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U.N. Rights Group Deplores Paraguayan Authorities’ Decision To Deny Abortion To 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

Associated Press: U.N. rights experts knock Paraguay over pregnant 10-year-old “Paraguay’s government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion, United Nations human rights experts said on Monday…” (Servin, 5/11). U.N. News Centre: Paraguay: U.N. experts deplore government’s failure to protect 10-yr-old rape survivor…

U.N. Labor Agency Calls For More ‘Social Protection’ For Women Worldwide

U.N. News Centre: Mothers and children need more — not less — social protection, says U.N. labor agency “Calling for greater ‘social protection’ for women as the United Nations draws up a new development agenda, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has cited alarming statics, including that some 800 women die…

Yemen Humanitarian Pause Allows WFP Aid Operations To Resume, U.N. Relief Coordinator Says

U.N. News Centre: Yemen humanitarian pause ‘a lifeline’ for civilians trapped by fighting — top U.N. relief official “The top United Nations relief official [Monday] welcomed the announcement of a humanitarian pause in Yemen, set to start [Tuesday], as aid operations resume in the embattled country following the arrival of…

World Leaders Must Protect Humanitarian Aid Workers In Conflict Zones

CNN: Attacks on aid workers an attack on all Maleeha Lodhi, permanent representative of Pakistan to the U.N. and the president of the UNICEF Executive Board “…Around the world, humanitarian aid workers have been bombed, kidnapped, and killed. Their lifesaving supplies have been confiscated and their access to those in…

WHO Wraps Up Meeting Pledging To Advance R&D, Preparedness For Next Disease Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO works on plan to tackle disease outbreaks after Ebola fiasco “The World Health Organization, reeling under stinging criticism for its late response to the worst ever Ebola outbreak, on Tuesday said it was creating a blueprint to handle future disease outbreaks. A two-day meeting of the U.N.…

Drought Threatens Maize Production, Food Security In Southern Africa, WFP Warns

Reuters: Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage — WFP “Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the ‘maize belt’ of South Africa, where a lack of rain had caused crop failure rates of over 50 percent, the World…

WHO’s ‘World Health Statistics’ Reports On Health-Related MDG Progress

WHO: World Health Statistics reports on global health goals for 194 countries “2015 is the final year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — goals set by governments in 2000 to guide global efforts to end poverty. This year’s ‘World Health Statistics’ — published [Wednesday] by WHO –…

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