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Geneva: WHO renames monkeypox as ‘mpox’ to avoid stigma

29-Nov-2022 Europe

The one-year transition period serves to mitigate experts' concerns about confusion caused by a name change in the middle of a global outbreak. It also gives time to complete the International Classification of Diseases update process and to update WHO...

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Keeping women in Russia-Ukraine peace talks can be a key factor

31-Aug-2022 Europe

When Russia and Ukraine eventually restart peace talks, involving women – or not – could be a key factor in an agreement...

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Geneva: UN rights commissioner slams pressure over Xinjiang report on China

27-Aug-2022 Europe

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed criticism at the pressure she is under over publishing a report into the human rights situation...

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Geneva: WHO gives new names to variants of monkeypox virus

13-Aug-2022 North America

The current strains of the monkeypox virus have new nomenclature according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO stated in a statement that this...

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Geneva: Over 140 humanitarian aid workers killed in 2021

12-Aug-2022 Europe

More than 140 aid workers were killed over the course of 2021, the Geneva-based UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on...

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Geneva: Industry decarbonization must pick up pace rapidly WEF

29-Jul-2022 Europe

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday highlighted the need to fully understand the scope and scale of the challenge for the key industrial sectors...

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UN Security Council renews sanctions on DRC

01-Jul-2022 Europe

In an explanation of the vote, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, pointed out that the Security Council's sanctions on the DRC...

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UN Chief calls for more holistic approach to road safety

01-Jul-2022 Europe

Guterres said that road fatalities are closely linked to poor infrastructure, unplanned urbanisation, lax social protection and healthcare systems, limited road safety literacy and persistent...

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Guterres appoints ex-diplomat of India as technology envoy

11-Jun-2022 Europe

In other high-level appointments from South Asia at the UN, Pakistani diplomat Navid Hanif was named the assistant secretary-general for economic development, while Bangladesh's permanent...

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Hungarian diplomat elected new Prez of UN General Assembly

08-Jun-2022 Europe

In his speech to the General Assembly after the election, Korosi listed five priorities for his...

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UN Security Council renews mandate of UN mission for Iraq

27-May-2022 Europe

Resolution 2631, which won the unanimous support of the 15 members of the council, requests the UN secretary-general's special representative and...

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