New York – On 25 March 1985, Alec Collett was abducted by armed men while on assignment for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Lebanon.
New York – United Nations officials today urged countries to strengthen their efforts to respond to drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) and increase funding to eliminate this deadly disease.
New York – The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by reports of renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), despite the signing of the Libreville Agreements on 11 January 2013.
New York – The International Criminal Court has today confirmed the transfer to its custody of Bosco Ntaganda who is expected to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for atrocities committed in the Ituri region.
New York : Two decades ago, the World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global health emergency and soon after launched a global TB strategy that was eventually adopted by nearly every country. More than 50 million people have since been successfully treated for this highly contagious disease, and 20 million lives saved.