Archive for September, 2008

UNODC launches 2008 Global ATS Assessment

9th September 2008 Uncategorized

A report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Bangkok, Thailand, shows that the use of synthetic drugs, while stabilising in most developed countries, is worsening in developing countries, for example in East and South-East Asia and the Middle East (especially in the Gulf countries). (more…)

High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addresses Human Rights Council in first public appearance

8th September 2008 Uncategorized

Stresses Need To Tackle Discrimination And Inequality, And To Prevent Genocide

The new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in her maiden speech to States attending the Human Rights Council on Monday, highlighted the need to tackle discrimination and inequality, and urged greater efforts to prevent genocide, which she described as “the ultimate form of discrimination”. (more…)

African health ministers to introduce new vaccine to prevent deadly meningitis epidemics

5th September 2008 Uncategorized

Yaoundé — Health Ministers from countries of the African Meningitis Belt today committed themselves to introduce a highly promising candidate meningitis vaccine. The vaccine is designed to prevent periodic epidemics of the deadly disease in these countries. (more…)

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General Dr Jacques Diouf to visit South Africa

1st September 2008 Uncategorized

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Dr Jacques Diouf  is expected to visit South Africa from 4 – 5 September 2008. (more…)