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Suicide

In 2018 Swiss Supported Suicide Group Helped Over 1,200 Transition

The Swiss assisted suicide organization EXIT said Wednesday it helped a total of 1,207 people end their lives in 2018, a jump compared with...
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WHO and ITU Introduce New Globally Accepted Hearing-audio Safe Devices

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) issued on Tuesday a new international standard for the manufacture and use of...
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Gambia’s Migrant Massacre Report released

5 UN Rights Monitors Urge Public Reporting of 2005 Killings Five United Nations human rights monitors have urged the UN and the Economic Community of...
HIV-and-AIDS

UN Agencies Charge Countries to Step Up Fight Against New HIV Infections

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa on Wednesday to do more to stop new HIV infections...
UNHCR

DRC Refugees Fleeing Their Homes Due to Clashes – UN

People are fleeing deadly clashes that erupted at the end of last December between two communities in Yumbi, Mai-Ndombe Province of Democratic Republic of...
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Migrant girl’s death in U.S. custody raises concern

A UN expert on Monday expressed his deep concern about the death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl while she was in the custody...
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RBM Partnership Unveils New Media Fellowship

Today marks two decades of global action against malaria as the RBM Partnership to End Malaria celebrates its 20th Anniversary and announces the launch...

Finland To Pump €3.6 Million In Supporting ITC

The government of Finland and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have concluded an agreement that will see Helsinki provide €3.06 million in funding to...

Global Foreign Direct Investment Drops By 41% In First Half Of 2018

According to figures released by UNCTAD and copied to Newsghana.com.gh today, global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 41% in the first half of...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS seeks stronger collaborations

On the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), UNAIDS is calling for strengthened partnerships to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex...
Ebola outbreak

WHO Sounds Alarm Over DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that stopping the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) will be...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS Director Address to Civil Society Leaders in South Africa

During my recent visit to South Africa, I listened carefully to you, I heard you. The HIV epidemic is inextricably linked to sexual and...
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

IFRC hopes for a more vibrant humanitarian action with new forecast fund

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Tuesday it has launched a ground-breaking new humanitarian fund designed to ease...
cholera

WHO: Cholera vaccine boost to save Africa’s 2 million people

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that the largest cholera vaccine campaign in history has been launched in Africa to help more than...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS releases terms of reference for independent expert panel on harassment

The scope and nature of the work of the Independent Expert Panel on prevention of and response to harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying and...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

UK earmarks £7m towards ITC’s SheTrades project

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May today announced £7 million in support for the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative. The UK funding, provided through...
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo (L) addresses a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, April 13, 2018. The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Thursday that the global trade is expected to remain strong, with the merchandise trade volume growing 4.4 percent in 2018 and 4.0 percent in 2019. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan) (srb)

WTO says world trade growth expected to remain strong in 2018 at 4.4%

The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Thursday that the global trade is expected to remain strong, with the merchandise trade volume growing 4.4...
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TB and AIDS Total Eradication Requires Solid Action

Ahead of World TB Day 2018, UNAIDS is calling on all partners to take unprecedented and bold action to advance efforts to end tuberculosis...
private security

UN Group Cautions Ghana Over Growing Illegal Security Firms

The number of illegal private security firms operating in Ghana, despite an existing law to regulate them, is a worrying concern, the UN Working...
finance

Accra to Host Conference on Green Financing for Sustainable Development

The International Trade Centre (ITC), the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) have announced that the Third Green Financing for...
SheTrades Global

SheTrades Global Opened for Applications

2018 edition of SheTrades Global to be held at the UK’s International Business Festival The International Trade Centre has issued a call for applications for...
oil

AfDB, OpenOil Report on Extractive Resources Management Launched

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm, have jointly produced a report on how African governments use financial models...
Right to Information

RTI Coalition Seeks Permanent Missions Outside Backing for Ghana’s RTI Passage

The Right to Information Coalition (RTI Coalition) Ghana has urged diplomats at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UN-UPR) Pre-session in Geneva, Switzerland, to...
ITC

ITC finds ways to improve transparency, connectivity in Value Chains

The International Trade Centre (ITC) today unveiled Sustainability Map a new online gateway connecting businesses and producers that will help pave the way towards...

Refugees & Migrants Suffer Inhuman Treatment at Detention Centers

Many detention centres are dangerously overcrowded with the amount of space per detainee so limited that people are unable to stretch out at night...
South-Sudan-Army

UN Refugee Chief calls international respect and support for Sudan

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, paid his first official visit as High Commissioner to Sudan this week, at a time when refugees...
refugees n queue

UNHCR Begins Moving Congolese Refugees from Northern Angola

the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have begun relocating over 33,000 Congolese refugees from over-crowded reception centers in northern Angola to a newly established...
Sierra Leone

Search continues for survivors in Sierra Leone’s mudslides

Red Cross volunteers are digging for survivors and supporting distraught families in the wake of heavy flooding and mudslides that have ripped through Sierra...
polio

Somalia marks 3 years polio-free amid WHO caution

An event attended by the President of Somalia, parliamentarians, delegates from the Somali Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and UNICEF, was held in...
albino

People with albinism in Tanzania still fear attacks despite improvement

People with albinism in rural Tanzania continue to live in fear due to widespread attitudes that lead to violence against them despite attacks against...

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