29 April With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called today for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity.
28 April Marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) today outlined the findings of its latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.
27 April The total food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) decreased by nine per cent in 2015, marking the first drop since 2010 due to drought and low irrigation water availability, the latest report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed today.
25 April An overall legislative framework is critical to ensure accessibility and affordability to food in Poland, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today, urging the Government to strengthen the protection of the right to food especially for small farmers.
25 April Despite being forbidden by national and international law, according to a new United Nations report, female genital mutilation shows no sign of abating in Guinea – with more infants and very young girls undergoing the excisions than before.
25 April A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report released today – on World Malaria Day – shows that the goal, although ambitious, is achievable.
22 April Almost two thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, ahead of World Immunization Week.
21 April The UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced that during World Immunization Week 2016, which begins Sunday, it will be highlighting recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlining further steps countries can take to meet global vaccination targets by 2020.
20 April The United Nations health agency today launched a new global strategy for a world free of leprosy, calling for stronger commitments and accelerated efforts to stop disease transmission and end associated discrimination and stigma.
19 April The United Nations today adopted a new framework putting people at the centre of global policies on drug control, which the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says can help promote the “urgent, united and concerted action we need.”