General News

ILO helps disaster victims in the Philippines

As the international community rallies to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan’s fury, 13 million people in other parts of the Philippines are still trying to rebuild their lives shattered by earlier disasters in this densely populated Southeast Asian nation.

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World Toilet Day focuses on basic right which billions lack

More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to adequate sanitation, something which directly affects their health, hygiene and human dignity.

On World Toilet Day, observed 19 November, the United Nations is reminding the world how this affects more than individuals.

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UN envoy briefs Security Council on South Sudan developments

South Sudan is at a crossroads with the fledgling government struggling to expand and extend its authority, the head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS) told the Security Council on Monday.

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Foreign medical teams arrive to support Filipino government efforts

Foreign medical teams have arrived in typhoon-affected areas in the Philippines to assist national health authorities dispense basic health services for the survivors, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Water points help improve quality of life for young girls in Ethiopia

Young girls in northern Ethiopia can now fetch water without fear of getting raped or abducted.

The construction and rehabilitation of water points by UNICEF, the European Union (EU) and other partners, is making their lives easier.

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Rescue operations continue as airports and roads reopen in the Philippines

Airports have been reopened, transport has resumed and countries are coming forward with aid a little over a week after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed parts of the central Philippines.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visits displaced people in Central African Republic

Mia Farrow, world renowned American actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) visited the Central African Republic recently.

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World Diabetes Day: Know the warning signs, get the care you need

Three hundred and forty-seven million people worldwide have diabetes and the World Health Organization (WHO) projects that it will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

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Nearly half a trillion U.S. dollars are spent on branding annually

The money spent by companies around the world on branding is more than what they invest in research and development, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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UN nuclear watchdog agency helps bring radiotherapy technology to developing countries

Radiotherapy is one of the essential components of treatment for many forms of cancer.

But the technology and resources needed to treat the disease are expensive.

For many developing countries access to radiotherapy equipment is limited or non-existent.

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