Archive for February, 2015

Amid uptick in Ebola cases, UN agency cites challenges in reaching affected communities

27th February 2015 News and Media

Guinea, 26 February 2015 – New cases of Ebola rose again in Guinea and transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported as it and the UN Ebola response mission both raised concerns about challenges in engaging communities to win the fight against the disease. (more…)

In Paraguay, UN chief says 2015 a ‘pivotal year’ for international community

27th February 2015 News and Media

Paraguay, 26 February 2015 – In an intensive year of landmark events – from establishing a post-2015 agenda to tackling climate change – Paraguay has yet another opportunity to demonstrate its “exceptional global leadership” in the international arena, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has affirmed. (more…)

Iraq: UNESCO outraged over terrorist attack against Mosul Museum

27th February 2015 News and Media

Iraq, 26 February 2015 – Iraq: UNESCO expresses outrage over terrorist attack against Mosul Museum The head of the United Nations agency mandated to protect heritage sites today said that she is “deeply shocked” by the footage depicting the destruction of statues and other artefacts at the Mosul Museum in Iraq.

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UN-backed treaty set to mark 10 years of dramatic change in tobacco use worldwide

27th February 2015 News and Media

Geneva, 26 February 2015 – A World Health Organization-led treaty that aims to achieve a tobacco-free world has dramatically curbed tobacco use worldwide since its entry into force 10 years ago tomorrow, but “the war on tobacco is far from over” with the tobacco industry still spending billions to promote products that are expected to kill some 8 million people each year by 2030, the United Nations health agency said. (more…)

Mali: Inquiry team concludes probe into violent demonstration against peacekeepers in Gao

27th February 2015 News and Media

Gao, Mali, 26 February 2015 – The high-level team appointed by the United Nations to investigate the events surrounding a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has concluded its visit to the African country, the UN spokesperson’s office confirmed today. (more…)