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).
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… Read More »
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.
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.