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Unhealthy environment behind 1 in 4 global deaths

Nearly a quarter of all deaths globally are the result of people living or working in unhealthy environments, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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UN health agency proposes dramatic cut in air pollution, saving countless lives

With air pollution estimated to cause some 2 million premature deaths around the world each year from respiratory infections, heart disease, and lung cancer, the United Nations health agency today called for dramatically lower standards for levels of pollutants in cities that are far tougher than many national limits currently applied.

14 European states sign on to new air treaty with unlimited accident liability – UN

A new international air treaty granting accident victims potentially unlimited compensation in place of the few thousand dollars offered by the previous system will become effective next month for 14 more European countries, the United Nations civil aviation agency has announced.

Air treaty with unlimited accident liability comes into force in November – UN

A new international air treaty affording accident victims potentially unlimited compensation will enter into force on 4 November, replacing a 75-year-old system limiting liability to a few thousand dollars per passenger, following its ratification by the United States, the United Nations civil aviation agency has announced.

Air-travel safety to top agenda at upcoming meeting of UN civil aviation agency

Member States of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will focus on air-travel security at a meeting in Montreal slated to open next week.

UN agency predicts steady growth in air traffic during coming decade

The world's skyways will become more crowded in the coming decade as air traffic rises by an average annual rate of 4.5 per cent, according to new statistics released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).