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‘Meaningful’ Action Needed To End Violence Against Women, U.N. SG Ban Says On International Day

U.N. News Centre: Violence against women ‘serious obstacle’ to sustainable development, Ban says on World Day “Underlining that violence against women and girls is not only a human rights violation but also a serious obstacle to sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for ‘meaningful’ action to prevent and…

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U.N.-Supported Cholera Vaccination Teams Reach More Than 729K In Haitian Areas Hit Hard By Hurricane Matthew

U.N. News Centre: More than 729,000 Haitians vaccinated against cholera in U.N.-supported campaign “A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)-backed vaccination campaign has reached more than 729,000 people in Haiti’s areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last month, the health agencies said. According…

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Lack Of Foreign Policy Experience, Access To Trump’s ‘Inner Circle’ Could Affect Nominees For U.N. Ambassador, Secretary Of State

BBC News: Nikki Haley: Does it matter that a U.N. ambassador has no foreign policy experience? P.J. Crowley, former U.S. assistant secretary of state “…Gaining international support for what America wants to do is all about politics. As successful elected officials, [Nikki Haley, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani’s] political skills…

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Even As HIV Treatment Access Increases, Young Women Face ‘Triple Threat’ Of Infection, UNAIDS Director Says

Agence France-Presse: HIV treatment soars, but young African women suffer: U.N. “The number of HIV-infected people taking antiretroviral medicine has doubled in just five years, the U.N. said Monday, while highlighting high infection rates among young African women. A new report by UNAIDS said it was on course to hit…

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Global Commission On Drug Policy Calls For Decriminalization Of Drugs In Annual Report

The Guardian: It’s time to decriminalize drugs, commission report says “World leaders called for the decriminalization of drugs on Monday, in a report released by a commission that includes the former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former presidents of Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. The Global Commission on Drug Policy’s annual…

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‘Holistic Approach’ To Drug Development, Distribution More Effective Than Eliminating Patent Protections On Biopharmaceuticals

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Don’t Blame Pharmaceutical Companies Steve Ubl, president and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) “The authors of ‘The U.S. Is Standing in the Way of Cheaper Drugs for the Poor’ (Opinion, Oct. 27) argue that eliminating patent protections on innovative…

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WHO Panel Declares End To Zika As International Public Health Emergency; Agency Will Shift To Long-Term Strategy

CNN: WHO ends Zika public health emergency “The Zika virus outbreak and related clusters of microcephaly are no longer a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday…” (Goldschmidt, 11/18). Deutsche Welle: WHO ends Zika global health emergency, moves to long-term response “…But the United Nations…

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More Action Needed To Protect Young African Women From HIV; 18M People On HIV Treatment, UNAIDS Report Says

The Guardian: U.N. calls for urgent action to protect young women from HIV/AIDS in Africa “Urgent action is needed to help and protect girls and young women from AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, thousands of whom are still being infected with HIV every week, the U.N. says. Many adolescent girls do…

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News Outlets Examine Relationships Among U.N., Western World Leaders On Various Issues

New York Times: Donald Trump and the U.N.: Signs of Clashing Views on Many Issues “In the genteel, carpeted halls of the United Nations headquarters, a 20-minute walk from Trump Tower, diplomats from the world over are holding their breath about the American president-elect. The optimists among them are expressing…

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News Outlets Recognize World Toilet Day, Discuss Various Aspects Of WASH, Related Diseases

Devex: Why the Gates Foundation wants you to talk about poop “…The big question [Bill Gates] poses in his recent blog post ‘A perfume that smells like poop?’ is whether this technology will make a difference for the one in three people who lack access to improved sanitation. Firmenich, a…

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