Thu, 5 Mar 2015 | What, When at UN: 
  • UN to hold thematic debate on ‘advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment’…
  • UN humanitarian agencies to brief press in Geneva…
  • Security Council to be briefed on situation in Ukraine…;

UN health agency announces start of Ebola vaccine testing in worst-affected areas of Guinea

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week, which if found effective, could be the “game-changer to finally end the epidemic” that has affected nearly 24,000 people, mostly in West Africa.

Member States must enforce human rights amid rising tide of extremism – UN rights chief

The world may be at a “turning point” as violent extremism and intolerance remain pervasive across the spectrum of global society, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said today as he urged Member States to uphold the human rights principles underlying their communities in their fight against radicalism.

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