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Haiti President Urges U.N. General Assembly To Back Secretary General’s Appeal For Additional Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Haiti awaits full implementation of U.N. pledges on cholera outbreak, president tells assembly “Warning of a ‘significant humanitarian deterioration’ following fresh outbreaks of cholera in his country, Haitian President Jocelerme Privert took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly [Friday] to call for swift implementation…

Investing In Women, Girls Key To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria

Huffington Post: Women and Girls are Key to Ending the AIDS, TB, and Malaria Epidemics Kate Dodson, vice president for global health at the United Nations Foundation “…Not only does the Global Fund dedicate more than half its resources to programs that benefit women and girls, it also focuses on…

G77, China Important Drivers Of Helping World Reach SDGs, U.N. SG Ban Says

Xinhua News: U.N. chief sees G77 as crucial force to carry out global development goals “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that the Group of 77 (G77) and China are an important force in carrying out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint for global development efforts for year…

U.N. Adopts Declaration To Address Antimicrobial Resistance; Challenges Persist

The Economist: The rise of drug resistance “On September 21st in New York all 193 U.N. member states agreed to tackle the growing resistance of microbes to antibiotics. Drug-resistant infections now kill more than 700,000 people a year. On current trends, that number may reach 10m by 2050…” (9/23). Global…

6 Candidates Now Running For WHO Director General

POLITICO: Global health chief race set with new entrants “Three new candidates entered the race to lead the World Health Organization on Friday … The Geneva-based public health agency with 194-member countries announced Italian WHO official Flavia Bustreo, former Hungarian Health Minister Miklós Szócska, and British U.N. adviser David Nabarro…

Transforming Food, Agricultural Systems Must Remain Global Priority, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Agriculture and food system transformation needed on pathway to zero hunger — Ban “While the world has seen some progress on combating the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, the challenge of providing the fundamental right to adequate food to all people must remain a priority, United…

Despite Public Opinion, Extreme Poverty Makes ‘Stunning Decline’

New York Times: The Best News You Don’t Know Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…As world leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly this week, all the evidence suggests that we are at an inflection point for the ages. The number of people living in extreme poverty ($1.90…

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