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It’s ‘time to #EndTB’, says UN on World Tuberculosis Day

  Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the world’s top infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of deaths among people with HIV and a major cause of antimicrobial resistance-related deaths, the United Nations health agency said on Sunday, World Tuberculosis Day. TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer, claiming nearly 4,500 lives each year […]

Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council

   Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that the country had become “a worrying destabilizing factor in the region.” Amid a protracted crisis from a faltering economy, political instability and violent anti-Government demonstrations, a […]

‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead

  The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some critically. “I’m saddened and strongly condemn the shooting of innocent people as they prayed […]

‘Break the cycle’ of disaster-response-recovery, urges top UN official, as death toll mounts from Cyclone Idai

The destruction unleashed by Cyclone Idai on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, continues to claim lives and displace thousands, in what the UN’s top disaster risk reduction official called on Monday “the worst extreme weather event to occur so far this year”. “Cyclone Idai underlines that no matter how effective early warnings are, there is still a huge […]

What is ‘South-South cooperation’ and why does it matter?

This week in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, over one thousand people, including high level government delegations and representatives from the private sector and civil society, will gather for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, or BAPA+40. The Conference marks the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries, which […]