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U.N. Officials, Health Agency Urge More Action On Commitments To Reach Global Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals “Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the ‘ambitious and transformative’ development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles, and…

Two-Thirds Of People In Countries Where FGM Occurs Oppose Practice, UNICEF Data Show

U.N. News Centre: Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists — U.N. agency “New data from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveal that about two-thirds of men, women, boys, and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end.…

India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus, WHO Announces

U.N. News Centre: Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India — U.N. health agency “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries…” (7/14).

U.N. High-Level Meeting Offers Opportunity For Global Community To Mobilize Around Universal Provision Of Antimicrobials

The Lancet: U.N. High-Level Meeting on antimicrobials — what do we need? Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, and senior research scholar and lecturer at Princeton University, and colleagues “…The [U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting of Heads of State] must develop realistic goals, stimulate…

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