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U.S. Contribution To U.N. Critical To Advancing U.S. Interests, Solving Global Problems

The Hill: Why defunding the U.N. is a bad idea Martin Edwards, associate professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University “…President-elect Trump would be well advised not to heed the critics seeking to slash U.S. involvement in the U.N. … President-elect Trump understands that…

U.N. SG Guterres, U.S. President-Elect Trump Have ‘Very Positive Discussion’ In Introductory Phone Call, U.N. Spokesperson Says

Reuters: After disparaging United Nations, Trump and new U.N. chief talk “New United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres spoke with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, and the two had ‘a very positive discussion on U.S./U.N. relations,’ said a U.N. spokesman, a week after Trump slammed the world body on Twitter.…

WHO Providing HIV Treatment For Libyan Patients After Collapse Of Nation’s Health System

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency fills gap in HIV treatment for patients in Libya “Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing much-needed antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to patients living with HIV in Libya, following the country’s collapse in medical services and inability to provide life-saving…

January 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics including an editorial on the U.N.’s work to address the root environmental causes of ill health and a research article on countries’ responses to the WHO’s travel…

As Zoonotic Diseases Become More Common, Watch For 5 Little-Known Diseases In 2017

The Conversation: Five little-known diseases to watch out for in 2017 Derek Gatherer, lecturer at Lancaster University “…[E]merging diseases have been appearing at an accelerating rate. Part of the explanation for this may simply be that we are much better at detecting them now. On the other hand, population pressure,…

U.N.-Supported Vaccination Campaign Helps End Yellow Fever Epidemic In Angola

Reuters: Angola declares end to world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in decades “Angola declared the end of the world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation on [December 23] after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months…” (Coroado/Brock, 12/23).

Wilson Center Blog Post Reviews State Of The World Population Report, USAID Report On Family Planning Benefits In Sub-Saharan Africa

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: State of the World Population 2016, and Fostering Development Through Family Planning Anam Ahmed, an intern at the Wilson Center, discusses recommendations from UNFPA’s 2016 State of the World Population report to invest in 10-year-old girls, as well as…

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