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Inequity of COVID-19 vaccines grows ‘more grotesque every day’ – WHO chief

“In January, I said that the world was on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure unless urgent steps were taken to ensure equitable...

1.4 million with tuberculosis, lost out on treatment during first year of COVID-19

Latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) from more than 80 countries, showed a reduction in treatment of 21 per cent in the...

Collective commitment needed to end the ‘poison’ of racism: UN cultural chief says

Addressing the Paris-based agency’s Global Forum on Racism, Director-General Audrey Azoulay said racism “is the calling card of populist and xenophobic groups”, while hate...

Recognize ‘true value’ of water, UN urges, marking World Day |

“For me, water means protection”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message.  Access to water is a defence against ill-health, indignity and the challenges...

FROM THE FIELD: Costa Rica communities fight duel COVID and climate threat |

The dual threat has focused the attention of community groups on water, or rather the lack of it, and what they can do...

Face of Sudan’s democratic transition ‘is female and it is young’, says UN agency...

Natalia Kanem, who concluded a mission to the African nation last week, commended the democratic transition underway, after the overthrow of longstanding leader,...

Exploited and marginalized, Bangladeshi tea workers speak up for their rights |

“During my pregnancy, my family planned to help me deliver my baby at home, following in the footsteps of my ancestors”, says tea...

First Person: ‘I did it, dad!’ A father’s experience of Down syndrome |

On this year’s World Down Syndrome Day, marked annually on 21 March, UN News’, Nabil Al Midani, shares his personal experience of caring...

Spirit of Nowruz ‘more vital than ever’, Guterres says, marking International Day |

In a message commemorating the International Day of Nowruz, Secretary-General António Guterres recalled that last year, Nowruz celebration coincided with the early days...

First Person: Prepare for the next pandemic, says WHO scientist |

During the early ‘90s, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan successfully raised funds to get antiretroviral drugs to those affected by the HIV epidemic. Many of...

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