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Anti-money laundering - agree to create new European authority

Anti-money laundering – agree to create new European authority

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The Council and the Parliament reached a provisional agreement on creating a new European authority anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism
EU-China summit, 7 December 2023

EU-China summit, 7 December 2023

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The 24th EU-China summit took place in Beijing, China. This was the first in-person EU-China summit since 2019. President of the European Council, Charles Michel,...
ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

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The UN labour agency, ILO, says it is becoming increasingly concerned about working conditions in Iraq, where temperatures have soared to 50 degrees Celsius in recent weeks.
Sri Lanka: UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million for ‘critical’ women’s healthcare

Sri Lanka: UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million for ‘critical’ women’s healthcare

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The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, according to a statement issued on Monday.
Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

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One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Healthy life expectancy in Africa grows by nearly 10 years

Healthy life expectancy in Africa grows by nearly 10 years

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Healthy life expectancy among Africans living in mainly high and upper middle-income countries on the continent, has increased by almost 10 years, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Thursday.
Horn of Africa faces most ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in decades, warns WHO

Horn of Africa faces most ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in decades, warns...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that the Greater Horn of Africa is experiencing one of the worst hunger crises of the last 70 years.  
New global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030

New global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030

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While more than three quarters of all adults living with HIV are receiving some kind of treatment, the number of children doing so, stands at only 52 per cent. In response to this startling disparity, UN agencies UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO, and others, have formed a global alliance to prevent new HIV infections and ensure that by 2030 all HIV positive children can get access to lifesaving treatment.
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INTERVIEW: End ‘punitive and discriminatory laws’ to beat AIDS

Punitive and discriminatory laws that stigmatize marginalized communities are hindering the fight against HIV/AIDS, says a senior UN health expert, interviewed by UN News ahead of the 2022 International AIDS conference.

Amidst stalled HIV prevention, WHO supports new long-acting prevention drug cabotegravir

The UN health agency on Thursday recommended the use of a new long-acting “safe and highly effective” prevention option for people at “substantial risk” of HIV infection, known as cabotegravir (CAB-LA).

UNAIDS calls for urgent global action as progress against HIV falters

New UN data released on Wednesday showed that the decline in new HIV infections which can lead to full-blown AIDS has slowed.

‘Do one thing’ to save lives on World Drowning Prevention Day: WHO

More than 236,000 people die annually from drowning - among the leading causes of death for those aged one to 24 years, and the third leading cause of injury deaths worldwide overall - the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, urging everyone to “do one thing” to save lives. 

Monkeypox declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization

Monkeypox is an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly, through new modes of transmission about which we understand ‘too little’, and which meets the criteria of an emergency under International Health Regulations. 

Emergency Committee meets again as Monkeypox cases pass 14,000: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday reconvened the Monkeypox Emergency Committee to assess the public health implications of the evolving multi-country outbreak, as global cases passed 14,000, with six countries reporting their first cases last week.

WHO calls for action to provide migrant and refugee healthcare

Millions of refugees and migrants face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, which could jeopardize reaching the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for these populations. 

Animal-to-human diseases on the rise in Africa, warns UN health agency

Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63 per cent in last decade, compared with the previous ten year period, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis released on Thursday.

Mystery child hepatitis outbreak passes 1,000 recorded cases, says WHO

In addition to tackling COVID and the monkeypox outbreak, the UN health agency has also been keeping a close eye on the puzzling spread of hepatitis in previously healthy children, which has left dozens needing lifesaving liver transplants.

Ghana prepares for possible first-ever Marburg virus outbreak

Preliminary findings of two Marburg virus cases have prompted Ghana to prepare for a potential outbreak of the disease. If confirmed, these would the first such infections recorded in the country, and only the second in West Africa. Marburg is a highly infectious viral haemorrhagic fever in the same family as the more well-known Ebola virus disease. 
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