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UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone

The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week&#39s mudslides and flooding in the country&#39s...

UN Assembly President rings Nasdaq bell; sounds alarm on behalf of world’s endangered ocean

The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world&#39s ocean health is in distress.

UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of decent and sustainable work opportunities for all, and to tackle the challenges of delivering social justice in today&#39s...

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Tal Afar – UN

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these...

‘No sign of positive evolution’ in Burundi, says head of independent UN rights probe

Ahead of next month&#39s presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel today said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved.

Following El Salvador visit, UN right expert urges authorities to protect people from gangs

El Salvador is suffering a &#39hidden tragedy&#39 due to gang-related violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, urging national authorities to intensify efforts to help and protect people affected by gangs.

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone

The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week&#39s mudslides and flooding in the country&#39s...

‘No sign of positive evolution’ in Burundi, says head of independent UN rights probe

Ahead of next month&#39s presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel today said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved.

Following El Salvador visit, UN right expert urges authorities to protect people from gangs

El Salvador is suffering a &#39hidden tragedy&#39 due to gang-related violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, urging national authorities to intensify efforts to help and protect people affected by gangs.

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Tal Afar – UN

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these...