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Ebola: industry leaders meet to discuss vaccine trials, as UN agencies continue aid push

27th October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 24 October 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has convened a meeting with top Government officials from Ebola-affected countries, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies to discuss and agree how best to best fast-track testing and the deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to halt the spread of the deadly virus. (more…)

UN agencies launch new joint initiative targeting elimination of global food waste

27th October 2014 Press Releases

Rome, 24 October 2014 – The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said today as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of “food loss.” (more…)

More respect, less criminalization for migrant workers, UN rights expert urges

27th October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 24 October 2014 – The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers’ rights remains the greatest challenge to the protection of this “very vulnerable” group of human beings, an independent United Nations expert affirmed today. (more…)

‘Complex web’ of crises requires human rights-based solutions – UN rights chief

23rd October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 22 October 2014 – At the root of crises confronted by the United Nations usually lies a “complex web” of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights requiring solutions that can only come from more emphatic and comprehensive protections, the Organization’s top human rights official said today. (more…)

At General Assembly, UN experts urged global action on enforced disappearances

23rd October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 22 October 2014 – States must take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances: prevention; search for the disappeared; punishment of the perpetrators; and reparation for the victims, the Chairs of two United Nations expert bodies addressing the General Assembly on the issue declared today. (more…)