safety

Improving road safety can boost efforts to meet development goals – UN report

With millions of people killed, injured or disabled in traffic accidents each year – mostly in urban areas of developing countries – and with burdensome health-care costs creeping ever higher, a new United Nations report has recommended that the world body’s 191 Member governing Assembly step up its efforts to reduce traffic risks and improve global rode safety.

Genetically modified food can boost health but risk assessment must continue – UN

Genetically modified (GM) foods can contribute to enhancing human health and development, but continued safety assessments are needed before they are marketed to prevent risks to both human health and the environment, according to a new United Nations report released today.

UN agencies consult with consumer groups on promoting food safety

The Geneva-based UN World Health Organization (WHO) is hosting this week a gathering of consumer associations from 25 countries to discuss ways they can work together to help improve national food quality and safety standards.

With job related deaths topping 2 million annually, UN calls for preventive steps

With job-related accidents and illnesses claiming more than 2 million lives each year, and the toll rising because of rapid industrialization in some developing countries, the United Nations labour and health agencies joined forces today in calling for preventative safety strategies worldwide.

Meeting on nuclear power plant safety ends at UN atomic agency

Nuclear officials from more than 50 countries have wrapped up a meeting at the Vienna headquarters of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency to share information and upgrade precautions in a bid to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants and prevent a repeat of a Chernobyl-style disaster.

Experts gather at UN atomic agency to boost nuclear power plant safety

As part of an effort to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants and prevent a repeat of a Chernobyl-style disaster, top officials from more than 30 countries are meeting at the Vienna headquarters of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency to share information and upgrade precautions.

Three popular foods move closer to full safety certification by UN standards body

In a move that could lead to an important increase in foreign exchange earnings for Near East countries, three highly popular regional foods advanced one step closer today to full international acceptance by the United Nations body that sets food safety, quality and trade standards.

UN-backed meeting urges steps to fight deadly contaminated food in Near East

With nearly 260,000 people dying in the Near East every year from food and water-borne diarrhoea, safety regulators and experts from some 20 countries and international organizations at a United Nations-sponsored conference have called for increased surveillance and better data to improve food safety throughout the region.