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More protection: UN says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.
 
The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.
 
 

Chronic illnesses: UN stands up to stop 41 million avoidable deaths per year

“Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic Lyme disease, depression” – just some of the illnesses outlined by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, who drove home the danger by asking delegates to stand up, when they heard the name of an illness that had killed someone they loved: One by one, every single person in the room, got to their feet.
 
 

Half of the world's poor are children, says UN

Half of the world’s poor are children and 20 per cent of people in Arab states are living in poverty, a new study released by the UN today shows.
 
The Arab countries' poorest state was again Yemen, but statistics from 2013 do not show the intensity of the situation today.
 
 

37% of Arab women have experienced violence, UN workshop hears

Arab women and their protection took center stage at a regional workshop held by the UN in Beirut this week.
 
Held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the United Nations House in the Lebanese capital, the workshop to support women in the Arab region was organized by the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Arab League. 
 
 

World to see more people displaced

Source : AP / 18 Sep 2014

Natural disasters displaced almost 22 million people around the world last year and aid workers say they expect to see that number rise in the future, according to a report issued by a Norwegian humanitarian group on Wednesday.

 

One million children die on first day of life

Source : UN.org / 17 Sep 2014

While child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented with simple, cost effective interventions, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

Greenhouse gas levels reach record levels

Source : UN Multimedia / 09 Sep 2013

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

 

Syria pushes global refugee numbers to highest since 1994

By Tom Miles / 20 June 2013

Syria's war has contributed to the biggest rise in global refugee numbers since 1994, the year of the Rwandan genocide and the height of conflict in the Balkans, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said in its annual report published on Wednesday.

 

Somali famine ‘killed’ 258,000, half of them young children

Source : AFP / 3 May 2013

Almost 260,000 people, half of them young children, died of hunger during the last famine in Somalia, according to a UN report yesterday which admitted the world body should have done more to prevent the tragedy.

 

‘Syrian ‘opposition’ are a West-controlled proxy paramilitary’

By RT | 13 Apr 2012

With Syria halting military operations as part of a UN-brokered ceasefire, Western powers have been saying they do not trust the government to uphold the armistice. Experts believe the US and its allies are pursuing their own agenda: regime change.

 
 

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