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UN calls for recognizing the rights of people with autism to make their own decisions

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Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world. “Let us ensure that we make available the necessary accommodations and support to persons with autism,” Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message […]

In Baghdad, UN chief Guterres pledges solidarity with Iraqi government and people

Secretary-General António Guterres holds press encounter with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq in Baghdad. UN Photo

On what he called a “visit of solidarity” with Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed the commitment of the country’s leaders to civilian protection and national dialogue, and pledged the ongoing support of the United Nations as the Government seeks to bolster aid delivery to needy populations and rebuild Iraq institutions. “This is a visit […]

South Sudan: Conflict now eroding food security in ‘stable’ areas – UN Mission

High food prices and hyperinflation are contributing to a spike in hunger in South Sudan. Photo: WFP South Sudan

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is affecting food security in some of the country’s more “stable” states, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operation there has said. “Dwindling provisions arriving in the town and skyrocketing food prices have meant that places like Aweil, which are generally peaceful, have suffered the effects of the conflict […]

UN health agency highlights importance of measles vaccine amid Europe outbreak

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Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe – where the disease was believed to be nearing elimination – leading the United Nations health agency to urge families to vaccinate their children and for national authorities to take urgent measures to stop transmission at the borders. “outbreaks will continue in Europe, as elsewhere, until […]

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