Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tunisia: high-level UN human rights mission to start Thursday

By | 27 January 2011

Geneva – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced Wednesday that a team of top-level specialists from her Office (OHCHR) is currently assembling in Tunisia, and will officially start a week-long assessment of human rights priorities on Thursday. The team will meet with the interim authorities, civil society groups, UN agencies on… Read More »

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Urgent action essential to protect malaria therapies says WHO

By | 12 January 2011

Geneva – The world risks losing its most potent treatment for malaria unless steps are quickly taken to prevent the development and spread of drug resistant parasites, according to a new action plan released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Roll Back Malaria partnership (RBM).

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One year on, huge challenges remain for Haitian earth quake recovery

By | 12 January 2011

Pretoria – On the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed 220,000 Haitians and made 1.5 million others homeless, the United Nations looked back at a year of achievements, albeit at times spotty, and forward to the enormous challenges still ahead.

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