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World Press Freedom Day

Journalism Group confirms a decline in media deaths

The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) noted Friday "with satisfaction" a decrease in the number of journalists killed so far in the year, compared with...
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Niger-Nigerian Border Violence Increasing

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Friday reported a spike of violence and displacement in March on the Niger-Nigerian border...
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IOM expresses worry over detained migrants in Libya

The International Organization for Migration has raised concerns for Libyan civilians as well as detained migrants, as military convoys approached the capital Tripoli. During...
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UN Advice Mali to Find Ways to End Horrific Attacks

The UN Human Rights Office urged Mali's government Tuesday to take necessary steps to prevent more rights violations and abuses after "horrific attacks" which...
sub-Saharan Africa

Western Sahara’s Second Round Table Closed in Switzerland

A two-day roundtable on Western Sahara ended here Friday with the parties involved saying in a joint statement that they welcomed the intention to...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS Makes Varied Progress in Reducing TB Deaths Among People with HIV

Five countries have already met and 18 more are on track to meet the UN target of reducing tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living...
Ebola

WHO Seeks International Assistance as DR Congo’s Ebola Cases Hits 1000

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for urgent global support to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...
Security Council

Switzerland Hosts 2nd Round Table on Western Sahara

A two-day roundtable on Western Sahara organized in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution 2440 on Thursday officially kicked off in an undisclosed...
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WHO demands strong international power on human genome editing?

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for a strong international governance framework on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human...
Internet

CERN Marks 30th Anniversary of www

The European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) celebrated the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW) on Tuesday, with Tim Berners-Lee, designer of...
Abdelaziz Bouteflika

President of Algeria back home after a medical check up

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has returned home after two weeks of stay in Switzerland's Geneva for "routine medical checks," confirmed a statement by the...
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Universal Health Coverage and Health Emergencies Part of WHO’s Reforms

The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled on Wednesday the most wide-ranging reforms in its history, vowing to help billions of people worldwide benefiting from...
HIV-and-AIDS

IAS take on “London Patient” in HIV remission after transplant

The International AIDS Society (IAS) today welcomed an announcement that an HIV-positive man has remained in HIV remission off antiretroviral therapy (ART), 19 months...
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According to WHO huge health bills has rendered 100 million people extremely poor

About 100 million people worldwide are pushed into extreme poverty each year by health spending, despite government coverage of an average of 51 percent,...
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...
Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan

Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan passed away at the age of 80 at a Swiss hospital on Saturday. While mourning him,...
Kofi Annan

Former UN chief, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan passed away in Switzerland at the age of 80 on...
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...