combination' in war-torn Yemen – UN agency chiefs

26 July 2017 – In Yemen, the world's worst cholera outbreak is unfolding amid the world's largest humanitarian crisis, crippling health, water and sanitation facilities in the country, and creating ideal conditions for diseases to spread, according to the heads of three United Nations agencies.


In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

21 July 2017 – Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.


INTERVIEW: Education, women's empowerment 'top priorities' for UN in India, says senior official

21 July 2017 – To meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women's empowerment and education, the United Nation's development chief in the country said.


Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food

21 July 2017 – Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak, the United Nations health agency today warned, with 5,000 Yemenis falling sick every day – the majority of them children and the elderly.


UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance

21 July 2017 – The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken.